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James River and Kanawha Company Records, 1834-1868

James River and Kanawha Company Records, 1834-1868
Mss. Acc. 2002.05
0.01 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
The collection relates to the James River Canal and Kanawha Company, which officially gained a charter in 1835. Included are a list of subscriptions sold to private individuals, a letter to the auditors office discussing current and previous subscriptions, a letter from a prospective surveyor and a list of tollage rates along the canal. Individuals mentioned are John Hartwell Cocke, and his son John Hartwell Cocke Jr.
Other URL
This collection is arranged chronologically by date.
James River & Kanawha Company
Cocke, John Hartwell (1780-1866)
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
American Temperance Union
Anti-slavery movements
Cocke, John Hartwell
James River and Kanawha Canal (Va.)
Slavery--Virginia--18th century
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
University of Virginia
Financial records

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
4 items, in the possession of Swem Library between 1920-1950.
Related Publications
Langhorne Gibson, Jr. <i>Cabell's Canal: The Story of the James River and Kanawha</i> (Richmond: The Commodore Press, 2000).
Preferred Citation
James River and Kanawha Company Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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