Manuscripts of James Poyntz Nelson, a chief engineer of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad. Includes diaries, a letter copy book and a personal notebook. The Nelson Family lived in Lexington, Kentucky.
MsV Ad121 Pocket diary. 1883. 206 pages. Nelson was the chief engineer of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
MsV Ad122 Logbook used as a diary. 1886.
MsV Ad123 Pocket diary. 1889. Nelson was chief engineer of the Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad.
MsV Ad124 Letter copy book. May 11, 1886 to August 28, 1894.
MsV Ad125 Notebook of either Mr. or Mrs. James Poyntz Nelson, or possibly used by various members of the family. Includes school exercises, garden notes, recipes, letters, personal notes and newspaper clippings.
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James Poyntz Nelson was a Virginian writer and poet. One book, published in 1914 is "Balla, and other Virginia stories" and an address he gave is entitled, "The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway." He was chief engineer of various railroad companies. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Mss. 39.2 N33 and Mss. Acc. 2005.24 James Poyntz Nelson Papers and J. P. Nelson's wife's papers; Olive Nelson Commonplace Book, 1901 (Mss. MsV Co4) in Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
James Poyntz Nelson Manuscript Volumes, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/269 Accessed January 26, 2020.