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Canals--United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dismal Swamp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 D63
Scope and Contents Transcripts collected ca. 1922 by Earl Gregg Swem in connection with his editing of William Byrd's Description of the Dismal Swamp and a Proposal to Drain the Swamp. Includes land entries made in the Dismal Swamp; petitions, 1763-1785, to the Governor and Council; and papers, 1764-1785, of George Washington concerning the proposed canal in the Dismal Swamp.

New Shenandoah Company Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV An1-2
Scope and Contents Account books, 1815-1860, of the New Shenandoah Company, Port Republic, Rockingham County, Va. which was organized to open the Shenandoah River and its branches to navigation. Includes loose papers and some correspondence concerning David Stickley and Daniel Stickley.

Benjamin Pennybacker Daybook

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad132
Scope and Contents Kept by a merchant [of Rockingham County, Va. ?]. Mentions laborers at work, Shenandoah River Company stock and the hire of slaves.