Tams, W. P., Jr. (William Purviance), 1883-1977
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1824
Scope and Contents Justus Collins was an entrepreneur who opened his first coal mine in the Pocahontas- Flat Top coal field of Southern West Virginia, and thereafter operated mines in the New River, Tug River, and Winding Gulf coal fields. He headed a coal sales agency, speculated in coal and timber lands, headed a cement company, and was interested financially in rubber, oil, and gas companies. He played an important role in organizing the Tug River Coal Operators Association, the Winding Gulf Operators'...
Collection Number: A&M.2584
Overview Transcript of an interview by Richard Hadsell with Major W.P. Tams, Jr., former mine operator in the Winding Gulf coal mining region. Tams discusses his early days in coal mining, the opening of the Kanawha coal region, and coal operators and union officials such as: E.J. Berwind, Joe Beury, George Collins, Jarius Collins, Justus Collins, John J. Cornwell, Samuel Dixon, Elias Hatfield, Troy Hatfield, Isaac Mann, S.T. Patterson, J.A. Renahan, James O. Watts, and George Wolfe. Other individuals...
Collection Number: A&M.2512
Overview This holograph letter from Tams to Dr. Munn discusses Fred Mooney's book, STRUGGLE IN THE COAL FIELDS. Tams gives his opinion of the book and its author.
Dates: 1968 Nov 1