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Railroads -- West Virginia

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Davis Coal and Coke, Coal Mining and Railroad Company, Records

Collection Number: A&M 4389
Scope and Contents Records of the Davis Coal and Coke Company, a corporation created in the 1880s by Henry Gassaway Davis that was located in Thomas, West Virginia (WV). This collection is minimally processed. The company was named after both the founder and the Coal and Coke Railroad that it primarily used. Later in the company's life it purchased lands and established its own mines. The company was finally dissolved in 1950. The collection includes administrative correspondence, reports,...
Dates: 1890-1980

E.C. Smith, Student, Diary Regarding Experiences While at West Virginia University

Collection Number: A&M 5125
Scope and Contents Diary by E.C. Smith, a student at West Virginia University (WVU), regarding his experiences in 1874. Activities documented include academic (preparing papers, Greek and Latin studies, reading Charles Darwin, etc.), literary society (elections, debates, recitations), military cadet (drills, lectures, marching), and Methodist Episcopal Church events (including sermons and other activities). He also attended a commencement (June 18). Recreational and social activities are also recorded,...
Dates: 1874

Miscellaneous Records regarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cass Railroad, and Other Railroads

Collection Number: A&M 2980

This collection contains miscellaneous records regarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cass Railroad, and other railroads. Types of records include newspapers and news clippings, calendars, and ephemera. See "Scope and Content Note" for additional information regarding material within the collection.

Dates: 1932-1978, undated

Railroads and Government Regulation Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4365
Content Description Miscellaneous items relating to railroads and to laws and regulations regarding railroads. Includes photostat copies of Supreme Court arguments in the case of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company vs. Supervisors of Marshall County et al. (1869-1870). Also includes miscellaneous correspondence consisting of a copy of a letter regarding rates of service approved by Edwin Stanton, who was Secretary of War under Lincoln. There are also photocopies of correspondence addressed to J.D....
Dates: 1862-1870, undated

Rene A. Henry Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3720

Historical material compiled by Rene A. Henry, documenting the history of South Charleston, WV; Henry's family; the West Virginia University football team; and his career in public relations and sports marketing.

Dates: circa 1890-2024, undated

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Stephen B. Elkins Correspondence and Records Relating to Coal, Railroad, and Other Industries

Collection Number: A&M 1610
Scope and Contents

Business and legal papers of U.S. Senator and timber, coal, and railroad magnate Stephen B. Elkins. Subjects include the Hampshire and Baltimore Coal Company, Davis Coal and Coke Company, West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh and the Morgantown and Kingwood railroads, timber and coal lands, the Pressed Prism Plate Glass Company (NY), and Hallihurst Farm.

Dates: 1884-1929