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Title: Charlton, J.B. Letter, 1866
Call number: 606
Creator: Charlton, J.B.
Inclusive dates: 1866
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: A manuscript letter from J.B. Charlton, Lewisburg, West Virginia, to U.S. Senator Waitman T. Willey, petitioning for relief for the family of David S. Creigh and investigation into his execution. Creigh was sentenced to hang in 1864 by a court-martial, for the alleged crime of killing a Union soldier who entered his home. The trial and ruling were controversial. More information about Creigh can be found in A&M 2201, Preston Family Papers, box 1, and A&M 1561, Roy Bird Cook Papers, box 27, notebook 28.
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Title: Preston County. Miscellaneous Papers, 1836-1966.
Call number: 607
Creator, Corporate name: Preston County
Inclusive dates: 1836-1966
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Notes, maps, and clippings on the history and geology of Preston County, West Virginia, ca.1769-1875, compiled by S. Scott Garner; land grant, 31 August 1836, and a manuscript workbook of mathematical exercises, 1839-1840; papers relating to politics and the Democratic Party, 1842-1871; roster of Company E, Fifteenth Regiment, West Virginia Volunteers, 1863; papers relating to electric power lines in Bruceton and an early map of Coopers Rock State Forest, 1900-1930; a reading for Freeland Cemetery (1966); and cemetery readings.
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Title: Brackman, R.H. Family. Postcard Album and Prescriptions, 1907-13
Call number: 608
Creator: Brackman, R.H. Family
Inclusive dates: 1907-1913
Extent: 1 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: An album of 61 postcards sent to members of the R. H. Brackman family, White Sulfur Springs, 1907. The views include the towns of Hinton, Huntington, and Ronceverte, and the Rehobeth M. E. Church, Union. There are other cards from Saginaw, Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia. Included also are 9 pharmaceutical prescriptions from the Greenbrier Pharmacy, White Sulfur Springs, 1913, signed by O.F. Ritcher.
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Title: Mannington. Publications, 1930-1934, 1953
Call number: 609
Creator, Corporate name: Mannington TIMES
Inclusive dates: 1930-1934; 1953
Extent: 1 in. (1 unboxed ledger)
Abstract: Advertising and job printing accounts receivable ledger of the Mannington Times; also, 23 Issues of several Marion County newspapers. See newspapers inventory.
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Title: Moore Family. Diplomas, Awards, and Certificates, 1872-1909
Call number: 610
Creator, Family name: Moore Family (1872-1909)
Inclusive dates: 1872-1909
Extent: 7 items (1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Diplomas and certificates awarded to Susan M. Moore and T. R. Moore by Washington College, West Virginia University, Morgantown Female Seminary, and Mount Holyoke Seminary; and a photograph of the tombstone of Oscar Raif, 1847-1899. Added 1968: 1 photoastat neg. of 1909 diploma of Susan Maxwell Moore.
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Title: Pardee and Curtin Lumber Company. Records, 1889-1938.
Call number: 611
Creator, Corporate name: Pardee and Curtin Lumber Company
Inclusive dates: 1889-1938
Bulk dates: 1889-1938
Extent: 8 ft. 3 in. (33 flat storage boxes)
Abstract: Records of the Pardee and Curting Lumber Company. Includes 55 account books in 9 series: 1) Bills Payable & Bills Receivable (1 item); 2) Cash Books (9 items); 3) Cashier's Check Registers (9 items); 4) Check Registers and Records (5 items); 5) Day Book (1 item); 6) Journals (8 items); 7) Ledgers (4 items); 8) Petty Cash Books (2 items); 9) Sales Books and Shipping Books (17 items). These records are from company offices in Clarksburg, Curtin, and Sutton, and from logging operations in Braxton, Nicholas, and Webster counties, including the Cherry Run, Hominy, Palmer, and Sutton Mills. There are also 43 photographs documenting logging and coal mining operations, including mills and railroads. See scope and contents for link to photographs in West Virginia History OnView.
