The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1837-1869
Inclusive dates
1837-1869
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records, 1837-1869, of the Virginia Central Railroad Company and its predecessor, the Louisa Railroad Company. Documents include correspondence, invoices, receipts, damage claims, rate tables, proposals and estimates for work being done along the road, checks, promissory notes, logs of wages distributed to workers, and vouchers, some reflecting the hire of slaves. Topics covered in the correspondence include company finances, its stock and stockholders, and legal actions in which the company was involved. Most of the letters were written to company executives, including Edmund Fontaine (1801-1869), John Garrett, H. D. Whitcomb, and Charles Thompson. Scattered documents during the Civil War era reflect the company's crucial role in the transportation of troops and supplies for the Confederacy. A 16 July 1861 letter shows Whitcomb asking Virginia Governor John Letcher (1813-1884) to excuse Virginia Central machinists and mechanics from militia duty in order to ensure that the railroad could meet its wartime responsibilities
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Member of
Action
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  • Received
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Biographical or historical data
The Louisa Railroad Company was incorporated in 1835 and merged with the Virginia Central Railroad Company on 18 Feb. 1836. On 31 Aug. 1868, the Covington and Ohio Railroad Company and the Virginia Central Railroad Company merged to form the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company. In 1870 the Blue Ridge Railroad Company merged into the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company which, in 1878, was reorganized as the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.
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
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
4
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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001540706
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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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