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Erskine Company, Inc.

A Guide to the Erskine Company, Inc., Records, 1876-1996
Call Number Mss3 Er865 a FA2

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Processed by: Andrew Fallen.
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Processed under the auspices of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

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Collection is open for research.

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There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation
Erskine Company, Inc., Records, 1876-1996 (Mss3 Er865 a FA2), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information
Gift of the Erskine Company, Inc., Staunton, Va., through the courtesy of Hugh B. Sproul III (Acq. 2006.0141). Accessioned July 31, 2013.

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Virginia Historical Society.

Collection number: Mss3 Er865 a FA2

Title: Erskine Company, Inc., Records, 1876-1996

Size: 36 linear feet.

Language: English

Abstract: Corporate and historical materials relating to the Erskine Company, Inc., a coal and real estate company based out of Staunton, Va.

SCOPE AND CONTENT INFORMATION

The Erskine Company records were collected and donated to the Virginia Historical Society roughly a decade after the largely successful coal and real estate firm completed its dissolution. Due to the wide variety of business ventures the company participated in throughout its over century-long existence, this collection is highly diverse, consisting of corporate materials dating from 1913 to 1996; the personal files of two of the company's presidents; financial information, such as annual reports, bank statements, and tax records; legal documents, including leases, deeds, and agreements; records of the company's subsidiaries; maps of land holdings; and various accounts regarding the history of the entity and those who ran it.

In conjunction with the processing of this collection, the Virginia Historical Society undertook an oral history project to document the experiences of Erskine Company employees, particularly at the management level. The resulting interviews reflect the viewpoints and memories of a handful of the company's officials in both the Virginia and West Virginia realms. Copies of these interviews can be found in Series 7.

ORGANIZATION

The Erskine Company, Inc., records are arranged into seven series by subject and document type and further subdivided where necessary. Series include: Series 1. Board of Directors minutes and corporate documents; Series 2. President's files; Series 3. Financial materials; Series 4. Legal materials; Series 5. Subsidies; Series 6. Maps; and Series 7. Historical materials.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL INFORMATION

The Erskine Company, Inc. was a family-owned and operated coal and real estate business that existed from 1921 to 1996. Although headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, the Erskine Company dealt extensively in West Virginia as well, where it held roughly 8,600 acres of coal and timberland in Fayette and Raleigh counties. Throughout its corporate existence, the company participated in a wide variety of business ventures, including coal mining, real estate speculation, and stock and bond trading, among others.

While the Erskine Company, Inc., became an official business entity in the states of Virginia and West Virginia in 1921, its history predates that incorporation by nearly half a century, when Michael Erskine Miller helped finance the creation of the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company. Miller (1843-1897) was born in Union, West Virginia, but spent much of his early years traveling throughout the United States, bouncing around from Alabama to Texas before eventually setting in Staunton, Virginia, in the1860s. There, inspired by the business prospects resulting from the completion of the Virginia Central Railroad, Miller opened McClure and Miller Wholesale Grocery store. The business and Miller soon prospered.

Some four years after Miller settled in Staunton, further railroad expansion came to the surrounding area, as the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad completed its line from Newport News, Virginia, to Huntington, West Virginia. In so doing, the company had opened up the New River Gorge in West Virginia to mining, which attracted scores of individuals trying to make a living in the coal business. Chief among them were those from Pennsylvania, where a great amount of labor unrest in the coalfields had inspired many to look elsewhere for work. Such was the case with J.L. Beury and Jenkin Jones, who struck south and began prospecting around the New River area, eventually obtaining a lease on some 800 acres of land along Fire Creek belonging to Samuel Coit, President of the West Virginia Water Power Company. They aimed to create a coal company of their own.

Beury and Jones, however, had no capital. Fortunately, Beury had met Michael Erskine Miller and approached him about potentially funding the venture. By then a successful businessman, Miller jumped at the chance to finance the project, but with one caveat: to protect his interest, he insisted on sitting on the Board of Directors. When the dust settled and the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company officially gained its charter in 1877, Miller not only served as a director, but had been elected secretary and treasurer as well.

By 1879, Miller had become president of Fire Creek and began the process of turning it into a family-run business. To that end, he brought in his brother, Alexander E. Miller (1849-1890), to serve as treasurer and acquired as much company stock as he possibly could, owning 487 out of 592 shares by that fall. With that in place, the Millers began looking toward expansion.

Around 1884, Michael Erskine Miller bought the 1,800-acre lease that A.A. Low had contracted with the Low Moor Iron Company and formed the Thurmond Coal Company. Once Miller successfully installed a rail spur to transport the coal out of the mines, Thurmond became a highly successful entity, which would later be rechartered as the Rock Lick Coal Company and then the Dunedin Coal Company.

When Michael E. Miller died in June 1897, his estate—appraised at several hundred thousand dollars – was split in half, with one part left to his wife, Harriett (Echols) Miller, and the other half to his four adopted children (his two biological children had died of diphtheria) and his brother, J. Mason Miller, Jr. J. Mason Miller also inherited Michael's interest in the Thurmond Coal Company, but because the will stated that the beneficiaries were to be responsible for any indebtedness of the company, Mason declined to accept the bequest. Thus, while J. Mason Miller became president of both the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company and the Thurmond Coal Company, the latter reverted back to the estate.

When both Harriett and Mason died unexpectedly, in 1899 and 1901, respectively, they left the execution of the M. Erskine Miller estate still unsettled. Thereafter, those duties passed to Edward Echols, Harriet's brother, and Hugh B. Sproul, husband to one of Michael E. Millers' adopted children. Now co-executors of the three combined estates, Echols and Sproul found it nearly impossible to fairly divide all expenses and income to the many beneficiaries. To combat these issues, the two formed the Erskine Coal and Land Company in 1902, which was to serve as a holding company that owned all of the various assets, with the beneficiaries holding a pro rata block of the stock.

Officially chartered in 1903, the Erskine Coal and Land Company prospered under the leadership of Sproul and Echols, who served as the corporation's first president and vice president, respectively. Together, the two continued to operate the West Virginia-chartered corporation from Staunton until 1921, at which point they found restructuring prudent. At that time, the men formed the Erskine Company, Inc., incorporated both in Virginia and West Virginia. All assets belonging to the Erskine Coal and Land Company were transferred to the new entity.

Hugh B. Sproul continued as president of the new company until his death in 1929. Under his leadership, the company prospered and expanded, officially incorporating the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, the Dunedin Coal Company, the Terry Coal Company, and the Mason Coal Company. These four subsidiaries served to enlarge the Company's coal operations in West Virginia, while Sproul and the Board of Directors simultaneously diversified its stock portfolio from its home in Staunton's Professional Building.

A. Erskine Miller (1879-1961), first secretary and treasurer of the Erskine Coal and Land Company and the Erskine Company, Inc. alike, succeeded Sproul as president. Soon thereafter, the Great Depression necessitated a period of restructuring, as the coal business began to dwindle, apart for a brief flurry of activity during World War II. The presidency of A. E. Miller was thus one marked by increased attention to the company's stock and bond holdings and less to its first-hand dealings in the coal industry.

When Hugh B. Sproul, Jr. (1904-1992) took control in 1959, coal continued to falter as a source of revenue for the Erskine Company, Inc. Its prospects had become so meager by 1969, in fact, that the Board of Directors and Stockholders voted to liquidate and dissolve both the Dunedin and Fire Creek Coal and Coke companies. From that point onward, the company managed its West Virginia real estate by orchestrating leases with timber companies, with the Erskine Company, Inc., collecting royalties on all harvested materials. Along with prudent investing in securities and real estate speculation in Staunton, the harvesting of timber in West Virginia kept income up to the point that it was possible for the company to pay acceptable dividends to its stockholders until about 1990.

Hugh B. Sproul III succeeded his father as president of the company in 1984, after many years of serving as a director and consultant. An air of ambivalence marked the youngest Sproul's presidency. On one hand, he formed the Batoff Mountain Coal Company, the first subsidiary of the Erskine Company, Inc., that participated in direct coal mining since the World War II. Begun from the pieces of the E.J. and L. Company, Batoff existed less than a decade before being liquidated, however. Batoff's misfortune was due in large part to the other main issue that characterized Sproul III's presidency: the National Park Service's formation of the New River Gorge National River (NRGNR). A federally protected park, the NRGNR created a "boundary" within which timber and coal operations were prohibited. As a result, 11.4% of the Erskine Company, Inc.'s land in Raleigh County became obsolete (see Folder 585), and to make matters worse, the company's leadership felt shorted by the compensation offered to them by the federal government. A lengthy and costly litigation process ensued, further cutting into the company's profits. By the early 1990s, stockholder dividends reached an all-time low and liquidation became the chosen option.

The ultimate dissolution of the company was overseen by Dr. A. Erskine Sproul (1916-2010), who served as Erskine's final president from 1992 to 1996. Dr. Sproul, who did not always have the same business opinions as his nephew, Hugh B. Sproul, III, saw to the distribution of the stockholders' equity. The Erskine Company, Inc., formally dissolved in 1996.

INDEX TERMS

Batoff Mountain Coal Company
Erskine Company, Inc.
Erskine family
Coal mines and mining – West Virginia – History – 20th century
Dunedin Coal Company
Family-owned business enterprises – Virginia – History – 20th century
Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company
Mason Coal Company
Miller, A. Erskine
Miller family
New River Gorge National River (W.Va.)
Real estate development – Virginia – Staunton – History – 20th century
Rock Lick Coal Company
Sproul, Hugh B., 1937-
Sproul family
Virginia – Economic conditions – 20th century
West Virginia – Economic conditions – 20th century

CONTENTS LIST

Series 1. Corporate Materials, 1913–1996.

This series includes the minute books and corporate materials of the Erskine Company, Inc., four of its subsidiaries – Batoff Mountain Coal Company, Dunedin Coal Company, Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, Mason Coal Company – and another entity, the Rock Lick Coal Company, which eventually became the Dunedin Coal Company. Containing Board of Director's and Stockholders' minutes, company resolutions, and certificates of incorporation and dissolution, the records found here provide an in-depth look into how the family-owned and operated company conducted business in both Virginia and West Virginia throughout its entire history.

It is interesting to note the marginal amount of turnover amongst the Board of Directors and officers when examining these minute books, both within the parent company and its subsidiaries. In the 75 years that the entity existed as the Erskine Company, Inc. (and not as its predecessor, the Erskine Coal and Land Company), it had just five different presidents, two of whom served for 25 years or longer. Of those five executives, all had previous experience as Directors and/or officers, and many had served in a similar capacity for one or more of the company's subsidiaries.

Researchers should note that additional information concerning the company's subsidiaries is located in Series 5.

Series 1.1. Erskine Company, Inc., 1921–1996

Folder  
1 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1921 Jan.-1941 Dec.
2 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1942 Jan.-1963 Dec.
3 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1964 Jan.-1975 Dec.
4 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1976 Jan.-1988 Dec.
5 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1989 Jan.-1991 Dec.
6 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1991 Mar.-1993 Dec.
7 Minutes of the Erskine Company, Inc., 1994 Jan.-1996 Mar.

 

Series 1.2. Batoff Mountain Coal Company, 1989–1996

Folder  
8 Minutes and Corporate Records of the Batoff Mountain Coal Company, 1989 Apr-1996 Mar

 

Series 1.3. Dunedin Coal Company, 1934–1969

Folder  
9 Minutes of the Dunedin Coal Company, 1934 Feb.-1969 Sep.

 

Series 1.4. Fire Creek Coal & Coke Company, 1934–1969

 

Folder  
10 Minutes of the Fire Creek Coal & Coke Company, 1934 Feb.-1969 Dec.

 

Series 1.5. Mason Coal Company, 1926–1944

Folder  
11 Minutes of the Mason Coal Company, 1926 Nov.-1944 Apr.

 

Series 1.6. Rock Lick Coal Company, 1913–1925

Folder  
12 Minutes of the Rock Lick Coal Company, 1913 Mar.-1925 Oct. (See Oversize)

 

Series 2. President's Files, 1883–1996

This series contains the personal files of two of The Erskine Company's presidents.

A. Erskine Miller served longer than any other president of the Erskine Company, holding the position from 1929 to 1958. Under his leadership, the company officially incorporated two of its West Virginia coal subsidiaries, the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company and the Dunedin Coal Company, and further expanded the scope of its business dealings in Virginia. The majority of the files in Series 2.1 are related to the latter, focusing largely on things such as mortgage loans to Staunton residents and information regarding the company's stock, bond, and security holdings.

The fourth president of the company, Hugh B. Sproul III, served from 1984 to 1992, following a three-year stint as vice president. The grandson of the company's first president and the son of its third, Sproul led the corporation through some tumultuous times and eventually initiated the liquidation of its assets. Because issues relating to the company's West Virginia real estate largely dominated Sprouls presidency, his files have been divided into two distinct series: general files and West Virginia files. The former, Series 2.2, is concerned primarily with the president's duties as far as the Board of Directors and Stockholders were concerned, providing such information as presidential reports and notes on quarterly meetings. Folder 384 should be particularly noted, as it contains documentation and correspondence relating to the Erskine Company, Inc.'s failed attempt to sell its assets to U.S.A. Enterprises at $960 per share. Series 2.3, Sproul's West Virginia files, is largely concerned with the company's dealings with the National Park Service, which legally took some of Erskine-owned land to create the New River Gorge National River (NRGNR). Unsurprisingly, Sproul reacted unfavorably to the government measure and initiated a long, oftentimes arduous litigation process. Folders 481-486, 536-552, and 620-631 speak to this issue extensively.

Series 2.1. A. Erskine Miller Presidential Files, 1927–1966.