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Title: West Virginia University. Library. Annual Reports, 1940-1954
Call number: 613
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia University. Library
Inclusive dates: 1940-1954
Extent: 1 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Annual report for the West Virginia University Library submitted by the library to the university president for the year 1947-1948 and bound volume of annual reports submitted by the West Virginia University Extension Library Service for the years 1940-1954. The Extension Library Service was established in July 1923 to provide library services to patrons without access to other library facilities. It merged with the library's reference department in 1936.
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Title: McNeely, Joseph F. (b.1868). Papers, 1933-1955.
Call number: 614
Creator: McNeely, Joseph F. (b. 1868)
Inclusive dates: 1933-1955
Extent: 1 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Typescripts and mimeographed articles and essays compiled and written by McNeely. Included are: articles on the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church in Morgantown; a collection of speeches, letters, poems, and statements concerning social and economic problems; "Historic Account of the Oil and Gas Development in Marion County, West Virginia, with Special Mention of Mannington and Fairview Fields"; and "A Fascinating Journey Over U.S. Highway 250 from Moundsville to Fairmont, West Virginia," a survey of the local history of this section.
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Title: West Virginia University. Inauguration of Irwin Stewart, 1947
Call number: 615
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia University
Inclusive dates: 1947
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: A binder of plans, correspondence, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings relating to the inaugurations of Irvin Stewart as president of West Virginia University, 26 April 1947.
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Title: Fairfax-Warman Family. Papers, 1811-1933.
Call number: 616
Creator, Family name: Fairfax-Warman Family
Inclusive dates: 1811-1933
Extent: 5 in. (1 document case)
Abstract: Papers of the Fairfax and Warman families of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Morgantown, and Kingwood. There are letters (1811-1874) to Elizabeth Fairfax from family members and friends; papers (1840-1851) of William Warman; papers on the settlement of the John Fairfax estate; a manuscript census book of Preston County for 1830; and an account book (1857-1872) of F.B.F. Fairfax. A few advertising circulars, 1866-1931, are included, as well as clippings on Morgantown and Monongalia County, 1868-1933.
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Title: Methodist Episcopal Church. Map of Greenbrier Circuit (copy), 1787-1788
Call number: 617
Creator, Corporate name: Methodist Episcopal Church.
Inclusive dates: 1787-1788
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: Mimeograph map of the Greenbrier circuit, in present Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Monroe counties, showing places visited and route of travel of John Smith, from whose journal the map was adapted. ( For abstract of journal, see 1702.).
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Title: Morgantown. Festival of West Virginia Books and Authors, 1954
Call number: 619
Inclusive dates: 1954
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Materials from the Festival of West Virginia Books and Authors held in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 1954. Includes a copy of the festival program; a typescript copy of the presentation by Alice E. Franklin titled "West Virginia's Literary Heritage"; and Franklin's typed comments on "The Life and Times of Lewis Wetzel" by C.B. Allman.
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Title: Van Liere, E.J., Collector. Medical Journal Prospectus and Physicians Rate Sheet, 1865, 1901
Call number: 620
Creator: Van Liere, E.J., Collector
Inclusive dates: 1865, 1901
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Medical memorabilia collected by Dr. E. J. Van Liere of Morgantown, West Virginia, including a prospectus of the "Richmond Medical Journal", 20 November 1865; and a fee bill of Dr. J. Schwinn of Wheeling, West Virginia, 1 March 1901, that lists the rates for various services. Also includes a facsimile copy of the Philadelphia "Public Ledger", 26 March 1836.
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Title: West Virginia University. Soil Science Textbook Translation, circa 1954
Call number: 621
Creator: Stremme, Hermann; translation by Lorenz Haugen and Eugene P. Deatrick
Inclusive dates: circa 1954
Extent: 3 in. (1 small flat storage box)
Abstract: Typed translation of "Grundzuge der praktischen Bodenkunde, Fundamentals of Soil Science", from German to English with handwritten notes and revisions. Translation by Lorenz Haugen and Eugene P. Deatrick of West Virginia University. Also includes two letters regarding the translation.
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Title: Goff, Guy D. Papers, 1911-1920.
