Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1570
Overview Journals of James and William Dickson, operators of a gristmill, fulling and carding mill, and a general merchandise store in Blooming Valley, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The journals contain entries for the account of John Brown for the years 1826-1833.
Collection Number: A&M.2354
Overview Correspondence, photographs, post cards, newspapers, pamphlets (regarding typical antebellum and postbellum topics such as slavery, states rights, etc.), official records including the 1793 marriage license for Lund Washington (George Washington's cousin) and Susanna Grayson, a 1732 shipping order for items, including gold and silver, to be transported from Delaware to London, a 1837 document authorizing payment of a navy pension to the children of Lt. John Packette, and memorabilia of a...
Collection Number: A&M.0335
Overview Clippings and illustrations regarding abolitionist and activist John Brown, who led a raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859, precipitating the American Civil War. Includes: 1) facsimile of a page of the newspaper "Independent Democrat" of Charlestown, Virginia from 10-25-1859 including article giving an account of the raid by John Brown; 2) facsimile of a page of the newspaper "Daily Enquirer" of Richmond, Virginia from 11-21-1859 including copy of Brown's petition for a writ of error in his trial; 3)...
Dates: 1859, 1909
Collection Number: A&M.3108
Overview Contains letters, documents, letter-books, manuscripts and articles relating to John Brown and John Brown, Jr. Topics include abolitionist activities, including those in Kansas and Harpers Ferry, farm business, and family matters. Included are bits of fatherly advice, insight into the wool industry of the mid-1800's, eyewitness commentary on events in the abolitionist movement, and a phrenological description of John Brown. Names mentioned are Jason Brown, Owen Brown, Frederick Douglass, John...
Collection Number: A&M.1832
Overview A blueprint of a chalk copy of the engraving on John Brown's headstone.
Dates: ca. 1950
Collection Number: A&M.0336
Collection Number: A&M.1475
Scope and Contents Letter from Brown's cousin, Luther Humphrey, dated Windham, Portage Co, O. November 12, 1859 extolling Brown's course of action; Brown's reply, dated Charlestown, Jefferson Co, Va., November 19, 1859, in which he upholds the righteousness of his cause.
Collection Number: A&M.2826
Overview Interviews with and reviews of the fiction of Julia Davis, a member of a prominent Harrison County family whose most distinguished member was her father, John W. Davis, the 1924 Democratic Presidential candidate. In the interviews she tells of the influence upon her career of Melville Davisson Post and of the historic activities of her family, particularly before and during the Civil War. Her maternal grandparents, who resided in Jefferson County, observed the trial and execution of John Brown....
Collection Number: A&M.2941
Overview A ledger and financial records of Logan Osborne (1836-39) also containing the will of Balamm Osborne. The ledger contains accounts of an assortment of general store goods from perishables such as food and candles to durable goods such as tools and carriages. There are Osborne family deeds, land contracts and letters about family matters and debt (1808-89). There are early nineteenth century state bank script from Louisiana, Virginia, and North Carolina. There are land indentures and legal...
Collection Number: A&M.2156
Overview Correspondence between H. E. Matheny and Boyd B. Stutler who were antiquarian collectors of West Virginia and authors on the local history of the state. The correspondence is primarily about West Virginia imprints and historical literature. There is much discussion of the following topics as they pertain to West Virginia: colloquial language, frontier and pioneers, post offices and postal service, crimes and criminals, the Civil War, early oil industry, and printers, printing and newspapers....