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Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-039

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an as-built drawing for a railroad spur line to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company's Number 3 Mine. The spur was located on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Piney Creek Branch (New River District). The drawing (number X-1614) contains the original plan, executed in 1918, as well as the as-built revisions of 1920.

Dates

  • 1920

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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.

Historical Note

The Raleigh Coal & Coke Company operated in West Virginia during the early twentieth century, establishing a mine and camp at Raleigh (Raleigh County) in 1909. The company marketed its coal under the trade name "Black Knight Coal." Raleigh Coal & Coke ceased operations in 1950.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection contains an as-built drawing for a railroad spur line to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company's No. 3 Mine, located on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Pine Creek Branch (New River District).

Source of Acquisition

The Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing was purchased by Special Collections in 2009. The document had been part of a larger group of railroad-related materials compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer (see "separated material" section).

Separated Material

The Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing was acquired as part of a larger collection of railway-related material that had been compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer. In the course of processing, the drawing was removed to a separate collection. The acquisition of which this drawing was a part also included:

  • Chapman J. French Papers (Ms2009-034)
  • Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates (Ms2009-035)
  • New River Mineral Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-036)
  • Norfolk & Western Railway and Associated Companies Collection (Ms2009-037)
  • Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Receipts (Ms2009-038)
  • 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 Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing 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 and description of the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing commenced and was completed in March 2009.

    Title
    A Guide to the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing, 1920
    Status
    Completed
    Author
    John M. Jackson
    Date
    2009 (CC0 1.0)
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
    English
    Script of description
    Latin
    Language of description note
    Description is in English

    Revision Statements

    • 2020-11-02: 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