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


United States. National Park Service. Records of the Potomac Company and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.

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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