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Clark Family Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 0680


The correspondence of Clark family members, mainly that of Frank Wells Clark and Friend E. Clark. Frank Wells Clark was a student at West Virginia University and Harvard Law School and later established a law practice at New Martinsville. Friend E. Clark was a student at West Virginia University and Johns Hopkins University and later taught chemistry at State College, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University. Included are the letters of Friend Clark when he traveled to Europe where in 1908 he was visiting professor at the University of Berlin. Cities and places he visited were Berlin, Florence, Gibraltar, Gottingen, Munich, Naples, Rome, Venice and Vienna. There is his professional correspondence as a West Virginia University chemistry professor which covers his recommendations to colleagues, businesses, and stockholders about technical matters. Also there are presentations on New Martinsville, Kanawha Valley, West Virginia and chemistry. Included is the correspondence of Mrs. Friend E. Clark in her capacity as an officer and member of the Crippled Children's Society containing fundraising letters, statistics, organizational bylaws, and constitutions. Correspondents include Franklin D. Roosevelt, John W. Davis, William G. Conley, and H. Guy Kump.


  • Creation: 1885-1939


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7.9 Linear Feet (7 ft. 11 in. (19 document cases, 5 in. each))

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Clark Family Correspondence, 1885-1939
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1549 University Ave.
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Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US