Southwest Virginia Improvement Company Records
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single notebook containing notes from meetings of the incorporators of the Southwest Virginia Improvement Company. The meetings were held at New River Depot, Virginia, in October and November, 1880. The notes document approval of the act (not included here) that incorporated the company, the appointment of officers (Jas. E. Eskridge, chair; G. C. Wharton, secretary), the opening of books for subscription of stock, and the resignation of officers.
- Southwest Virginia Improvement Company (1880-1901) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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The collection is open for research.
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The Southwest Virginia Improvement Company was founded in 1880 to develop mining operations in the Pocahontas coalfields of Virginia's Tazewell County and West Virginia's Mercer and McDowell counties. It reorganized in 1901 as the Pocahontas Colleries Company. It then merged with the Pochahontas Consolidated Company in 1907 to form the Pocahontas Consolidated Colleries Company. Its name changed to the Pocahontas Fuel Company in 1917. In 1956, the Consolidation Coal Company acquired Pocahontas Fuel; Consolidation Coal was renamed Consol Energy in 1991.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Notes of the Southwest Virginia Improvement Company, founded in 1880 to develop the Pocahontas coalfields, from meetings held by the company's incorporators, held at New River Depot, Virginia in October and November, 1880.
Source of Acquisition
The Southwest Virginia Improvement Company Records were purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in July 1990.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Southwest Virginia Improvement Company Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the Southwest Virginia Improvement Company Records commenced and was completed in September, 2022.
- Southwest Virginia Improvement Company Records, 1880
- John M. Jackson
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-09-09: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
- 2021-06-28: LM Rozema added agent and missing notes for an unprocessed collection (abstract, acquisition, processing info, bio), added FA title and filing title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.
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