Legal correspondence and papers of a Clarksburg lawyer who specialized in land title litigation and served as associate judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1862-1876. Papers pertain to lands in the central counties of West Virginia. Subjects include: the James Swan lands; European immigration to West Virginia following the Civil War; New York Southern Land Company; Philadelphia International Land Association; state economic development during Reconstruction; and timberlands on Shaver's Mountain. Correspondents include J.M. Bennett, John S. Carlile, William Henry Edwards, David Goff, and Cyrus Hall. One volume is a record of the settlement of the estate of Judge Hoffman, 18 November 1877-1 January 1892 (eleventh and last settlement), by G.D. Camden and J.R. Boggess.
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A&M 1703, John Stringer Hoffman (1821-1877) Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/5205 Accessed July 09, 2020.