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Kemble White (1873-1965) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2209


Correspondence and other papers of Kemble White, one-time law partner of A.B. Fleming, specialist in oil and gas law, counsel for the West Virginia subsidiaries of Standard Oil (Hope Natural Gas, South Penn Oil, and Eureka Pipeline), charter member of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, veteran of the Spanish-American War, one-time president of the West Virginia Bar Association; and the West Virginia University Alumni Association. Additional items include: White's notebooks from language and accounting classes taken at the University; correspondence dealing with Mrs. White's gardening activities; drafts of White's proposals for constitutional revision in West Virginia; a Spanish-American War Muster-roll for Company M, 2nd West Virginia Volunteers; and two diaries (ca.1868). Subjects include: oil, land titles and leases; Fairmont Coal and Coke Company; Twin Mountain Orchards; Monongahela Valley Traction Company; Twin Mountain and Potomac Railroad; West Virginia political campaigns; and constitutional revision in West Virginia. Correspondents include: Luther Anderson, Carl G. Bachman, Fred Blue, John C. Bond, Linn Brannon, William E. Chilton, J.J. Cornwell, J.S. Darst, Wells Goodykoontz, Howard M. Gore, J.W. Harman, John H. Hatcher, Henry D. Hatfield, Frank C. Haymond, Rush D. Holt, Guy Kump, Howard B. Lee, M.M. Neely, Okey L. Patteson, William H. Sawyers, E.B. Stephenson, Robert Taft, and L. Judson Williams.


  • Creation: 1898-1965


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2.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 ft. 1 in. (5 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 oversize folder, 1 item))

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Kemble White (1873-1965) Papers, 1898-1965
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1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US