Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.3930
Overview Three-dimensional profile portrait sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, made from an estimated $5000 worth of redeemed U.S. banknotes, in a style similar to paper mache. This framed sculpture was reportedly hung for a number of years in the room where Lincoln died.
Collection Number: A&M.2239
Overview A letter, dated January 24, 1861, written to Abraham Lincoln by Achilles Dew, a resident of Western Virginia. The letter expresses the opinion that Presidents Harrison and Taylor were poisoned, and warns Lincoln that he too could be assassinated.
Collection Number: A&M.1785
Overview Four diaries and a nineteen-page memoir of Allen D. Frankenberry (1841-1909), who served chiefly as an orderly and signalman in the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry from August 1862 to September 1863 and the U.S. Signal Corps in the Department of the Cumberland from October 1863 to June 1865. Frankenberry's diaries are available only on microfilm and are divided into four volumes: Book I, August 20, 1862-September 10, 1863; Book II, September 9, 1864-February 15, 1865; Book III, February 16,...
Dates: 1862-1870, 1905; Majority of material found within 1862-1865
Collection Number: A&M.2116
Overview Paper ephemera, including: illustrated letterhead titled "Offices of J.W. Wiles" featuring portrait of J.W. Wiles and photo of the "Wiles Block" building in Morgantown, WV; there is also letterhead for the "Star Glass Company" and "Union Realty and Development Co.," both of Morgantown; illustrated envelopes for the "Hotel Morgan" of Morgantown, "The Waldo" of Clarksburg, and "The Ruffner" of Charleston. Signed calling card of J.W. Wiles. There is an extensive collection of greeting cards,...
Dates: ca. 1900-1993; Majority of material found in 1900-1930
Collection Number: A&M.1034
Overview Approximately twenty letters sent to President Abraham Lincoln from Francis H. Pierpont, the governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, between 1861 and 1864. Topics include the need for muskets in western Virginia in 1861; restoring the government of Virginia according to the Wheeling Convention after the war; using slaves from Virginia to do manual labor for the Union army; difficulty recruiting soldiers in western Virginia in 1862; the creation of the state of West Virginia; and...
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
Collection Number: A&M.1181
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of an Abraham Lincoln genealogy compiled by Mrs. Hazel Grove Hansrote.
Dates: 1958, 1959
Collection Number: A&M.2727
Overview Originals and facsimiles of sixteen documents, newspapers, magazines, letters, and similar materials. Included are photostats of letters from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln, a reprint of a Lincoln speech, photostat of Albert Einstein's original manuscript on relativity, as well as various issues of newspapers describing important events in American history. Content dates from 1508-1954.
Collection Number: A&M.2490
Overview Jesse Arnot, The Last Mile of Abraham Lincoln, by Armand A. Beard, narrates the life of Jesse Arnot, who was born in Monroe County, Virginia. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri and rose to local prominence as owner of a large livery company whose hearse carried Abraham Lincoln's coffin to the Springfield cemetery.
Collection Number: A&M.3156
Overview The collection consists largely of correspondence to Morgantown businessman John Rogers from relatives in Pennsylvania and Maryland. It also includes two letters from Sgt. William A. Widney, who was assigned to the U.S. War Department during the Civil War, to a Morgantown friend (possibly William Hennen). One letter was written by an unidentified woman to her grandson, a West Virginia University student.