Guide to the Rollin Chemical Company Ledger, 1785 - 1917

Summary Information

Title: Rollin Chemical Company Ledger, 1785 - 1917
Collection: AC.229
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Rollin Chemical Company Ledger is a bound ledger of typed copies of land surveys and land transfers within southern Charleston, West Virginia dating from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Leo Loeb, an attorney, created the ledger to prove the Rollin Chemical Company, Inc. had a clear title to the land.

Creator: Rollin Chemical Company

Biographical/Historical Note

Rollin Chemcial Company began its operations in 1913 in the vacant plant of the former Ohio Tool Company of South Charleston, West Virginia. It obtained the title for the land plats described within the ledger in 1917. By 1933, the company was renamed Barium Reduction Corp.

Scope and Contents

Rollin Chemical Company Ledger is a bound ledger of typed copies of land surveys and land transfers within southern Charleston, West Virginia dating from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Kanawha County, West Virginia was the home of many chemical companies. The Rollin Chemical Company Ledger details land transfers between individuals and corporations eventually to Rollin Chemical Company. It contains blueprint land surveys, maps and historical notes. It is not indexed.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in a single archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased the Rollin Chemical Company ledger from Bookworm and Silverfish in March 2005. The accession number is AC.2005.008. It was opened to the public in March 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, March 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.229: Rollin Chemical Company Ledger, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Ledger, 1782-1917  Folder 1