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David Smith Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Smith Collection
Span Dates: 1854-1995
Bulk Dates: 1889-1995
ID No: Ms2021-203
Creator: Charles Smith/David Smith
Extent: 2 boxes
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV

Administrative Information

Donor: David Smith
Transfers: Museums, Photographs, Newspapers, Maps
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], David Smith Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.
Processor: Archives Staff
Biographical Note:

Contents List:

Box 1

Correspondence, Samuel S. Savage, Ashland Fire Brick Company, February 16, 1889
Correspondence, to Gilbert Smith, March 17, 1931
Correspondence, Theodore Swann to G. Smith, Thurmond Coal Company, November 30, 1912
Correspondence, C. W. Thomas to Charles Smith, Fire Creek, December 14, 1939
Correspondence, to Charles and Dianne Smith, undated
Correspondence, to Charles Smith, 1989 (2)
Correspondence, to Charles Smith, 1990 (2)
Correspondence, to Charles Smith, 1991 (7)
Correspondence, to Charles Smith, 1992 (7)
Correspondence, to Charles Smith, 1993 (4)
Correspondence, to Charles Smith, 1995 (1)
Correspondence, from Fayette County Historical Society, 1992 (2)
Photocopies, Miscellaneous
The Erskine Company, 1995
Newsletter, Ranching Heritage Association, 1986
News Bulletin, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity, 1991
Newspaper, Three Rivers Review, New River Gorge, 1992
Pamphlet, Appalachian Railroad Heritage in Western Virginia and Southern West Virginia
Brochure, Super Statistics of the "Gem of Egypt," One of the World's Largest Excavating Machines
Drawings and Maps, Miscellaneous
Brochure, Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company
Pay Slips and Envelopes, Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company
Stock Certificate, Thurmond Coal Company, 1911 and 1913
Stock Certificates, Rock Lick Coal Company, Gilbert Smith, 1913
Mine Foreman's Certificate, Charles Gilbert Smith, West Virginia Department of Mines, 1946
Cancelled Check, Dunedin Coal Company, 1947
Envelope, Stamped Fire Creek Coal & Coke Company, undated
Envelope, addressed to Fire Creek Coal & Coke Company, 1927
Contact Sheet, Fire Creek Reunion, undated
Sales Flyer, Thurmond Postcards, 1993
Sample Ballot, General Election, City of Thurmond, 1995
Invitation, Dedication of New River Gorge National River's Thurmond Depot Visitor Center, June 2, 1995
Certificate, New River Neighbors Program, Charles Smith, undated
Newspaper Articles, Thurmond/Fire Creek
Map, Beech Fork State Park
Invoices, Research Requests, 1993-1994
Photocopies, Typescript, Biography of Michael Erskine, by Blucher Haynes Erskine, 1926
Photocopies, Typescript, Biography of Andrew Nelson Erskine (three pages)
Photocopies, Correspondence, Andrew Nelson Erskine, 1852-1862
Typed Transcript, Ignatius Erskine, Journals and Memos, 1854
Typescript, Autobiography of Charles Smith
Typescript, Fire Creek: A New River Coal Mining Community, 1877 to 1976
Typed Transcripts, Minutes, Fire Creek Coal & Coke Company, 1878-1900
Typed Transcripts, Correspondence, John P. Erskine to Andrew Erskine, 1858-1859
Newspaper, Coal News, February 2006
Clipping, George and Melody Bragg, May 23, 1993

Box 2

Mimeographed (damaged, use photocopy) Journal, N.D.
Copy of above journal
Pay Cards, Fire Creek Coal and Coke Company, 1939-1945 (4 folders)
Photographs, Fire Creek (9)
Photographs, Caperton (incline, coke ovens, tipple, store) (5)
Postcards, Kaymoor, Montgomery, Fire Creek (reprints)
Photograph, incline and tipple
Photographs, rail cars filled with coal, George Bragg (7)
Photographs, Fire Creek Reunion, 1992 (15)
Photographs, Fire Creek Reunion, 1993 (5)

Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History