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Peter Larew Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1603
Overview Papers of a pioneer Monroe County family, including a manuscript ciphering book, 1790, a diary of a journey to southwestern Ohio, 1810, a manuscript militia manual and company roster, and various business, church, and legal papers of county militia captain, Peter Larew. The papers of his son, John M., include a general merchandise account book, the estate papers, and various business and legal documents. The collection also contains a series of letters, 1876-1892, from John Larew's sons in...
Dates: 1790-1892

Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Papers Regarding the Civil War in Southern West Virginia

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Collection Number: A&M.0895
Overview Papers mainly related to the Civil War in southern West Virginia, including correspondence, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, and other material. Highlights of the collection include material regarding Captain John V. Young of the 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; Captain James S. Cassady of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry; Captain W.D. Thurmond and his company of Partisan Rangers; and the 8th and 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry units. The collection is organized...
Dates: 1844-1938; Majority of material found within 1861-1867

Sarah Morgan McKown Diaries

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Collection Number: A&M.0718
Overview Yearly diaries in 39 volumes by Sarah Morgan McKown of Berkeley County, West Virginia, regarding everyday domestic and agricultural activities, local auctions, births, weddings, deaths, emigrations, churches, and religious activities. Also mentioned are the Civil War and its personalities. An index to the Sarah Morgan McKown diaries can also be found in the control folder--includes errata, pages missed on microfilming.
Dates: 1860-1899

Summit Point Grange Minute Book

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Collection Number: A&M.3043
Overview Minute book of the Summit Point Grange of Jefferson County, the first Grange chapter to be established in West Virginia. This record book documents the organization and early years of the chapter whose first initiated member and master was a Confederate Civil War veteran, Col. Robert W. Baylor. The records consist primarily of membership lists, meeting minutes, and resolutions. Most of the resolutions deal with cooperative efforts by its members to purchase agricultural necessities such as...
Dates: 1873-1879

Watson Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1815
Scope and Contents The collection includes 57 letters (1795-1871) to or from Benjamin H., Henry, James G., James O., Rebecca D., and Thomas Watson; 3 land grants on sheep-skin (1787-1798) Monongalia County; 25 articles of agreement (1812-1875), manuscript; 4 manuscript wills or copies of wills (1852-1862); 32 surveys, maps, and plats of coal fields (1798-1892); 99 tax receipts (1807-1865), manuscript and printed forms; 44 receipts for clerking fees (1815-1845) manuscript and printed forms; 79 receipts, bills,...
Dates: 1798-1902

Watson Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1949
Scope and Contents The collection includes manuscript materials-correspondence, land warrant, accounts, receipts, petition and will; printed and typescript materials-invitations, broadside, newspaper and magazine clippings. Subjects of the various items include sale and survey of land; schools, churches, estates, comment on and description of agriculture, social and economic conditions in Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana, S. Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, California, Morgantown, Fairmont, & Wheeling, W. Va.,...
Dates: 1694; 1783-1878; 1926

Watson Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0630
Scope and Contents Personal papers of the Watson family in Marion County, including a genealogy of the Watson and Haymond families, newspaper clippings of weddings, obituaries, social and business activities, and European travel. Mention is made of coal mining development in Marion County, strikes, labor meetings, conservation, and improvement of farming practices. There is material on politics, industrial development, early iron mining, Marion county history, the Barrickville covered bridge, Beverly-Fairmont...
Dates: 1869-1953

West Virginia Census of Agriculture and Manufacturing

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Collection Number: A&M.0228
Overview A census for agriculture and manufacturers conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the counties now a part of West Virginia. The two earlier census contain no surveys of manufacturing (see related materials note in this record). The two later schedules contain one reel for each survey on manufacturing. The 1880 census contains twice the number of reels of the 1870 census. Each type of survey has a printed form questionnaire. For agriculture, enumerations are requested for land acreage, type of...
Dates: 1850-80

West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Office Files

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Collection Number: A&M.1499
Overview Office files and correspondence of James Blaine McLaughlin (1884-1955), commissioner of agriculture from 1933 to 1955. Correspondents include Clinton Anderson, William Blizzard, Robert C. Byrd, John J. Cornwell, James A. Farley, Rush D. Holt, Harley M. Kilgore, Okey L. Patteson, Chapman Revercomb, and Harley O. Staggers.
Dates: 1934, 1945-1953

West Virginia Country Life Movement Survey

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Collection Number: A&M.3050
Overview Completed questionnaire score sheets, alphabetized by community, of the West Virginia Country Life Movement. The score cards provided a survey format to evaluate a set of categories, including health, community spirit, schools, churches, agriculture, business, and recreation, used to facilitate improvement of the state's rural communities. Also includes programs, news clippings, and correspondence primarily about water project improvements in some of the communities.
Dates: 1919-1927

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Frame, Nat T. (Nat Terry), 1877- 2
Heebink, G. (Gerald), 1894-1956 2
Holt, Rush Dew, 1905-1955 2
Kilgore, Harley Martin, 1893-1956 2
Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958 2
Revercomb, Chapman, 1895- 2
Silver, Gray. 2
United Mine Workers of America 2
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Watson, Thomas. 2
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Ackerman, Ernest Robinson, 1863-1931 1
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Allegheny Tablelands Association 1
Ambler, Charles Henry, 1876-1957 1
American Country Life Association 1
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Ammons, Nelle P. (Nelle Perrel), 1889- 1
Anderegg family 1
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Anderson, Luther. 1
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Bachman, Carl G. 1
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Barns, William D. 1
Baylor, Robert W. 1
Beery School of Horsemanship 1
Beery, Jesse. 1
Bennett, Fran W. 1
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Blizzard, William. 1
Blue, Fred. 1
Blundon, Edgar B. 1
Bond, John C. 1
Bongiorni, Joseph P. 1
Boreman, Arthur Inghram, 1823-1896 1
Brannon, Linn. 1
Brooks, A.B. 1
Brown, Charles Edgar 1
Brown, George. 1
Brown, William G. (William Gay), 1800-1884 1
Brown, William Gay, Jr. 1
Burdett, Harriet. 1
Burgess, Lillie May (Fowler) 1
Burgess, Walter. 1
Byrd, Robert C. 1
Camden, Gideon D. (1805-1891) 1
Camden, J. N. (Johnson Newlon), 1828-1908 1
Carroll, James H. 1
Cassady, Capt. James S. 1
Chilton, William E. (William Edwin), 1858-1939 1
Clark, Isaac M. 1
Clelland, Donald A. 1
Conley, William G. (William Gustavus), 1866-1940 1
Connellsville Basin Coke Company 1
Cook, Roy Bird, 1886-1961 1
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 1
Copen Creek Coal Company 1
Coplin, Rebecca. 1
Core, John 1
Cornwell, W.B. 1
Crouch, Moses H. 1
Dadisman family 1
Dadisman, Andrew Jackson (1881-1965) 1
Dadisman, Andrew Jackson. 1
Darst, J.S. 1
Davidson, Joel. 1
Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916 1
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