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David Goff Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0627

Scope and Contents

Letters to David Goff (ca. 1804-1878) of Beverly, West Virginia, an attorney and land promoter for Harrison, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Goff became prosecuting attorney in 1835, served as a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1844, was superintendent of Randolph County schools in 1853, served as a member of the Virginia Assembly, and was a West Virginia State Senator from Randolph County (1875-1877). These sixteen letters cover topics including land in Randolph and Tucker counties, politics, the Civil War and the founding of the Conservative at Clarksburg. Correspondents include Charles Marshall, Baltimore, Maryland; Benjamin H. Shackelford, Warrenton, Virginia; G. D. Camden; L. D. Monall; W. P. Johnson, Richmond, Virginia; W. P. Cooper, Clarksburg; W.L. Jackson, Louisville, Kentucky; Robert Johnston, Richmond; and Emmet O’Brien.


  • 1852-1868


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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.


0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/4 in. (1 folder))

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