A Guide to the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger, 1918 Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger Ms2017-027

Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger, 1918

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-027


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-027
Title
Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger, 1918
Physical Characteristics
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company
Language
English
Abstract
Pay ledger of the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company of Reed Island, Virginia, providing names and positions of employees, time worked, and amount due.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger, Ms2017-027, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger was purchased by Special Collections in 2017.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Pay Ledger commenced and was completed in August, 2017.


Biographical / Historical

The Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company was organized in 1899, when it acquired several plants previously owned by the Carter Coal and Coke Company in Pulaski and Wythe counties, Virginia, as well as furnaces at Roanoke, Radford, and Max Meadows, in addition to operations in other parts of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The company was forced into receivership in 1901 but emerged in 1903 and continued to operate, expanding its operations to include two rail lines and numerous coal mines.

Content Description

This collection consists of a single ledger maintained by the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company of Reed Island, Virginia. The ledger pages bear the heading "Record of Time Made by and Advances to Employees," and contain entries noting the names and occupations of individual employees, days and times worked, and amount owed. Entries commence on July 1, 1918, and continue through August 15. The ledger's cover bears a Reed Island, Virginia postal cancellation.

Related Material

See also the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Records (Ms2009-046).

A much larger collection of Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Records is held by University Archives, McConnell Library, Radford University.

Separated Material


Subjects:

  • Iron foundries -- Virginia
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Pulaski County (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Corporate Names:

  • Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company