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Western North Carolina Railroad pamphlets and map

 Collection
Identifier: AC-294

Scope and Contents

This collection contains nine nineteenth century pamphlets and one hand colored map related to railroads in North Carolina, dating 1856-1871. They are bound in a leather book. Companies include the Western North Carolina Rail Road Company, the Greenville and French Board Rail Road Company, and the Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap, and Charleston Railroad. The collection also includes an oversized Greenville-French Broad Rail Road Company document and a Palatine Insurance Co. stub.

Dates

  • 1856-1871

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary Loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical Note

The leather-bound book is inscribed with the seal of Edward J. Aston, an Asheville, North Carolina real estate and insurance agent.

Missing Title

  1. Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap and Charleston Railroad
  2. Greenville and French Broad Rail Road Company
  3. Rail Road
  4. Western North Carolina Rail Road Company

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map Collection contains nine nineteenth century pamphlets and one hand colored map related to railroads in North Carolina, dating 1856-1871. They are bound in a leather book. Companies include the Western North Carolina Rail Road Company, the Greenville and French Board Rail Road Company, and the Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap, and Charleston Railroad.

Arrangement

The pamphlets and map are bound in a leather book. The oversize box contains a Greenville-French Broad Rail Road Company document and a Palatine Insurance Co. stub.

Acquisitions Information

W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from the Bookshop in October 2004. The accession number for this collection is AC.2004.027. The collection was opened to the public in April, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, April, 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, November 2004; April, 2006.
Title
AC.294: Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map, 1856 - 1871
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975
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