Folder  
13 Alleghany Corporation, 1943 May 25-1943 June 13
14 Allen, Lowell C. and Virginia Youell, 1954 Sept. 24-1964 June 13
15 Allied Mortgage Corporation, 1933 Jan. 11-1936 Sept. 3
16 American Chantillion, 1933 Jan. 1-1934 Dec. 28
17 American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Company, 1943 June 2-1945 Dec. 14
18 American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1934 Jan. 1-1937 June 14
19 American Tobacco Company, 1935 Dec. 5-1969 March 18
20 Arbogast, J. Ed., 1930 May 3-1946 Jan. 14
21 Areheart Homer A. and Viola B., 1952 Aug. 13-1955 Dec. 16
22 Armour and Company of Delaware, 1936 Dec. 22-1957 Jan.1
23 Ashby, James M. and Mary B., 1952 May 31-1955 May 29
24 Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Ry. Cu., 1944 Nov. 10-1945 Dec. 21
25 Atlantic Life Insurance Company, 1934 Jan. 25-1937 Jan. 15
26 Auto Sales Corporation, 1936 Oct. 31-1942 Aug. 3
27 Bailey, Tyree M., 1945 Sept. 22
28 Baldwin, Hugh (Fishersville, Va.), 1960 Oct. 14-1969 Nov. 18
29 Ballew, William H. and Mary H., 1952 June 12-1958 Jan. 14
30 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, 1938 March 25-1947 April 22
31 Baltimore Steam Packet Company (Garrett), 1927 Aug. 1-1942 Aug. 1
32 Bank of Virginia, 1954 April 5-1957 June 11
33 Banks Hotel Operations Company, Inc. (Ingleside Country Club), 1947 Feb. 1-1957 Feb. 1
34 Basic-Witz Furniture Industries, Inc., 1956 July 25-1964 Feb. 27
35 Baylor, Manson M. and Wife, 1953 Aug. 14-1954 Dec. 21
36 Beard, Charles N. and Bettie A., 1953 Oct. 27-1955 Oct. 24
37 Beck, Lynn A. 1937 July 13-1944 Jan. 13
38 Beech Nut Packing Company, 1948 June 2-1951 Dec. 14
39 Beekman Hotel (Garrett), 1927 May 24-1939 April 1
40 Bell, Hugh B. and Ruth H., 1942 April 2-1942 April 15
41 Belle Meade Restaurant Property, 1962 June 19-1962 June 27
42 Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1936 Sept. 5-1966 Dec. 8
43 Beverly-Central Company, Inc. (Staunton, Va.), 1934 Oct. 11-1936 Sept. 1
44 Black, Frank S., 1931 Feb. 14
45 Blackwell, Stuart H. and Ruby H., 1952 March 29-1954 Dec. 13
46 Bowers, Raymond V., Jr. and Margaret J., 1948 May 12-1948 June 1
47 Breeden, Mrs. David J., 1948 April 24-1962 Feb. 20
48 Bright, Robert B., 1960 July 23
49 Brogden Loan #2670 (Erskine Company Trustee), 1933 Feb. 3-1934 Oct. 1
50 Bryan, C.R., 1941 Jan. 30-1941 April 3
51 Burlington Mills Corporation, 1948 July 19-1952 June 27
52 Byers, T.P. Implement Company, 1932 June 14-1937 Dec. 1
53 Campbell, James E. and Charlene F., 1950 April 26
54 Campfield, William S., 1942 April 27-1942 April 28
55 Carolina Clinchfield and Ohio Railway, 1940 Aug. 23-1942 Sept. 18
56 Carper, James K. and Wesley J., 1966 Nov. 10
57 Carter, B.E., 1937 Aug. 19-1937 Aug. 28
58 Celenese Corporation of America, 1944 April 13-1948 Aug. 26
59 Celotex Corporation, 1956 May 5-1961 March 13
60 Central Avenue Motor Company, Inc., 1931 Jan. 22-1931 Feb. 20
61 Central New York Power Corporation, 1946 March 27-1949 Sept. 2
62 Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company (Fire Creek), 1937 May 27-1951 Dec.19
63 Chesapeake-Camp Corporation, 1936 Dec. 19-1937 Jan. 22
64 Chesterfield County, Va., 1957 March 11-1957 June 18
65 Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railway, 1930 June 1-1939 Aug. 2
66 Chrysler Corporation, 1936 Sept. 10-1948 Oct. 10
67 City of Charlottesville, Va., 1934 Dec. 2-1934 Dec. 5
68 City of Danville, Va., 1956 Feb. 2
69 City of Staunton, Va., 1937 Aug. 1-1937 Sept. 1
70 Clark, N.T. (first mortgage), 1930 Nov. 12-1950 Sept. 15
71 Clemmer, J.B., 1932 Oct. 21-1933 June 19
72 Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, 1927 May 12-1948 June 1
73 Clevite Corporation, 1956 April 6-1960 April 22
74 Coal Run Land Company Stock, 1933 April 15-1955 Nov. 28
75 Coffey, James W., 1949 June 4-1950 Dec. 8
76 Cole, J. Ralph, 1932 Sept. 26
77 Consolidated Natural Gas Company, 1943 Dec. 15-1945 Dec. 14
78 Corbin, G.C., 1950 Nov. 18
79 Coville, M. Genevive, 1948 Dec. 22-1949 June 22
80 Cox, Henderson M. and Lillian M., 1941 July 28-1942 Sept. 14
81 Cranberry Land Company, 1926 April 1
82 Cronice, J.G., 1929 July 1
83 Crum, D.E. and Mary F., 1935 Oct. 28-1936 Sept. 24
84 Crummett, Reverend William C., 1958 June 12-1966 Nov. 8
85 Curtis Publishing Company, 1936 Oct. 8-1949 Dec. 15
86 Cutler-Hammer, 1943 March 31-1948 June 2
87 Dabney, F.A. (Nolting), 1933 Jan. 18-1937 March 19
88 Dan River Mills, 1948 Aug. 26-1955 May 4
89 Deforest, W.C. (Nolting), 1932 Sept. 19-1935 March 15
90 Delaware and Hudson Company (Fire Creek), 1957 Jan. 30-1965 April 6
91 Delaware Power and Light Company, 1945 Dec. 21
92 Department of Labor Building (Garrett), 1932 May 28-1935 Nov. 13
93 Detamore, Gladys E., 1961 Oct. 27-1966 Feb. 15
94 Dominion Securities Corporation. P.F.D., 1937 June 16-1940 Feb. 23
95 Du Pont de Nemars, E.I. and Company, 1947 May 1-1948 Aug. 27
96 Dundore, Russell M. and Wife, 1955 June 16-1964 June 17
97 Dunlap, Frank T., 1939 May 13
98 Dunlap, William W., Jr., 1949 Aug. 22-1950 May 2
99 East Liberty Properties, 1960 Jan. 6-1968 July 31
100 East Liberty Station, Pittsburgh Post Office, 1928 Sept.-1933 March 24
101 Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, 1936 March 26-1945 Sept. 1
102 Electric Storage Battery, 1947 July 11-1951 Dec. 14
103 Fabric Realty Corporation ("Verona" Bonds), 1939 Deb. 10-1942 June 1
104 Farrow, T.L., 1935 Nov. 20-1939 Nov. 6
105 Fauber, Beulah C. 1950 Feb. 3-1958 June 27
106 Fauber, Frank E., 1951 Dec. 22
107 Federal Farm Loan Bonds, 1925 June 6-1962 Oct. 1
108 Federal Mortgage Company (Garrett), 1930 May 1-1934 Dec. 15
109 First Baptist Church, undated.
110 Fitzgerald, Herman R. and Louise M., 1951 Oct. 26-1959 Jan. 29
111 Fleishman, Morris (Nolting), 1926 Aug. 1-1936 Aug. 6
112 Foley, Leonard K., 1963 March 30-1963 June 30
113 Franklin Terrace (Nolting), 1930 Jan. 1-1936 Oct. 29
114 Freeman, Dr. Douglas S., 1929 Aug. 1-1938 Aug. 2
115 Fridén Calculating Machine Agency, 1947 May 16-1953 Dec. 29
116 Fridy, James J., 1956 June 22-1959 June 26
117 Gardner, Samuel H., Insurance, 1961 Feb. 17-1968 May 1
118 Gardner, Samuel H., Various Properties, 1955 June 8-1964 April 29
119 Garnett Building Corporation (exchange for Atlanta Postal), 1938 May 31-1954 Oct. 25
120 Glenmore Hunt Club, 1948 Dec. 7
121 Goreck, Elizabeth G., 1948 Dec. 3-1964 Oct. 26
123 Grant, Homer M. and Gladora, 1952 Feb. 16-1958 Feb. 24
124 Gwin, J.J., 1955 April 1-1955 May 6
125 Ham and Boyles (Nolting), 1933 March 23-1935 May 18
126 Hardy, Harry J., 1940 Aug. 24-1940 Aug. 29
127 Harner, John M. and Shirley H., 1971 Jan. 13-1971 March 8
128 Harper, C.E. and Mattie G., 1940 Jan. 20-1940 March 28
129 Harris, Ralph A., 1947 Aug. 25-1950 May 17
130 Harrisonburg Telephone Company, 1953 April 7-1967 April 14
131 Hatter, Carl B. and Llana G., 1952 Aug. 11-1954 Feb. 24
132 High Rock Bristol, 1928 Dec. 1-1936 Nov. 24
133 Homan, Charles E. and Opal F., 1959 Feb. 19-1960 April 20
134 Home Insurance Company, 1952 Jan. 7-1954 March 29
135 Home Owners Loan Company, 1934 Feb. 12-1935 Dec. 4
136 Houser, Ray, 1952 Dec. 18-1960 Oct. 11
137 Howell, Robert, 1963 July 6-1968 April 19
138 Hummel Ross Fiber Company, 1930 Sept. 1-1937 March 1
139 Hydenreich, R.R., 1942 Jan. 28-1942 April 5
140 Imperial Smokeless Coal Company Stock, 1926 Dec. 31-1943 Sept. 27
141 Ingleside Hotel and Country Club, 1950 July 5-1950 Dec. 6
142 Insuranshares Certificates, Inc., 1934 March 20-1943 Oct. 26
143 Inter Mountain Telephone Company, 1940 Oct. 15-1948 May 12
144 International Harvester Company, 1943 May 25-1945 Dec. 14
145 Interstate Commerce Commission (re: coal), 1936 Nov. 18-1936 Nov. 19
146 Iseman, Hulda and I. (Harnesberger), 1957 Sept. 12-1957 Oct. 1
147 Johnston, Charles P. and Marjorie T., 1957 Sept. 4
148 Kansas Power and Light Company, 1949 Sept. 28-1951 Aug. 1
149 Kennard, George W., 1927 Sept. 6-1941 April 1
150 Kennecott Copper Corporation, 1948 Oct. 13-1955 May 4
151 Kessell, Haven W., 1963 Aug. 31
152 Knollwood Water Company, Inc., 1962 Aug. 21-1967 Sept. 27
153 Knopp, Joseph P., 1955 June 2-1964 May 26
154 Knorr, K.H., 1935 May 10-1936 June 20
155 Law, Frank, 1927 March 4-1937 Jan. 25
156 Leavell, Charles E., 1941 Aug. 15
157 Lexington Telephone Company, 1948 Jan. 19-1961 Dec. 26
158 Life Insurance Company of Virginia, 1937 March 16-1954 June 15
159 Lineweaver, R.N., 1936 July 21-1951 Jan. 12
160 Loews, Inc., 1942 July 1-1957 Aug. 15
161 Lorrilard, P., 1936 Sept. 9-1948 June 1
162 Love Realty Company, Loan #2008, 1927 June 6-1933 June 12
163 Luray, Town of, 1954 April 22
164 Macy, R.H. and Company, Inc., 1959 Dec. 23-1965 April 30
165 Maryland Light and Power Company, 1930 April 8-193 June 2
166 Massachusetts Chain Store Terminals, Inc., 1929 Aug. 1-1956 April 26
167 McCreery, James T. Company, Inc., 1921 March 2-1952 April 10
168 Mercantile Properties, Inc., 1926 Jan. 1-1958 Jan. 24
169 Mesta Machine Company, 1936 Sept. 9-1951 Dec. 14
170 Miller, A. Erskine, 1930 Jan. 27
171 Miller, James H.C. and Frances, 1951 March 5
172 Miller, M. Erskine, 1883 Sept. 1-1921 Jan. 31
173 Mission Corporation, 1935 March 15-1949 March 28
174 Montgomery Ward and Company, 1948 Oct. 11-1955 June 3
175 Mortgage Bond Company of Maryland, Inc., 1935 May 6-1936 Sept. 10
176 Mortgage Company of Maryland, Inc., 1927 Jan. 1-1935 March 5
177 Murphy, G.C. Company, 1942 June 30-1945 Dec. 26
178 National Distributing Properties, Inc., 1959 Jan. 29-1963 Feb. 6
179 Nebel, Walter, 1948 Aug. 11-1948 Aug. 14
180 Newport News Shipping and Dry Dock Company, 1940 July 26-1955 June 7
181 Niagara Mohawk Power Company, 1950 Jan. 5-1950 May 27
182 Nission, W.M. (Nolting), 1933 March 3-1936 Sept. 4
183 Nolde Brothers, Inc., 1953 Aug. 4-1956 April 27
184 >Nolting First Mortgage Company, 1929 June 1-1945 May 24
185 North American Company, 1946 Feb. 5-1948 June 1
186 Ogburn, L.O. (formerly F.A. Dabney), 1937 Oct. 29-1938 June 20
187 Old Dominion Mortgage Company, 1933 Dec. 5-1935 Nov. 12
188 Opie Street House, undated
189 Owens, Melvin D. and Nellie V., 1941 Nov. 21-1944 Jan. 15
190 Pacific Gas and Electric Company, 1947 May 7-1948 June 1
191 Packard Motor Car Company, 1936 Sept. 19-1951 Dec. 14
192 Pancake, et al., 1937 April 10-1938 Oct. 10
193 Pemberton, Daniel W. and Mary T., 1953 Dec. 23-1965 June 15
194 Pennsylvania Mercantile S.F. Gold Bonds, 1928 April 1-1947 Sept. 13
195 Pennsylvania Railroad Company (for Fire Creek), 1946 July 10-1955 Nov. 4
196 Pennsylvania Turnpike Revenue Bonds, 1954 April 1-1954 April 30
197 Philadelphia Electric Company, 1948 June 1
198 Phillip Morris and Company, Ltd., 1949 April 26-1969 March 28
199 Pitman, R.L. (Nolting), 1933 Feb. 20-1936 Dec. 29
200 Pittson Company, 1945 July 18
201 Pleasant, Mary S., 1944 May 6-1950 Aug. 18
202 Portsmouth, City of, 1952 June 2-1952 Nov. 4
203 Post Office, New York Station F Bonds, 1934 Feb. 20
204 Post Office, New York Station J (Gilson Realty), 1927 Aug. 1-1935 Feb. 27
205 Post Office Station, Inc., St. Paul, Minn., 1928 Feb. 1-1947 Aug. 1
206 Postal Service, Atlanta Parcel Post Office, 1927 March 1-1949 April 12
207 Postal Service, Brooklyn Post Offices, Inc., Series C and D, 1928 Sept. 1-1947 Sept. 3
208 Postal Service, Burlington Realty Trust, Boston Parcel Post Station, 1928 Jan. 6-1954 Nov. 5
209 Postal Service, New York and Chicago Series A, 1928 Oct. 1-1947 Oct. 24
210 Postal Service, New York Postal Services Station, Inc., 1927 Feb. 1-1948 March 16
211 Postal Service, Postal Facilities, Inc., Station F. New York Post Office, 1927 Feb. 1-1953 April 15
212 Postal Service, Postal Service Building Corporation, Audit Reports, 1939 Dec. 31-1941 June 30
213 Postal Service, Postal Service Building Corporation, Chicago Series A, 1929 May 1-1948 Oct. 8
214 Potomac Electric Power Company, 1948 June 1
215 Potomac Mortgage Company (Garrett), 1930 Feb. 25-1936 Sept. 16
216 Prilco Corporation (for Fire Creek), 1946 July 10-1955 Nov. 4
217 Province of Nova Scotia, 1942 Aug. 4
218 Public Service Company of New Hampshire, 1952 Jan. 7-1953 Oct. 22
219 Public Service Company of New Jersey, 1948 June 1
220 Ratcliffe, Viola H., 1951 Jan. 18-1951 Oct. 26
221 Reynolds, R.J. Tobacco Company, 1935 Jan. 17-1951 Dec. 15
222 Rhode Island Chain Store Terminals, 1932 Aug. 29-1944 Dec. 21
223 Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Dividend Obligation, 1936 Dec. 31-1938 June 30
224 Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad, 1944 Nov. 10
225 Riverside and Dan River, 1935 July 29-1946 Oct. 9
226 Roanoke, City of, 1949 Sept. 22-1951 Oct. 31
227 Rohr, Mrs. Harvy, 1948 July 5
228 Rolfe Coal Mining Company, 1932 Feb. 4-1970 Oct. 6
229 Rolston, D.R. and Ellen S., 1940 Nov. 16
230 Rosen, Ollie, 1952 Jan. 29
231 Rowe, H.H. (Nolting), 1932 June 22-1935 Feb. 11
232 Royster, S.S. (#3571, $3,000), 1934 Feb. 6-1940 March 22
233 Salmons, Fred and Cather E., 1957 May 8-1959 Jan. 8
234 Schweitzer, Herman (Nolting), 1932 May 9-1935 June 24
235 Scott, James W., 1928 June 1-1939 June 15
236 Sears Roebuck and Company, 1942 July 1-1955 June 2
237 Seawright Springs Corporation, 1928 Feb. 8-1936 Sept. 24
238 Senger, J.H., 1950 Nov. 15-1956 April 6
239 Settle, T.H. Loan #2929 (Nolting), 1932 Dec. 9-1939 Aug. 22
240 Shaver, H.A. and Allene P., 1944 June 2-1945 May 28
241 Shenandoah Investment Company, 1932 April 11-1936 Oct. 14
242 Shifflett, George D. and Irene V., 1945 Aug. 25-1945 Oct. 26
243 Shifflett, Weldon, 1945 May 8-1951 Nov. 29
244 Shreckhise Brothers, 1950 May 12-1950 May 13
245 Sizer, F.M., 1932 July 20-1952 July 26
246 Slater, W.A. (Morris Property), 1946 May 24
247 Smith-Douglas Company, Inc., 1952 Nov. 17-1955 Nov. 18
248 Smith, Frank S., 1928 Jan. 9-1959 June 23
249 Smith, Hugh W., et al., 1945 Sept. 26-1945 Oct. 4
250 Smith, Mrs. Edna R., 1944 March 12-1945 March 23
251 Socony Vacuum Oil Company, 1946 Feb. 5-1951 May 4
252 Southern Pacific Company, 1946 Feb. 5-1951 Dec. 15
253 Southern Railway, Mobile and Ohio, 1937 Oct. 21-1956 May 31
254 Spitter, Howe, 1955 March 8-1955 March 19
255 Springfield Chain Store Terminals, 1929 Oct. 1-1947 March 18
256 St. Louis Chain Store Terminals, 1928 Oct. 1-1948 Nov. 26
257 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1934 May 1-1951 May 4
258 Staunton Industrial Bank, 1966 Aug. 15-1966 Aug. 31
259 Staunton Woolen Mills, 1940 Oct. 18
260 Stone and Webster, Inc., 1952 Jan. 8-1957 June 11
261 Stonewall Jackson Golf Club, 1933 May 9-1946 Feb. 15
262 Stonewall Jackson Hotel, 1944 Jan. 13-1946 Aug. 15
263 Stonewall Properties, Inc., 1949 March 22-1961 Dec. 12
264 Stover Smokeless Coal Company, undated
265 Sun Coal and Coke Company, 1901 July 6
266 Taylor, J.W., 1932 April 25
267 Taylor Realty (#347, $1,000)
268 Thalhimer Brothers, Inc. (Nolting), 1929 April 1-1953 Sept. 21
269 Thompson, Sherm J., 1955 July 9-1961 Oct. 5
270 Thurman, Lilly B., 1958 Jan. 6-1963 June 24
271 Times Squares 46th Street First Mortgage, 1932 May 18-1945 Oct. 24
272 Todd, Robert L., 1948 Oct. 27-1950 Oct. 31
273 Toronto Chain Store Terminals (Garrett), 1929 Oct. 1-1947 April 1
274 Townley Court Apartments, 1928 May 1-1940 May 21
275 Tucker Valley Motor Lodge and Restaurant, 1964 April 29
276 Turner, M.A. (#1095 $4,000), 1933 Feb. 23-1945 March 2
277 Tuscan Villa (#3052, $1,000), 1929 Sept. 3-1942 Nov. 11
278 Unemployment Compensation Commission of Virginia, 1945 Oct. 18-1955 Aug. 24
270 Union Apple Company, 1930 May 31
280 Union Pacific Railroad, 1944 Nov. 10-1955 May 4
281 United Corporation, 1937 Jan. 21-1949 May 5
282 United Fruit Company, 1956 June 13-1960 April 22
283 United Gas Improvement, 1936 Nov. 12-1948 June 1
284 United Mortgage Company (Garrett), 1930 Nov.-1934 June 1
285 United States and Foreign Securities Corporation, 1955 March 31-1956 June 24
286 United States Steel Corporation, 1934 May 29-1945 Dec. 18
287 Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, 1946 Aug. 1-1969 March 11
288 Van Fossen, Rosa L., 1937 July 1-1937 July 2
289 Varner, W.B., 1929 Sept. 1-1931 April 25
290 Virginia Commonwealth Corporation, 1962 July 18-1962 Sept. 15
291 Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 1933 Aug. 1-1939 April 1
292 Virginian Railway, 1935 Dec. 28-1959 March 27
293 Wagner, Franklin D. and Janet F., 1969 May 19-1972 Aug. 18
294 Waller-Davis, Inc., 1933 May 4-1940 Oct. 18
295 Wamsley, James H., 1936 April 7
296 Washington Gas Light Company, 1939 Aug. 3-1951 Dec. 14
297 Weglian, John and Mary Erskine, 1969 June 5-1972 July 31
298 Wehn, N.L., 1931 Oct. 2-1937 May 12
299 West Penn Electric Company, 1948 June 1-1960 April 13
300 Westinghouse Airbrake Company, 1944 Deb. 21-1948 Aug. 20
301 Westinghouse Electric Company, 1944 May 12-1956 Oct. 11
302 Wine, G.D., 1933 Jan. 23-1940 Feb. 16
303 Wisconsin Electric Power Company, 1948 June 1-1950 June 19
304 Woodside, A.M., 1940 Aug. 28-1945 Sept. 13
305 Woolworth, F.W. Company, 1935 Dec. 5-1951 Dec. 14
306 Wright, Gordon, 1947 Oct. 12-1956 May 14
307 Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, 1936 April 23-1943 April 16

