A. H. and William Gibboney Letter
Scope and Content
The A. H. and William Gibboney Letter consists of one handwritten missive sent from Tazewell, Virginia, by A. H. and William Gibboney to W. R. Wharton, Esquire and concerns the nonpayment of certain workers that left the corps of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The letter is believed to relate to the Norfolk & Western, though it makes no explicit mention of any railroad by name. The Gibboneys also ask to first receive payments due to money already forwarded to former workers. Mentioned individuals include: Captain DeRusey, Major Dade, Rees Bandy, Rees Crockett, and Jim Heath.
Language of Materials
The material in the collection is in English.
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The Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad was created in 1870, after much lobbying by former Confederate General William Mahone, by the merger of the Norfolk and Petersburg, the Southside, and the Virginia and Tennessee Railroads. The Panic of 1873 disquieted bondholders, which inevitably led to the AM&O's purchase by a Philadelphia investment banking firm in 1881 who renamed it the Norfolk and Western Railroad. After filing for bankruptcy, the Norfolk and Western Railroad was incorporated as the Norfolk and Western Railway Company in 1896.
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The collection contains a letter sent from Tazewell, Virginia, in 1882 by A. H. and William Gibboney to W. R. Wharton, Esquire, concerning the breach of payment for workers that have left the corps of the Norfolk and Western Railroad (previously the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad).
Source of Acquisition
The A. H. and William Gibboney Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1993.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the A. H. and William Gibboney Letter 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 A. H. and William Gibboney Letter commenced and was completed in September 2008.
- A. H. and William Gibboney Letter, 1882
- Emily Cook, Student Assistant
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
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