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John Stringer Hoffman (1821-1877) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1703


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.


  • ca. 1856-1883


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1.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 10 in. (1 document case, 5 in.); (1 records carton, 15 in.); (1 ledger, 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:
John Stringer Hoffman (1821-1877) Papers, ca. 1856-1883
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1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US