Call number: 622
Creator: Goff, Guy D.
Inclusive dates: 1911-1920
Extent: 5 in. (1 document case)
Abstract: Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and two volumes of typed copies of correspondence written by Guy Despard Goff (September 13, 1866 - January 7, 1933), son of Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920). Guy D. Goff was United States district attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin (1911-1915), assistant to the Attorney General of the United States (1917, ca. 1920-1923), and a U.S. Senator from West Virginia (1925-1931), among other things. One scrapbook concerns labor violence in 1911-1912, including the bombings of iron and steel plants in Milwaukee and other Wisconsin cities and trial of accused persons in which Goff served as counsel for the prosecution. The other scrapbook concerns the appointment of Guy D. Goff to U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1912. Correspondence includes one collection and one bound volume of letters written during Goff's time as a colonel in the American Expeditionary Forces (1 3/4 inches, 1918-1920). Topics include Goff's work in the military, his travels in France and Germany, and his observations on the political, economic, and social conditions in post-World War I Europe. Please note, the bound volume of letters is identical to the volume in A&M 17. For more information on the correspondence, please see the Scope and Content note.
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Title: Camden, T.B. Papers, 1862-1907.
Call number: 623
Creator: Camden, T. B.
Inclusive dates: 1862-1907
Extent: 1 ft. and 1 reel of microfilm
Abstract: Original appraisement and account book pertaining to the estate of John S. Camden, 1862-1881. There are two ledgers of T.B. Camden, a physician, covering his medical practice in sixteen counties, listing private accounts, cost of medical care, insurance claims, and statements of Camden's income, 1865-1907. There is a scrapbook of clippings, numerous broadsides, and correspondence on professional and political activities of Camden including letters from friends regarding his dismissal as superintendent of the state hospital for the insane at Weston. The microfilm includes entries from the diary of Thomas S. Feamster, a Confederate soldier, noting troop movements in Greenbrier County, 1861, 1864-1865, and entries from the commonplace book of Theodore Woodridge.
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Title: Deakins Family. Papers, 1778-1925.
Call number: 624
Creator, Family name: Deakins Family
Inclusive dates: 1778-1925
Extent: 3 in. (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (1 oversize folder, 1/2 in.)
Abstract: Materials on several generations of the Deakins family of Montgomery County, Maryland and north central West Virginia. There are deeds, agreements, surveys, plats, surveyors' field books, and court papers related to land purchased in Harrison, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, and Upshur counties. Other papers concern Leonard M. Deakins (1747-1824) and his descendants. Among the correspondents or persons mentioned are Salathial and Thomas James Goff; Henry, George, and William Ashby; David and Philip Menear; Thomas Parsons; Benjamin Harrison; and John Evans. There is correspondence between Francis Deakins of Montgomery County, Maryland, and Benjamin Reeder and William McCleery of Morgantown. There is also a plat of the town of Salem, Harrison County, dating from ca. 1792.
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Title: Morgantown. Festival of West Virginia Books and Authors. Letters, 1954
Call number: 625
Creator, Corporate name: Festival of West Virginia Books and Authors (Morgantown, W. Va.)
Inclusive dates: 1954
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Fifteen letters from West Virginia authors in response to invitations to participate in the Festival of West Virginia Books and Authors in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 1954.
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Title: Middleton, Henry O. Correspondence, 1832-1867.
Call number: 626
Creator: Middleton, Henry O.
Inclusive dates: 1832-1867
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Letters to Middleton at Buckhannon and other places, regarding the land sales in several West Virginia counties, with notes on court cases and comment on the fall of Richmond. Correspondents include Allen T. Caperton.
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Title: Goff, David. Papers, 1826-1904.