 

Series 2.2. Hugh B. Sproul, III, General Files, 1956–1996 (bulk 1984–1995)

Folder  
308 Air Conditioning (Professional Building), 1956 July 13-1963 July 23
309 Air-Land Real Estate, Ltd., 1987 Nov. 5-1995 Sept. 27
310 Anderson, H.R. Company, 1965 Feb. 25-1966 July 11
311 Annual Meeting 1987, 1988 April 16
312 Annual Meeting 1988, 1989 April 22
313 Annual Meeting 1989, 1990 April 21
314 Annual Meeting 1990, 1991 April 20
315 Annual Meeting 1991, 1992 April 25
316 Annual Meeting 1992, 1993 April 24
317 Annual Meeting 1993, 1994 April 23
318 Annual Meeting 1994, 1995 April 22
319 Bonuses, Employees and Executive Committee, 1992 June-1995 April
320 Bush, C.E., III, 1989 Feb. 7-1993 July 14
321 Bylaw Revision, 1990 Jan. 17
322 C.S.X. Corporation, Purchase Rights, 1988 July 9-1988 Sept. 20
323 Central Barber Shop, 1959 June 19-1995 April 1
324 Certificates of Corporate Authorization to Transfer, undated.
325 Curry, Margaret E., Trust HDQ5610 at Crestar Bank, 1991 June 24-1992 Sept. 17
326 Directors, 1988 Jan. 29-1993 May 5
327 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1984, 1984 Jan. 29-1984 Dec.
328 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1985, 1985 March -1985 Dec.
329 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1986, 1986 March -1986 Dec.
330 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1987, 1987 March -1987 Dec.
331 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1989, 1989 Jan.-1986 Oct.
332 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1990, 1990 Jan.-1990 Oct.
333 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1991, 1991 Jan.-1991 Oct.
334 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1992, 1992 Jan.-1992 Oct.
335 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1993, 1993 Jan.-1993 Oct.
336 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1994, 1994 Jan.-1994 Oct.
337 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1995, 1995 Jan.-1995 Oct.
338 Directors Quarterly Meetings 1996, 1996 Jan.-1996 April
339 Draft Electric Company, 1984 Feb. 6-1995 March 21
340 Electric Ceramic Heaters, 1987 Nov. 30
341 Erskine Building, 1948 Sept. 20-1990 Nov. 14
342 Erskine, Mary M., Estate, 1990 Jan. 6-1995 Jan. 30
343 Executive Committee Mailings, 1990 Aug. 3-1196 March 14
344 Goodyear Building, 1990 Jan. 1-1990 Nov. 30
345 Hamac and Company, 1994 April 11-1994 April 18
346 Hawpe, Douglas L., C.P.A., 1988 March 1-199 May 8
347 Internal Revenue Service, 1993 July 16
348 Janitorial Services, 1994 Dec. 27-1996 Feb. 12
349 Life Insurance (Prudential Insurance Company), 1975 Oct. 8-1992 Oct. 7
350 Liquidation of Stock, 1992 May 4-1992 July 2
351 Mackey, Nelson, 1988 April 15-1992 June 19
352 May, Eugenia S., Estate, 1991 June 16-1993 Dec. 7
353 Miller, Carolyn M., 1987 Oct.22-1996 June 14
354 Moffett Property, 1984 Jan. 2-1993 May 23
355 Orkin Extinguishing Company, Inc., 1991 June 18-1995 May 12
356 Painting of Staunton Real Estate, 1992 April 30-1993 Jan. 29
357 Phase I, Environmental Site Assessment, Goodyear Building, 1993 Nov. 29
358 President's Report 1986, undated.
359 President's Report 1987, undated.
360 President's Report 1988, 1988 March-1989 April
361 President's Report 1989, 1989 July-1990 April
362 President's Report 1990, 1990 July-1991 April
363 Professional Building, 1985 Sept. 17-1993 Feb. 13
364 Real Estate Sales, Va., 1991 June 4-1995 Oct. 2
365 Rhea, Bobby, 1991 Aug. 1-1996 June 7
366 Sampson Building, 1970 Feb. 23-1991 April 27
367 Schilling, Mildred G., 1994 March 22
368 Shives, Agnes B., 1978 Feb. 17
369 Site Characterization Report, U.S.T. Petroleum Release, S. and S. Services, 1986 May 6-1995 Oct. 13
370 Smith Fuel Building, 1986 July 24-1995 Aug. 21
371 Spinner, Charles E., Sr., 1993 Jan. 13-1993 Feb. 20
372 Sproul, Eleanor G., Estate, 1993 Oct. 31
373 Sproul, H.B., Jr., Estate, 1987 Sept. 3-1993 June 7
374 Sproul, Mary Faye, 1988 Jan. 1-1990 June 15
375 Sproul, Mason, 1987 Sept. 9-1996 Jan. 11
376 State Corporation Commission, Va., 1994 Dec. 30-1995 Jan. 10
377 Staunton Parking Garage, 1990 Nov. 20-1995 May 23
378 Staunton Real Estate Assessments, 1989 May 18-1995 Dec. 5
379 Stockholders Mailings, 1988 May 12-1996 Jan. 27
380 Stockholders Meeting, 1994 Feb. 19
381 Stockholders Sell Vote, 1993 Dec. 13-1993 Dec. 20
382 Strategic Planning, 1990 Feb. 16
383 Trial Balances, 1988 Dec. 31-1996 May
384 U.S.A. Enterprises, Inc., 1993 Nov.-1994 March 21
385 U.S.T. Closure Report, Central Avenue Garage, 1993 June 8
386 U.S.T. Closure Report, Goodyear Auto Service Center, 1994 Oct. 12
387 U.S.T. Closure Report, S. and S. Services, 1990 May 31
388 Unclaimed Property, 1996 March 29
389 Union Carbide Corporation, 1973 Aug. 7-1974 April 22
390 United Mine Workers Employment Records, A-G, 1965 Jan. 22-1986 Oct. 7
391 United Mine Workers Employment Records, H-Z, 1962 Dec. 26-1986 March 6
392 United States Elevator Corporation, 1984 Oct. 31-1994 Oct. 20
393 Virginia Power, 1992 Sept. 10
394 Virginia Real Estate, Internal Rate of Return, 1990 March 7
395 Wheat, Allen, Estate, 1996 Jan. 30-1996 May 31
396 Wheat, M. Erskine M., 1992 Sept. 15-1994 Aug. 19
397 Williams, Dr. Carrington, Jr., 1980 Jan. 21-1980 Feb. 11

