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Letter to George Dittmeyer (- Black, Sheridan and Wilson)

Letter about purchase of coal from Geroge's Creek and other mines. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Black, Sheridan and Wilson
Miners and Shippers of
Steam, Smithing and Gas Coals
Georges Creek Cumberland, West Virginia & Youghiogheny
Coal Fields
6 & 8 Chamber of Commerce

Baltimore, Md, Jun 11, 1884

Mr Geo Dittmeyer
Harpers Ferry, W Va

Dear Sir
Yours to hand with enclosed check for $42.07 which is to your credit in full.

We quote Run of mine coal @ 1.00 per gwp ton, lump 1.25 for gwp ton. Frt Two dollars per gwp ton. This will make it three dollars for run of mine and three 25/100 dollars for lump at Harpers Ferry. Hope to get your orders.

Truly yours
Black Sheridan & Wilson,


Western Maryland Room.

"gwp" could be "gross weight price" or "gross weight port (of loading)". "Frt" is probably "Freight"

Miners in George's Creek were receiving 60 cents a ton for coal they dug. This company sold it for $1.00 and $1.25 a ton, plus $2 to ship to Harper's Ferry.


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Library

Original Size:
21 cms x 16 cms

Coal mines and mining, Maryland; Allegany County History; Allegany County (Md.) History, Local; Account books, Maryland, Allegany County.

Allegany County, MD; 1880-1940

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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