Pierpont, Francis Harrison (1814-1899). Papers 1811-1949, undated
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Title: Pierpont, Francis Harrison (1814-1899). Papers
Creator: Pierpont, Francis Harrison (1814-1899)
Inclusive dates: 1811-1949, undated
Bulk dates: 1860-1899
Extent: 7 ft. (16 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case 2 1/2 in.); (1 large flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.)
Abstract:
Papers of Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, printed materials, and photocopies consisting of genealogies, correspondence, college essays, speeches, official messages, articles prepared for newspapers, legal documents, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Topics include Pierpont's education; his career as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia at Wheeling, Alexandria, and Richmond; the West Virginia statehood movement; politics; and his later work in the Methodist Protestant Church. Notable series include Pierpont's personal and professional correspondence; his writings and speeches, which include several drafts of his reminiscences on Lincoln; correspondence and notes of Charles H. Ambler, biographer of Pierpont, in the Subject Files series; and a series of several hundred telegrams related to statehood and the Civil War. Pierpont's correspondents include Gordon Battelle, Arthur I. Boreman, John S. Carlile, Abraham Lincoln (copies), Waitman T. Willey, and others. For civil war telegrams related to this collection, go to wvhistory.org.

Call number: A&M No.: 9
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection