The Resource 1887-1888
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- The majority of the letters are written by Wilcox to Gay and Skinner from Lorraine Station, Gayton and Carbon Hill in Henrico County, Virginia. Wilcox's correspondence with the treasurer consists of memoranda of bills received and paid. Letters to the president report on almost a daily basis the progress of mine operations and production. Weekly reports appear in volume 2. Includes information concerning the operation of a company store
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- The Richmond Coal Mining and Manufacturing Company was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly passed April 12, 1882, and amended February 12, 1886. The company was authorized to mine coal, iron ore, fireclay, and limestone to manufacture iron and steel at various sites in Virginia. During the period covered by the records described below, Ware B. Gay of New York was president of the company, H.C. Skinner of New York was treasurer, and Williams Wilcox of Richmond was secretary.
- Cataloging source
- Citation source
- Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A Guide To Business Records In The Virginia State Library And Archives. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
- Form designation
- Letter book
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