Dates: 1835-1837; 1846; 1850 

Collection Number: MS 623 

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 5 items 

Biographical/Historical Information: The James River Company was chartered in 1785 by the Virginia General Assembly to improve the navigation of the James River. The company's rights were transferred to the Commonwealth and was under state control from 1820-1835. In 1832 the James River and Kanawha Company was incorporated. It was organized as a joint stock company in 1835 and the Commonwealth relinquished control of the company.

Scope and Content: This collection consists of five annual reports of the James River and Kanawha Company.

Notes:

1. First Annual Report of the President to the Stockholders of the James River and Kanawha Company, together with the Proceedings of the Stockholders at their first Annual Meeting in December 1835 (Richmond, Va.: Sheperd & Colin, Printers, 1836).

2. Second Annual Report of the President to the Stockholders of the James River and Kanawha Company, together with the Proceedings of the Stockholders at their second Annual Meeting in December 1836 (Richmond, Va.: Sheperd & Colin, Printers, 1837).

3. Third Annual Report of the President to the Stockholders of the James River and Kanawha Company, together with the Proceedings of the Stockholders at their third Annual Meeting in December 1837 (Richmond, Va.: Sheperd & Colin, Printers, 1838). [inscribed Charles Yancey on the cover of report]

4. Twelth Annual Report of the President to the Stockholders of the James River and Kanawha Company, together with the Proceedings of the Stockholders at their twelth Annual Meeting in November 1846 (Richmond, Va.: Sheperd & Colin, Printers, 1846).

5. Sixteenth Annual Report of the President to the Stockholders of the James River and Kanawha Company, together with the Proceedings of the Stockholders at their sixtheenth Annual Meeting in November 1850 (Richmond, Va.: Colin, Baptist and Nowlan, Printers, 1851).