The papers of the President of Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, charted in 1837, consist of land grants, deeds, and indentures; legal papers; turnpike correspondence, stock, books, contracts, and reports to the Board of Public Works, the Virginia Legislature, and stockholders.
Some of the correspondence deals with the Washington Temperance Society, church activities in the Kanawha Valley, the salt industry along the Kanawha Salines, the James River and Kanawha Turnpike Company, Whig politics in 1840, and family affairs. There is a manuscript map of the Kanawha River from below the Clifton to Point Pleasant. Correspondents include Alfred Beckley, James W. Pryor, Claudius Crozet, and George W. Summers.
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A&M 1192, Felix G. Hansford Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/4436 Accessed July 12, 2020.