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Sabra Lucinda (Miner) Sturgiss Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1899

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other material of Sabra Lucinda (Miner) Sturgis(s) and her son, George C. Sturgiss, a Morgantown businessman and politician. There are 130 letters, 6 WVU literary society and commencement announcements (1870-77), and an engagement book used by George C. and Charlotte Kent Sturgiss for 1907-1909.

Subjects include the activities of Alfred Gallentin Sturgiss, a Methodist Episcopal minister in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania from 1837 to 1845 (towns served included Painesville, Ravenna, Warren, and Poland, Ohio and Meadville, Pa.) ; Millerism; Henry Ward Beecher; P. T. Barnum; Duff's College (Pittsburgh) ; oil wells in Ohio, 1859; Civil War comment; and evangelism.

Correspondents include Francis II. Beck, Caroline Miner Giddings, Ellen Jones, Harriet P. Miner Kendall, Adiella Miner, J. S. Ritenour, Alfred G., George C. , Joseph W., and Sara Sturgis(s), and Sabra Jane Vance.


  • 1838-1896, 1907-1909


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0.4 Linear Feet (Summary: 5 in. (1 document case))

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:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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