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Ruth Ramsey, Postcard Album

Collection Number: A&M 3819


Album of Ruth Ramsey's postcard correspondence from 1910-1918. Correspondence is generally addressed to Ruth in Penbro, Pickens, or Helvetia, West Virginia (WV), in Randolph and Webster Counties, though the 1918 postcards show her address in Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondents include her sister Alma, friends, and other relatives. Subjects of correspondence include writing, travels, health, and daily life. Postcard images include city landmarks in Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Elkins, Moorefield, Parkersburg, and Wheeling, WV. There are also postcards from Washington, D.C., Cumberland, Maryland, and other states. A few cards feature images of railroads, and one of a steamship. There is one 1918 postcard from Private Robert Underwood, who was in France with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I. See Historical Note for additional details.


  • Creation: 1910-1918


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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth G. Ramsey married John Marti on August 7, 1919 in Buckhannon, West Virginia when she was 25 years old. Ruth Ramsey Marti's diary from 1961 can be found in WVC Collection 3687.


0.2 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 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:


Ruth Ramsey, Postcard Album, 1910-1918
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US