Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates
Scope and Content
This collection contains three stock certificates of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad, issued to John H. Cresson. The certificates are signed by the company's president and treasurer, and each is faintly embossed with the company's seal.
- 1833 - 1836
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Incorporated in 1828, the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad opened in 1831, with a line extending 13 miles from Mine Hill, Pennsylvania, to nearby Schuylkill Haven. It was not until 1847, however, that steam engines replaced horses and mules as the means by which the line's cars were moved. By 1859, the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven had expanded its lines and become one of the most important feeders of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, hauling more than a million tons of coal annually. The line was purchased by the Philadelphia and Reading in the 1930s.
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The collection contains three stock certificates issued by the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company to John H. Cresson.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates were purchased by Special Collections in 2009. The documents had been part of a larger group of railroad-related materials compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer (see "separated material" section).
The Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates were acquired as part of a larger collection of railway-related material that had been compiled by a private collector, then sold to a dealer. In the course of processing, the stock certificates were removed to a separate collection.
The acquisition of which these certificates were a part also included the following collections at Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives:
Chapman J. French Papers, Ms2009-034
New River Mineral Company Stock Certificate, Ms2009-036
Norfolk & Western Railway and Associated Companies Collection, Ms2009-037
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Receipts, Ms2009-038
Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing, Ms2009-039
Reed Island Iron Company Receipts, Ms2009-040
Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet, Ms2009-041
Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate, Ms2009-042
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railroad Annual Report, Ms2009-043
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway Annual Report, Ms2009-044
Thomas Wood and Company Freight Records, Ms2009-045
Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Receipts, Ms2009-046
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificate by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement and description of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates commenced and was completed in March 2009.
- Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates, 1833-1836
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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