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Subseries 1. Administrative Records, 1894-1926

Scope and Content Notes:

Material in this subseries contains meeting minutes, reports, resignation letters, by-laws, certificate of incorporation, charters, memoranda, list of stockholders, and newspaper clippings. There are also blueprints, maps, photographs, record books, and a scrapbook. The first three boxes contain materials in relation to the proposed mining works called Beech Fork. In 1912, a mining engineer by the name Howard N. Eavenson created and submitted a report on mining works to the committee comprised of Karl F. Overholt, F.W. McElroy, and William Watson Smith. The report created by Eavenson is not found, but copies of the committee and supplemental report are included in this subseries. The committee created a report from Eavenson’s findings and presented it to the company’s board of directors. The committee report and exhibit are labeled as “A,” “B,” “D,” and “G.” Due to size, exhibits “C,” “D,” “E,” and “F” are in individual folders. The exhibits “A,” “B,” and “C” are located in the supplemental report material in Folder 02.

The minutes from the Board of Directors and Stockholders meetings are also included in this subseries. The original handwritten minutes are in the Faraday Coal & Coke Co. Minute Book. In addition to the minutes, there are documents from the meetings such as meeting notices, ballots, list of stockholders, drafts of minutes, charters, power of attorney, by-laws, and annual reports. The president of the company, A. Cummins, used these exhibits to give reports to the Board of Directors during the meeting of November 6, 1901.

Maps of Faraday property providing the locations of the Pocahontas Coal Seam, railroad tracks from companies like Virginia Railway and Norfolk & Western Railway as well as neighboring coal companies are also included. Additional maps can be found in the Maps and Architectural Drawings Series. These maps pertain to surveys, leases, and coal lands of the company. The Newspaper clippings contained in this subseries include articles from both newspapers and journals. However the majority of the clippings are from Virginia, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh newspapers. The journal articles are mostly from the Coal Trade Journal and they relate to coal and coke matters. The memoranda pertain to taxes, contracts, leases, settlements, agreements, deeds, and other general business matters. Material that pertains to the Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company are mostly books of transit notes, level locations, and treasurer bank records. There is also a company scrapbook for each of the years from 1913 to 1918. The materials in this subseries date from 1894 to 1926.


Box 61
Folder 1 Beech Fork Works, Committee Report, June 10-December 12, 1912
Folder 2 Beech Fork Works, Supplemental Report, September 29, 1913
Folder 3 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “C,” Blueprints, June 10, 1912
Folder 4 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “C,” Blueprints, June 10, 1912
Folder 5 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “C,” Copies, June 10, 1912

Box 62
Folder 1 Beech Fork Works, Exhibits “E” and “F” Photographs, June 10, 1912

Box 63
Folder 1 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “D,” September 29, 1913
Folder 2 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “D,” No. 3, October 30, 1912-December 26, 1913
Folder 3 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “D,” No. 4, February 1-May 29, 1913
Folder 4 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “D,” No. 2, June 23-August 12, 1913
Folder 5 Beech Fork Works, Exhibit “D,” copies, July 26-September 29, 1913
Folder 6 Beech Fork Works, Notes, December 20, 1911
Folder 7 Beech Fork Works, Notes, August 4-September 3, 1913
Folder 8 Beech Fork Works, Tipple Specifications, April 17-July 31, 1912
Folder 9 Beech Fork Works, undated
Folder 10 By Laws, undated
Folder 11 Directors, List of, May 31-June 13, 1901
Folder 12 Maps, June 22, 1910-May 1921

Box 64
Folder 1 Maps, July 23, 1909-October 24, 1923
Folder 2-3 Maps, undated
Folder 4 Emlyn Mine, December 1914

