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DeWitt Clinton Gallaher (1845-1926) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1790

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts diary of Mr. D. C. Gallaher, a young Virginian who went to Berlin to study law and German in 1869-1870. From August 1 to August 14, 1869 he was in various parts of New York. From August 25 to September 12 he toured Ireland, England, and Scotland. From September 12 to April 5, 1870 he was in Germany, most of the time in Berlin, attended law lectures and studying German. The diary was finished from a note book in Munich on August 1, 1870. Most of the 110 pages are taken up with travel prior to the beginning of school in Berlin. The most interesting parts are his observations upon visiting New York.

Places described include Niagara Falls, Albany, Saratoga, Glen's Falls, Lake George, Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga in New York; Cork, Killarney, Belfast, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Edinburg, London and Berlin.

Photostat negative of three pages of the April 20, 1961 News-Virginian, Waynesboro, Va., containing a chronological history of Co. E, 1st Virginia Calvary. D. Clinton Gallaher was a member of this unite during the Civil War.


  • Creation: 1869-1870


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0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 3 items (1 oversize folder); 1 reel of microfilm)

Physical Location

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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