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Gibson Lamb Cranmer, Papers Regarding Statehood and Other Material

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2848
Overview Papers regarding West Virginia statehood and the history of Wheeling and Ohio County compiled by Judge Gibson L. Cranmer (1826-1903) of Wheeling, West Virginia, who served as secretary of the Wheeling Convention that repudiated Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861. Series 1 includes manuscript narratives and correspondence describing events of the West Virginia statehood movement, written by eyewitnesses at the request of Gibson L. Cranmer. Manuscript authors include John S....
Dates: 1787-1895, undated; Majority of material found in 1822-1881

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  • Subject: Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 X
  • Names: Cranmer, Gibson L. (Gibson Lamb), 1826-1903 X