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Thoney Pietro, Contractor, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2836

Scope and Contents

Personal letters, business correspondence, account and time books, and Sons of Italy papers of Thoney Pietro, a member of the Morgantown contracting company of Pietro Brothers. (6 document cases, 1 large flat storage box)

The addendum of 2004/01 includes mostly business papers of the Pietro Company, as well as some family papers and historical documentation of Morgantown, WV (1900-1980). Notable are the map and blue print of the Pietro Castle grounds (later the Good Counsel Friary). For a box list of the contents of this addendum, please see the control folder. (1 carton, 2 document cases, 1 small flat storage box, 1 large flat storage box, 1 roll tube)

The addendum of 2013/01 includes an accounting ledger, which contains various financial documents (1911-1917); legal papers (some involving a dispute with a Franciscan monastery, ca. 1950); facsimiles of checks connected to the monastery litigation (1950s); and two blueprints, one showing a plan of a water line ditch at the Pietro Mansion & Museum (1941-1954). (1 large flat storage box)

Dates

  • 1899-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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 contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Biographical / Historical

Thoney Pietro was born at Ateleta, Aquila, Italy, on March 1, 1877. He was the founder and owner of the Thoney Pietro Company, masons and general contractors at Morgantown, WV.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet (Summary: 5 ft. 5 1/2 in. (7 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (1 records carton, 15 in.); (3 flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 roll, 2 in.); (1 flat storage box, 2 in.))

Overview

Personal letters, business correspondence, account and time books, and Sons of Italy papers of Thoney Pietro, a member of the Morgantown contracting company of Pietro Brothers. An addendum (2004/01) includes mostly business papers of the Pietro Company, as well as some family papers and historical documentation of Morgantown, WV. Notable are the map and blue print of the Pietro Castle grounds (later the Good Counsel Friary). Another addendum (2013/01) includes an accounting ledger, financial documents, legal papers (some involving a dispute with a Franciscan monastery, ca. 1950), and blueprints (1911-1917, 1941-1954). See Scope and Content Note and Historical Note for more details. For additional Pietro family and business papers, see A&M 2768.

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: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Separated Materials

The following books were forwarded to Harold Forbes for processing: Wheeling telephone directory (1934), Charleston telephone directory (1934-35), Morgantown telephone directory (1955), West Virginia tourism report (1937), and "Italian-American Who's Who" (1935).
Title
Thoney Pietro, Contractor, Papers, 1899-1980
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536