A Guide to the A. H. and William Gibboney Letter, 1882 Gibboney, A. H. and William, Letter Ms2008-070

A Guide to the A. H. and William Gibboney Letter, 1882

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-070


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Processed by: Emily Cook, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-070
Title
A. H. and William Gibboney Letter, 1882
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Letter sent from Tazewell, Virginia, in 1882 by A. H. and William Gibboney to W. R. Wharton, Esquire, concerning the breach of payment for workers that have left the corps of the Norfolk and Western Railroad (previously the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the A. H. and William Gibboney Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: A. H. and William Gibboney Letter, Ms2008-070 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The A. H. and William Gibboney Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1993.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the A. H. and William Gibboney Letter occurred in September, 2008.


Historical Information

The Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad was created in 1870, after much lobbying by Confederate General William Mahone, by the merger of the Norfolk and Petersburg, the Southside, and the Virginia and Tennessee Railroads. The Panic of 1873 disquieted bondholders, which inevitably led to the AM&O's purchase by a Philadelphia investment banking firm in 1881 who renamed it the Norfolk and Western Railroad. After filing for bankruptcy, the Norfolk and Western Railroad was incorporated as the Norfolk and Western Railway Company in 1896.

Scope and Content

The A. H. and William Gibboney Letter consists of one handwritten missive sent from Tazewell, Virginia, by A. H. and William Gibboney to W. R. Wharton, Esquire and concerns the nonpayment of certain workers that left the corps of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The letter is believed to relate to the Norfolk & Western, though it makes no explicit mention of any railroad by name. The Gibboneys also ask to first receive payments due to money already forwarded to former workers. Mentioned individuals include: Captain DeRusey, Major Dade, Rees Bandy, Rees Crockett, and Jim Heath.

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1882