 

Series 2.3. Hugh B. Sproul, III, West Virginia Files, 1916–1995 (bulk 1985–1995)

Folder  
398 A.M.V.E.S.T. Corporation (Smith, Carol W.), 1989 March 17-1989 May 17
399 Abandoned Mines, Rahall, 1989 April 18
400 Addresses, W.Va., 1989 Feb. 18-1989 April 3
401 Adkins, Robert L. (Surface Property on Batoff), 1993 March 8-1994 April 11
402 Alice Coal Company, Inc., 1986 May 29-1986 June 3
403 Appalachian Exploration and Development, Inc., 1957 Feb. 25-1986 Jan. 1
404 Appalachian Power Company, Sale of Right of Way, 1968 Jan. 15-1992 June 16
405 Appraisal, Original, Property in New River Gorge National River, 1988 Feb. 2
406 Appraisal, Report for National Park Service, 1987 Dec. 10
407 Appraisal, Report on Various N.E.R.I. Tracts, 1990 July 30
408 Appraisal, Report on Various Parcels, 1988 Feb. 18-1990 Feb. 14
409 Appraisal, Revised, Property in New River Gorge National River, 1990 Sept. 7
410 Blackburn-Patteson Realty Company, 1961 Aug. 16-1995 Sept. 22
411 Blue Ridge Forestry Services (Largen, Tom), 1987 Nov. 3-1987 Dec.
412 Bluefield Coal Show, 1989 Sept.
413 Bonding/Surface Mining Forms, 1988 Dec. 5
414 Bragg Farm/Property, 1916 May 15-1990 June 8
415 Bright Coal Company, 1985 Nov. 27
416 C.S.X. Realty (Reversion, Terry), 1988 Feb. 17-1989 Oct. 5
417 Canal Forest Resources, Inc., (Bush, Teddy), 1988 Jan. 18-1988 Feb. 22
418 Capstone Engineering Company, 1989 Feb. 2
419 Carper, James K. and Elizabeth N., 1977 April 20-1991 June 21
420 Carper, Ritchie V., 1960 Jan. 26-1995 Dec. 1
421 Carper, Wesley J., et al., 1976 Sept. 21-1980 June 23
422 Chafin Carbon Company, 1989 June 26
423 Coal Association, W.Va., 1989 Feb. 7-1995 May 5
424 Coal Industry Health Benefits Stabilization Act of 1989, 1989 Oct. 26
425 Coal Lessors, Inc., 1990 March 15-1990 March 28
426 Coal Resource Classification, undated
427 Coal Tonnage Report, Blackburn-Patteson Property, 1974 Dec. 1975 July 5
428 Cobb, Pete S., 1990 April 20
429 Coit #1, 1975 June 30-1988 Aug. 19
430 Coit #3, 1914 June 13-1987
431 Coit Deed and Property Descriptions, 1986 Dec. 1
432 Commercial Properties, Beckley, W.Va., 1982 Oct. 27-1989 Sept.5
433 Composable Real Estate Sales, 1984 Dec. 18
434 Consultant, Sproul, H.B., III, 1992 Feb. 11-1995 April 7
435 Core Drilling, Bluefield Coal Company, Mason, 1977-Dec. 5-1988 Dec.
436 Core Drilling, Coit #1, 1944 Feb. 2-1974 June 19
437 Core Drilling, Digital Logs, Dunedin Holes A, B, I, O, 1988 Aug. 4-1990 June 14
438 Core Drilling, E Logs and Analysis, Coit #3, Hole D, undated
439 Core Drilling, High Resolution Density Logs, Holes A, B, D, K, 1988 Aug. 4-1989 May 19
440 Core Drilling, Mason Hole G, 1942 Jan. 30-1991Aug. 19
441 Corporation Papers File, 1921 Jan. 22-1993 Aug. 16
442 Costello, et al., Revenue Ruling, 1983 March 14-1990 Sept. 18
443 Craddock, Robert L., 1991 Feb. 25
444 Daniel, James R., 1989 Sept. 26-1990 March
445 Department of Energy, W.Va., Correspondence, 1987 June 30-1989 Nov. 30
446 Division of Environmental Protection, W.Va., 1993 Dec 6-1994 Nov. 8
447 E.M. Company Strips (Timber), 1989 Oct. 1-1989 Nov. 30
448 Eastern Hardwoods, Inc., undated
449 Eastern Logging Company, 1982 Aug. 9-1985 Sept. 20
450 Einstein, John L., III, 1988 May18
451 Engineering Services, Inc. (Shrewsbury, Roy), 1990 March 20
452 Erskine Coal and Land Company, 1910 Oct. 28-1921 Jan. 1
453 Executive Order 12,630, undated
454 Fax Services, 1990 May 9-1991 June 6
455 Faykus, Michael C., Judgment, 1985 Oct. 1-1996 Feb. 19
456 File, Bowers, Hobson, and Payne, 1963 Oct. 7-1979 Dec. 22
457 File, Payne, Scherer, and Brown, 1988 Dec. 9-1989 June 23
458 File, Robert, 1989 Feb. 6-1996 May 9
459 File, W.H., Jr., 1980 Jan. 17-1994 Sept. 13
460 Final Release Request, P-3003-88, 1987 Nov. 17-1993 Nov. 15
461 Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, Inc., 1932 June 11-1992 Aug. 2
462 Frazier, Harry, III, 1991 Aug. 19-1991 Aug. 30
463 G. and J. Coal Company, 1964 Oct. 2-1965 Feb. 25
464 Galleher and Company, Inc., 1991 March 20-1992 Jan. 27
465 Gates, L.A. Company (Landfill), 1987 Dec. 17
466 Gem Mining Company (Prospecting), 1989 April 24-1989 May 19
467 Geologist, Marshall, Robert J., Jr., undated
468 Georgia Pacific, 1994 Jan. 31
469 Glade Springs Resort (Erskine Company 100 Year Celebration), 1987 Aug. 26-1987 Sept. 24
470 Harvey Energy Corporation/Harvey Enterprises, Inc., 1985 June 4-1995 April 13
471 Haul Road, Piney Creek #1
472 Hickory Resources Partnership, undated.
473 Highway Department Entrance Permits, 1989 May 13-1989 May 31
474 Hill, J. William, 1988 Jan. 22
475 Hopkins and Sutter, Correspondence, 1989 Oct. 23-1993 Sept. 27
476 Howard, Thomas W., Inc. (Consulting Engineer), 1971 July 7-1987 Dec. 24
477 Hunt and Todd (Terry Top), undated.
478 Hunt, Dean K., 1990 Oct. 29-1991 Jan. 17
479 Hylton, Tracy, 1978 Oct. 9-1987 June 22
480 Insurance, W.Va., 1961 Sept. 29-1990 March 22
481 Jackson and Kelly, Buffer Zone Negotiations, 1988 March 3-1990 July 13
482 Jackson and Kelly, E.M. Company Strips, 1987 May 20-1990 April 24
483 Jackson and Kelly, McJunkin, Tom, 1994 July 21-1994 Sept. 16
484 Jackson and Kelly, McLusky Comments on Flannery Decision, 1990 Sept. 5-1990 Nov. 12
485 Jackson and Kelly, Takings of Private Property By Government, 1989 Dec. 12-1991 Nov. 6
486 Jackson and Kelly, Valid Existing Rights Haul Road, 1989 Oct. 2-1990 Jan. 26
487 Jan Coal Company, 1988 Jan. 6-1989 April 3
488 Justice, Jim, 1993 April 6-1995 April 11
489 King, J.P. Auction Company, 1995 Feb. 24-1995 March 20
490 Kittle, Nancy, 1948 Mau 1-1991 Feb. 11
491 Laker Pocahontas Coal Company, Correspondence, 1986 July 19-1988 April 1
492 Laker Pocahontas Coal Company, Royalties, 1987 May-1987 Aug. 4
493 Lancianese, John, 1990 July 12-1990 Nov. 27
494 Land Acquisitions and Conveyances, W.Va., undated.
495 Legal Descriptions of W.Va. Real Estate, undated.
496 Legislature, Correspondence, 1990 Feb. 20-1990 March 10
497 Lilly, Larry E., undated.
498 Link Lumber Company, Contracts to Harvest Timber, 1982 Aug. 1-1993 Oct.13
499 Link Lumber Company, Correspondence, 1964 Sept. 26-1995 Aug. 27
500 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1984, 1982 Jan. 22-1984 Dec. 28
501 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1985, 1985 Jan. 24-1986 Jan. 25
502 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1986, 1986 Feb. 21-1986 Dec. 31
503 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1987, 1987 Jan. 28-1988 Jan. 25
504 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1988, 1988 Feb. 18-1989 Jan. 9
505 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Winter 1989, 1989 Feb. 21-1989 March 14
506 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Spring 1989, 1989 April 17-1989 May 26
507 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Summer 1989, 1989 June 15-1989 Aug. 10
508 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Fall/Winter 1989, 1989 Sept. 13-1990 Jan. 20
509 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Spring 1990, 1990 Jan. 29-1990 March 30
510 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Summer 1990, 1990 May 25-1990 Aug. 16
511 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid Fall 1990, 1990 July 25-1990 Dec. 24
512 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1991, 1991 March 5
513 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1992, 1991 April 10-1992 Dec. 10
514 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1993, 1992 Jan. 29-1992 Oct. 12
515 Link Lumber Company, Invoices Paid 1994, 1993 July 2-1994 March 12
516 Link Lumber Company, Timber Harvest Summary, 1988 Dec. 12-1991 May
517 Lipscomb and Willis, Review of Holmes Report, 1988 Feb. 11-1990 Feb. 5
518 Lipscomb, John, 1987 Aug. 18-1990 Sept. 25
519 Lumber Companies, W.Va., 1988 April 4-1988 Dec. 19
520 M.A.E. Services, Inc., 1989 Oct. 10-1988 Dec. 19
521 Mackey, Nelson, Involuntary Conversion/Revenue Ruling, 1988 April 15-1992 June 15
522 Marathon Technical Services, Inc. (Mace, George E.), 1995 March 8
523 Marshall Miller and Associates, 1991 Nov. 10-1993 May
524 Mason Tract, 1886 Dec. 13-1986 Dec. 11
525 McAlpin Processing, Inc. (Mason Property), 1988 Oct. 10-1989 June 1
526 Measure, Long Square, undated.
527 Mining Machines, undated.
528 Mining Reclamation Association, 1987 July 28
529 Mountain Land Management, Inc., 1987 Sept. 28-1987 Dec. 14
530 Mountain Laurel Resources Company, 1988 March 7-1991 Jan. 23
531 Mountain Laurel Resources Company, Lease, Bush and May Comments, 1990 Jan. 1-1992 April 1
532 Nacke, Phillip, Information Furnished from Hopkins and Sutter, 1990 Oct. 19-1991 April 4
533 Nacke, Phillip, Meeting April 1991, 1991 April 25
534 Nacke, Phillip, Meeting October 1991, 1991 May 6-1991 Oct. 10
535 National Inholders Assocation, 1986 Nov. 1-1988 June 17
536 National Park Service, Chronology of Dealings, 1984 Dec. 11-1989 May 14
537 National Park Service, Contract Offer to, 1993 April 13
538 National Park Service, Contract to Sell Laing Tract, 1985 July 12-1987 May 26
539 National Park Service, Contract to Sell Laing Tract Waterfront, 1984 Jan. 12-1987 May 12
540 National Park Service, Correspondence, 1980 July 11-1994 March 14
541 National Park Service, Environmental Assessment Fayette Station, 1992 July
542 National Park Service, Expenses to Fight, 1988 Jan. 20-1989 Dec. 31
543 National Park Service, General Management Plan 1983, 1982 Nov.-1983 April 6
544 National Park Service, Land Sale, 1993 Sept. 29-1995 March 31
545 National Park Service, Miscellaneous Documents, 1988 Feb. 3-1993 July 26
546 National Park Service, New River Gorge, Cunard, 1989 Sept.-1990 June
547 National Park Service, New River Gorge, Glade Creek, 1989 Sept.-1990 June
548 National Park Service, New River Gorge, Kaymoor, 1990 Sept.
549 National Park Service, New River Gorge, Thurmond, 1989 Oct.-1992 June
550 National Park Service, Presentation to and Comments on V.E.R. 1989, 1988 Nov. 9-1989 Feb. 16
551 National Park Service, Taking of W.Va. Land, 1990 Nov. 28-1993 Sept. 27
552 National Parks and Conversation Association, Critique of N.R.G.N.R., 1987 Feb. 11
553 Nature Conservancy, Sale of Erskine Company Stock, 1991 Feb. 15-1995 Sept.
554 Notice of Intent to Prospect, Coit #3, 1986 June 28-1990 Jan. 9
555 Notice of Intent to Prospect, Piney View, 1988 June 21
556 Notice of Intent to Prospect, Plateau District, 1985 July 10-1985 Aug. 23
557 Peake Operating Company, 1985 Feb. 11-1993 Oct. 26
558 Pennzoil (Berwind), 1991 Jan. 28
559 Pentree, Inc., undated.
560 Perry and Hylton, Inc., undated.
561 Phoenix Equipment Company (Einstein, John), 1988 April 9-1988 May 3
562 Pipestem Resort, 1974 June 19-1974 Oct. 9
563 Plats, W.Va. Real Estate, 1948 Aug. 28-1987 Jan.
564 Pocahontas Coal Company Sales, 1981 May 4-1990 Oct. 5
565 Pocahontas Land Coproration, 1988 Dec. 23
566 Premium Smokeless Coal Company, 1993 Jan. 28-1996 April 9
567 Press Release, Regarding National Park Service, undated
568 Priority Club of the Holiday Inn, undated
569 Private Sale of W.Va. Land, 1993 May 30-1996 May 22
570 Property Offers, 1972 Feb. 24-1976 April 16
571 Prospecting Permit Application, Coit #1, 1988 July 29-1988 Sept. 14
572 Prospecting Permit Application, Coit #3, 1987 Nov. 17
573 Prospecting Permit Application, Dunedin Sewall #1, 1988 July 29
574 Prospecting Permit Application, Garden Top, 1988 July 29
575 Public Sale of W.Va. Land, 1987 April 29-1993 Sept. 24
576 Pugh, Bill, Log Tally, 1990 July 19-1990 Dec. 5
577 Pugh, Bill, Timber Contract, 1990 April 1
578 Radford Property, 1953 Dec. 15
579 Railroad Abandonment, 1989 Nov. 28
580 Railroad and Coal Relationship, 1987
581 Raleigh County, W.Va., 1987 Oct. 29-1987 Nov. 20
582 Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Beckley, W.Va., 1987 Sept. 26
583 Real Estate Appraisers, Correspondence, 1987 June 25-1987 Aug. 17
584 Reed-Patton and Associates, 1991 Aug. 27-1995 March 18
585 Residual Land Holdings, Raleigh County, W.Va., undated
586 Review of Right to Conduct Surface Mining Operations, Coit #3, 1988 March 10
587 Rodeo 1985, 1985 Sept. 26-1985 Sept. 29
588 Rodeo 1988, 1988 Sept. 2-1988 Sept. 25
589 Rodeo 1989, 1989 Aug. 4-1989 Sept. 24
590 Royal Coal Company, 1971-1972, 1971 Jan. 1-1972 Aug. 8
591 Royal Coal Company, 1973-1974, 1973 Feb. 9-1974 Nov. 6
592 Royal Coal Company, 1975-1978, 1975 Jan. 31-1978 Aug.
593 Royal Coal Company, 1979, 1979 Jan.-1979. Dec.
594 Royal Coal Company, 1980-1984, 1980 Jan.-1984 Aug. 10
595 Rusnak, John, 1990 Sept. 20
596 Scott, James O., 1984 Aug. 15-1984 Aug. 26
597 Senator Charles S. Robb, 1991 June 18
598 Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, 1988 Oct. 4
599 Senator Paul Trible, 1986 April 26-1988 April 27
600 Songer Insurance Agency, Inc., 1988 July 11
601 Southern Engineering and Survey Company, 1987 Aug. 12-1989 May 16
602 Stewart, Ray, 1978 Oct. 19-1995 April 3
603 Strike, Coal, 1989 July 23-1989 Sept. 7
604 Strobel Machine, Inc., undated
605 Supreme Court Decision(s) on Property Rights, 1987 June 10-1987 June 15
606 Surface Mining Application, Piney Creek Road, 1989 June 12
607 Surface Mining Application, Plateau District, 1988 March 21
608 Taking Issue, 1989 Oct. 13-1992 Jan. 2
609 Terry, W.Va. Houses, 1972 May 22-1972 July 18
610 Tice, G.A., Inc., 1991 June 10-1995 March 8
611 Timber Damage (Adkins), 1994 March 30-1994 Dec. 30
612 Timber Management Pallets, 1993 Jan. 5
613 Timber Survey 1993, 1993 Jan. 5
614 Timberland and Managed Timberland, 1991 April 26-1996 April 22
615 Travel Vouchers, undated
616 Trust for Public Land, 1987 Spring-1988 Jan. 8
617 Union Carbide Company, 1929 June 31-1985 April 18
618 United States Department of the Interior, Environmental Impact, 1990 Dec.
619 Upshur Agency, Inc. 1990 July 30
620 Valid Existing Rights, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, undated
621 Valid Existing Rights, Definition Hearing, 1988 Dec. 27-1991 July 18
622 Valid Existing Rights, Dunedin Road, 1989 Jan. 6-1989 June 5
623 Valid Existing Rights, Jackson and Kelly 1988, 1987 Dec. 17-1989 Feb. 16
624 Valid Existing Rights, Jackson and Kelly, 1989, 1988 Dec. 28-1989 Oct. 13
625 Valid Existing Rights, Miscellaneous, 1988 Dec. 18-1991 Aug. 28
626 Valid Existing Rights, Piney Creek Road, Jackson and Kelly 1990-1991, 1989 Nov, 14-1991 Jan. 29
627 Valid Existing Rights, Piney Creek Road, Office of Surface Mining, 1988 Dec. 7-1990 June 14
628 Valid Existing Rights, Piney Creek Road, Senator John Warner, 1988 Dec. 19-1993 Feb. 25
629 Valid Existing Rights, Piney Creek Road, W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection, 1989 Jan. 12-1992 Dec. 30
630 Valid Existing Rights, Symposium, 1990 April 3-1990 April 4
631 Valid Existing Rights, Washington Negotiating, 1988 Feb. 17-1988 April 19
632 W.Va. Business and Industry Council, undated
633 W.Va. Coal Association Environmental Regulatory Workshop, 1989 Sept. 12-1989 Oct. 26
634 W.Va. Compensation Commission, 1969 July 3-1973 Dec. 27
635 W.Va. Department of Highways, 1981 June 19-1987 Aug. 12
636 W.Va. Forest Fire Protective Association, 1971 Oct. 12-1975 Jan. 24
637 W.Va. Forests, Inc., 1975 March 26-1976 Jan. 26
638 W.Va. Mining and Reclamation Association, 1987 July
639 W.Va. Real Estate Cost and Depletion, 1921 Dec. 31-1989 Dec. 31
640 W.Va. Real Estate Sales, 1991 Aug. 2
641 W.Va. Real Estate Sales, Cash Flow, 1990 April 19
642 W.Va. Senate, 1990 March 1-1990 March 5
643 W.Va. Trips 1977, Sproul, HB, III, undated
644 W.Va. Trips 1978, Sproul, HB, III, 1978 April 12-1978 Dec. 6
645 W.Va. Trips 1979, Sproul, HB, III, 1979 March 26-1979 Dec. 18
646 W.Va. Trips 1980, Sproul, HB, III, 1980 Feb. 14-1980 Oct. 24
647 W.Va. Trips 1981, Sproul, HB, III, 1981 Jan. 25
648 W.Va. Trips 1982, Sproul, HB, III, 1982 Feb. 17-1982 Aug. 9
649 W.Va. Trips 1983, Sproul, HB, III, 1983 Aug. 3-1983 Oct. 8
650 W.Va. Trips 1984, Sproul, HB, III, 1984 Jan. 23-1984 Dec. 19
651 W.Va. Trips 1985, Sproul, HB, III, 1985 Jan. 9-1985 Dec. 4
652 W.Va. Trips 1986, Sproul, HB, III, 1986 Jan. 8-1986 Dec. 16
653 W.Va. Trips 1987, Sproul, HB, III, 1987 Jan. 13-1987 Dec. 30
654 W.Va. Trips 1994, Sproul, HB, III, 1994 June 23
655 West Virginia University, Donation of Files, 1989 Nov. 2-1993 July 29
656 Western Pocahontas Properties, 1991 Jan. 21-1991 Jan. 28
657 Wildwater Expeditions Unlimited, Inc., 1974 Sept. 4-1984 June 9
658 Willis, Skeen, and Associates, Critique of Holmes Report, 1989 Feb. 13-1990 Jan. 30
659 Willis, Skeen, and Associates, Prospectus, 1987 Oct. 15-1990 Dec. 17

