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John Stringer Hoffman (1821-1877) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1703
Overview Legal correspondence and papers of a Clarksburg lawyer who specialized in land title litigation and served as associate judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1862-1876. Papers pertain to lands in the central counties of West Virginia. Subjects include: the James Swan lands; European immigration to West Virginia following the Civil War; New York Southern Land Company; Philadelphia International Land Association; state economic development during Reconstruction; and timberlands...
Dates: ca. 1856-1883

William McCleery (1741-1821) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0146
Overview The papers of Colonel William McCleery of Morgantown, a Revolutionary War veteran, attorney, county clerk, prosecuting attorney, representative from Monongalia County to the Federal Constitutional Convention, founder of the Presbyterian Church in Morgantown, and landholder and purchasing agent. The papers include correspondence, typescripts, land records, and some printed materials. Much of the correspondence is between McCleery and his agent, Benjamin Oden of Upper Marlboro, Maryland,...
Dates: 1770-1857, 1945; Majority of material found within 1770-1857