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Collins, Justus, 1857-1934

 Person

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Research Papers Regarding West Virginia History

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3946
Overview Research papers of Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. Collection includes photocopied correspondence, articles, and typescripts, as well as manuscript notes. Many of the photocopies appear to have been made from Archives and Manuscript collections at the West Virginia and Regional History Center, including A&M 873, A&M 1661, A&M 1824, and...
Dates: ca. 1900-1971

Justus Collins (1857-1934) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1784
Scope and Contents A letter from Justus Collins to his brother, Jairus Collins, when the latter became Superintendent of the Collins Mines at Glen Jean, West Virginia, September 1896. Letter written from Goodwill, W. Va.
Dates: 1896

Justus Collins (1857-1934) Papers

 Collection
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'...
Dates: 1896-1934

Major W. P. Tams, Jr. Transcript of an Interview

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1825-1934