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Duncan Coal Company Records, 1900-1918

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Title

Duncan Coal Company Records

Date

1900-1918

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Duncan Coal Company Records, 1900-1918, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

2 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Muhlenburg County, Kentucky coal company. Records include minutes of the board of directors and stockholder meetings, 1900 -1918, of the W.G. Duncan Coal Co.; articles of incorporation, 1900; payroll book; cash book; and general ledgers. Information includes management of the Luzerne and Graham-Skibo mines near Greenville, Kentucky; installation of electric power in the mine operations; building of two mine towns, including housing, schools, and company towns; issuance of bonds; building of a railroad spur to connect with the Illinois Central Railroad; purchase of new mineral lands; relocation of business offices from Luzerne to Greenville; coal tonnage produced; mining equipment ordered; and company store merchandise

Subjects

  • Coal mines and mining-- Kentucky-- Muhlenberg County-- History-- Sources.
  • Muhlenberg County (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.

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