Hagans, Harrison (1796-1867). Papers 1818-1895
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Title: Hagans, Harrison (1796-1867). Papers
Creator: Hagans, Harrison (1796-1867)
Inclusive dates: 1818-1895

Extent: 10 ft. 5 in. (21 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (9 ledgers, 17 1/2 in.)
Abstract:
Papers of the Hagans family of Preston County, West Virginia, including Harrison, Elisha, George M., Henry C., John Marshall, Zer Hagans, and others. There are letters, invoices, account books, advertisements, and other business records pertaining to family business enterprises including several general merchandise stores and outlets in western Pennsylvania and Maryland, and at Brandonville, Kingwood, Greenville, and Palatine, West Virginia. There are several postal records from Harrison Hagans' twenty years as postmaster, 1822-1841, at Brandonville, and magistrate papers and deeds, most regarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. There are also financial records documenting Hagans' tenure as president of the Greenville Mining and Manufacturing Company which produced iron in Preston County in the 1830s. Other information records Hagans' interests in: county roads, schools, churches, government and politics; the Preston Telegraph Company; a fulling mill, 1827; and a linseed oil mill, 1842. There are Hagan patents for a washing and wringing machine (1845), and working models of mowing and threshing machines. There is a volume of minutes of the quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1834-1859, and 1861 Wheeling Convention papers regarding a new state government, and Civil War letters from family and friends.

Call number: A&M No.: 12
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection