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Agra Bennett, Papers Regarding Estate and Residence

Collection Number: A&M.3993
Overview Papers regarding Agra Bennett (also known as Mrs. Agra Bennett McKinley and Agra B. Williams), a member of a prominent West Virginia family and the sister of WWI pilot Louis Bennett, Jr. Includes a copy of her will (1968) and a copy of the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (1984) for her residence in Wheeling, West Virginia, the Johnson Camden McKinley House or "Willow Glen". See "Historical Note" for further information.
Dates: 1967-2010

Albert Blakeslee White (1856-1941) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0110
Overview Business, political, and official correspondence of the eleventh governor, 1901-1905, of West Virginia. Owner and editor of the STATE JOURNAL, Parkersburg, 1881-1899, White was associated with many banking and manufacturing enterprises, and was tax commissioner of West Virginia in 1907 and 1908, collector of internal revenues in 1889, 1897, and 1921, and a Republican member of the legislature in 1926. Among the correspondents are G.W. Atkinson, Waitman T. Barbe, Calvin Coolidge, John J....
Dates: 1888-1929

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0122
Scope and Contents Collection includes original copies of correspondence relating to Virginia and West Virginia, as well as newspaper clippings, photographs, and research notes. Events pertaining to the Civil War and the formation of West Virginia are covered. Among the most important items are the private correspondence of Waitman T. Willey (1835-1861 and 1866-1868); data pertaining to education in Mason County, West Virginia (1861-1875); typescript copies of letters of Samuel Woods (see also A&M 1445);...
Dates: 1834-1945

Civil War Soldier's Letter, Menu, and Campaign Ribbon

Collection Number: A&M.0900
Overview A Civil War soldier's letter to his brother from Camp Hill, Harper's Ferry, (West) Virginia, 1863 February 28; a Christmas menu from Hill's Central Hotel, Parkersburg, West Virginia, ca. 1879; and a campaign ribbon from the West Virginia Democratic State Convention, Parkersburg, West Virginia 1892 July 27, the printing on the ribbon reads "Sweeney for State Supt. of Free Schools".
Dates: 1863, 1879, 1892

C.R. Rector, Compiler, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0424
Overview This is a history, "Westward Down the Ohio," relating highlights of Ohio River history, ca.1750-1880, in West Virginia. Subjects include early exploration, settlement, and transportation, especially the steamboat era. Mention is often made of events occurring in Parkersburg and its vicinity as being typical examples of the history of the Ohio Valley.
Dates: n.d.

Cutright Family Genealogy Collection

Collection Number: A&M.0635
Scope and Contents The main part of this collection is comprised of obituaries clipped from Buckhannon, Clarksburg and Parkersburg newspapers, 1926-1939. Also 17 issues of Buckhannon and Clarksburg newspapers, 1917-1938; and the roto section of the Sunday Herald, Boston Mass., Aug 10, 1924 featuring reproductions of Civil War pictures in the Library of Congress, including several concerning W. Va. Some correspondence of Iva, Corrine, Allene, Mollie and Pearl Cutright, including a few letters from school friends,...
Dates: 1887; 1888, 1917-1950

Daisy Neptune, Compiler, Civil War Research Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3366
Overview Research papers of Daisy Neptune documenting primarily Confederate soldiers and veterans from West Virginia. Includes muster roll transcripts (36th VA Infantry. Company A), troop roster transcripts (Wood County, WV soldiers; 20th VA Cavalry), biographies of soldiers, Confederate songs and poem, headstone and medal applications, etc. There are photographs and biographical letter of Confederate veteran Julius C. Frederick. Also includes minutes of the Parkersburg Chapter of the United Daughters...
Dates: 1904-1938

David Goff Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1557
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Goff (ca. 1804-1878) of Beverly, West Virginia, an attorney and land promoter for Harrison, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Goff became prosecuting attorney in 1835, served as a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1844, was superintendent of Randolph County schools in 1853, served as a member of the Virginia Assembly, and was a West Virginia State Senator from Randolph County (1875-1877). Includes ten original letters, seven of which have been transcribed. Subjects include...
Dates: 1846-1871

Electric Street Railways History

Collection Number: A&M.2619
Overview Copy of a handwritten memoir by Mr. C.D. Herbst concerning his career as an engineer with the West Penn Power Company, and a copy of a booklet on the history and development of electric street railways in Parkersburg, West Virginia and Marietta, Ohio.
Dates: 1930, 1962

Ephemera Collection

Collection Number: A&M.2116
Overview Paper ephemera, including: illustrated letterhead titled "Offices of J.W. Wiles" featuring portrait of J.W. Wiles and photo of the "Wiles Block" building in Morgantown, WV; there is also letterhead for the "Star Glass Company" and "Union Realty and Development Co.," both of Morgantown; illustrated envelopes for the "Hotel Morgan" of Morgantown, "The Waldo" of Clarksburg, and "The Ruffner" of Charleston. Signed calling card of J.W. Wiles. There is an extensive collection of greeting cards,...
Dates: ca. 1900-1993; Majority of material found in 1900-1930

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