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Albert Blakeslee White (1856-1941) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0110

Scope and Contents

Business, political, and official correspondence of the eleventh governor, 1901-1905, of West Virginia. Owner and editor of the State Journal, Parkersburg, 1881-1899, White was associated with many banking and manufacturing enterprises, and was tax commissioner of West Virginia in 1907 and 1908, collector of internal revenues in 1889, 1897, and 1921, and a Republican member of the legislature in 1926. Among the correspondents are G.W. Atkinson, Waitman T. Barbe, Calvin Coolidge, John J. Cornwell, H.G. Davis, Thomas B. Davis, W.M.O. Dawson, Alston G. Dayton, Davis Elkins, Stephen B. Elkins, Guy D. Goff, Howard M. Gore, M.A. Hanna, Henry D. Hatfield, William McKinley, A.W. Mellon, E.F. Morgan, H.C. Ogden, N.B. Scott, Hugh I. Shott, Joseph P. Smith, George C. Sturgiss, and I.C. White.

Series include:
Series 1. Correspondence (1893–1927), boxes 1-20
Series 2. Speeches, Bills, and Newspaper Clippings (1900–1906), boxes 21-22
Series 3. Printed Material, Speeches, and Newspaper Clippings (undated), box 23
Series 4. Letter Books (ca. 1900s), boxes 24-49 Series 5. Oversized Material (1880-1900), oversized folder


  • Creation: 1888-1929


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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 see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


16.1 Linear Feet (16 ft. 1 1/2 in. (23 document cases, 5 in. each); (22 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (4 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 oversize folder, 1/2 in.))

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All of this collection is stored offsite, except for the oversized folder. Please make an appointment prior to visiting.

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:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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