Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscences, c.1937 (1988-011)


Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscences, c.1937 (1988-011)


Harriet Eliza Lathrop was born in New York, moved to Tazewell County, Virginia, with her husband, a mining engineer, in 1881 when he was sent to open up the Pocahontas Coal Field by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. The collection includes a photocopy of reminiscences recounting her experiences in Virginia from 1881 until her return to New York in 1885, the formation of the Pocahontas Coal Field and the town of Pocahontas, Virginia, and the explosion of the coal mines in March 1884. Includes a forward written by her daughter, Helen Lathrop Thompson.





Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscences, c.1937, Ms1988-011, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Special Collections, Virginia Tech


Lathrop, Harriet Eliza, “Harriet Eliza Lathrop Reminiscences, c.1937 (1988-011),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed February 29, 2024, http://digitalsc.specomeka.vtlibraries.net/Appalachia/Ms1988-011.