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Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Edmiston Jr. (1892-1966) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1994
Overview Correspondence, deeds, financial and military records, newspaper clippings, and photographs of a Democratic politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1933-1942, newspaper editor, and businessman from Weston, Lewis County. Subjects covered include the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the coal and glass industries. Correspondents include David Goff, Charles E. Hodges, Charles Lively, Alfred E. Smith, Harold L. Ickes, Joe L. Smith, Jennings Randolph, Clarence W. Meadows, James...
Dates: 1916-1948

Calendar Collection

Collection Number: A&M 1393

Calendars containing photos of West Virginia and West Virginians.

Dates: 1980-2005

Charles James Faulkner (1806-1884) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1681
Overview Correspondence of Charles J. Faulkner (1806-1884), who was a Martinsburg attorney, Virginia legislator, member of Congress, and ambassador to France during the James Buchanan administration. Subjects include national and Virginia-West Virginia politics, 1827-1876, and foreign affairs, 1868-1876. Other subjects include the French Colonization Society, the slave controversy, Maryland-Virginia boundary dispute, Virginia Revolutionary debt claims, disposal of the Harpers Ferry Armory, Chesapeake...
Dates: 1786-1878

Frank Hereford (1825-1891) Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1386
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Congressman and U.S. Senator, Frank Hereford. Papers deal with the machinations of the Camden-Davis ring, Hereford's election to the Senate, and West Virginia politics. Most of the letters involve the attempts of Johnson Camden and John E. Kenna to secure Hereford a seat on the Utah Commission in 1886.

Correspondents include: J. Ogden Murray, John E. Kenna, Johnson N. Camden, Lewis Baker, John Brannon, John Echds, and J. W. McCreery.

Dates: 1874-1901

Frank Hereford (1825-1891) Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1367
Scope and Contents Hereford was a lawyer and politician and served in the House of Representatives from 1871 to 1877 when he was elected to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Allen T. Caperton. He served until 1881. The papers include letters of recommendation; congratulations on his election to the Senate; correspondence on West Virginia politics; an editorial letter on the "salary grab;" and letters urging Hereford to run for re-election in 1881.Correspondents include: Daniel...
Dates: 1866-1892

George Cookman Sturgiss (1842-1925) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1671
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and newspaper clippings of a Morgantown judge, railroad promoter, and U.S. Congressman. Papers deal with Sturgiss' political troubles in his bid for re-nomination in 1910 and the unveiling of the Francis H. Pierpont statue in Statuary Hall, Washington.

Dates: 1879, 1909-1910

George H. McGrew Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1622

Correspondence, sermons, religious writings, and accounts of a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Law School, Methodist missionary to India (ca.1876-1885), and son of Representative James Clark McGrew of Kingwood. Subjects include West Virginia politics; social activities in Kingwood; conditions in the Indian mission field; nautical improvements tested at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1879; Northwestern University; and the Republican National Convention of 1880.

Dates: 1865-1885

George Jackson (1757-1831) Letter

Collection Number: A&M 1748

Letter from a Clarksburg attorney, justice of the peace, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, 1785-1791, 1794, and U.S. congressman, 1795-1797, 1799-1803, "To the Freeholders of the Northwestern Congressional District of Virginia." Jackson expresses his intention not to run for reelection and comments on the political situation and the issues of the day.

Dates: 1803 February 22

Harry C. Woodyard (1867-1929) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2458
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal, and financial, and miscellaneous papers of a businessman and politician from Roane County, West Virginia, who was elected to the state Senate in 1898 and to the U.S. Congress as a Republican for several terms: 1902-11, 1916-23, 1925-27. His early business activity was in wholesale groceries and the lumber industry. He later engaged in newspaper publishing and owned an estimated eighteen weekly papers. Woodyard's sons continued in their father's business after his...
Dates: ca. 1910-1929

Howard Sutherland, Senator, Women's Suffrage Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2503
Overview A collection of 400 letters, cards, petitions, telegrams, printed, and other similar items received and sent by U.S. Senator and Representatives Howard Sutherland (1865-1950) of West Virginia. The papers are part of Sutherland's constituent mail and are all concerned with the question of women's suffrage. The period covered is 1914-1919, and correspondence regarding both the Bristow-Mondell House Resolution, considered in Jan. 1915, and the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, voted upon 5 June 1919,...
Dates: 1914-1919

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Politics and government. 17
Elections 12
Lawyers - letters and papers. 7
United States Congressmen - West Virginia. 5
Universities and colleges 5
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Judges - letters and papers. 4
United States -- Politics and government 4
West Virginia -- Politics and government 4
World War, 1939-1945 4
Diaries and journals. 3
Marion County (W. Va.) 3
Politicians -- United States 3
Railroads 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 3
Washington (D.C.) 3
West Virginia - Governors. 3
Charleston. 2
Churches -- Methodist 2
Coal mining. 2
Democratic National Convention 2
Election of 1924. 2
Fairmont. 2
Kingwood (W. Va.) 2
Land. 2
Lumber trade 2
Maps. 2
Morgantown (W. Va.) 2
Prohibition -- United States -- History 2
Taxation 2
Transportation 2
Travel accounts. 2
Agriculture 1
Alien Property Custodian. 1
Anthony, Susan B. Amendment (19th Amendment) -- Women's suffrage 1
Baltimore (Md.) 1
Baltimore Sun 1
Barbour County (W. Va.) 1
Bluefield (W. Va.) 1
Boston (Mass.) 1
Buckhannon (W. Va.) 1
Cabell County (W. Va.) 1
Calendars 1
Camden-Davis ring 1
Canals 1
Charlottesville (Va.) 1
Chicago (Ill.) 1
Church buildings 1
Churches -- Methodist Episcopal 1
Churches -- West Virginia -- Upshur County 1
Civil War - Virginia 12th Cavalry. 1
Clarksburg (W. Va.) 1
Coal mines and mining 1
Coal mining - March on Mingo and Logan. 1
Coal mining -- Strikes 1
Confederate States of America - secession crisis. 1
Devil's Bake Oven. 1
Draft resisters -- World War, 1914-1918 1
Editors - letters and papers. 1
Election of 1840. 1
Election of 1860. 1
Election of 1876. 1
Election of 1934. 1
Election of 1936. 1
Elkins (W. Va.) 1
Environmentalism. 1
Fayette County (Pa.) 1
Forts. SEE ALSO Civil War - Fort. 1
Frontier and pioneer life 1
Genealogy 1
Glass manufacture 1
Greenbrier County (W. Va.) 1
Harper's Weekly 1
Harrisburg (Pa.) 1
Immigration. 1
India 1
Indians of North America 1
Kanawha County (W. Va.) 1
Kanawha Falls. 1
Lewis County. 1
Logan County. 1
Los Angeles (Calif.) 1
Martinsburg (W. Va.) 1
Ministers - letters and papers. 1
Missionaries 1
Missouri 1
Montana Territory 1
Monticello (Va.) 1
Moorefield (W. Va.) 1
Natural Bridge (Va.) 1
Naturalization -- United States 1
New Deal, 1933-1939 1
New York (State) 1
New York Tribune 1
Newspapers. 1
Nullification (States' rights) 1
Ohio 1
Pennsylvania 1
Petroleum industry and trade 1
Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
Photography 1
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