Employee Directory are wealthy in the details of the event of Virginia’s internal improvements during the nineteenth century. Few collections in alternative archival establishments are comparable. Over the years, researchers have used the records for several purposes. Maps, plans, and correspondence relating to canals have aided within the restoration of canal locks and alternative surviving canal features. Records regarding turnpikes and railroads assisted in resolving right-of-approach questions. Field survey notes facilitate establish changes in topography and aid in the location of archaeological sites. Surprising because it could appear, sketches made within the 1830s and 1850s of county boundaries are still consulted these days.
This inventory assists researchers in the careful study of the Employee Directory. The title inventory contains the title of every series, with data as to date vary and quantity. Brief statements of content are added when acceptable. Field notes, maps, plans, and drawings appear in separate sections of the inventory. The index is keyed to entry numbers to produce direct reference to specific entries. Prepared by a skilled archival employees, the inventory of these necessary records reflects the continuing commitment to meet the Virginia’s Literary Festival