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Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company Records,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-040
Abstract

This collection includes the business correspondence and other records of Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company, a Petersburg, Virginia manufacturer.

Dates: 1925 - 1939

Big Sandy & Cumberland RR

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: Map-0087
Abstract

Full title is as follows: "Big Sandy & Cumberland RR map showing the right of way through the Riley Lester et al 50 Ac. & 25 Ac. Tract Parcel No. 1, through the Riley Lester et al 2.8 Ac. Tract Parcel No. 2 and tract owned jointly by Riley Lester et al & W. M. Ritter Lumber Co. Parcel No. 3 & 4 on waters of Knox Creek in Buchanan Co. Virginia."

Dates: 1921

C and O for Progress (map)

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: Map-0823
Abstract

Map depicting the C & O Railroad network in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states (Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC, and New York. Though undated, the map was issued some time between 1947, when the C & O acquired the Pere Marquette Railway of Michigan and Ontario, and 1972, when it adopted a new corporate name following a merger with the ancient Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Dates: likely c.1947-1972

W. Graham Claytor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1981-095
Abstract

This collection includes business and personal papers of W. Graham Claytor, a 1906 graduate of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Polytechnic Institute) and an executive overseeing the operations of a number of American Gas and Electric Company subsidiaries during the 20th century. It includes correspondence, reports, and printed materials relating to personal financial matters, business operations, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and ham radio.

Dates: 1912 - 1964

Farrier Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-011
Scope and Content

The collection includes files from the firm of Williams and Farrier, later Farrier and Farrier. Materials include copies of deeds, title searches, land transactions, estate matters, loan contracts, divorce suits, small claims collection suits, ledgers, and correspondence. Additional details of some files are included in the original inventories, available on request.

Dates: 1894 - 1972

John Palmer Fishwick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-053
Abstract

The papers include speeches; testimonies for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and other federal committees; minutes; memoranda; Legislation-status reports; and reports and other materials from the Organization of American Railroads created or collected by John Palmer Fishwick. Materials date from 1971-1981.

Dates: 1971 - 1981

Chapman J. French Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-045
Abstract

The collection contains twenty-three diaries meticulously written by Chapman J. French, a civil engineer for Norfolk & Western Railway, made during the years of 1906-1912, 1928-1935, and 1937-1944. The diaries relate French's daily activities at home and at work; they also include such items as addresses, cost accounts, and major league baseball scores.

Dates: 1906-1912, 1928-1935, 1937-1944; Majority of material found within 1906 - 1912; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1935; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1944

Geological Map of a Portion of the Flat-Top Coal Field Showing the Approximate Outcrop of the Pocahontas or No. 3 Coal Bed in McDowell County, West Virginia

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: Map-0366
Abstract

Map shows the coal beds at Flat-Top Coal Fields in McDowell County, West Virginia. It contains an index of openings in the coal bed, and a scale of sections, as well as a key to limestone and shale locations.

Dates: November 1887

A. H. and William Gibboney Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-070
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1882

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Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1881-1896) 9
Norfolk and Western Railway Company (1896-1982) 7
Virginian Railway 4
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970) 3
Appalachian Electric Power Company (1926-1958) 2
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Appalachian Power Company 2
Hotel Roanoke 2
Rand McNally and Company 2
Tidewater Railway Company (1904-1907) 2
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 2
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 2
A. Hoen & Co. 1
Aberdeen & Asheboro Railway Company 1
Adams Express Company (1854-2015) 1
Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company 1
Arthur W. Grove Family (Roanoke, Va) 1
Baist, G. Wm. (George William), 1859-1927 1
Bartholomew, John, 1831-1893 1
Bixby, Arthur S., Sr. 1
Bluefield Inn (W. Va.) 1
Boyd, Charles Rufus, 1841-1903 1
Cincinnati Northern Railroad Company 1
Claytor, W. Graham (William Graham), 1886-1971 1
Commonwealth of Virginia. Department of Highways 1
Cumberland Valley Railroad Company 1
D'Invilliers, Edward 1
Deepwater Railway Company (1898-1907) 1
Dick, David (Surveyor) 1
Dickinson, W. 1
East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railway Company 1
Farrier family 1
Farrier, Andrew L., 1895-1972 1
Farrier, Martin P., 1869-1946 1
Fishwick, John Palmer, 1916-2010 1
French, Chapman J. (Chapman Johnston) 1
G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 1
Geological Survey (U.S.) 1
Gibboney, A. H. 1
Gibboney, William 1
Grove, Annie Cliffie, b.1894(?) (Roanoke, Va.) 1
Grove, Arthur W., d.1946 (Roanoke, Va.) 1
Grove, Margaret F., b. abt. 1871 (Roanoke, Va.) 1
Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899 1
Iron Belt Land, Mining, and Development Company 1
J.L. Smith Co. 1
Koepler, W. E. E. 1
Leech, Preston 1
Lester, Riley 1
Malcolm, C. B. 1
Maple Shade Inn Company (Pulaski, Va.) 1
New River Mineral Company 1
New River Plateau Railway Company 1
New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railway Company 1
P.S. Duval & Son 1
Parsons, Henry C., 1840-1894 1
Pocahontas Operators Association 1
Porter, J. C. 1
Raleigh Coal and Coke Company (1909-1950) 1
Reilly, G. A. 1
Roanoke Gas and Water Company 1
Roanoke Machine Works 1
Roanoke Railway and Electric Company (1901-1948) (Roanoke, Va.) 1
Roanoke and Southern Railway Company 1
Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882 1
Scott, R. A. 1
Seaboard Air Line Railway Company 1
Southern Express Company 1
Southern States Dispatch 1
Swann, John S. 1
T. Ellwood Zell and Company 1
Tarbet, T. W. 1
Thomas Wood and Company (Max Meadows, Va.) 1
Trent, Clarence E. (Clarence Elmore), 1904-1991 1
Valley Railroad (Va.) 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896) 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Central Railroad Company 1
Virginia Holding Corporation 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Board of Visitors 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1944-1970) 1
Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company 1
Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line 1
W.M. Ritter Lumber Company 1
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