Records, 1833-1863.


Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company. Records, 1833-1863.

Records, 1833-1863.

Stock transfer books in two volumes, 1833-1846 and 1861-1863, list transactions in the company's shares and changes in ownership. This is more important in the speculative period of the late 1830s. By the 1860s, smaller transactions reflect the dispersion of ownership through inheritance and small scale investment.

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