Strother, David Hunter, 1816-1888
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1338
Overview Correspondence, typescripts, notes, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a local historian and promoter of patriotic societies from Berkeley Springs. Many of the papers pertain to the local history of the eastern panhandle. Subjects include the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs); James Rumsey; George Washington; Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother); Washington Bicentennial; National Flag Day; D.A.R.; and American Indian Day. One of the clippings scrapbooks includes a photo of West...
Dates: ca. 1916-1957
Collection Number: A&M.0104
Overview Personal and business papers of lawyer, U.S. Senator, circuit court judge, and first Governor of West Virginia, Arthur I. Boreman. Includes correspondence and legal and financial documents. Correspondence includes letters to and from Arthur's brother Jacob Boreman, as well as Francis H. Pierpont and George W. Summers. There are also letters and other documents relating to the taking and exchanging of hostages by the West Virginia government during the Civil War. See Scope and Content Note for...
Dates: 1861-1895, undated
Collection Number: A&M.0639
Overview Personal and business papers of Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896), lawyer, U.S. senator, circuit court judge, and first governor of West Virginia. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to his judgeship and to the law firm of Boreman and Bullocks, Parkersburg, WV. Series include correspondence, notes on cases tried before Judge Boreman, envelope cases of material regarding legal cases in which Boreman was involved, financial material, and political and judicial printed material....
Collection Number: A&M.1412
Overview Manuscript and galley proofs of THE OLD SOUTH ILLUSTRATED, by Porte Crayon, edited with an introduction by Cecil D. Eby, Jr. (1959); a manuscript draft of Eby's PORTE CRAYON; manuscript of a VIRGINIA YANKEE IN THE CIVIL WAR: THE DIARIES OF DAVID HUNTER STROTHER (1961); THE LIFE OF DAVID HUNTER STROTHER (1960); and photocopies of Strother's VIRGINIA ILLUSTRATED and his articles in HARPER'S MAGAZINE. Also contains Eby's curriculum vitae (1995) and a copy of his obituary (2015).
Collection Number: A&M.4172
Overview Artworks by David Hunter Strother (1816-1888), a nineteenth century American illustrator and writer for Harpers Magazine whose pseudonym, "Porte Crayon," was a household word. Many of the drawings in this collection were made while Strother was studying art in Florence, Italy (1841-1843). The collection also includes a color lithograph by Mexican artist Casimiro Castro which depicts Strother on horseback in the lower left of the image; this lithograph is dated ca. 1879, at which time Strother...
Collection Number: A&M.2894
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, memorabilia, photographs, journals, drawings, and sketchbooks of David Hunter Strother (1816-1888), a nineteenth century illustrator and writer for HARPERS MAGAZINE whose pseudonym, "Porte Crayon", was a household word. Other highlights of his career, all of which are reflected in this collection, are authorship of VIRGINIA ILLUSTRATED (1857) and CHARLESTON AND ITS RESOURCES (1878), his work as illustrator for BLACKWATER CHRONICLE (1853), service during...
Dates: 1744-1996; Majority of material found within 1833-1887
Collection Number: A&M.3194
Overview Approximately 300 letters by the family of noted author and artist, David Hunter Strother and the Walker families. The letters are mainly from Strother to his daughter and son-in-law, Emily Strother Walker and Brisben Walker.
Collection Number: A&M.1595
Collection Number: A&M.4227
Content Description Two letters authored by David Hunter Strother (1816-1888), a nineteenth century American illustrator and writer for Harpers Magazine whose pseudonym, "Porte Crayon," was a household word. The letters date from 22 February and 29 June 1867; the recipient is an unnamed Union general. Their content concerns the Battle of Culpepper and the Battle of Cedar Mountain, of which Strother provides a partial eyewitness account. His account of the battle of Cedar Mountain appeared in Harpers as part of...
Collection Number: A&M.0009
Overview 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...
Dates: 1811-1949, undated; Majority of material found within 1860-1899