A Guide to the Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscenes, c.1937 Lathrop, Harriet Eliza Reminiscenes Ms1988-011

Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscenes c.1937

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Collection Number Ms1988-011


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Collection Number
Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscenes, c.1937
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Lathrop, Harriet Eliza

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Scope and Content

Born in New York, moved to Tazewell County, Virginia, with her husband, a mining engineer, in 1881 when he was sent to open up the Pocahontas Coal Field by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Reminiscences recount her experiences in Virginia from 1881 until her return to New York in 1885, the formation of the Pocahontas Coal Field and the town of Pocahontas, Virginia, and the explosion of the coal mines in March 1884. Includes a forward written by her daughter, Helen Lathrop Thompson.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Coal mines and mining
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Tazewell County (Va.)