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Jacob Williamson Marshall (b.1830) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0054


Papers of a livestock broker, farmer, and merchant of Mingo Flats, Randolph County, who was associated with John T. McGraw in the development of Marlinton and the purchase and sale of land, coal, and timber in neighboring Pocahontas County. There are some items of Civil War interest, while the bulk of the correspondence relates to the marketing of ginseng, beeswax, wool, venison, animal pelts, and farm machinery. There is significant correspondence relating to state politics and railroads. Correspondents include J.M. Bennett, J.N. Camden, David Goff, John J. Jackson, McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, John T. McGraw, and The Pocahontas Development Company. Also includes some material of G.E. Jarvis, father of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day.


  • Creation: ca. 1840-1900


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1.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 6 1/2 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 3 1/2 in.))

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Jacob Williamson Marshall (b.1830) Papers, ca. 1840-1900
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1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US