 

Series 3. Financial Materials, 1917-1986.

The bookkeepers of the Erskine Company, Inc. kept meticulous records throughout its existence, documenting its transactions through three different means: cash books, journals, and ledgers. For much of its existence, the company remained stable and showed steady financial growth. That trend, however, was threatened in the 1980s and 1990s with the creation of the New River Gorge National River, which disallowed the company from carrying out much of its normal mining and timber operations. Combined with legal costs and other expenses associated with the company's fight with the National Park Service, this limited use of West Virginia real estate choked cash flow and became a major contributing factor in the ultimate dissolution of the company.

In addition to the bound books, Series 3 includes loose accounts, such as annual statements, bank statements, and tax reports. Together with the account books, these give an accurate representation of the company's finances from its incorporation to its dissolution.

Series 3.1. Account Books: Cash Books, 1932-1988.

Folder  
660 Cash Book, 1932-1935 (See Oversize)
661 Cash Book, 1935-1938 (See Oversize)
662 Cash Book, 1938-1941 (See Oversize)
663 Cash Book, 1941-1944 (See Oversize)
664 Cash Book, 1944-1947 (See Oversize)
665 Cash Book, 1948-1950 (See Oversize)
666 Cash Book, 1951-1954 (See Oversize)
667 Cash Book, 1957-1959 (See Oversize)
668 Cash Book, 1959-1962 (See Oversize)
669 Cash Book, 1963-1965 (See Oversize)
670 Cash Book, 1966-1968 (See Oversize)
671 Cash Book, 1969-1971 (See Oversize)
672 Cash Book, 1972-1974 (See Oversize)
673 Cash Book, 1975-1977 (See Oversize)
674 Cash Book, 1978-1980 (See Oversize)
675 Cash Book, 1981-1983 (See Oversize)
676 Cash Book, 1984-1986 (See Oversize)
677 Cash Book, 1987-1988 (See Oversize)

 

Series 3.2. Account Books: Journals, 1935-1987

Folder  
678 Journal, 1935-1943 (See Oversize)
679 Journal, 1944-1951 (See Oversize)
680 Journal, 1952-1960 (See Oversize)
681 Journal, 1961-1968 (See Oversize)
682 Journal, 1969-1975 (See Oversize)
683 Journal, 1976-1983 (See Oversize)
684 Journal, 1984-1987 (See Oversize)

 

Series 3.3. Account Books: Ledgers, 1921-1996

Folder  
685 Account Book, 1921-1934 (See Oversize)
686 Account Book, 1935-1975 (See Oversize)
687 Account Book, 1975-1996 (See Oversize)

 

Series 3.4. Account Books: Stock Information, 1921-1996

Folder  
688 Bonds and Corporation Stock, undated (See Oversize)
689 National Bond Register, 1927 Jan. 1-1932 Sept. 30 (See Oversize)
690 Stock Book, 1921 Jan. 21-1996 Jan. 29 (See Oversize)

 

Series 3.5. Account Books: Trial Balance, 1929-1987

Folder  
691 Trial Balance, 1929-1938 (See Oversize)
692 Trial Balance, 1952-1964 (See Oversize)
693 Trial Balance, 1965-1978 (See Oversize)
694 Trial Balance, 1979-1987 (See Oversize)

 

Series 3.6. Loose Accounts: Annual Statements, 1923-1996

Folder  
695 Annual Statements, 1923-1929
696 Annual Statements, 1930-1939
697 Annual Statements, 1940-1949
698 Annual Statements, 1950-1959
699 Annual Statements, 1960-1969
700 Annual Statements, 1970-1979
701 Annual Statements, 1980-1989
702 Annual Statements, 1990-1996

 

Series 3.7. Loose Accounts: Bank Statements, 1989-1996

Folder  
703 Community Federal Savings Bank Statements, 1992 July 15-1994 April 15
704 Crestar Bank Statements, 1989 July 31-1989 Oct. 31
705 Crestar Bank Statements, 1989 Nov. 30-1989 Dec. 29
706 Crestar Bank Statements, 1990 Jan. 31-1990 April 28
707 Crestar Bank Statements, 1990 May 31-1990 Aug. 31
708 Crestar Bank Statements, 1990 Sept. 28-1990 Dec. 31
709 Crestar Bank Statements, 1991 Jan. 31-1991 April 30
710 Crestar Bank Statements, 1991 May 31-1991 Aug. 30
711 Crestar Bank Statements, 1991 Sept. 30-1991 Dec. 31
712 Crestar Bank Statements, 1992 Jan. 31-1992 April 30
713 Crestar Bank Statements, 1991 May 29-1992 Aug. 31
714 Crestar Bank Statements, 1992 Sept. 30-1992 Dec. 31
715 Crestar Bank Statements, 1993 Jan. 29-1993 April 30
716 Crestar Bank Statements, 1993 May 28-1993 Aug. 31
717 Crestar Bank Statements, 1993 Sept. 30-1993 Dec. 31
718 Crestar Bank Statements, 1994 Jan. 31-1994 April 29
719 Crestar Bank Statements, 1994 May 31-1994 Aug. 31
720 Crestar Bank Statements, 1994 Sept. 30-1994 Dec. 30
721 Crestar Bank Statements, 1995 Jan. 31-1995 April 28
722 Crestar Bank Statements, 1995 May 31-1995 Aug. 31
723 Crestar Bank Statements, 1995 Sept. 29-1995 Dec. 29
724 Crestar Bank Statements, 1996 Jan. 31-1996 April 30
725 First Virginia Bank of Augusta Statements, 1991 Aug. 14-1991 April 14
726 Planters Bank Statements, 1992 June 2-1994 Jan. 4
727 Planters Bank Statements, 1994 Jan. 4-1996 May 2

