Brown, William G. (1800-1884). Papers 1789, 1823-1931
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Title: Brown, William G. (1800-1884). Papers
Creator: Brown, William G. (William Gay), 1800-1884.
Inclusive dates: 1789, 1823-1931
Bulk dates: 1843-1880
Extent: 4.5 in. (1 flat box, 3 in.; 1 wrapped volume)
Abstract:
William G. Brown (1800-1884) of Kingwood, West Virginia, was an attorney; member of the Virginia Assembly in the 1830s and 1840s; and a member of Congress from Virginia from 1845 to 1849 and West Virginia from 1861 to 1865. Chiefly contains deeds, plats, surveys, and other papers related to Brown's land in Preston and Monongalia counties, West Virginia, from 1860 to 1874 and items from Brown's law office concerning deeds, wills, and financial transactions from 1870 to 1883. A ledger book from Brown records the sale of dry goods items, chiefly food such as bacon, wheat flour, corn, coffee, meat, and tobacco, and notes the cost of items, debts, and account settled. Papers also include typescript essays on American history, the Constitution, and slavery, written circa 1927 and a typed copy of a letter of J.J. Phillips of Lantz, 18 July 1931, concerning the removal of Confederate remains from the Rich Mountain Battlefield.

Call number: A&M No.: 15
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection