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West Iron Gate Land Company Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-012

Scope and Contents

This collection contains ledgers of the West Iron Gate Land Company a Clifton Forge (Alleghany County), Virginia manufacturer of pig iron. Included in the collection are three letter books, all containing letters apparently written by Octavius Hileman on behalf of various incarnations and subsidiaries of the West Iron Gate Land Company. In addition to a letter book from West Iron Gate Land Company, there is a volume from its predecessor, Hileman, Waring and& Company; and from Hileman and Colburn, which seems to have managed the company's land sales. The collection also contains a ledger recording the payment for lots sold at Iron Gate and an account book for Callie Furnace, detailing income and expenditures.

Dates

  • 1879 - 1902

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Administrative History

The West Iron Gate Land Company, which operated Callie Iron Furnace in Botetourt County, Virginia, had its origins in Hileman, Cook and Company. The latter company was established during the late 19th century and was dissolved on April 1, 1881, when D. S. Cook and Harris Wilton sold their interest in the company to J. B. Hileman, O. T. Waring, E. J. Waring, and O. Hileman. Under this partnership, the company was reorganized as Hileman, Waring and Company. The new company continued to operate Callie Furnace and was in turn reorganized as the West Iron Gate land Company in 1890.

Extent

1.0 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

This collection includes the accounts and correspondence of West Iron Gate Land Company (successor of Hileman, Waring & Company), a pig iron manufacturer in Clifton Forge (Allegany County), Virginia.

Source of Acquisition

The West Iron Gate Land Company Ledgers were purchased by Special Collections in 1989.

Related Archival Materials

  • Octavius Hileman Papers (Ms2008-085)
  • Hileman, Cook and Company Acccount Book (Ms1989-0082)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the West Iron Gate Land Company Ledgers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the West Iron Gate Land Company Ledgers commenced and was completed in January, 2018.

Title
A Guide to the West Iron Gate Land Company Ledgers, 1879-1902
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2018 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-27: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308