An account book and diary of a man from Goodman, Virginia which later became Bristol, Virginia. He appears to work for the railroad, possibly as a track repairman. Writer notes payments for work he has done, giving amounts, short description of work, and for whom the work was done. He gives prices for items that he purchases. He mentions a mail train accident that left him crippled. He travels to different towns via the railroad, such as Lynchburg, Bedford and Wytheville. At the end of the book, he records train accidents and problems, by date, from March to August. There is a description of two 1857 deeds involving Elizabeth Peck, Joseph Peck and William Moore.
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Railroad Account Book and Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8014 Accessed September 20, 2020.