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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.

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.

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