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Spencer and Alston G. Dayton Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1216


Business and legal correspondence of Spencer Dayton including letters describing the state legislature of 1872; college correspondence, biographical sketches, testimonials, and memorials of Alston G. Dayton. Other A. G. Dayton material includes papers and letters dealing with his support of the "Big Navy " program in congress and his tour of the British Naval Yards in 1903. There are several family letters including his last letters to his wife. The rest of the collection contains material on family genealogy and history including papers of Adam See, 1801-1837, a Randolph county lawyer and member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention, typescript volume , "Records of the See family of Virginia," by T. J. J. See (1913). Correspondents include H. G. Davis, David Goff, Charles Ambler and T. J. J. See.

A detailed paper guide to this collection can be found in the control folder for A&M 0052. An electronic copy of the same guide is available through a curator at the History Center.


  • Creation: 1801-1948


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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.


0.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 10 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each))

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

52, 206, 211, 215, 530, 741, 1066, 1111, 1216, 1445, 1723, 3022, 3023

Spencer and Alston G. Dayton Family Papers, 1801-1948
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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