 

Series 3.8. Loose Accounts: Tax Information, 1917-1995

Folder  
728 Tax Appraisal, W.Va. Coal and Report of Mineability Depletion, 1977-1980, 1977 May 2-1980 Oct. 21
729 Tax Appraisal, W.Va. Timber, 1987, 1987 Jan. 5-1987 June 26
730 Tax Appraisal, W.Va. Timber, 1991, 1991 June 24-1991 Nov. 26
731 Tax Appraisal, W.Va. Timber, 1992, 1992 Feb. 18-1992 June 24
732 Tax Appraisal Returns, W.Va. Reserve Mineral Properties 1992, 1992 Aug. 25
733 Tax Assessment, Fayette County, W.Va., 1989, 1989 Feb. 13-1989 March 27
734 Tax Assessment, Raleigh and Fayette Counties, W.Va., 1991, 1991 Feb. 13-1991 Aug. 28
735 Tax Assessment, Raleigh and Fayette Counties, W.Va., 1993, 1993 Jan. 2-1993 Sept. 1
736 Tax Assessment, Raleigh and Fayette Counties, W.Va., 1994, 1992 April 15-1995 Jan. 12
737 Tax Assessment, Raleigh County, W.Va., 1985, 1984 July 1
738 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Business Franchise 1987, 1987 July 1
739 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Real Estate, 1974-1984, 1973 July 16-1984 March 7
740 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Real Estate, 1985, 1985 March 5-1986 Oct. 4
741 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Real Estate, 1987, 1987 Aug. 11-1987 Sept. 15
742 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Real Estate, 1988, 1988 March 3-1988 Dec. 31
743 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Real Estate, 1992, 1991 June 24-1992 March 27
744 Tax Assessment, W.Va. Real Estate, Paid February 1988, 1987 Oct.-1994 Feb. 6
745 Tax Considerations, Sale of Land to National Park Service, 1988 Dec.1-1990 March 5
746 Tax Department, W.Va. State, Correspondence, 1985 Oct. 16-1985 Oct. 30
747 Tax Hearings, W.Va. Real Estate, 1986, 1985 Nov. 12-1987 April 16
748 Tax Hearings, W.Va. Real Estate, 1993, 1992 Sept. 13-1993 Feb. 24
749 Tax Information, W.Va. Miscellaneous, 1975 July 1-1995 June 26
750 Tax Reappraisals, Fayette County, W.Va. Mineral, 1983, 1986 Dec. 15-1987 Feb. 19
751 Tax Receipts, W.Va. Real Estate, 1990-1995, 1990 July 17-1995 Jan. 11
752 Tax Reports, 1917-1929
753 Tax Reports, 1930-1934
754 Tax Reports, 1952-1955
755 Tax Reports, 1956-1959
756 Tax Reports, 1960-1964
757 Tax Reports, 1965-1969
758 Tax Reports, 1970-1974
759 Tax Reports, 1975-1979
760 Tax Reports, 1980-1984
761 Tax Reports, 1985-1989
762 Tax Reports, 1990-1992
763 Tax Reports, 1993-1995
764 Tax Severance, W.Va. Real Estate, 1987, 1987 July 1
765 Tax Valuation, W.Va. Real Estate, 1983, 1986 Dec. 16

 

Series 3.9. Miscellany, 1932-1996

Folder  
766 Annual Reports, Va. State Corporation Commission, 1969 Feb. 21-1996 March 29
767 Audit Reports, 1932 Jan. 13-1965 Oct. 15
768 Digital Back-Up, 1993 November 5-1993 Nov. 22
769 Digital Back-Up, 1994 August 19
770 Digital Back-Up, 1994 September 20
771 Digital Back-Up, 1995 August 9
772 Digital Back-Up, 1996 June 14
773 Municipal Cash Trust, Crestar Bank, 1994 March 24-1996 April 30
774 Municipal Cash Trust, Planters Bank, 1994 Oct. 13-1995 April 25

 

Series 4. Legal Materials, 1876-1996.

Series 4 contains legal documents and relating correspondence of the Erskine Company, Inc., as well as information relating to the ultimate dissolution of the company. Series 4.1 and 4.2 deal exclusively with the companys business transactions in the state of Virginia, with the former including leases, deeds, and agreements made in Staunton and the latter containing information relating to the sale of that same Staunton property. Almost all of the documents in this series dated 1979 and after relate, in some way or another, to Air-Land (Sproul) Real Estate, an appraisal company started by Hugh B. Sproul, III. Even after the end of his presidency, Sproul, III continued to work for the Erskine Company as a contractor, particularly in the realm of real estate.

The documents in Series 4.3 relate specifically to legal matters in the state of West Virginia. As the Erskine Company became, for all intents in purposes, a corporate real estate company after World War II, many of the files contain leases it orchestrated with companies seeking to mine or harvest timber on its land. All legal documents are sorted by lessor.

The final Series consists of Dr. A. Erskine Sproul's file on the dissolution and liquidation of the company. It has been kept in reverse chronological order, as received.

Series 4.1. Leases, Deeds, and Agreements, Va., 1882-1995.

Folder  
775 Arbogast, Elizabeth D. and Johanna W., 1958 Sept. 30
776 Armstrong, E.E., 1939 Jan. 1-1939 Jan. 27
777 Augusta Fruit and Produce Company, 1950 May 1
778 Ault, C.E., 1929 June 19-1942 April 1
779 Back, Tyree L., 1939 May 27-1944 April 6
780 Bell, Charles D., 1951 Aug. 21-1960 March 26
781 Bowman, Carl H., 1935 Jan. 1-1953 Oct. 8
782 Bowman, Ward, 1927 Nov. 10-1933 Sept. 5
783 Bratton, Jesse M., 1927 Aug. 4-1933 July 22
784 Broila, James W. and Helen C., 1950 Aug. 11-1952 Oct. 11
785 Broila, Peter and Effie M., 1950 Aug. 12-1951 Oct. 27
786 Brown, Jacob G. and Mary C., undated
787 Bryan, Hugh R., 1940 July 17-1940 July 22
788 Brydge, David B. (Mrs. Agnes E. Sproul Loan), 1951 Oct. 30-1962 June 8
789 Burnett, A.A., 1938 Nov. 21-1963 April 25
790 Callar, Donald, 1930 March 13-1943 Dec. 27
791 Carrier, James A. and Phyllis, 1948 Nov. 11-1862 July 16
792 Carrier, Kemper F. and Mary S., 1950 June 6-1951 Jan. 10
793 Cheney, Raymond M., 1956 May 17-1956 Nov. 14
794 Clemmer, Richard H., 1927 July 1-1935 Jan. 8
795 Collins, J. Arthur, 1940 Jan. 16-1943 May 24
796 Collins, Sophie, 1931 Jan. 2-1943 March 30
797 Crowell, Charles A., 1935 May 14-1942 May 1
798 Crum, Hampton E. and Louise F., 1946 April 29-1956 May 14
799 Crum, J.W. and Nora, 1946 April 22-1955 July 6
800 Crummett, Mary Virginia and Leonard C., 1954 May 22-1968 Nov. 29
801 Depriest, Hubert B. and Dorothy P., 1946 Feb. 6-1946 April 12
802 Dickerman, Dr. C.P., 1939 Aug. 5-1974 July 9
803 Diehl, Reginald O., 1952 July 18-1958 July 18
804 Dingledine, S.M., 1934 Sept. 15-1942 March 10
805 Dujardin, Joseph B. and Wife, 1945 April 23-1960 Dec. 8
806 East, Charles W., 1953 May 7-1955 Aug. 12
807 Eiland, John D. Company, 1954 Dec. 15
808 Elliot, Dr. James A., 1931 Oct. 1-1941 April 9
809 Fauber, Carroll B. and Frances B., 1961 May 3
810 Fishburne Hudgins Education, 1951 Oct. 19-1955 Aug. 6
811 Fishburne Military School, 1951 Oct. 17-1964 April 30
812 Fix, Kenneth B., 1948 Oct. 15-1951 Aug. 20
813 Foley, Hampton C. and Mary M., 1956 Jan. 21-1960 June 30
814 Foreign and Domestic Auto Parts, 1986 May 6-1994 Dec. 5
815 Fulwiler, R.A., 1882 Sept. 11-1935 Nov. 12
816 Garrett, James F. and Daisy B., 1940 Sept. 9-1964 Nov. 24
817 Gentry and Tayor, D.D.S., 1990 Sept. 19-1992 Oct. 28
818 Gibson, Mary M., 1941 Sept. 2-1941 Sept. 17
819 Goodlatte, Congressman Robert M., 1993 Jan. 27
820 Goodyear Tire and Auto, 1990 Jan. 1-1995 July 20
821 Gordon, James R., 1963 May 16-1968 Nov. 15
822 Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission, 1946 May 29-1962 Jan. 17
823 Hanger, E. Clay, 1954 Aug. 31-1956 Feb. 20
824 Hanger, Lacy W. and Ima Mae, 1956 April 30-1956 Sept. 18
825 Happy Apples, 1986 May 6-1995 April 7
826 Harper, Claude A., 1946 May 15
827 Harris, Ellie R. and Walter M., 1952 Jan. 2-1952 Jan. 15
828 Harris, William M. and Nellie C., 1953 Dec. 29-1961 Aug. 29
829 Harvill, Robert W. and Kathryn T., 1941 April 4-1945 Feb. 24
830 Holbert, Everett T. and Grayce W., 1956 April 19-1960 Aug. 4
831 Holland, Edward, 1925 Sept. 14-1945 Feb. 17
832 Holland Farm, 1925 Sept. 10-1953 Jan. 31
833 Holsinger, Albert E. and Yolanda E., 1948 July 6-1958 Oct. 29
834 Hull-Willett Motors, 1953 Dec. 1-1963 May 20
835 Jordan=s Refrigeration Service, 1952 Nov. 12
836 Karicofe, L.S., Jr. and Anna F., 1945 Nov. 16-1945 Nov. 21
837 Kerr, Robert K., 1930 Feb. 1-1940 Feb. 11
838 King, William T. and Wife, 1950 April 29-1954 Oct. 14
839 Kirby, E.K., 1941 Aug. 4-1942 Feb. 11
840 Kite, Okey, 1940 Feb. 23-1945 May 4
841 Knopp, Hiram M. and Jen W., 1957 Dec. 6
842 Knowles, P. Randolph and Wife, 1941 Aug. 20-1960 Feb. 23
843 Landes, Williard C., 1939 March 7-1941 July 10
844 Layne, Raymond E., 1947 Jan. 18-1950 May 31
845 Libby, Elton J. and Elinor T., 1947 June 2-1954 May 27
846 Losh, William L. and Eva I., 1950 Oct. 7-1951 April 9
847 Love Realty Company, 1927 July 1-1942 May 8
848 Lueders, Dr. William, Jr., 1945 Dec. 15
849 Magnatex, 1990 July 1
850 Marshall, James R., Jr. and Marie F., 1960 Nov. 7
851 Matthews, Sidney E., 1928 Nov. 1-1937 May 10
852 Max Mix Beauty Salon, 1991 July 1-1995 Jan. 1
853 McClure, N.F., 1952 March 4-1955 July 8
854 McIntyre, William T. and Harriet, 1950 March 2-1975 Oct. 20
855 Meredith, Clinton E., 1951 May 30-1955 Sept. 21
856 Merrill, Ernest M. Engineering Company, 1921 Jan. 5-1924 Dec. 10
857 Miller, Clifton W. and Margaret D., 1965 March 26-1965 March 27
858 Miller Lumber Company, 1936 March 3-1941 Sept. 8
859 Moffett, Fannie F., et al., 1968 May 6-1994 April 29
860 Moran, C. Kenneth, 1942 March 30-1953 April 3
861 Mowry, L.P., et al., 1929 Sept. 20-1929 Sept.23
862 Musser, J.H., 1927 Sept. 16-1940 June 19
863 National Valley Bank of Staunton (Sampson, Mayme W.), 1965 March 10
864 Neff, J.P. and Son Company, 1939 Aug. 15-1941 April 21
865 O=Brien, Jonathan P. and Ruth V., 1938 June 4-1940 Feb. 24
866 O=Brien, Joseph M. and Margie S. (Fire Creek Loan), 1955 March 19
867 Payne, Wallace A., 1928 March 14-1939 Aug. 15
868 Performance Auto and Machine, 1988 Jan. 1
869 Phillipee, Paul R. and Lucille C., 1962 Jan. 3-1971 Nov. 10
870 Phillips, R.P. and Wife, 1946 Nov. 4-1964 Nov. 20
871 Phillips, Raymond G. and Mabel V., 1952 Feb. 5-1966 Feb.7
872 Pultz, George W. and Grace E., 1949 July 28-1951 Aug. 20
873 Putney, Charles W. (formerly C.P. Obenchain), 1936 Oct. 22-1940 May 22
874 Pysell, Paul E., 1988 May 1-1992 Oct. 28
875 Quick, William B. and E. Katherine, etc., 1948 Oct. 22-1972 April 6
876 Ramsey, Lonnie I., 1952 Feb. 16-1954 Feb. 24
877 Reed, Mrs. Mary G., 1934 Dec. 7
878 Rhodecap, J.H., 1942 Sept. 22-1951 Jan. 16
879 Richardson, Cecil T., 1943 Feb. 1-1945 Feb. 19
880 Rimel, Charles A. and Bonnie A., 1953 Aug. 6-1963 Aug. 1
881 Robinson and Associates, Inc., 1993 Aug. 1
882 Rodgers, William K. and Carl T., 1949 July 30-1958 Aug. 30
883 Rosen, A.C., 1926 Aug. 10-1939 Feb. 15
884 Rosen, J. Guy, Jr., 1947 Nov. 18-1956 Oct. 10
885 Rowe, James O., 1927 Nov. 12-1932 Nov. 1
886 Ruday, A.D., 1948 Nov. 15
887 Russell, Ernest L. and Mary E., 1951 June 19-1964 July 3
888 Sawyer, Charles H., et al., 1907 April 4-1921 Nov. 1
889 Sensabaugh, Norman L. and Elva L., 1958 June 23
890 Sheets, Roland E. and Cloe E., 1935 March 22-1936 Nov. 4
891 Shifflett, Lewis M. and Virginia I., 1955 March 24-1955 June 17
892 Shiflet Insurance Agency, 1990 July 1
893 Shue, Guy, 1939 Nov. 22-1954 May 11
894 Shultz, J. Leonard, 1935 Oct. 23-1936 Feb. 1
895 Silling, J. Ralston, 1926 Oct. 27-1949 April 20
896 Simmons, Marion L. and Polly S., 1962 June 8-1969 Dec. 10
897 Slusher, James C. and Evelyn J., 1959 March 27-1964 April 21
898 Smales, Mrs. Laura C., 1942 June 15-1952 Aug. 1
899 Snow, D. Gordon, 1939 March 23-1960 Nov. 11
900 Spitler, A.B., 1927 Aug. 27-1929 June 28
901 Sprinkel, A. Hume, 1947 Jan. 20
902 Sproul, A. Erskine and Ruth P., 1948 Sept. 15-1959 Oct. 5
903 Sproul, H.B., Jr., 1931 July 1-1940 July 1
904 Staunton Apartment Corporation, 1927 July 25-1936 July 3
905 Staunton Creamery Company, 1929 Jan. 1-1942 May 25
906 Staunton Florist, 1991 July 1-1995 Jan. 9
907 Staunton Fruit and Produce Company, Inc., 1948 July 1
908 Sterrett, S. Tate, 1928 June 22-1945 June 30
909 Stogdale, J.W. and Luella, 1940 June 27-1945 July 9
910 Sutherland, Benjamin E., 1939 Jan. 13-1939 Jan. 14
911 Tannehill, W.P., 1948 April 15-1945 May 24
912 Thurber, Edna E., 1935 Feb. 6
913 Topping, Dr. H.E., 1936 Nov. 16
914 Trainum, L.R., 1951 Feb. 20-1954 April 26
915 Trevvett, T.B. (formerly Sizer, Jacobs, Clark bonds), 1932 April 10-1941 Dec. 4
916 Tuttle, Robert M., 1952 Feb. 18-1962 Sept. 6
917 United Way of Staunton and West Augusta County, 1990 July 1
918 Vames, Pitsa A., 1935 April 19-1935 Oct. 13
919 Van Fossen, John, 1940 July 13-1940 July 25
920 Virginia Electric and Power Company, 1955 Jan. 17
921 Virginia Hospital Service, 1957 June 1
922 Virginia State Apple Commission, 1949 April 6
923 Walker, John G., 1933 Dec. 21-1944 Dec. 14
924 Wall, R.P., 1937 March 26-1958 May 12
925 Warwick County, Va. School Improvement, 1948 Jan. 7-1948 Jan. 28
926 Wayland, William J., Jr. and Thompson, Andrew H., 1948 Sept. 8-1965 June 23
927 Welcome Baptist Church, 1991 April 15
928 Wheeler, J.W. Loan, 1935 Dec. 7-1939 May 4
929 Whistleman, Waldo C., 1947 Jan. 1-1950 July 1
930 Whitson, Zol, 1947 Oct. 13-1950 Aug. 28
931 Williams, J. Charles, 1928 June 1-1944 March 13
932 Williams, Warren H. and Mamie S., 1952 Feb. 18-1961 April 25
933 Wilson, Harry, 1925 June 2-1942 Sept. 18
934 Wilson, Homer, 1936 Aug. 10-1962 Jan. 9
935 Wilson, Jack O. and Linda N., 1966 June 20-1974 July 29
936 Woodward, Edward, Inc., 1923 March 31-1941 May 14
937 Wright, Carl R. and Juanita, 1948 Aug. 11-1953 Jan. 14

