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Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Wilson, Attorney, Letter Regarding Conditions in Richmond after Passage of Secession Ordinance

Collection Number: A&M 3626
Overview Letter of two pages authored on 19 April 1861 from Richmond, Virginia by Benjamin Wilson, a Harrison County attorney, describing conditions in Richmond after passage of the Ordinance of Secession by the Virginia General Assembly on 17 April. He indicates how " ... almost every man and boy are in the street has [sic] a gun and sword in hand. Companies are leaving every day, where to I do not know." Benjamin Wilson was born in Harrison County, Virginia in 1825, attended law school in Staunton,...
Dates: 1861

Deakins Family Papers and Surveying Compass

Collection Number: A&M 0197
Overview Includes records from several generations of the Deakins family of Montgomery County, Maryland and north central West Virginia. William (1742-1798) and Francis (1739-1804) Deakins, among the first generation, were active as land speculators after the American Revolution, applying their skills as surveyors to leverage acquisition of western lands. From 1778 their activities are documented through deeds, agreements, surveys, plats, surveyors' field books, court papers, and letters related to...
Dates: 1778-1925

Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0013
Scope and Contents Correspondence and business papers of Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916), a successful businessman and politician from West Virginia. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1904. The collection largely documents his business and political career, although there are personal papers in the collection as well. His business interests were largely concerned with coal mining, timber, and railroads. Types of documents include letters, reports, account...
Dates: 1799-1919

John W. Mason (1842-1917) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1888
Overview Correspondence, legal papers, photographs, and printed materials of John W. Mason (1842-1917). Mason was a circuit court and state Supreme Court judge, member of the Virginia State Debt Commission, and commissioner of Internal Revenue. The general correspondence contains personal and business letters, as well as manuscript speeches, notebooks, and reports. The period while Mason was circuit judge is particularly sparse. Also includes Internal Revenue correspondence consisting of about 8,500...
Dates: 1831-1928

Nathaniel Cochran Documents

Collection Number: A&M 2741
Overview Land grant to Nathaniel Cochran, Monongalia County, West Virginia, for 150 acres dated 20 April 1784, signed by Governor Benjamin Harrison and a grant for 100 acres dated 15 April 1793, signed by Governor Henry Lee; appointment of Nathaniel Cochran as Captain of the First Battalion of the Seventh Regiment, Virginia militia, dated 8 May 1802 and signed by Governor James Monroe; note signed by Cochran et al. volunteering service to the Virginia Militia; and an undated list of men in Nathaniel...
Dates: 1784, 1793, 1802, 1807

President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), Typescript Copies of Letters to Senator Stephen B. Elkins

Collection Number: A&M 0157

Typescript copies of forty letters from U.S. President Benjamin Harrison to Senator Stephen B. Elkins from 1886 to 1900. Topics are primarily personal in nature and include trips, family news, weather, and social activities. Harrison also comments briefly on Elkins' election to the Senate in 1894, political appointments, and Indiana politics in the late 1890s.

Dates: 1886-1900

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Banks and banking 2
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 2
Morgantown (W. Va.) 2
Politics and government. 2
Academies 1