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Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1868


Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). All four items relate to Camden's legal work. Contains his Oath of Attorney At Law (1831); appointment to prosecute on behalf of the Commonwealth (1834); record of judgeship of the 21st judicial circuit and the circuit court of Randolph County, noting that Camden presided as judge of the 21st circuit until May 30, 1861 (1855); and an official document granting leave to practice law and took oath as an Attorney At Law (1871). All four items are typescript copies from Virginia Law Order Book, Nos. 4 and 9 of the records of Randolph County, West Virginia.


  • 1831-1870


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


0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 4 items (1 folder))

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:

Related A&M Collections

1188, 1199, 1221, 1260, 1276, 1495, 1517, 1523, 1868

Separated Materials

A 6 in. x 4 in. portrait with brief biography was transferred to Portraits.
Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) Papers, 1831-1870
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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