Correspondence between H. E. Matheny and Boyd B. Stutler who were antiquarian collectors of West Virginia and authors on the local history of the state. The correspondence is primarily about West Virginia imprints and historical literature. There is much discussion of the following topics as they pertain to West Virginia: colloquial language, frontier and pioneers, post offices and postal service, crimes and criminals, the Civil War, early oil industry, and printers, printing and newspapers. Historical figures often mentioned are: Harman Blennerhassett, Alexander Campbell, T. M. Harris, John Hardy, and John Brown and family. There is much mention of other colleague collectors including: Guy Tetrick, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bird Cook, Delf Norona, and Otis Zirkle. There is some discussion of family matters and the contemporary political situation, particularly regarding John F. Kennedy, his assassination, and the turmoil of the 1960s.
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A&M 2156, Matheny-Stutler Correspondence, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/5850 Accessed April 08, 2020.