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James R. Moreland Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0870

Scope and Contents

Business and personal papers of a Morgantown attorney and antiquarian. The boxed materials consist of legal papers, abstracts of titles and other items relating to Moreland's law practice; business and personal correspondence, records of Morgantown and Monongalia County corporations, including the Morgantown Hotel Company, Union Investment Company, Bank of Masontown, and the LaMar Coal Company.

The bound volumes include a receipt book for shares in the Monongalia County Farmer's Company of Virginia, 1815-1818; Deckers Creek Sand Company; a ledger (1877-1901) of Huston & Demain, contractors and builders, Morgantown; and letter books and business records of various law firms with which Moreland was associated.

Collection also contains correspondence, property survey maps, and legal papers concerning West Virginia's acquisition of Coopers Rocks land.


  • Creation: 1815-1957


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


60.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 60 ft. 7 1/4 in. (134 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 small flat storage box, 3 in.); (30 ledgers, 4 ft. 6 in.); (1 oversize folder, 1/4 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:

Related A&M Collections

870, 1146


James R. Moreland Papers, 1809-1955
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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