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West Virginia. Legislature


Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Gray Silver (1870-1935), Agriculturalist and Banker, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0164
Overview Personal and business papers of the Martinsburg agriculturalist and banker who was a representative of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington and a member of the West Virginia Senate, 1907-1913. Much of the material relates to fruit growing and marketing and other business activities of Silver, as well as Democrat politics. Subjects covered include: requests and discussions of the merits of political appointments; lobbying within and through the Democrat Party for agricultural...
Dates: 1903-1935

Gustavus Friend Taylor (1843-1915) Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 1303

Scrapbook of the editor of the Sutton MOUNTAINEER, member of the Wheeling Convention, 1861, and the state legislature, 1867. Clippings pertain to election returns for Braxton County and the nation; Taylor's editorials; letters to the editor; population statistics; and politics. A section of the volume consists of Taylor's record of visits to the county schools as County Superintendent of Free Schools, 1869, and a record of personal accounts.

Dates: 1862-1878

Helen Holt Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1858
Overview Papers of Helen Louise (Froelich) Holt (1913-2015) relating to her personal, educational, and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into five series: Personal and Political Papers (1912-2015 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1937-2008 and undated), State Government Papers (1955-1960), Federal Government Papers (1960-1984 and undated), and Rush Dew Holt, Jr. Papers...
Dates: 1912-2015 and undated

Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1028
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers of politician and industrialist Henry Gassaway Davis (November 16, 1823 - March 11, 1916), a Democrat who served in the West Virginia Legislature, 1866-1871, and the U.S. Senate, 1871-1883. Davis was also the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1904. A reel of microfilm includes two private account books (1867-1915) and a letter book (1898-1916), which mentions several state and national Democratic leaders including Stephen B. Elkins and John T. McGraw....
Dates: 1867-1916

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

Huett Nestor, Compiler, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1885

Archives of the Fairmont Labor Temple, 1921-1940, including certificate of incorporation, bylaws, financial records, minutes, and correspondence. There are also notes on the labor movement in Marion County, compiled by Huett Nestor, concerning the membership and officers of local unions, and a list of "Prominent Members of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. from Marion County."

Dates: 1921-1940, 1963

Jonathan M. Bennett (1816-1887) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0032
Overview Correspondence and papers of a major political figure dealing largely with politics in Virginia, West Virginia, and Virginia in the Confederacy. Bennett, a lawyer and legislator, was a member of the Virginia General Assembly, 1852-1853; president of the Weston Branch of the Exchange Bank of Virginia; auditor of Virginia, 1857-1865; member of the senate of West Virginia, 1872-1876; and a member of the commission appointed to adjust the Virginia debt question in 1871. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1785-1899

Monongalia County Archives

Collection Number: A&M 0026
Scope and Contents The collection contains record books and papers covering a period from the formation of the county of Monongalia in 1776 to 1933. The collection is broken prior to 1796. There are approximately six hundred thousand pieces including papers on civil and criminal cases, bonds, deeds, wills, licenses, settlements of public offices, school reports, and other papers commonly filled or recorded at county courthouses in the Virginias.There are two hundred and seventy-five volumes...
Dates: 1774-1933

Mrs. Raymond Cook, Collector, Hampshire County Historical Records

Collection Number: A&M 2338

School lists for Springfield and Duck Lick, Hampshire County, 1906 and 1907; hand-written Act of the West Virginia Legislature creating a School for the Deaf and Blind at Romney, 1871; and an agreement between George Deaver and John Eaton relating to the sale of a tract of land in Hampshire County, 1887.

Dates: 1871, 1887, 1906, 1907

Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1940
Overview Professional correspondence, newspaper clipping, manuscript notes, and speech of West Virginia politician Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920). Goff's career included terms as West Virginia Legislator (1867-1868), U.S. district attorney for West Virginia (1868), Secretary of the Navy (1881), U.S. Congressman (1883-1889), federal judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit (1892-1911), and U.S. Senator (1913-1919). The letters and telegram are in a series written in August, 1876; correspondents are Nathan Goff...
Dates: 1876-1891, undated

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Politics and government. 21
Elections 11
Lawyers - letters and papers. 8
Politicians -- United States 8
United States -- Politics and government 7
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Coal mining. 6
West Virginia -- Politics and government 6
Account books 5
Education 5
Politicians 5
Judges - letters and papers. 4
Land. 4
Railroads 4
Schools. SEE ALSO Academies 4
Taxation 4
West Virginia - Politics and government. 4
Editors - letters and papers. 3
Judges -- West Virginia 3
Marion County (W. Va.) 3
Transportation 3
United States Congressmen - West Virginia. 3
West Virginia - politics. 3
Wheeling (W. Va.) 3
Agriculture 2
Coal mining - Labor organization. 2
Coal mining - March on Mingo and Logan. 2
Coal mining -- Strikes 2
Gas industry 2
Genealogy 2
General stores 2
Immigration. 2
Logan County. 2
Lumber trade 2
Monongahela River Valley (W. Va. and Pa.) 2
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 2
Petroleum industry and trade 2
Political campaigns 2
Rivers and river valleys. 2
Union names. 2
Unions. 2
Unions. SEE ALSO Labor organization. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Universities and colleges 2
West Virginia - Constitutional Convention of 1872. 2
West Virginia - Governors. 2
World War, 1939-1945 2
Advertising 1
Alien Property Custodian. 1
Anthony, Susan B. Amendment (19th Amendment) -- Women's suffrage 1
Banks - Exchange Bank of Virginia, Weston Branch. 1
Banks and banking 1
Birth, marriage, and death records. 1
Braxton County (W. Va.) 1
Bridges 1
Builders and contractors. 1
Civil War - West Virginia 127th Militia. 1
Civil War -- letters 1
Coal - Island Creek Coal Co. 1
Coal - Solvay Collieries. 1
Coal - coal operators. 1
Coal companies - Island Creek Coal Company. 1
Coal companies - Solvay Collieries. 1
Coal miners - March on Mingo and Logan. 1
Coal mining - Logan Coal Operators Association. 1
Coal mining - West Virginia Coal Association. 1
Coal mining - coal companies. 1
Coal mining - coal operators associations. 1
Confederate States of America. 1
Court records 1
Democratic Party 1
Draft resisters -- World War, 1914-1918 1
Duck Lick (W. Va.) 1
Education. SEE ALSO Schools. 1
Election of 1856. 1
Election of 1868. 1
Election of 1870. 1
Election of 1884. 1
Election of 1908. 1
Elkins (W. Va.) 1
Fayette County (Pa.) 1
Fayette County - Fayette Whiskey Ring. 1
Fayette Whiskey Ring. 1
Guffey Coal Act. 1
Hampshire County (W. Va.) 1
Hampshire County - Schools. 1
Isolationism -- United States -- History -- 20th Century 1
Kentucky 1
Keyser (W. Va.) 1
Kingwood (W. Va.) 1
Labor organization. SEE ALSO Coal mining - labor 1
Lewis County. 1
March on Mingo and Logan - coal. 1
Martinsburg. 1
Medicine. SEE ALSO Folk medicine. 1
Mills and mill-work 1
Mineral County (W. Va.) 1
Missouri 1
Moorefield (W. Va.) 1
New Deal, 1933-1939 1
Newspaper publishing 1
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