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Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0213


Correspondence, letter books, newspapers, pamphlets, and papers on suits that were tried before Judge Nathan Goff (1843-1920) while he was serving as a U.S. District Attorney and a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court. Goff's career included terms as West Virginia Legislator (1867-1868), U.S. district attorney for West Virginia (1868), Secretary of the Navy (1881), U.S. Congressman (1883-1889), federal judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit (1892-1911), and U.S. Senator (1913-1919). The majority of the correspondence relates to his professional activities. For contents list, please see control folder.


  • Creation: ca. 1866-1899


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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.


20.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 20 ft. 10 in. (46 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 large flat storage box, 3 in); (2 large flat storage boxes, 5 in. each); (1 large box, 7 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:

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Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers, ca. 1866-1899
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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