Documents concerning the Jamesville and Washington, N.C., Railroad and Lumber Company, 1874-1881

Scope and Content

Comprising a prospectus, share certificate, accounts, memoranda, and various items of correspondence

Administrative / Biographical History

Jamesville is a small community, but Washington, the Beaufort County seat was the first city named in honour of George Washington and was previously known as the Forks of Tar River. Following evacuation by Union soldiers in 1864, the town was burned, but subsequently rebuilt. The Jamesville and Washington, N.C., Railroad and Lumber Company was one of many small companies that operated during the period of commercial expansion that followed in the wake of the Civil War

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard W. Pearson of Ilkley, a descendant of Thomas Wilson, April 1977


In English

Other Finding Aids


Custodial History

Once in the possession of Thomas Wilson, a shareholder in the company