Reading Company (former owner), Pinkerton's National Detective Agency (originator), Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 (correspondent), Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884 (correspondent), Franklin, Benjamin, 1830-1901 (correspondent)
Communication encloses the reports of operatives, A. T. L., C. M. P. and R. W. P., who have been assigned in connection with the investigation of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal & Iron Company on the Legislative Committee to ascertain whether or not 'unscrupulous means were being used on the part of persons who had been prominent in having the investigation set on foot.' The reports run from 1875-05-07 to 1875-07-12.
Reading Company (former owner), Pinkerton's National Detective Agency (originator), Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884 (correspondent)
Expense account for multiple operatives to be paid by Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co. for services rendered and expenses incurred related to spying on the Legislative Committee. Expenses include items such as postage, transportation costs, cigars, tickets to various venues, 'treating' members of the committee, and other incidentals.