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Israel C. White Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0710

Scope and Contents

Personal and business records of Dr. Israel C. White, assistant geologist, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 1876-1883; professor of geology West Virginia University, 1877-1892; assistant geologist, U. S. Geological Survey, 1884-1888; delegate to the International Geological Congresses, St. Petersburg, 1897-1927; and chief geologist of the Brazilian Coal Commission, 1904-1906.

Included are family letters and pictures; also, diagram plans, and maps 1874-1941.

Additional White papers include correspondence, 1922-1928, both personal and business, concerning trips made by White as consulting geologist for the B&O, requests for estimates, and lawsuits on services rendered. There is a copy of a letter to Hon. John W. Davis in connection with a recent oil strike in Pecos (Trans-continental Oil Co., Tulsa). Other papers include White family genealogy, a right-of-way agreement - Monongahela West Penn Public Service Co., information on Bakerstown coal seam, Lincoln Coal Co., Lick Run Collieries Co., Telluric Company, Rock Camp Oil Company, Catskill Oil Company, and the Sewickly coal seam. Local interests include Morgantown Country Club, brick works, Mont Chateau, Tuberculosis sanitarium, rent on property, White's service as a trustee of Kiwanis International Council, and Morgantown's sesquicentennial. Stock referred to include: AT&T, C&O, B&O, Mt. Lake Corp. and Lake Wales, Florida.

Correspondents include: Milton Hirshman, J. Lewis Williams, Daniel Willard, Hans Van Hofer, & E. F. Simms.


  • 1867-1941


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Conditions Governing Access

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.


29.4 Linear Feet (Summary: 29 ft. 4 in. (68 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (3 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (5 oversize folders, 1/2 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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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US