The Resource Virginia Dept. of the Treasury, Unclaimed Property : Papers of J.M. Robertson

Virginia Dept. of the Treasury, Unclaimed Property : Papers of J.M. Robertson

Label
Virginia Dept. of the Treasury, Unclaimed Property : Papers of J.M. Robertson, 1889-1907
Title
Virginia Dept. of the Treasury, Unclaimed Property : Papers of J.M. Robertson
Inclusive dates
1889-1907
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection consists of unclaimed property personal papers (Accession 42943) delivered to the Virginia Dept. of the Treasury from banks, executors, administrators or any other safekeeping repositories who have come into the possession of unclaimed property. Typically these personal papers will include correspondence, financial records, and legal or business papers from estates with unknown heirs
  • Lot 683861 contains one deed of bargain and sale between Alexander Bowman and Janet Bowman, his wife, and Robert Robertson for a parcel of land located in Roanoke, Va., dated 27 February 1891; one deed of bargain and sale between W.J. Smith and Sallie J. Smith, his wife, and Robert Robertson for a parcel of land located in Roanoke, Va., dated 27 February 1891; one annual statement to the stockholders of Riverside Cotton Mills in Danville, Va., dated 8 January 1907. The annual statement contains financial information for the mill, as well as references to improvements made, and to a labor shortage attributed to the return of saloons to the area. All of the preceeding documents were found in an envelope labeled "private."
  • Lot 683861 also contains one letter to the Municipal Engineering and Contracting Company of Chicago, Illinois from Robert Robertson inquiring about equipment for the excavation of an earthen ditch, dated 1 August 1906;one draft copy of the preceeding letter; one letter from F.C. Austin Drainage Excavator Co. of Chicago, Illinois to Robert Robertson in response to an inquiry about excavation equipment, dated 21 August 1906; one letter to the F.C. Drainage Excavator Co. from Robert Robertson requesting the company resend advertising material, dated 1 September 1906; one draft of terms of subscription to the stock of Piedmont and Valley Power and Manufacturing Company, undated. All of the preceeding documents were found in an envelope labeled "canal."
  • Lot 683861 also contains one letter to the Pelton Water Wheel Co. of New York from Robert Robertson requesting cost estimates for water power equipment, dated 26 June 1906; one letter to William P. Cochran of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. of Charleston, West Virginia from Robert Robertson explaining the equipment needs for his "water power scheme," dated 25 January 1907; a general statement of the plan for harnessing water power for use in the piedmont section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, undated; one life insurance policy in the name of Edward C. White, dated 1 November 1889; one "students note book" containing the preliminary estimates for the Shenandoah Power and Manufacturing Company. This notebook details Robertson's plan to reroute waterways and build conduits to divert water over the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains to a power house outside of Whitehall, Va. The power generated by this plan was to be used by those in Charlottesville, Basic City, Waynesboro, and Staunton, Va. The notebook also contains detailed cost estimates, undated
  • Lot 683861 also contains one small notepad containing notes about rivers, elevations, and other aspects of the water power plan. The notepad is written in daily installments, dated 1906; one composition book containing the preliminary estimates of the cost of construction of the plant of the Piedmont and Valley Power and Manufacturing Company, undated, c. 1906
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Dept. of the Treasury. (Search Virginia Dept. of the Treasury as author).
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Treasurer is the custodian of any property presumed abandoned and remitted to the state's custody for safekeeping. The intangible personal property is retained by the Treasurer after being declared unclaimed, for eventual delivery to the person claiming an interest in said property pursuant to Sections 55-210.20 through 55-210.22 of the Code of Virginia. Per Library of Virginia retention schedule 152-006, intangible personal property records are retained by the Dept. of Treasury for 20 years and then any records deemed archival are transferred to the Library of Virginia for permanent retention.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Virginia Dept. of the Treasury, Unclaimed Property : Papers of J.M. Robertson
Note
Lot Number: 683861
Arrangement
Arranged numerically by lot number.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Angela Milby - Virginia Dept. of the Treasury
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001561835
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
folders.

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