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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Montgomery and West Point Railroad minute books W.0102

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-20T15:15-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Montgomery and West Point Railroad minute books

Unit ID:

W.0102

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1846-1870

Abstract:

Contains two minute books, with entries from directors' and stockholders' meetings of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad from March 1846 to June 1870.

General Physical Description note

These books are very fragile, and pages are beginning to separate from the bindings.

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

creator

Montgomery and West Point Railroad Company.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains two minute books containing the minutes of directors' and stockholders' meetings of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad. The first ledger contains minutes from directors' meetings, beginning March 4, 1846, and ending with the final directors' meeting on August 1, 1870, when the sale of the company to the Western Railroad Company was finalized. The second ledger contains minutes from stockholders' meetings, beginning March 2, 1846, and ending with the minutes of the company's final stockholders' meeting on June 2, 1870, when they approved the sale of the railroad.

Biographical/Historical note

The Montgomery and West Point Railroad company was chartered on January 20, 1832. The charter permitted the Montgomery Railroad to build a railway stretching from Montgomery, Alabama, to Columbus, Georgia. Another charter issued in 1834 changed the proposed final destination to West Point, Georgia. Financial troubles stalled railway construction, and the first twelve miles of track were not completed and opened until 1840. In 1851, the track to West Point was completed. In 1870, the company merged with the Western Railroad of Alabama.

Source: "Montgomery and West Point Railroad,"Georgia's Railroad History and Heritage website, www.railga.com/montwp.html.

Access Restrictions:

None

General note

Title on Spine: Montgomery and West Point Railroad, Minutes of Directors' and Stockholders' Meetings, Montgomery, Alabama 1846-1870

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Montgomery and West Point Railroad minute books, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Minutes (aat)

Railroads--Alabama--Records and correspondence (lcsh)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

Directors' Meeting minute book Item 1 Box W0102.01

Stockholders' Meeting minute book Item 2 Box W0102.01