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Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1940


Professional correspondence, newspaper clipping, manuscript notes, and speech of West Virginia politician Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920). Goff's career included terms as West Virginia Legislator (1867-1868), U.S. district attorney for West Virginia (1868), Secretary of the Navy (1881), U.S. Congressman (1883-1889), federal judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit (1892-1911), and U.S. Senator (1913-1919). The letters and telegram are in a series written in August, 1876; correspondents are Nathan Goff and Henry M. Mathews, who was the Attorney General of West Virginia at the time and would go on to be governor. The clipping is from the Morgantown Post and describes Goff's speech at a Union League's Lincoln Dinner in Brooklyn, New York (November 7, 1891). The manuscript notes were written by Goff about a speech by M.T. Frame (October 1886). The speech by Goff addresses the Protective Tariff (undated).


  • Creation: 1876-1891, undated


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0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/4 in. (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:

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213, 953, 1940

Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers, 1876-1891, undated
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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