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Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0953
Overview Negative photostats of letters of Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920), as Secretary of the Navy, to President Rutherford B. Hayes. Goff's career included terms as West Virginia Legislator (1867-1868), U.S. district attorney for West Virginia (1868), Secretary of the Navy (1881), U.S. Congressman (1883-1889), federal judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit (1892-1911), and U.S. Senator (1913-1919).
Dates: 1880-1883

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

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  • Subject: West Virginia -- Politics and government X
  • Names: Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893 X

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