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Norona, Delf, 1895-1974


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Delf Norona, Collector, Postal History

Collection Number: A&M.2256
Overview Copies of two items relating to early post office history in West Virginia: 1) "Synopsis of Postal Laws and Regulations" compiled by John H. Zevely; 2) "Post Office Bulletin" for January 1875, Vol. IX, No. 1, published in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Dates: 1873, 1875

Delf Norona, Historian, Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M.3076
Overview Correspondence to and from Delf Norona, a local historian, archeologist, and philatelist of Moundsville. Most of the correspondence concerns the "Horn Papers", their publication and eventual discrediting as a historical hoax perpetrated by W. F. Horn. Supposedly based upon authentic eighteenth-century diaries, court records and maps, the Horn Papers was a collection of transcripts about the early settlement of the Ohio Valley. Norona, as an authority on the frontier era, was initially impressed...
Dates: 1945-1957

Jim Comstock, Newspaper Editor and Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2600
Overview Papers of James ("Jim") Franklin Comstock of Richwood, West Virginia, whose position as editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly and avocation as collector and advocate of all things West Virginia led to the preservation of much of the state's physical, visual, and textual history. The collection includes materials Comstock collected about West Virginia history as well as his own personal and professional papers. Materials include: general series of...
Dates: 1650-1671, 1717-2003, undated; Majority of material found within ca. 1850-1995

West Virginia Centennial Commission, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2050
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, financial records, and minutes of the West Virginia Centennial Commission from 1958-1964. This material was obtained for the Library by Festus P. Summers, commission member. Much of Dr. Summers' personal correspondence as a commission member is included. Correspondents include Don Crislip, Cecil H. Underwood, P.H. Price, Lyndon B. Johnson, Philip Conley, William D. Barns, Ross B. Johnson, Festus P. Summers, Robert L. Hogg, George More, Frances Krauskopf, Donovan Bond,...
Dates: 1958-1964