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Gordon B. Gibbens Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2816
Overview Correspondence of Gordon B. Gibbens of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Subjects discussed include personal and family business, West Virginia Republican Party affairs, and Gibbens' political appointments. Correspondents include Senators Stephen B. Elkins, Nathan B. Scott, and James A. Hughes, as well as numerous Ohio Valley politicians. One letter (21 December 1896) is an endorsement by a group of "colored" voters of Wood County for Gibbens' appointment to political office, and another letter (17...
Dates: 1878-1879,1889, 1891, 1896-1898, 1900-1902

Pittenger Family Letters

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3127
Overview Various Pittenger family members wrote these letters, mostly to other family members. The most frequent correspondent is Abraham Pittenger, a farmer, teacher, and local government official in Hancock County. The letters detail farming and marketing of farm goods, educational developments, affairs of the Presbyterian Church, and family events. The collection also provides significant information about the early Republican party, secession crisis, Civil War and Reconstruction.
Dates: 1841-1875

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