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Emily Gray Shreve Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3024

Overview

The papers of a Martinsburg native related to local prominent families. There are genealogical notes and papers concerning the following families: Anderson, Beall, Chenowith, Cowan, Cromwell, Gilbert, Gray, Hoffman, Magruder, McConnell, Newcomer, and Silver. Also included are the letters and papers of Edmond L. Hoffman who served early in the Civil War as a lieutenant in the Stonewall Brigade. He describes in extensive detail the First Battle of Bull Run. In later letters he presents his and the prevailing Confederate opinion about the Northern generals Pope, Burnside, Hooker and Meade. He also describes Confederate forces and their officers. Included are a few letters after the Civil War from the frontier mentioning Kansas City and Oklahoma (the Indian Territory). Also includes three Confederate currency notes (1864) and one reproduction of a Confederate currency note (1954).

Dates

  • 1851-1987

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (6 1/2 in. (1 document case, 5 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Emily Gray Shreve Papers, 1851-1987
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536