 

Series 4.2. Sale of Staunton, Virginia, Property, 1990-1995.

 

Folder  
938 Sale of Erskine Building, 1990 Oct. 23-1990 Nov. 21
939 Sale of Moffett Property, 1994 March 30-1995 March 3
940 Sale of Professional Building, 1992 April 30-1995 June 27
941 Sale of Sampson Building, 1991 May 2-1994 March 31
942 Sale of Smith Fuel Building, 1995 May 25-1995 Oct. 4
943 Sale of Staunton Real Estate, Miscellaneous, undated

 

Series 4.3. Leases Deeds, and Agreements, West Virginia Property, 1876-1995.

Folder  
944 Acme Construction Company, 1947 Oct. 30-1948 Nov. 23
945 Adkins, Robert L. and Deborah, 1993 May 21-1993 Sept. 21
946 Air-Land Real Estate, Ltd., 1987 Nov. 5
947 Altus Coal Corporation, 1985 Jan. 1
948 Anderson, H.R. Company, 1956 April 10-1963 June 21
949 Appalachian Electric/Power Company, 1935 April 12-1968 March 15
950 Appalachian Exploration and Development, Inc., 1977 Feb. 21-1977 Feb. 28
951 Bailey, E.L., Gentry, J.K., and Associates, 1942 Nov. 5-1943 Jan. 16
952 Basquin, H.G., 1935 Dec. 23-1935 Dec. 23
953 Batoff Mountain Coal Company, 1988 Nov. 1-1989 April 1
954 Beckley Building Company, 1929 Jan. 4-1929 Jan. 12
955 Board of Education of Fayette and Raleigh Counties, W.Va., 1893 Aug. 7-1967 Oct. 11
956 Bragg, J.H. and Hazard, 1971 May 5-1991 Feb. 25
957 Bugg, Howard, Jr., 1940 Aug. 1
958 C.S.X. Transportation, Inc., 1989 May 4
959 Cabot Corporation, 1957 Feb. 25-1967 March 7
960 Carper, Huber, et al., 1932 Oct.1-1977 Jan. 5
961 Carter, B.E., et al., 1917 April 27-1972 Nov. 13
962 Ceminari, Marion, 1942 June 30
963 Charleston Coal Company, 1947 April 1-1965 Feb. 24
964 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, 1927 Jan.-1963 July 22
965 Crew Coal Company, 1959 Oct. 27-1970 May 1
966 Dunedin Coal Company, Inc., 1992 March 1-1970 April 27
967 Electro Metallurgic Company, 1929 Jan. 4-1929 June 13
968 Erskine Coal and Land Company, 1903 May 28-1929 June 1
969 Fat Creek Coal Company, Inc., 1985 June 1
970 Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, 1937 Jan. 9-1969 Nov. 14
971 Gray, Arthur, 1976 Nov. 18
972 Gray Mining Company, 1969 May 12
973 Guy, Dick, 1989 April 19
974 Hall, L.B., et al., 1959 Oct. 22
975 Hanks, Okey, 1954 Jan. 23
976 Harvey Energy Corporation, 1986 July 1-1995 April 13
977 Henderson, James M., 1952 March 10
978 Kirby Lumber Company, 1950 Oct. 23-1951 May 21
979 L. and S. Contracting Company, Inc., 1952 Nov. 12
980 Laing, James and Susan K., 1889 May 11
981 Link Lumber Company, 1954 Nov. 30-1993 Oct. 15
982 Little Beaver Coal Corporation, 1958 Sept. 25-1959 Oct. 30
983 Logan, James H. and Uldine, 1965 Jan. 8-1972 March 10
984 Lohmann, L.O. and Thomason, E.B., 1936 Sept. 10
985 Low Volatile Consolidated Coal Company, 1921 Nov. 25
986 Mack Coal Company, 1947 July 1-1957 June 24
987 Mason Coal Company, Inc., 1926 Dec. 10-1943 Oct. 7
988 McCreery, James T. Company, Inc., 1900 Oct. 2-1951 Jan. 12
989 Meador, C.H., et al., 1928 Oct. 2
990 Moodespaugh, Bruce, 1970 Nov. 11
991 New River Company and Mountain Laurel Resources Company, 1944 Aug. 4-1992 April 1
992 Old Ben Coal Corporation, 1931 March 25-1931 Dec. 18
993 Pack, Bill, 1955 Oct. 15
994 Peake Operating Company, 1987 June 29-1995 May 5
995 Perry and Hylton Coal Company, 1980 March 27-1984 Jan. 6
996 Perry Pocahontas Coal Company, 1969 Jan. 31
997 Phillips, Elmer, 1956 Feb. 1
998 Pups Creek Coals, Inc., 1990 Nov. 1
999 R. and S. Coal Company, Inc., 1958 Oct. 1-1968 Nov. 9
1000 Radford, Jesse, 1978 Aug. 19
1001 Recco, Fiure, 1954 July 21
1002 Robertson, J.M., 1938 Feb. 15
1003 Rock Lick Coal Company, 1919 Oct. 2-1933 July 10
1004 Royal Coal Company, 1971 July 23-1984 Jan. 31
1005 Sawyer, Elizabeth E., et al., 1908 Feb. 19
1006 Scott, William O., 1976 Sept. 24
1007 Sked Coal Company, Inc., 1932 Dec. 21-1941 June 13
1008 Smith, Charles G., 1995 April 19
1009 Stanley, E.E. Coal Company, 1930 June 20-1958 June 20
1010 State Road Commission of W.Va., 1943 Jan. 27-1947 June 3
1011 Stonewall Coal and Coke Company, 1900 Dec. 28
1012 Stover Smokeless Coal Company, 1941 Oct. 1
1013 Thewes, Jacob, 1939 June 15
1014 Thurmond Land and Coal Company, 1876 June 20-1923 Aug. 7
1015 United States of America (Army), 1952 Feb. 16-1968 Feb. 28
1016 Vass, J.W., 1948 April 1
1017 Vecellio and Grogan, Inc., 1950 July 19
1018 Wood, Kermit, 1978 Aug. 18
1019 Wood-Mosaic Company, 1943 March 1
1020 Wright Coal Company, 1901 Jan. 9-1926 Sept. 18

 

Series 4.4. Dissolution of Company, 1994-1996.

Folder  
1021 Dissolution, Erskine Company, Inc., 1994 Jan. 14-1996 June 7

 

Series 5. Subsidiaries, 1919-1995.

This series pertains to a few of the subsidiaries that existed under the management of the Erskine Company, Inc.: the Batoff Mountain Coal Company, the Dunedin Coal Company, the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, and the Terry Coal Company. Series 5.1, relating to the Batoff Mountain Coal Company, is the largest and most extensive. For board of directors= minutes, see also Series 1.

Series 5.1. Batoff Mountain Coal Company, 1986-1995.

Folder  
1022 Cash Statement, 1989 March 22-1989 Dec. 31
1023 Certificate of Deposit, 1992 July
1024 Crestar Bank Statements, 1989 April 28-1989 Dec. 29
1025 Crestar Bank Statements, 1990 Jan. 31-1990 Dec. 31
1026 Crestar Bank Statements, 1991 Jan. 31-1991 Dec. 31
1027 Crestar Bank Statements, 1992 Jan. 31-1992 Dec. 31
1028 Crestar Bank Statements, 1993 Jan. 31-1993 Dec. 31
1029 Crestar Bank Statements, 1994 Jan. 31-1994 Dec. 31
1030 Crestar Bank Statements, 1995 Jan. 31-1995 Dec. 31
1031 Crestar Bank Statements, 1996 Jan. 31-1991 March 29
1032 E.J. and L. Company, 1987 Jan. 25-1988 Dec. 12
1033 Letterhead, undated
1034 Miscellaneous, 1986 April 25-1996 Jan. 23
1035 Monthly and Quarterly Forms, 1989 July-1990 March
1036 Property Management Contract, 1990 June 1
1037 Prospecting Permit Application #P-300-90, Batoff Mountain, 1989 Sept. 6-1992 Feb. 11
1038 Prospecting Permit Application #P-3042-87, Coit #3, 1987 Aug. 21
1039 Prospecting Permit Application, Mason #1 Seam, 1991 Sept. 12-1993 Feb. 15
1040 Prospecting Permit Application, Town District, 1989 Sept. 6-1989 Dec. 27
1041 Surface Mining Application #S-3030-88, Fire Creek Seam, 1987 March 28
1042 Surface Mining Application #S-3030-88, Incidental Boundary Revision, 1987 Sept. 24
1043 Surface Mining Application #S-3030-88, Sewall Seam, 1987 May 28
1044 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Correction to Piney Side, 1988 April 6
1045 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Final Release Request, 1993 Feb. 15-1993 Sept. 22
1046 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Modification to Tree Species, 1990 June 29-1991 Dec. 3
1047 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Revisions #2, 1993 Dec.-1994 May 23
1048 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Total Release Request Phase III, 1995 April 26-1995 Dec. 6
1049 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Transfer from E.J. and L. Company, 1988 July 17-1992 Aug. 3
1050 Surface Mining Permit #S-3030-88, Vegetative Cover Release Phase II, 1993 Dec.-1995 March 16

 

Series 5.2. Dunedin Coal Company, Inc., 1921-1971.