Box 65
Folder 1 Meeting Minutes, June 8-November 24, 1901
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes, January 28-July 3, 1902
Folder 3 Meeting Minutes, January 27, 1903
Folder 4 Meeting Minutes, January 26, 1904
Folder 5 Meeting Minutes, January 24, 1905, October 3, 1905
Folder 6 Meeting Minutes, January 23, 1906, April 3, 1906
Folder 7 Meeting Minutes, January 16, 1907, January 22, 1907
Folder 8 Meeting Minutes, January 28, 1908
Folder 9 Meeting Minutes, January 26, 1909, November 17, 1909
Folder 10 Meeting Minutes, January 25, 1910, December 15, 1910
Folder 11 Meeting Minutes, January 24, 1911
Folder 12 Meeting Minutes, February 23, 1911
Folder 13 Meeting Minutes, January 23, 1912, December 31, 1912
Folder 14 Meeting Minutes, January 28, 1913, October 6, 1913
Folder 15 Meeting Minutes, January 27, 1914
Folder 16 Meeting Minutes, January 26, 1915
Folder 17 Meeting Minutes, April 5, 1915, June 30, 1915
Folder 18 Meeting Minutes, January 25, 1916
Folder 19 Meeting Minutes, January 23, 1917
Folder 20 Meeting Minutes, January 22, 1918
Folder 21 Meeting Minutes, January 28, 1919
Folder 22 Meeting Minutes, December 22, 1919
Folder 23 Meeting Minutes, January 27, 1920
Folder 24 Meeting Minutes, January 25, 1921
Folder 25 Meeting Minutes, January 24, 1922
Folder 26 Meeting Minutes, January 23, 1923

Box 66
Folder 1 Meeting Minutes, November 14, 1923, December 24, 1923
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes, January 22, 1924, October 24, 1924
Folder 3 Meeting Minutes, November 3, 1924, December 12, 1924
Folder 4 Minute Book, June 8, 1901-November 3, 1924
Folder 5 Annual Meetings, 1904-1919

Box 67
Folder 1 Automobile Matters, April 21, 1917-December 3, 1917, 1923
Folder 2 Resolutions, April 1908, December 14, 1923, December 15, 1923
Folder 3 Secretary of the State, April 14, 1905-November 21, 1924
Folder 4 William Watson Smith Letter, March 14, 1904
Folder 5 William Watson Smith Letters, February 13, 1907-January 31, 1914
Folder 6 William Watson Smith Letters, January 26, 1915-January 22, 1924
Folder 7 Assessment of Coal Lands in Pa., June 27, 1914
Folder 8 Loan Report, 1901-1913
Folder 9 Bonus Report, 1901-1913
Folder 10 Land Titles Report and Opinions, November 30, 1909-December 10, 1912
Folder 11 Report on John Laing, December 18, 1916-March 10, 1917
Folder 12 Report on John Laing, January 20, 1917
Folder 13 Reports, May 1911-November 23, 1926
Folder 14 Index Book, 1901-1924
Folder 15 Index Book, June 27, 1917, November 3, 1919

Box 68
Folder 1 Clippings, April 2, 1908-December 7, 1911
Folder 2 Clippings, January 11, 1912-July 9, 1913
Folder 3 Clippings, August 11, 1916-January 6, 1917
Folder 4 Clippings, August 27, 1920-November 14, 1923
Folder 5-6 Clippings, undated
Folder 7 Memoranda, April 30, 1904-October 18, 1905
Folder 8 Memoranda, June 13, 1907- November 11, 1911
Folder 9 Memoranda, February 12, 1912-October 27, 1916
Folder 10 Memoranda, June 14, 1918-October 20, 1921
Folder 11 Memoranda, July 31, 1922-February 12, 1925
Folder 12-14 Memoranda, undated
Folder 15 Inventory of Maps, Papers, Office Furniture, etc., November 28-December 7, 1923
Folder 16 Island Creek and Pond Creek Coal Company, undated
Folder 17 List of Stockholders, December 31, 1904, December 21, 1909
Folder 18 Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company, April 14, 1902, April 29, 1902
Folder 19 Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company, July 18, 1902-April 24, 1903
Folder 20 Proceedings of Directors of the Easter & Northwestern Railway Company, April 29, 1902
Folder 21 “Pioneer of Electricity: Michael Faraday,” Juice 3, no. 6. June 1910

Box 69
Folder 1 Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company, July 24-28, 1902
Folder 2 Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company, July 1902
Folder 3 Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company, 1902
Folder 4 Eastern & Northwestern Railway Company, Dry Fork, undated
Folder 5 H.C. Frick Notebook, January 26, 1894-January 20, 1898
Folder 6 Finley, Mr. H.F., November 18, 1904, October 5, 1906, October 18, 1906
Folder 7 Faraday Coal and Coke Company, Scrapbook, 1913-1918

Box 70
Folder 1 Low Volatile Coals for By-Product Coking Purposes from Southern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia, March 1923
Folder 2 Results of Drilling and Prospecting, February 1920: Analysis of Drill Holes for Faraday Coal & Coke Company, 1923