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Collection Number: 03900

Collection Title: William A. Lash Papers, 1890-1899 (bulk 1892-1893)

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Size About 1,200 items; (1.5 linear feet).
Abstract William A. Lash was president of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad, with offices at Greensboro, N.C., and owner of a farm at Walnut Cove, Stokes County, N.C. The collection includes railroad and other business papers, mainly 1892-1893, of Lash relating to the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad and to his farm at Walnut Cove, Stokes County, N.C. Many of the railroad business papers are letters to and from bankers and brokers affiliated with the Bank of New Hanover, the Bank of Fayetteville, and Murchison & Co. of New York, N.Y., and Wilmington, N.C., about railroad bonds and other financial matters. J. Turner Morehead and R.T. Gray are among the major correspondents. Also included are letters about the business of the North State Improvement Company. Of particular note is a letter, 1891, from Thomas M. Holt about problems of the nation's economy. Papers relating to Lash's farm include letters from J.W. Davis in 1890 and W. Withers after 1890, who were apparently managing Lash's business in Walnut Cove. These letters discuss crops, rents, farm work, visitors to the farm, and other matters.
Creator Lash, William A.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William A. Lash Papers, #3900, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1969
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William A. Lash was president of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad, with offices at Greensboro, N.C., and owner of a farm at Walnut Cove, Stokes County, N.C.

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The collection includes railroad and other business papers, mainly 1892-1893, of Lash relating to the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad and to his farm at Walnut Cove, Stokes County, N.C. Many of the railroad business papers are letters to and from bankers and brokers affiliated with the Bank of New Hanover, the Bank of Fayetteville, and Murchison & Co. of New York, N.Y., and Wilmington, N.C., about railroad bonds and other financial matters. J. Turner Morehead and R.T. Gray are among the major correspondents. Also included are letters about the business of the North State Improvement Company. Of particular note is a letter, 1891, from Thomas M. Holt about problems of the nation's economy. Papers relating to Lash's farm include letters from J.W. Davis in 1890 and W. Withers after 1890, who were apparently managing Lash's business in Walnut Cove. These letters discuss crops, rents, farm work, visitors to the farm, and other matters.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Revised by: Roslyn Holdzkom, July 2011

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