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Erskine Coal and Land Company Records

Collection Number: A&M.3035


Maps, ledgers and papers of the Erskine Coal & Land Co. which was headquartered in Staunton, VA. Named `Erskine', a common male family name of the Millers, a Staunton family of prominent businessmen and land speculators, it was a land company purchasing coal lands and renting them out on lease for a rate of royalty. There are also the papers, maps and ledgers of associated companies, including the Cranberry Land Co., the Fire Creek Coal & Coke Co., the Rock Lick Coal Co., the Stonewall Coal & Coke Co., the Thurmond Coal Co., and the Thurmond Land Co. All of these companies were developers of the coal fields of southern West Virginia, especially in the New River district.


  • 1815-1970


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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


37.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 37 ft. 7 in. (15 document cases, 5 in. each); (13 records cartons, 15 in. each); (4 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (91 ledgers, 14 ft. 1 in.); 15 reels of microfilm)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:
Erskine Coal and Land Company Records, 1815-1970
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US