Guide to the Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map, 1856 - 1871

Summary Information

Title: Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map, 1856 - 1871
Collection: AC.294
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
Abstract:

The Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map Collection contains nine nineteenth century pamphlets and one handcolored map related to railroads in North Carolina, dating 1856-1871. They are bound in a leather book. The Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map Collection contains materials related to the operation of several North Carolina rail road companies, including the Western North Carolina Rail Road Company, the Greenville and French Board Rail Road Company, and the Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap and Charleston Railroad.

Creator: Various

Biographical/Historical Note

The leather-bound book is inscribed with the seal of Edward J. Aston, an Asheville, North Carolina real estate and insurance agent.

Scope and Contents

The Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map Collection contains materials related to the operation of several North Carolina rail road companies, including the Western North Carolina Rail Road Company, the Greenville and French Board Rail Road Company, and the Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap and Charleston Railroad.

Arrangement

The leather-bound book of pamphlets and maps is housed in one archival folder. An oversized Greenville-French Broad Rail Road Company document and a Palatine Insurance Co. stub are housed separately.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from the Bookshop in October 2004. The accession number for this collection is AC.2004.027. The collection was opened to the public in April, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, April, 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, November 2004; April, 2006

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.294: Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

                   
Collection 294. The Western North Carolina Railroad Pamphlets and Map.
   
     
Folder  
1 1 Book.  

 

Separated Material

An oversized Greenville-French Broad Rail Road Company document and a Palatine Insurance Co. stub.