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Virginia--Railroads

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2006.74
Scope and Contents 1918 Ledger of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for Cockade City, Lodge No. 905, Petersburg, VA. Printed volume with hand-printed completions.

George Washington Parke Custis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C96
Scope and Contents Papers, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington." The collection is mostly letters written to Francis Nelson, his farm manager at "White House," New Kent County, Virginia concerning growing and marketing crops, agricultural improvements, the effect of the proposed Richmond and York River Railroad on the plantation, and Robert E. Lee. There are a few additional letters to Nelson from merchants and railroad officials, and photostats of 2 additional Custis letters.

Moyers Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00099
Content Description Letters written by and to the Moyers family from 1874 to 1906 sent to New Market, Gainesville, Standardsville, and Cedar Keys, and from Richmond, Gordonsville, and Standardsville. There are three postcards and eight letters between different Moyers family members. The first two letters are from G. W. Moyers to his wife Susie and discuss traveling to visit cousins, the construction of the railroad in Stanton, and his traveling home from North Carolina. Two postcards from G. W. Moyers in Richmond...

Nineteenth Century Invoices and Receipts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00129
Scope and Contents Invoices, receipts and related material for financial transactions during the nineteenth century, mostly in Virginia and on the East Coast.  The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name attached to the document, with usually one document per name.  Many items do not have locations, but most are in Virginia. These items give an overview of the types of goods purchased and the price of these purchases during the nineteenth century.

Railroad Account Book and Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01014
Scope and Contents 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...

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Stock Proposal

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01164
Scope and Contents 3 typed copies of a proposal for a bill by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company "that as their profits must be for some time to come, absorbed in thepayment of their debts, they be allowed to pay to the state and to the individual stockholders, dividends in new stock bearing interest, in lieu of money which connot be paid to either."  Undated.