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Weston State Hospital


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

George Seldon Wallace (1871-1963) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1710
Overview Papers of a Huntington attorney, member of the West Virginia National Guard, 1909-1916, employee of the C&O Railway Company, president of the Union Bank and Trust Company of Huntington, president of the Ben Lomond Company, president of the Blackberry, Kentucky and West Virginia Coal and Coke Company, attorney for Central City, prosecuting attorney of Cabell County, 1905-1908, chairman of a county Democratic committee, and delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1912. Wallace...
Dates: 1898-1963

Lorilla Frances Bullard Tower, Doctor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4568
Scope and Contents Dr. Lorilla Frances Bullard Tower’s collection includes photographs of the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane, circa 1900, and correspondence regarding her hiring and retention. The collection also includes documents regarding the treatment of the mentally ill at the time. The photographs, in boxes 1 and 2, are of the interior and exterior of the building and grounds as well as staff and patients, some individual and some groups. Interior photographs show staff living areas...
Dates: 1894-1904 and undated

Richard H. Ralston, Sr., Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2205
Overview Correspondence of William A. Harrison, a Clarksburg lawyer, assistant federal district attorney, member of the Virginia Assembly, and judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; most letters are from members of the family to Mrs. Anna Robertson Harrison. Subjects include construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Civil War loyalty Oaths, Camp Chase land purchases, and road building. There are also grade school attendance certificates and notes concerning the Lunatic Asylum...
Dates: 1825-1934

Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0873
Overview Papers of Rush Dew Holt, Sr. (1905-1955) relating to his personal and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into six series: Personal and Political Papers (1840-2000 and undated), Artifacts (1939-1952 and undated), Legislative Records (1920-1955 and undated), Constituent Services (1923-1954 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1925-2003 and undated), and Administrative...
Dates: 1840-2003; Majority of material found within 1918-1955

T.B. Camden Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0623
Overview 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...
Dates: 1862-1907

Waitman T. Barbe (1864-1925) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0831
Overview Papers of the managing editor of the Parkersburg DAILY STATE JOURNAL, 1889-1895, editor of the WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL JOURNAL, and member of the English faculty of West Virginia University, 1895-1925. The collection includes manuscripts of Barbe's published poetry and unpublished short stories, correspondence, notes, speeches, class lectures, illustrations for short stories drawn by John Rettig, a scrapbook of clippings of reviews and correspondence relating to Barbe's book, GOING TO COLLEGE,...
Dates: 1884-1930

West Virginia State Board of Control, Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1976
Overview Correspondence of the West Virginia State Board of Control, which was responsible for all state correctional institutions, educational institutions, and hospitals from 1909 to 1949. Individuals serving on the three-man board at various times were John S. Lakin, J.W. Barnes, J.A. Chambers, J.S. Darst, Edgar B. Stewart, J.Z. Terrell, W.R. Thurmond, John B. White, and F.W. McCullough. State institutions covered in the correspondence are Bluefield State College; Berkeley Springs Sanitarium;...
Dates: 1909-1949

Weston State Hospital Account Ledger

Collection Number: A&M 3754

Account ledger of Weston State Hospital (formerly the Lunatic Asylum at Weston) for the mentally ill. Over 360 pages, it includes transactions listed chronologically by month for period January 1866 to March 1868, and by day for 1873-1887. Many of the entries document construction expenses. Although patients were first admitted in 1864, construction of the facility continued until 1881.

Dates: 1866-1868, 1873-1887

Weston State Hospital, Employee Ledger, Annual Report, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2193
Scope and Contents Collection includes a timebook with entries for 1860-73, the Fourth Annual Report of the institution dated 1859, a copy of an act of the W.Va. Legislature dated 1863, changing the name of the institution to "Lunatic Asylum at Weston", and a freight bill presented to the institution dated Nov. 19, 1868. The timebook contains a month by month listing of the employees, their occupations, the number of hours worked, and the amount paid. The annual report summarizes the expenses of the...
Dates: 1859-1893

Weston State Hospital, Executive Committee Proceedings

Collection Number: A&M 3812

Digital copy of the proceedings of the Executive Committee of Weston State Hospital (formerly known as the "Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum") dating from 1888. Also includes assorted textual documents such as memos and resignations found in the logbook.

Dates: 1888

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Account books 4
Politics and government. 3
Women's history -- 1900-1929 3
Diaries and journals. 2
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Education 2
Education. SEE ALSO Schools. 2
Elections 2
Lawyers - letters and papers. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Women's history -- 1850-1899 2
Women's history -- 1929-1950 2
African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans. 1
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Berkeley Springs Park. 1
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Cabell County (W. Va.) 1
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Canals 1
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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.) 1
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Clarksburg (W. Va.) 1
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Coal mining - Labor organization. 1
Coal mining - Miners' Hospitals 1, 2, 3. 1
Coal mining -- Strikes 1
Coal mining. 1
Court records 1
Depression. 1
Droop Mountain Battlefield. 1
Election of 1912. 1
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Guffey Coal Act. 1
Huntington. 1
Inwood Demonstration Packing Plant. 1
Iron furnaces and iron industry. 1
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Jackson's Mill 4-H Camp. 1
Judges - letters and papers. 1
Land. 1
Lewis County. 1
Lunatic Asylum West of the Allegheny Mountains. 1
Medicine. SEE ALSO Folk medicine. 1
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 1
Monongalia County - schools. 1
Monongalia County, Clinton District. 1
Morgantown (W. Va.) 1
New Deal, 1933-1939 1
Nursing -- West Virginia 1
Parkersburg. 1
Physicians - letters and papers. 1
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Prisons. SEE ALSO Civil War - prisons and prisoners. 1
Psychiatric hospital patients 1
Psychiatric hospitals -- West Virginia 1
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Roads. SEE ALSO Turnpikes. 1
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Weston republican (Weston, W. Va. : 1879) The Weston republican 1
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Women's history -- 1951-present 1
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