A Guide to the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates, 1833-1836 Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates Ms2009-035

A Guide to the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates, 1833-1836

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-035


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-035
Title
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates 1833-1836
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Three stock certificates issued by the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company to John H. Cresson.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates, Ms2009-035 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

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 Information

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 Content

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.

Related Material

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)


Contents List

Folder 1
Stock certificates 1833-1836