Records of the Potomac Company and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.

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Records of the Potomac Company and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.

Records of the Potomac Company include proceedings, 1785-96; minutes, correspondence, and reports, 1785-1828; letters sent, 1817-28; legal records, 1792-1828; records concerning transfer of shares of stock, 1791-1828; a stock ledger, 1787-1828; ledgers, 1796 and 1800-1807; a cashbook, 1823-28; letters sent and other records relating to the Potomac and Shenandoah Navigation Lottery, 1810-19; and miscellaneous accounts, 1785-1828. Records of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Compnay include proceedings of stockholders, 1828-89, with an index, 1828-83; proceedings of the president and directors, 1828-90, with indexes; subscription books, 1827-30; lists of shareholders, ca. 1829-37; letters received by the office of the president and directors, 1828-89, with registers, 1828-88; letters sent by the office of the president and directors, 1828-70 and 1879-81, with a register, 1828-70; letters sent by the office of the trustees, 1897-1938, and correspondence, 1913-38, with an index; letters received by the Commissioner of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1835-42, and letter books of the Commissioner, 1835-42; letters received by the chief engineer, 1834-52, with a register, 1835-40; letters sent by the chief engineer, 1838-52; and records of the resident and assistant engineers, 1828-42. There are also records concerning legal matters and land, including legal records, 1828-1900, deeds and other records concerning land titles, 1828-78, and land surveys and descriptions of land, 1828-73; records concerning construction and maintenance, including drawings and calculations for the Paw Paw Tunnel, ca. 1836, and for sections of the canal, 1836-41, field notebooks, 1827-96, records relating to bids for construction work, 1836 and 1841, assessment books, 1828-33, and accounting records relating to construction and maintenance, 1828-82; records concerning traffic on the canal, including a record of boat registrations, 1851-74, a registrations, 1851-74, a register of boats employed on the canal, 1878, statements of articles transported, 1850-78, registers of tools collected at Georgetown, 1845-54, registers of ascending and descending boats, 1869-80, returns of manifests, 1851-77, returns of waybills, 1878-87, and ledgers for toll accounts, 1855-92; financial records, including journals, and ledgers, 1828-90, treasures' journals, 1853-70 and 1872, treasurers' ledgers, 1828-70 and 1881-89, abstracts of receipts and expenditures, 1828-80, records relating to bonds and coupons, 1838-84, payrolls, 1873-74 and 1884-85, record of payrolls, 1913-38, records relating to leases, 1870-1938, accounts, 1872-90, financial statements, 1893-98 and 1909-24, and miscellaneous accounting records, ca. 1828-89. There are records relating to a proposed extension of the canal, 1874, memorandums concerning the coal trade, 1893, and printed materials, 1816-1907.

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