WHO WERE THEY ? -- #114 -- Sidney F. Tyler - SV RR

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Thu Nov 22 17:22:26 EST 2018


Work Session on Friday? It's Saturdays, even for this month.... don't want
anyone standing out in the cold waiting for someone to let them in.

Stephen in Roanoke

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 9:19 AM Mason wrote:
> Abram,
>> Great work on Sidney Tyler and the sorted mess of the finances of the
>> SVRR. When I wrote the Shenandoah Valley Book my source  was the book of
>> minutes of the BOD, which at that time was at Virginia Tech. There was also
>> a scrap book  there, in which they kept of every newspaper clipping in
>> which the Shenandoah Valley was mentioned. It makes very interesting
>> reading. With the movement of the material from Virginia Tech, I do not
>> know where it is now, but I know you would enjoy looking at it.
> All (most) of that material is now at the archives "annex" in GOB East.
> There are two or three aisles of shelves with ranks of leather-bound books
> that cover the various early railroads -- minute books of boards, letter
> books, lists of stockholders, etc. et al. There are also additional aisles
> with ranks of Hollister boxes that hold smaller items (small minute books,
> etc.) from a variety of railroads and affiliated businesses from the early
> days through the turn of the last century. There is a wealth of information
> in the materials at GOB East (with the monthly work session on Friday) that
> is just waiting to be discovered and digested.
> Bruce in Blacksburg
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