The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1860-1880
Inclusive dates
1860-1880
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records, 1860-1880, largely composed of correspondence, of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company. A majority of the correspondence is addressed to company officials, chief among them Thomas H. Wynne (1820-1875), E.H. Gill (b. 1805), and Charles Ellis (1817-1900). Topics include queries regarding jobs, rates and routes, free passes, and lost luggage; transport of troops and supplies for the Confederacy during the Civil War; financial matters, including company stock and bonds; a 26 Sept. 1865 proposal regarding repairs to the Pocahontas Bridge in Petersburg; and inquiries from telegraph companies hoping to run their lines along railroad property. One such request, made by the American Telegraph Company in July 1865, includes a plea for special consideration given the company's fair treatment of Southern stockholders during the war. Other records include scattered receipts and an October 1863 table of freight rates
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Biographical or historical data
The Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company was chartered by an act of the General Assembly on 14 March 1836 and completed on 17 September 1838. The line ran from Richmond to Petersburg, Virginia. In 1898, by an act of the Assembly, the company consolidated with the Petersburg Railroad Company to form the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Records
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • Note that, while the title frame on the first reel states that it contains records dated 1860-1865, some documents from later years also appear
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
2
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001539718
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reels.

Library Locations

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