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Series 8. Bound Notebooks, 1679-1984, undated (includes facsimiles)

 Series — Box: 16-40

Scope and Contents

This series includes typescripts, correspondence, clippings, genealogies, maps, ephemera, pamphlets, articles, photographs, and other material.

Prominent subjects include T.J. Jackson and his family, and the Civil War.

Material about T.J. Jackson includes articles and pamphlets about his life and military service; letters to, from, and about him; court records and legal documents regarding Jackson and his family; images of Jackson, Jackson's Mill, Jackson statues and memorials; reviews of books written about him, including Cook's 'The Family and Early Life of Stonewall Jackson'; and other items. Prominent Jackson family members include Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Colonel George Jackson, and Thomas Jackson Arnold. (Notebooks prominently featuring T.J. Jackson and his family include 2, 2A-2K, 4, 7, 9, 13, 23, 24, 32, 37, 38, 38A, 39, and 56.)

Civil War materials include historical sketches of battles; originals and copies of soldiers' diaries, journals, and letters; historical sketches and rosters of companies and regiments; articles and narratives about life during the Civil War; etc.

Additional subjects include genealogy, West Virginia history, prominent individuals, the Virginia Military Institute, Weston newspapers, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and the West Virginia Commission on Historic Markers.

Genealogical subjects include the Jackson, Neale, Arnold, Camden, Newlon, Sprigg, Williams, Ruffner, Hamilton, Holt, Byrne, Cook, Bird, Hull, and Conrad families, among others (Notebooks 2D, 42, 43, 48, 55, 67, and others).

West Virginia history subjects include Kanawha County Court records; Lewis County; Weston; Charleston; colonial and Civil War history of West Virginia; George Washington's travels and surveys in and around West Virginia; the Kanawha River, valley, and surrounding area; Blennerhassett Island; Wood County; and Parkersburg.

Prominent individuals include Andrew Jackson, Judge Nicholas Fitzhugh, Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr, Granville Davisson Hall, Jonathan McCally Bennett and the Bennett family, Colonel John Stuart, General Albert Jenkins, David Creigh, Mason Mathews, Henry F. Westfall, John Valley Young and family, Thomas Bland Camden, Johnson Newlon Camden, Daniel Boone, Harman Blennerhassett, John Esten Cooke, Colonel George Jackson, and Alexander Scott Withers, among others.

Correspondents include T.J. Jackson, members of the Bennett family, Charles W. Dabney, Douglas Southall Freeman, Thomas Jackson Arnold, Lyman C. Draper, Boyd B. Stutler, and Roy Bird Cook, among others.

For additional materials on David Creigh, see A&M 2201, Preston Family Papers, Box 1.

Descriptive System for Series 8:

The contents of the notebooks are described to the item level in the Contents List.
These items level descriptions are preceded with the items' genre and format in brackets.

Genres include:

article (from magazine or journal)
clipping (usually from newspaper)
ephemera
pamphlet
photo
typescript
ms [manuscript] letter
ts [typescript] letter
other

Formats include:

original
transcription
copy (for photocopies and other facsimiles)

Transcriptions are dated by creation date of the transcription, not the original.
Copies are dated by creation date of original.

Examples:

[ephemera and photo; original] invitation to the dedication of the equestrian statue of Jackson and Lee in Baltimore, two tickets to the dedication, and a photo of the statue

[ts letters; transcription] letters regarding T.J. Jackson's appointment as a cadet at Military Academy (This record describes a set of typescript letters transcribed from originals.)

[other; copy] T.J. Jackson's appointment as Brevet Second Lieutenant (This record describes a facsimile of an official appointment document.)

Dates

  • 1679-1984, undated (includes facsimiles)

Arrangement

List of Bound Notebooks in Series 8:

