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Dotson Family of Doddridge County, Diaries, Family History, and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 4414

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the Dotson family of Greenwood, West Virginia in Doddridge County. It contains Nancy Clark Dotson's diaries from 1904-1946 (including photocopies, indices, and supplementary information), other Dotson family diaries and books, the marriage certificate of Franklin and Nancy Clark Dotson, a Dotson family history, a cabinet card and carte de visite album, a tintype album, a collection of glass plate negatives, and other assorted photographs.

Series 1. Nancy Clark Dotson Diaries; 1904-1946; boxes 1-2.
Series 2. Unknown Diary; 1887; box 3.
Series 3. Nancy Clark Dotson Bible; ca. 1890-1891; box 3.
Series 4. Ledgers; 1845-1910; boxes 3-4.
Series 5. Marriage Certificate, Franklin and Nancy Clark Dotson; 1879-02-05; box 7.
Series 6. Photographs; 1880s-1970s; boxes 5-7.
Series 7. Glass Plate Negatives; 1880s-1890s; box 8.
Series 8. Dotson Family History; 1980-2018; box 9.
Series 9. Nancy Clark Dotson Diaries Photocopies; 1987; boxes 10-11.
Series 10. Nancy Clark Dotson Diaries Index; 1988-2018; box 11.
Series 11. Supplemental Information to the Nancy Clark Dotson Diaries; 1982-2010; box 11.


  • Creation: 1845-2018

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5.8 Linear Feet (5 ft. 10 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (2 record cartons, 15 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.); (1 flat storage box, 3 in.); (1 flat storage box, 3 1/2 in.); (1 index card box, 12 in.))

0.74 Gigabytes (320 digital files)

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:

Dotson Family of Doddridge County, Diaries, Family History, and Photographs
Grace Musgrave
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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