Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate

A Guide to the Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate, 1851 Ms.2009.042


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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John M. Jackson

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.042
Title
Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate1851
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Sullivan Railroad Company
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection includes a stock certificate issued by the Sullivan Railroad Company.

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], Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate, Ms2009-042, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate was purchased by Special Collections in 2009. The document 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 and description of the Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate commenced and was completed in March 2009.


Historical Note

The Sullivan Railroad was incorporated in 1846. Completed in 1852, the line ran between the towns of Windsor and Bellows Falls, Vermont. To satisfy the company's debts, it was sold to bondholders in 1866 and reorganized as the Sullivan County Railroad, with the line leased for a succession of railroads. Sullivan County Railroad continued to operate as late as 1911.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a stock certificate issued by the Sullivan Railroad Company. Dated 1851 and numbered 332, the certificate is for ten shares of stock sold to H. W. Pickering, trustee, for $1,000. The certificate is signed by Chas Thompson, president, and George Denny, treasurer. The certificate bears four vignettes and the railroad's embossed seal. The text, signatures, and seal, however, have been defaced with ink.

Separated Material

The Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate was 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 stock certificate was removed to a separate collection. The acquisition of which this certificate was a part also included:

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)
Reed Island Iron Company Receipts (Ms2009-040)
Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet (Ms2009-041)
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 Sullivan Railroad Company 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 certificate
1851