Scope and Contents
This collection is organized into nine series, including:
Series 1. Journals; 1840-1888; boxes 1-6
Series 2. Manuscripts and Correspondence; 1778-1925, undated; boxes 7-9
Series 3. Oversize; 1798-1882, undated; box 10
Series 4. Sketchbooks; 1843-1887; undated; boxes 11, 13-15
Series 5. Artwork by Others; 1858-1909; undated; box 12
Series 6. Artworks; 1833-1887, undated; undated; boxes 16-25
Series 7. Framed Original Artworks; 1844-1887, undated; boxes 26-41
Series 8. Framed Facsimiles; 1845-1859, undated; boxes 42-49
Series 9. Exhibit; ca. 1996; boxes 50-53
To visit the digital collection, Drawings of David Hunter Strother, please visit https://images.lib.wvu.edu/s/strother/.
Addendum of 2007/02/08 includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, announcements, and photographs regarding David Hunter Strother (DHS) and related families of the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Correspondence (1958-1963) includes letters to and from Mrs. Ernest Sewall Shepard (Louise Shepard) regarding both Strother genealogy and publications of and about DHS. Newspaper clippings regard DHS, John Strother, Porte Crayon Memorial Society, the dedication of Mt. Porte Crayon, reviews of publications relating to DHS, and John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. There is a typescript copy of a 1938 New York Times article titled "John Harper's Grandson" referencing DHS. There are announcements regarding the publication of three books by Cecil Eby, a biographer of DHS. There are four photographs, including: 1) Lt. D.H. Strother (copy); 2) the Richardson family with John Strother (copy); 3) an unidentified house with an old man standing outside it; and 4) Louise Strother Kieutner in the dress of Elizabeth Pendleton Hunter Strother. There is also a postcard featuring Robert E. Lee, and a copy of an 1887 manuscript letter from D.H. Strother to Mary Hunter. (1862-1970; 2 in.)
Addendum of 2015/06/13 contains a drawing by Porte Crayon titled "The Eyes of Delaware are Upon You". The drawing depicts a man sitting in a chair. This drawing may be a sketch for a finished artwork. This addendum is located in small collections.
- Majority of material found within 1833-1887
- Strother, David Hunter, 1816-1888 (Person)
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14.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 14 ft. 9 1/2 in. (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (10 document cases, 5 in. each); (4 large flat storage boxes, 3 1/2 in. each); (17 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (16 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (4 large flat storage boxes, 2 1/2 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.); (4 folders, 1/2 in.); 8 reels of microfilm)
Separated to A&M 435, Rare Signatures: commission, dated March 11, 1862, to David H. Strother, from Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton regarding officer's commission, appointing David H. Strother as "Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, with the rank of Captain."
Separated to A&M 435, Rare Signatures: commission, dated April 9, 1866, to David H. Strother, from Andrew Johnson and Edwin Stanton regarding officer's commission, appointing David H. Strother as "Brigadier General."
- David Hunter Strother, Artist, Artwork and Papers
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