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John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4405

Scope and Contents

Material collected by John Holt. Includes legal documents (court papers, summonses, land grants, and more), financial records (such as receipts), correspondence, photographs, clippings, printed material, and more. Subjects include Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) and his family, the Holt family, Lewis County, and more. Highlights include court papers regarding debt of Thomas Jackson, which may be due to him leaving his post as constable of Lewis County in order to attend West Point; documents pertaining to his work as constable; a document regarding the transfer of enslaved girls as property; and Confederate bonds.

There are six series in this collection:
Series 1. Thomas Jackson Materials; 1841-1993.
Series 2. Jackson Family Materials; 1818-1854.
Series 3. Holt Family Materials; 1837-1971.
Series 4. Lewis County History; 1817-1957.
Series 5. Miscellaneous; 1838-1878, 1906-1916.
Series 6. Oversize; 1786-1961.


  • Creation: 1786-1993
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1817-1913


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


.6 Linear Feet (6 1/2 in. (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.); (1 document case, 5 in.))

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:


John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection
Jane LaBarbara
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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