Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company receipts
This collection contains thirty-two freight receipts for agricultural goods shipped by John Dickinson from Liberty Depot, Virginia.
- Creation: 1859 - 1863
- Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is minimally processed and open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Built in the 1850s, the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad ran completely through southwestern Virginia along a portion of the Great Valley of Virginia. The railroad extended westward from Lynchburg, through a gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Big Lick (the present-day city of Roanoke); there, it turned southwestward and followed the Great Valley to Bristol, a total distance of 204 miles (328 km).
0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Peter Luke by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on January 25, 2021.
- Guide to the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company receipts
- Initial record created by Rose Oliveira.
- 20 April 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States