Guide to the Arthur C. Master Papers, November 7, 1887

Summary Information

Title: Arthur C. Master Papers, November 7, 1887
Collection: AC.651
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a single letter from Arthur Chester Master for G. R. Eager to J. Chamberlain, Esq. dated November 7, 1887. It is an invitation to attend groundbreaking for the Knoxville Southern Road.

Creator: Master, Arthur C.

Biographical/Historical Note

The letterhead of this letter reads The American Association, Limited with an address of London, England, Alex A. Arthur, Manager. Arthur tried to interest the Richmond and Danviolle Railroad in establishing an iron production operation in the Cumberland Gap area, but failed. He then attempted this through investors organized as the American Association, Limited, and formed the Knoxville, Cumberland Gap, and Louisville Railroad. The Knoxville Southern Railroad, for which this letter was probably an invitation to its groundbreaking, was incorporated in June 1887.

No details were revealed about J. Chamberlain, Esquire, Arthur Chester Master or G.R. Eager.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a single-sheet letter/invitation to J. Chamberlain, Esquire from Arthur Chester Master for G.R. Eager, dated November 7, 1887, inviting Mr. Chamberlain to the breaking of dirt on the Knoxville Southern Road on the morning of November 8, 1887. Transportation was being provided as carriages ready at 8:30 am in front of Mayor Luttrells' store.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from Bartleby's Books in October 2004. Accession number AC.2004.029

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, May 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.651: Arthur C. Master Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Papers, November 7, 1887 ACSC_Box 20, Folder 7