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Mount Carbon Rail Road Company laborers receipts

1829-1838
 Collection
Accession: 0205

Abstract

The Mount Carbon Railroad Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania on April 20, 1829, for the purpose of building a railroad from the Schuylkill Canal at Mount Carbon up Norwegian Creek to the forks and thence to Wadesville on the East Branch and Mount Laffee on the West Branch. The collection consist of thirteen laborers receipts issued for the construction of the railroad in 1829 and 1830 by William R. Hopkins, superintendent.

Dates

  • 1829-1838

Creator

Extent

13 item(s)

Historical Note

The Mount Carbon Railroad Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania on April 20, 1829, for the purpose of building a railroad from the Schuylkill Canal at Mount Carbon up Norwegian Creek to the forks and thence to Wadesville on the East Branch and Mount Laffee on the West Branch. The railroad was completed in April 1831 and used to bring coal from numerous independent mines to the canal. The completion of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad to Mount Carbon in 1842 opened an all-rail route to tidewater. The company was leased to the Reading in 1862 and merged into it on April 10, 1872.

Scope and Content

The collection consist of thirteen laborers receipts issued for the construction of the railroad in 1829 and 1830 by William R. Hopkins, superintendent.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Mount Carbon Rail Road Company laborers receipts
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400