The Resource James River and Kanawha Company papers, (manuscript)

James River and Kanawha Company papers, (manuscript)

Label
James River and Kanawha Company papers, 1856-1877
Title
James River and Kanawha Company papers
Inclusive dates
1856-1877
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection includes lists of slaves hired to work on the James River and Kanawha Canal for the years 1859 and 1860. The lists include the owners' names and places of residence, slaves' names, occupations, and rate of hire. Among the slaves hired are men owned by Albert Gant, and J. H. Briggs of Albemarle County, Va. The 1859 document lists 81 slaves; the 1860 lists 94 slaves
  • The collection also includes three receipts for slave hires: 1865 Jan. 1, for the hire of a single slave; 1865 Jan. 20, for payment for "63 hired slaves ... for returning to the service of the company this year" and "33 hired slaves ... who did not return to work for the company this year"; 1865 May 20, for the hire of a single slave
  • The collection also includes two bills of lading, 1856 Nov. 25 for the canal boat "Dart" and 1857 Feb. 16 for the canal boat "J. Rowland."
  • The collection also includes 9 bearer bonds dated variously 1867, 1870, and 1877
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
James River and Kanawha Company papers, (manuscript)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Extent
16
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u4685522
System control number
(OCoLC)648007930
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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