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Southwestern Rail Road Bank Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0063

  • Staff Only

This collection includes a number of bank notes, a payment letter, a payment order, and stock certificates for the Southwestern Rail Road Bank Branch in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the payment letter, the writer mentions that they are in possession of a stock certificate and has paid four hundred dollars of a total of four hundred and twenty dollars owed. In the payment order signed by T.H. Catlett, Catlett orders the immediate payment of two shares of the Southwestern Rail Road Bank to Lewis S. Marshall by the cashier at the Knoxville Bank Branch.

Dates

  • 1839-1843

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes a number of bank notes, a payment letter, a payment order, and stock certificates for the Southwestern Rail Road Bank Branch in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

The South Carolina General Assembly was dissatisfied with the demands by the state of Kentucky on the newly-created Cincinnati & Charleston Railroad. On December 21, 1836, they passed an act chartering the new and improved Louisville, Cincinnati, and Charleston Railroad. Included in this new charter was the provision that the stockholders of the new railroad company were given the power to organize a separate corporate for banking purposes to be known as the "South Western Rail Road Bank."

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480