The Resource William M. Barnum papers

William M. Barnum papers

Label
William M. Barnum papers, 1881-1890
Title
William M. Barnum papers
Inclusive dates
1881-1890
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1881-1890, of William M. Barnum (1856-1926) of New York City, while he was serving as president of the Henrico Coal Company and the Kanawha Improvement Company, including a letterbook and two minute books
  • The records for the Henrico Coal Company include a letterbook, 1881-1883, containing copies of outgoing letters from the company's treasurer and assistant treasurer in New York regarding payments of vouchers, freight bills, legal matters, and requistions for food and supplies for the general store operated by the company in Richmond. There are also financial statments and trial balance sheets. The minute book covers the period 20 May 1881 to 5 June 1883, and includes minutes of the board of directors, and also a copy of the company's charter of incorporation and by-laws
  • The minute book for the Kanawha Improvement Company covers the period 30 November 1887 to 27 May 1890, and contains minutes of the board of directors and stockholders. There is a copy of the certificate of incorporation and company by-laws as well as lists of stockholders
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William Milo Barnum was born in Lime Rock, Connecticut on 25 January 1856. He was the son of William Henry Barnum and Charlotte Burrall. Barnum was a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University Law School, and a founder of the New York law firm Simpson, Thatcher and Barnum. He married Anna Theresa Phelps on 2 June 1879. In the 1880's, his law firm became very active in the railroad reorganizations that resulted from the financial panic of 1884. Barnum gave up the practice of law in 1901 to become a businessman and financier with the Pacific Coast Company. He died in New York City on 5 October 1926.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of originals duplicates
Filmed from the originals in the University of Washington Libraries Manuscripts Collection.
Label
William M. Barnum papers
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
unknown
Extent
1
Generation
unknown
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
University of Washington Libraries
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001667264
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ReductionRatioRange
normal reduction
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reel (Misc. reel 6094)

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