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.
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