Inventory of the Railroad Account Book and Diary 1860-1860 Railroad Account Book and Diary Mss. Acc. 2008.145

Inventory of the Railroad Account Book and Diary 1860-1860

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Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2008.145


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. Acc. 2008.145
Title:
Railroad Account Book and Diary 1860
Quantity:
0.05
Alternate Extent Statement:
1 vol.
Creator:
Buford, James M. arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
An account book and diary of a man from Goodman, Virginia which later became Bristol, Virginia.  He appears to work for the railroad, possibly as a track repairman.  Writer notes payments for work he has done, giving amounts, short description of work, and for whom the work was done.  He gives prices for items that he purchases.  He mentions a mail train accident that left him crippled.  He travels to different towns via the railroad, such as Lynchburg, Bedford and Wytheville.  At the end of the book, he records train accidents and problems, by date, from March to August.  There is a description of two 1857 deeds involving Elizabeth Peck, Joseph Peck and William Moore.

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Preferred Citation

Railroad Account Book and Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 00/00/2008.


Biographical Note

Possibly author of 1860 railroad diary, Mss. Acc. 2008.145. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/James M. Buford">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/James M. Buford</a>.

Scope and Contents

An account book and diary of a man from Goodman, Virginia which later became Bristol, Virginia.  He appears to work for the railroad, possibly as a track repairman.  Writer notes payments for work he has done, giving amounts, short description of work, and for whom the work was done.  He gives prices for items that he purchases.  He mentions a mail train accident that left him crippled.  He travels to different towns via the railroad, such as Lynchburg, Bedford and Wytheville.  At the end of the book, he records train accidents and problems, by date, from March to August.  There is a description of two 1857 deeds involving Elizabeth Peck, Joseph Peck and William Moore.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Diaries
  • Topical Term:

  • Account books.
  • Railroad accidents--Virginia.
  • Railroads--Virginia--History.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Virginia--Railroads