Receipt book, 1837-1859.


Receipt book, 1837-1859.

Pocket-size accountbook, 1837-1858, recording payments from S.S. Routh, ca. 1837-1839, on behalf of the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company with employees and for the hire of African American slaves in Branchville, S.C.; earliest entry, 5 Jan. 1837, records wages of $30 paid to W[illia]m Grimes for his work during the month of Oct. 1836. Later payments, ca. 1857-1859, that apparently continue to document operations and maintenance of the railroad, record labor of African American slaves hired out to work for Routh in Branchville, and Routh's payments to merchants for household goods, etc.

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South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company (corporateBody)

Chartered in South Carolina in 1827 to construct railroads or canals from Charleston to Columbia, Camden, and Hamburg, S.C.; railroad line opened in 1833 from Charleston to Hamburg (136 miles); consolidated in 1843 with Louisville, Cincinnati, and Charleston Railroad Company to form South Carolina Railroad Company. From the description of Records, 1835-1841. (Virginia Tech). WorldCat record id: 28410778 ...

Routh, S. S. (person)

Orangeburg District, S.C. resident. From the description of Daybook, 1839. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437643 Resident of South Carolina. From the description of Receipt book, 1837-1859. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 779477300 ...