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