Reed Island Iron Company Receipts
Scope and Content
This collection contains two receipts issued to the Reed Island Iron Company of Pulaski County, Virginia. The first receipt, dated 1894, was issued by the Dora Furnace Company for three pinions; the second, dated 1896, is from Lynchburg, Virginia wholesale grocers Robinson, Tate & Company and lists purchases of coffee, medicine and equipment.
- 1894 - 1896
- Reed Island Iron Company (Pulaski County, Va.) (1881-1906) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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The Reed Island Iron Furnace, located three miles from Allisonia, Virginia, commenced operation in 1881 and operated until 1908. The furnace produced up to 12 tons of pig iron per day.
The Reed Island Furnace was first operated by the Reed Island Iron Company, in Reed Island, Virginia (near Allisonia), beginning around 1881. The furnace itself was in Pulaski County, while the company was based in Wythe County. By 1898, the furnace and the company appeared to be the property and works of the Virginia Iron, Coal, and Coke Company, who ran the furnace until about 1906. The furnace produced up to 12 tons of pig iron per day and operated until 1908.
Directory to the Iron and Steel Works of the United States and Canada. Philadelphia: The American Iron and Steel Association, 1890. Available online at Google Books.
Supplement to the Directory of Iron and Steel Works of the United States. Philadelphia: The American Iron and Steel Association, 1900. Available online at Google Books.
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The collection contains two receipts issued to the Reed Island Iron Company of Pulaski County, Virginia.
Source of Acquisition
The Reed Island Iron Company Receipts 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 Reed Island Iron New River Mineral Company Receipts were 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 receipts 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
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
Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing, Ms2009-039
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 Reed Island Iron Company Receipts 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 Reed Island Iron Company Receipts commenced and was completed in March 2009.
- Reed Island Iron Company Receipts, 1894-1896
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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