The Resource 1869-1894
- Inclusive dates
- Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company
- Business records
- Bills of lading
- Wickham, Williams C., (Williams Carter), 1820-1888
- Railroads -- Virginia -- Finances
- Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905
- Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900
- Railroads -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
- Letters (correspondence)
- Records, 1869-1894, of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, composed chiefly of correspondence, scattered papers pertaining to lawsuits in which the company was involved, rates and schedules, free passes, receipts, invoices, and bills of lading. References to the company's early financial troubles appear in several letters. Prominent among the correspondents are Collis P. Huntington (1821-1900) and Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888). Of interest is a 19 July 1877 letter from Wickham, a former Confederate general, extolling the character and ability of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) and urging the recipient to support Lee's candidacy for the governorship of Virginia
- Biographical or historical data
- The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company was incorporated in 1868, the result of a merger between the Virginia Central Railroad and the Covington and Ohio Railroad.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- 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;
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