Folder  
1051 Account Book, 1922-1971 (See Oversize)
1052 Annual Statements, 1922-1925
1053 Annual Statements, 1930-1939
1054 Annual Statements, 1940-1949
1055 Annual Statements, 1950-1959
1056 Annual Statements, 1960-1969
1057 Audit Report, 1921-1927 (See Oversize)
1058 Burial Fund, 1942 April 6-1948 July 17
1059 Dissolution of Dunedin Coal Company, 1969 Sept. 13-1971 June 23
1060 Inventory List, Terry Plant, 1922-1942 July 17
1061 Report, Terry Mine, 1938 June 2-1953 Sept. 15
1062 Tax Receipts, 1922-1939
1063 Tax Receipts, 1941-1968
1064 Tax Returns, Va. State Income, 1953-1968

 

Series 5.3. Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, Inc., 1919-1970

Folder  
1065 Annual Statements, 1919-1929
1066 Annual Statements, 1930-1939
1067 Annual Statements, 1940-1949
1068 Annual Statements, 1950-1958 (See Oversize)
1069 Audit Report, 1921-1927
1070 Deficiency Statement, Federal Tax Department, 1921 Dec. 20-1932 May 26
1071 Dissolution of Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, Inc., 1969 Aug. 14-1970 Feb. 12
1072 Inventory List, Mason Plant, 1935 July 31-1947 Jan. 3
1073 Report, Mason Mine, 1955 Sept. 30

 

Series 5.4. Mason Coal Company, Inc., 1921-1945

Folder  
1074 Annual Statements, 1927-1932
1075 Annual Statements, 1933-1939
1076 Annual Statements, 1940-1942
1077 Audit Report, 1921-1927 (See Oversize)
1078 Burial Fund, 1945 Jan. 2-1945 Jan. 8

 

Series 5.5. Terry Coal Company, Inc., 1921-1927.

Folder  
1079 Audit Report, 1921-1927 (See Oversize)

 

Series 5.6. Miscellaneous, 1925-1927.

Folder  
1080 Audit Report, Fire Creek and Dunedin Coal Companies, 1925 Feb. 3
1081 Financial Report, Dunedin, Fire Creek, Terry, and Mason Coal Companies, 1927 Feb. 28-1927 Dec. 31

 

Series 6. Maps, 1899-1990.

The Erskine Company, Inc., dealt extensively in West Virginia, especially within the first quarter century of its existence. Series 6 reflects this, containing maps of the company=s holdings in Fayette and Raleigh counties, West Virginia. Every effort has been made to reflect the ownership and name of the property depicted in each map, but there is extensive overlap. The maps are chiefly mine blueprints and land surveys, with some topographical included.

Folder  
1082 Adkins, M.C., to J.E. Scott, Tract purported to be conveyed by, 1952 June 20
1083 Appalachian Power Company Right of Way Across Property of Erskine Company, 1968 Jan. 8
1084 B. and R. Company Showing Proposed Opening, Shady Grove Dist., Raleigh County, W. Va., 1958 April 27
1085 Beckley Seam, Proposed Drill Holes, 1988
1086 Carper, [Ritchie V.], Tract wanted by, 1962 Aug. 25
1087 Carper, William D., Map of the William D. Carper Tract [at Grandview] and its subdivision and adjacent tracts, 1955 Oct. 22
1088 Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, undated
1089 Cook-Carter Coal Company Holdings, Freehold and Leasehold, 1925 Jan. 31
1090 Crandon Coal Company Mine, Coit #1, 1962 May
1091 Domestic Coal Company, Proposed Mine in the Fire Creek Seam, undated
1092 Dunedin Coal Company, leases by, to Crew Coal Co. and R.&S. Coal Co., 1958 Jul 9, rev. 1958 Oct 6
1093 Dunedin Coal Company, Mine of, at Terry, W. Va., 1937 Oct. 15
1094 Dunedin Coal Company, Mine of, at Terry, W. Va., 1943 April 21
1095 Dunedin Coal Company, Mine of, at Terry, W. Va., 1944 Mar 8
1096-1097 unassigned
1098 Erskine Company, Inc., All coal lands owned by, 1928 Jan. 1
1099 Erskine Company, Inc., Dunedin, Mason and Stonewall Mines, 1937 May, rev. 1942 Sep 12
1100 Erskine Company, Inc., Dunedin Tract, Survey of boundary between, and the USA (formerly B.E. Carter Tract), 1990 July 18
1101 Erskine Company, Dunedin Tract, undated
1102 Erskine Company, Inc., Fayette and Raleigh counties holdings, undated
1103 Erskine Company, Inc., Fire Creek Seam, Batoff Mountain Area, Mining in, 1968 Sept.
1104 Erskine Company, Inc., Fire Creek Seam Mining, Map showing fee and mineral lands in Fayette and Raleigh counties, 1987 Feb 16
1105 Erskine Company, Inc., Laing (J.) and Hurt (Ira), undated
1106 Erskine Company, Inc., Land in Beckley, W. Va., 1969 (composite of USGS maps)
1107 Erskine Company, Inc., Lease from, to H.R. Anderson Company, 1956 Feb. 14
1108 Erskine Company, Inc., Map showing Fee & Mineral lands located in Fayette and Raleigh counties, W.Va., 1987 Feb 16
1109 Erskine Company, Inc., New River/Mill Creek detail, 1922
1110 Erskine Company, Inc., Part of Coit Tract No. 1 on Garden Mountain
1111 Erskine Company, Inc., Profiles of inclines for, 1903 Aug. 31
1112 Erskine Company, Inc., Terry Mine of, at Terry, W. Va., 1933 Mar 7
1113 Erskine Company, Inc., Terry/Dunedin Mine, 1933 March 7, updated to 1942 Jan 24
1114 Erskine Company, Inc., Tract #6, Shady Spring Distr., Raleigh County, W. Va., 1987 Dec.
1115 Erskine Company, Inc., Tract #16, 1990 May
1116 Erskine Company, Inc., Tracts in Grandview owned in fee by, 1952 July 19
1117a Erskine Company, Inc., and Mason Coal Company, Holdings in Fayette and Raleigh Counties, W.Va., 1930 Feb 10
1117b Erskine Company, Inc., and Mason Coal Company, Holdings in Fayette and Raleigh Counties, W.Va., 1932 Feb. 6
1117c Erskine Company, Inc., and Mason Coal Company, Properties of the, undated
1118 Fire Creek Seam, undated
1119 Fire Creek Seam/Pocahontas Seam, Core Drilling, 1990 April 2
1120 Fulton Kenova Mine Car Company, Plan of Rotary dump, 1919 Jan. 24
1121 G. and H. Coal Company, Mine No. 3, Showing Proposed Opening, 1958 April 27
1122 Georges Creek and Rolfe Coal Mining companies, Tracts belonging to, 1933 May 9
1123 Grandview Farms, Division of tracts, 1952 April 25
1124 Loup Creek Company, Royal Property of, Raleigh County, W. Va., 1948 March 1
1125 Low Volatile Consolidated Coal Company, Portion of Rock Lick Mine Sublease, 1922 Feb. 2
1126 M & M Coal Company, Proposed opening, 1958 Jan 1
1127 McCreery-Terry Road, Survey of, 1947 Mar 14
1128 McKell Property line, survey of, undated
1129 Maryland-Fire Creek Coal Company, Dunedin Mine of, at Terry, W. Va., 1933 March 7
1130 Mason Coal Company, Boundary between and Loup Creek Company, 1947
1131 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Beckley Seam, 1941 Dec. 10
1132 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Beckley Seam incline, undated
1133 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Wright, W. Va., 1933 Feb. 9
1134 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Wright, W. Va., 1935 Jan. 1
1135 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Wright, W. Va., 1937 July 10
1136 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Wright, W. Va., 1941 Feb. 1
1137 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Wright, W. Va., 1941 July 31
1138 Mason Coal Company, Mine #1, Wright, W. Va., 1941 Dec 17
1139 Mason Coal Company, Mine #2, ca. 1917
1140 Mason Coal Company, Property on left hand side of Piney River, undated
1141 Mason Coal Company, Surface holdings, undated
1142 Mason Coal Company, Tracts near Grandview, undated
1143-1146 unassigned
1147 Miller, J. Erskine, Estate, 1917
1148 Miller, J. Erskine, Estate, Part of, Sold to F.M. Cook et al, 1917 April 20
1149 Miller, Russell, and Ensign Coal Lands in Raleigh Co., West Va., 1891 Jun 2, rev. 1899 April 29
1150 National Park Service, Boundary line survey [of] New River Gorge National River, 1993
1151a New River Company. McKell Lands, 1943 March 9
1151b New River Company, Road easement to be conveyed to by the Erskine Company, Inc., on Mill Creek, 1944 Aug. 1
1152 New River Gorge National River, Coal lands, undated  
1153 Piney River Coal Company, Mine at Terry, W. Va., 1931 June 3
1154 Pocahontas #3 Seam, undated
1155a Royal Coal Company, Layland, W. Va. Mine No. 8, undated
1155b Royal Coal Company, Part of mine on left side of Piney River
1156 Sewall Seam, undated
1157 Stonewall Coke and Coal Company, Mine at Terry, W. Va., 1943 Aug. 1
1158 Stonewall Coke and Coal Company, Mine in Fire Creek Seam, 1932 Oct. 18
1159 Stonewall Coke and Coal Company, Mine in Sewall Seam, with part of Tamroy Mine, 1954 Aug. 27
1160 Stonewall Coal and Coke Company, Profiles of inclines for on Piney Creek, 1901 March 8
1161a Terry Coal Company, Property and mine, Fire Creek Seam, 1928 May
1161b Thurmond Coal Company, Leasehold, undated
1162 Trail from Bragg Farm on Garden Grounds, 1957 Sept. 28
1163a West Virginia Geographical Survey, Soil map, Raleigh County Sheet, 1914
1163b Woods Coal Company, Proposed opening, 1957 Sep 9
1164a Wright Coal and Coke Company, 1901
1164b Wright Coal and Coke Company, Land leased by, 1901 Dec. 3

 

Series 7. Historical Materials/

This series of the Erskine Company, Inc. collection contains materials related to the general history of the company and its founders, including biographical information, genealogical charts, and various artifacts.

Biographical information concerns John Caperton, Margaret (Hanley) Paulee Erskine (1752-1842), including her narrative of Indian captivity, Michael Erskine the immigrant, Michael Erskine of Texas, A. Erksine Miller, Michael Erskine Miller, John Hooe Russell, Hugh Bell Sproul, Hugh Bell, Jr., and Carrington Williams. Of particular note is a copy of A Fire Creek: A New River Gorge Mining Community by Charles Smith (folders 1175-1176). Published in 1991, this short essay gives a general history of the Erskine Company, Inc., paying particular attention to the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, where the author served as superintendent. It sheds particular light on both the social and technical sides of a coal mining operation, relaying personal anecdotes and explaining mining equipment alike.

Also of interest is the prospectus, Staunton, Virginia : Its Past, Present and Future, published by the Staunton Development Company (folder 1183). The Staunton Development Company was established in the early 1890s to renovate the American Hotel in downtown Staunton. It went broke by 1894.

Also of interest is a prospectus and scrip for the Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company (folders 1177 and 1178), and time books, one related to the Staunton Realty Corporation (folder 1182) and others for unknown construction projects (folder 1184).

Series 7.1. Company Histories and miscellany (published and loose materials).

Folder  
1165 Biographical Information: Caperton, John
1166 Biographical Information: Erskine, Margaret Hanley (captivity narrative)
1167 Biographical Information: Erskine, Michael (of Texas)
1168 Biographical Information: Erskine, Michael (the immigrant)
1169 Biographical Information: Miller, A. Erskine
1170 Biographical Information: Miller, Michael Erskine
1171 Biographical Information: Russell, John Hooe
1172 Biographical Information: Sproul, Hugh Bell (d. 1929)
1173 Biographical Information: Sproul, Hugh Bell, Jr. (d. 1992)
1174 Biographical Information: Williams, Carrington
1175 Fire Creek: A New River Gorge Mining Community
1176 Fire Creek: A New River Gorge Mining Community, Background Material
1177 Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company [includes prospectus "Information as to 4,4300 acres coking coal land in the New River district of West Virginia," undated]
1178 Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company miscellany [includes scrip distributed by company and brochure]
1179 Genealogical Information: Erskine Family
1180 Land Purchases: Coit Lands, Fayette and Raleigh Counties W.Va., 1896-1898
1181 Stationary, etc.
1182 Staunton Realty Corporation time book, 1905
1183 Staunton, Virginia : its past, present and future [N.Y. : printed by South Publishing Company for Staunton Development Company, n.d.]
1184 Time books, 1886-1887 and 1908-1909
1185 Miscellaneous (includes account book of J. Mason Miller, Jr.)

 

Series 7.2. Oral History.

Folder  
1186 Oral History and photographs of Charles Smith with Hugh B. Sproul, III

 

Series 7.3. Microfilm.

The early papers of the Erskine Coal and Land Company were placed at West Virginia University as part of the West Virginia and Regional History Collection. Many of these concerned early land purchases. A finding aid is filed with the microfilm, but patrons may also wish to consult the owning repository.

Microfilm  

Box List

Box  
1 Folders 1-26
2 Folders 27-124
3 Folders 125-189
4 Folders 190-265
5 Folders 266-325
6 Folders 326-350
7 Folders 351-383
8 Folders 384-415
9 Folders 416-479
10 Folders 480-519
11 Folders 520-556
12 Folders 557-607
13 Folders 608-654
14 Folders 655-702
15 Folders 703-715
16 Folders 716-740
17 Folders 741-760
18 Folders 761-771
19 Folders 772-834
20 Folders 835-922
21 Folders 923-966
22 Folders 967-1021
23 Folders 1022-1050
24 Folders 1051-1081
25 Folders 1082-1113
26 Folders 1114-1154
27 Folders 1155-1186
28 Microfilm