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Edward Evans Parrish (1791-1874), Oregon Trail Diary

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Collection Number: A&M.0093
Overview Typescript copy of the diary of Reverend Edward Evans Parrish, a native of Monongalia County, West Virginia, written during a journey to the Oregon territory from 1843 to 1845. The diary begins in October 1843 when Parrish and his group left Hoskinsville, Morgan County, Ohio, and ends in July 1845. Diary is twenty-seven pages and chiefly consists of brief entries. Parrish primarily describes their route west along the Oregon Trail, including the rivers they crossed and other geographical...
Dates: undated

Elmer W. Prince, Papers of a Morgantown Resident and City Official

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Collection Number: A&M.3130
Overview Items that belonged to Elmer W. Prince, Morgantown City Manager from 1933 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1966. The collection includes Prince's 1905-07 post card collection, a 1921 West Virginia University Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering, and two Morgantown budget statements, 1935 and 1937. There are also photographs, including images of Morgantown (1941) and several taken by Prince of post World War II France and Germany (1945-1946). Prince served as an army major during and after...
Dates: 1905-1967

Elvin Lycurgus Judy Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0634
Overview The papers of Elvin Lycurgus Judy (1870-1954), a Petersburg attorney and author of HISTORY OF GRANT AND HARDY COUNTIES, WEST VIRGINIA (Charleston, 1951). These papers, mainly research files used in the writing of the county history, consist of copies and originals of correspondence, land records, census and military records, and genealogical information for the eastern Panhandle counties, Monongalia County, and the border counties of Virginia and Maryland. Material covers the years 1756-1949.
Dates: ca. 1949

Eugene Levassor Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H. Diss...
Dates: 1796-1894

Fairfax-Warman Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0616
Overview Papers of the Fairfax and Warman families of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Morgantown, and Kingwood. There are letters (1811-1874) to Elizabeth Fairfax from family members and friends; papers (1840-1851) of William Warman; papers on the settlement of the John Fairfax estate; a manuscript census book of Preston County for 1830; and an account book (1857-1872) of F.B.F. Fairfax. A few advertising circulars, 1866-1931, are included, as well as clippings on Morgantown and Monongalia County, 1868-1933.
Dates: 1811-1933

Felix Snider, Records Regarding Snider Property in Grant District, Monongalia County

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Collection Number: A&M.0980
Overview A certified abstract to the Felix Snider property of Grant district, Monongalia County, indicating leases of mineral rights, describing location of property and payment of taxes. There is a history of this acreage from when it was patented (1809) by the Commonwealth of Virginia to the heirs of George Snider to the settlement (1930) of the Felix Snider Estate. Included in the abstract are legal actions among the heirs, warranty deeds, plats, and wills. Part of this tract is still owned by the...
Dates: 1920-1930

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2208
Overview Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, research notes, and other papers of a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. Included are: his official as well as personal correspondence; notes for speeches; research notes, rough drafts and proofs for his published works on William L. Wilson and Johnson Newlon Camden; exams, outlines, and notes for classes he taught; material relating to the...
Dates: 1843-1971

Frank Stadlbauer, Collector, Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1818
Overview Coal miner of Monongalia County, West Virginia. The collection includes pay envelopes and records from the Rosedale Coal Co., Connellsville By-Product Coal Corp. and Kelley's Creek Colliery Co. There also are certificates of appointment for a second-class mine foreman and a check weighman, an official tally sheet for a UMWA election, bylaws of the Mountaineer Craftsmen's Cooperative Association, a grievance blank, production statistics (1920-1921) for the Rosedale Coal Co.'s No.2 mine, and...
Dates: 1919-1937

Franklin Brand, Lawyer and Politician Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3796
Overview Papers of Franklin Marion Brand, lawyer and politician of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Includes mostly correspondence related to legal and political matters (some personal) in Monongalia County and the state of West Virginia (inclusive dates: 1917-1944; bulk dates: 1935-1943). Diverse in content, this correspondence includes material regarding activities of city government (Morgantown), local schools and churches, bar associations, the Republican State Committee, state government, and...
Dates: ca. 1917-1967; Majority of material found within ca. 1930-1945

Frederick H. Armstrong, Compiler, Research Notes

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Collection Number: A&M.2356
Overview Research notes and narrative relating to credit, real estate, marketing, and merchandising in Monongalia County and the surrounding area as reported in the Morgantown Weekly Post, 1885-1889. Prepared for a class in regional history at West Virginia University, 1974.
Dates: 1885-1889

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