Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates

vA Guide to the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates, 1833-1836 Ms.2009.035


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.035
Title
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates1833-1836
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains three stock certificates issued by the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company to John H. Cresson.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates, Ms2009-035, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates 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).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates commenced and was completed in March 2009.


Historical Note

Incorporated in 1828, the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad opened in 1831, with a line extending 13 miles from Mine Hill, Pennsylvania to nearby Schuylkill Haven. It was not until 1847, however, that steam engines replaced horses and mules as the means by which the line's cars were moved. By 1859, the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven had expanded its lines and become one of the most important feeders of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, hauling more than a million tons of coal annually. The line was purchased by the Philadelphia and Reading in the 1930s.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three stock certificates of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad, issued to John H. Cresson. The certificates are signed by the company's president and treasurer, and each is faintly embossed with the company's seal.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Separated Material

The Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates were acquired as part of a larger collection of railway-related material that had been compiled by a private collector, then sold to a dealer. In the course of processing, the stock certificates were removed to a separate collection. The acquisition of which these certificates were a part also included:

Chapman J. French Papers (Ms2009-034)
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)
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 Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificate by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Stock certificates
1833-1836