Scope and Contents
Papers of William Price (1803-1881), a Monongalia County, West Virginia, resident, member of the Wheeling Convention, and state legislator, 1869-1873. Includes correspondence, diaries, notebooks, legal documents, and pictures. The correspondence, 1858-1912, concerns farming, the cattle business, and observations on the Civil War. Land papers also relate to Greene County, Pennsylvania. There is a diary and memo book of William Price, 1861-1863, containing two references to his membership in the Wheeling Convention, 20 June 1861; an account book, 1885-1890; and a journal maintained by Price during two business trips to Philadelphia in 1865. There are also letters from Monongalia County citizens commenting on legislative enactments. Correspondents include R.L. Berkshire and Alexander Martin.
Addendum of 2001/06/29 contains typescript transcriptions of the papers of William Price and family (155 photocopied pages). Includes correspondence and financial and legal papers (such as indentures, land records, wills, etc.) of William Price and the Price family regarding slaves, health, personal advice, farming, etc. There are two letters from Michael Price describing experiences during the campaign to capture Forts Henry and Donelson (1862), correspondence with William Price discussing West Virginia legislative matters (1872-1873), and a few letters from relatives in Wales. Includes Price genealogy information. Bulk of papers date from 1853 to 1875. (Includes transcriptions for all letters.) (1805-1917; 0.1 ft.)
0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 3 in. (1 small flat storage box))