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Fleming Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0638

Scope and Contents

Business and personal papers, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs of Benjamin Fleming (1806-1891), and his son Thurston Worth (b.1846), relating to various business enterprises carried on by the family in Fairmont. These included a large trade in manufacturing, importing and selling hats and furs, general merchandising, fertilizer and hardwood sales.

There are many letters and advertisements from eastern mercantile houses; bills of lading showing names of steamboats on the Ohio and Monongahela rivers; prices of current furs and skins; lottery advertisements from Delaware (1860) and Kentucky (1866); letters from family members attending schools in Morgantown (1863-1865); and correspondence reflecting Florence Fleming's interests in the W. Va. Humane Society and the placing of homeless children.

Writers of letters or persons mentioned include: David Fleming, Matthew Fleming, J. R. Moore, John McDonald, and W. T. Willey.


  • Creation: 1810-1943


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


5.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 6 ft. 2 1/2 in. (14 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 4 1/2 in.); (1 oversize folder, 1 item))

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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638, 644

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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