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Martin, Alexander.


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

E.C. Smith, Student, Diary Regarding Experiences While at West Virginia University

Collection Number: A&M 5125
Scope and Contents Diary by E.C. Smith, a student at West Virginia University (WVU), regarding his experiences in 1874. Activities documented include academic (preparing papers, Greek and Latin studies, reading Charles Darwin, etc.), literary society (elections, debates, recitations), military cadet (drills, lectures, marching), and Methodist Episcopal Church events (including sermons and other activities). He also attended a commencement (June 18). Recreational and social activities are also recorded,...
Dates: 1874

Marmaduke Herbert Dent (1849-1909) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0285
Scope and Contents

Diploma from West Virginia University, signed by T.H. Logan, George C. Sturgiss, Alexander Martin, S. G. Stevens, H. H. Pierce, J. Stevenson, and Fred W. Wood

Dates: 1870

West Virginia University, Alexander Martin, President, Obituaries and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3658
Overview Photocopied obituaries regarding Alexander Martin, the first President of West Virginia University (1867-1875), from several newspapers, including the New York Christian Advocate (12-12-1893), the Indianapolis Journal, and the Wellsville Union (a weekly Republican newspaper from Ohio). The collection also includes biographical sketches that outline the life of Alexander Martin covering his immigration from Nairn, Scotland (north Britain); his years as an educator and preacher; and his...
Dates: 1893

West Virginia University, President Alexander Martin, Crayon Portrait

Collection Number: A&M 5173

One crayon portrait (17 1/2 in. x 23 1/2 in.) of the first President of West Virginia University, Reverend Alexander Martin. The crayon portrait was popular in the period ca. 1860 to 1900. They were created by enlarging a photograph onto drawing paper with a weak photographic emulsion in order to produce a faint image. An artist then drew over the picture with charcoal or pastels, trying to duplicate the photograph while making it look hand drawn.

Dates: ca. 1867

West Virginia University, Presidents' Inaugural Speeches and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 5132
Overview Copies of transcripts of inaugural speeches delivered by West Virginia University presidents, including Alexander Martin (1867), Jerome Raymond (1897), Thomas Hodges (1911), John Roscoe Turner (1928), Irvin Stewart (1946), Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr. (1959), Paul Miller (1962), James Harlow (1968), and David C. Hardesty, Jr. (1995). Also includes transcript of a Faculty Assembly Speech delivered by E. Gordon Gee (1982), and a report titled "Building for a New Century: Higher Education in West...
Dates: 1867-1995

William A. Moreland, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1973
Overview Papers of Alexander Smith and George W. Brown. The Smith papers are letters and receipts, 1794-1814, and include a letter from N. Suter commenting on a naval battle of the War of 1812, current prices, government, and business conditions and receipts for the payment for slaves. The Brown letters, 1870-1886, concern a gift to West Virginia University, marriage, and payment of land taxes. Correspondents or persons mentioned include Alexander Martin and John W. Mason. Receipts, 1881-1894, are...
Dates: 1794-1958

William Price (1803-1881) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1809
Overview Papers of William Price (1803-1881), a Monongalia County, West Virginia, resident, member of the Wheeling Convention, and state legislator, 1869-1873. Includes correspondence, diaries, notebooks, legal documents, and pictures. The correspondence, 1858-1912, concerns farming, the cattle business, and observations on the Civil War. Land papers also relate to Greene County, Pennsylvania. There is a diary and memo book of William Price, 1861-1863, containing two references to his membership in...
Dates: 1787-1917, undated; Majority of material found within 1805-1885

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Slaves and slavery. 2
West Virginia University -- Students 2
Account books 1
Blacksville (W. Va.) 1
Canals 1
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Diaries and journals. 1
Election of 1840. 1
Election of 1860. 1
Election of 1876. 1
Farms and farming. 1
Genealogy 1
Greene County (Pa.) 1
Horse-drawn vehicles -- West Virginia 1
Land. 1
Literature -- Societies, etc 1
Livestock 1
Martinsburg (W. Va.) 1
Militia 1
Militia - Virginia - Quartermaster General. 1
Militia - Virginia. 1
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 1
Morgantown (W. Va.) 1
Naturalization -- United States 1
Nullification (States' rights) 1
Ohio River and Valley. 1
Point Pleasant (Mason County, W. Va.) 1
Point Pleasant, Battle of, W. Va., 1774. 1
Politics and government. 1
Railroads 1
Railroads -- West Virginia 1
Rivers and river valleys. 1
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) 1
Steamboats 1
Taxation 1
Transportation 1
Travel accounts. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
United States -- History -- War of 1812 1
Veterans - Society of the Army of West Virginia. 1
West Virginia - Wheeling Conventions of 1861-1863. 1
West Virginia University -- President 1
West Virginia University - Student organizations. 1
West Virginia University - diploma. 1
West Virginia University. President (Hardesty, David C.) 1
West Virginia University. President (Harlow, James) 1
West Virginia University. President (Hodges, Thomas) 1
West Virginia University. President (Martin, Alexander). 1
West Virginia University. President (Miller, Paul A.) 1
West Virginia University. President (Raymond, Jerome Hall) 1
West Virginia University. President (Stahr, Elvis) 1
West Virginia University. President (Stewart, Irvin) 1
West Virginia University. President (Turner, John Roscoe) 1
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