Call number: 627
Creator: Goff, David
Inclusive dates: 1826-1904
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Papers of a Beverly attorney and land promoter in Randolph, Harrison, and Tucker counties. Goff was prosecuting attorney, 1835, and superintendent of schools of Randolph County, 1853, a member of the Virginia Assembly, and a state senator from Randolph County, 1875-1877. The papers, mainly letters to Goff, deal with land transactions; the sale of slaves; politics; the Civil War; the founding of the Clarksburg CONSERVATIVE; bridge building of Lemuel and Eli Chenoweth; a proposed turnpike from Beverly to Fairmont; proposed railroads from Pittsburgh to Pocahontas County and from Parkersburg to Tygart Valley River; Canaan Valley railroad; the Washington and Ohio Railroad; mail routes; Goff family history; and the West Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1872; Sons of Temperance; and West Virginia politics, 1871. Correspondents include: J.M. Bennett, A.I. Boreman, G.D. Camden, John S. Carlile, J.H. Diss Debar, Spencer Dayton, Charles J. Faulkner, William MacCorkle, John J. Jacob, Henry M. Matthews, Samuel Price, and P.G. Van Winkle.
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Title: Holt Family. Papers, 1887-1926.
Call number: 628
Creator, Family name: Holt Family
Inclusive dates: 1887-1926
Extent: 1 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Papers of Samuel T.H. Holt, and other members of the Holt family of Philippi, West Virginia. There are deeds centering in Randolph, Barbour, and Tucker counties; correspondence; a medical prescription; and a clipping on Whitescarver Hall, Broaddus Institute, Philippi. Mention is made of the Wheeling Development Company.
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Title: West Virginia Civilian Conservation Corps
Call number: 629
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia Civilian Conservation Corps
Extent: 1 reel of microfilm
Abstract: Journals and newsletters of the Civilian Conservation Corps., a New Deal agency involved in environmental reclamation projects such as reforestation. Includes diaries and newspapers of CCC involvement in West Virginia documented in district and local camp periodicals, programs, and pictoral reviews.
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Title: Watson Family. Papers, 1694 (1783-1953).
Call number: 630
Creator, Corporate name: Watson Family
Inclusive dates: 1694 (1783-1953)
Extent: 10 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Correspondence, land papers, accounts, receipts, notes, wills, clippings, and other papers of a prominent Marion County family. Specifically mentioned are: business transactions in Harrison, Marion, Randolph, and Barbour counties; coal and iron mining; agriculture; schools; churches; social and economic conditions in Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, California, Morgantown, Fairmont, and Wheeling; Ireland and European travel; westward migration, 1849; gold mining; slaves; genealogy of the Watson and Haymond families; strikes and labor meetings; conservation; politics; the Barrackville Covered Bridge; and the Beverly-Fairmont Turnpike. Correspondents include Creed Haymond, Archbishop John Hughes, and Henry, James G., James O., Rebecca D., Thomas and Benjamin H. Watson. Other persons or firms mentioned include the Fairmont & Palatine Bridge Company; and W.C. Haymond.
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Title: Holt-Keyes Families. Papers, 1878-1944.
Call number: 631
Creator, Family name: Holt-Keyes Families
Inclusive dates: 1878-1944
Extent: 1 ft. 8 1/4 in. (4 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 oversize folder, 1/4 in.)
Abstract: Business and personal correspondence of several members of the Holt and Keyes families of Barbour County, West Virginia, including Ben M., Charles, Samuel T.H., and Stephen Holt, and W.G. and Bertha Holt Keyes. The collection includes records of firms operated by these families, mainly the Keyes Lumber Company, the Holt Ice Company, and Holt's Mill; genealogical material on the Holt family; records relating to foundries, coal, coke, building supplies, general merchandise, farm and construction work, mine post sales, and the Elk Creek Oil and Gas Company.
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Title: West Virginia University. College of Agriculture, 1922-1935
Call number: 632
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia University. College of Agriculture
Inclusive dates: 1922-1935
Extent: 5 ft. 5 in. (13 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Correspondence from the office of F. D. Fromme, former dean of WVU. College of Agriculture. Covers all phases of the work connected with the college, including correspondence with heads of departments, county agents, extension division, University experiment Farm: experiment stations and land grant colleges, regarding Farm and Home Week, summer school, Jackson's Mill, research, employment, meetings, radio talks, labor, animal and poultry husbandry and other related subjects.
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