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James River & Kanawha Company


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Farm Pen Plot and Note Concerning Canal Construction

Identifier: SC 01432
Scope and Contents

A hand drawn plot outlining the placement of a proposed canal boarding the south section of a farm, near their pen. Additionally, notes regarding the James River- Kanawha Canal's progress in different sections of constructing the canal. Points mentioned are Rutherford's Mill and Lesley's Bridge, both locations just West of Richmond, Va.

Dates: 1785-1790

James River and Kanawha Company Records

Identifier: SC 00628
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to the James River Canal and Kanawha Company, which officially gained a charter in 1835. Included are a list of subscriptions sold to private individuals, a letter to the auditors office discussing current and previous subscriptions, a letter from a prospective surveyor and a list of tollage rates along the canal. Individuals mentioned are John Hartwell Cocke, and his son John Hartwell Cocke Jr.

Dates: 1834-1868

Additional filters:

Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century 1
American Temperance Union 1
Anti-slavery movements 1
Canals -- Design and construction 1
Canals--Virginia 1