Notebook 1 - Civil War Diary of James F. Ellis, Corporal, Company B, 15th (West) Virginia - Box 16
Notebook 2 - Jackson Letters - Box 16
Notebook 2A-K - Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Papers, volumes 1-11 - Boxes 16-20
Notebook 3 - Index to 1st-2nd-3rd Biennial Reports, Dept. of Archives and History, 1906-1911 - Box 20
Notebook 4 - Douglas Freeman, Historian - Box 20
Notebook 5A - Kanawha County Court Records, 1788-1803 (contains typescript transcriptions) - Box 20
Notebook 5B - Kanawha County Court Records, 1825-1831 (contains typescript transcriptions) - Box 21
Notebook 6 - Fitzhugh (bio of Judge Nicholas Fitzhugh and diary of Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr) - Box 21
Notebook 7 - Thomas Jackson Arnold Letters (includes letters from TJA to Roy Bird Cook) - Box 21
Notebook 8 - Granville Davisson Hall Papers - Box 21
Notebook 9 - Jackson Papers (includes many items once held by Mrs. Jackson) - Box 22
Notebook 10 - Weston Newspapers (includes material from 1800s) - Box 22
Notebook 11 - Bennett Papers (re J.M. Bennett and the Bennett family; see also Notebook 44) - Box 22
Notebook 12 - Pioneer Sketches of Lewis County (By Roy Bird Cook) - Box 22
Notebook 13 - Jackson's Mill (contains thesis 'The Pioneer State 4-H Camp: Jackson's Mill') - Box 23
Notebook 14 - B&O Railroad (extracts from dissertation re B&O in the Civil War by Festus Summers) - Box 23
Notebook 15 - Lewis County (historical sketches by Robert L. Bland of 'The Weston Democrat' ca. 1920) - Box 23
Notebook 16 - Oliver Letters (contains newspaper column re history of Weston, 1892) - Box 23
Notebook 17 - Vandalia (contains typescript re the Ohio Land Company and George Washington) - Box 23
Notebook 18 - Narrative of Colonel John Stuart of Greenbrier, 1798 (incl. info. on Indian wars) - Box 23
Notebook 19 - A.J. Volck Confederate Sketches - see Series 13
Notebook 20 - West Virginia Index (incl. material related to work of Commission on Historic Markers) - Box 23
Notebook 21 - West Virginia Review Index (incl. list of articles by RBC, and TOC for 1923-1942) - Box 24
Notebook 22 - Charleston Typescripts (regarding local history) - Box 24
Notebook 23 - Stonewall Jackson Pamphlets, number 1 - Box 25
Notebook 24 - Stonewall Jackson Pamphlets, number 2 - Box 25
Notebook 25 - General Albert Jenkins, Confederate States Army (incl. biographical information) - Box 25
Notebook 26 - Civil War I (mostly typescripts re various topics connected to the Civil War) - Box 26
Notebook 27 - Civil War II - Box 26
Notebook 28 - Civil War III - Box 27
Notebook 29 - 'West Virginia' by Colonel Robert White (part of volume 2 of a series) - Box 27
Notebook 30 - Mason Mathews Collection (notebook pp. 1-19; transcription of Civil War letters) - Box 27
Notebook 30 - Alkire Collection (pp. 20-49; trans. of Civil War scrapbooks made by Marcia Phillips) - Box 27
Notebook 30 - Diary of Henry F. Westfall (pp. 50-92; incl. typescript copy of Civil War diary) - Box 27
Notebook 31 - Young Family Civil War Papers - Box 27
Notebook 32 - Stonewall Jackson (includes mostly articles about Stonewall Jackson) - Box 28
Notebook 33 - Civil War, No. 3 - Box 28
Notebook 34 - Civil War, No. 4 - Box 28
Notebook 35 - Civil War, No. 5 - Box 28
Notebook 36 - Civil War, No. 6 - Box 29
Notebook 37 - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 29
Notebook 38 - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 29
Notebook 38A - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 29
Notebook 39 - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 30
Notebook 40 - Civil War--Camden (contains Civil War recollections by Thomas B. Camden) - Box 30
Notebook 41 - Johnson Newlon Camden - Box 31
Notebook 42 - Camden-Newlon-Sprigg-Williams Papers (genealogies) - Box 31
Notebook 43 - Camden Papers - Box 31
Notebook 44 - Bennett Papers (thesis re Civil War, VA Politics, and J. Bennett; see Notebk. 11) - Box 32
Notebook 45 - West Virginia Sketch Book I (contains historical sketches, etc.; includes TOC) - Box 32
Notebook 46 - West Virginia Sketch Book II (contains historical sketches, etc.; includes TOC) - Box 32
Notebook 47 - West Virginia Sketch Book III (contains historical sketches, etc.; includes TOC) - Box 33
Notebook 48 - Ruffner Kanawha Valley Scrap Book - Box 33
Notebook 49 - Romance of the Kanawha (scrapbook contains maps, clippings, letters, etc.) - Box 33
Notebook 50 - Daniel Boone--Early Kanawha Valley (material re D. Boone and General A. Lewis) - Box 34
Notebook 51 - Lewis County Sketch Book I - Box 34
Notebook 52 - Lewis County Sketch Book II - Box 34
Notebook 53 - Weston--Lewis County (scrapbook includes mostly newspaper clippings) - Box 35
Notebook 54 - Blennerhassett - Box 35
Notebook 55 - Hamilton-Holt-Byrne-Newlon - Box 35
Notebook 56 - Colonel George Jackson and Family - Box 35
Notebook 57 - Washington Papers (includes copies of maps of land owned by GW) - Box 36
Notebook 58 - Washington Papers - Box 36
Notebook 59 - Washington Papers (includes material regarding Fort Dearborn) - Box 36
Notebook 60 - Cooke Papers (includes many articles written by John Esten Cooke) - Box 37
Notebook 61 - Washington Papers - Box 37
Notebook 62 - Washington Papers - Box 38
Notebook 63 - Washington Papers - Box 38
Notebook 64 - Washington Papers - Box 38
Notebook 65 - West Virginia Archaeology - Box 38
Notebook 66 - 'Wood County Formation' by Alvaro F. Gibbens - Box 39
Notebook 67A - Jackson VMI (contains Board of Visitors report, July 1863) - Box 39
Notebook 67 - Cook-Bird-Hull-Conrad Papers - Box 39
Notebook 68 - Kanawha County - Box 40
Notebook 69 - Hardesty's Lewis County (incl. Lewis, Barbour, and Upshur Counties) - Box 40
Notebook 70 - Alexander Scott Withers (author of 'Chronicles of Border Warfare') - Box 40

Repository Details

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