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Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899), Siviter Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0113
Overview Anna Pierpont Siviter's notes and typescript draft with holograph notes of Recollections on Civil War (Recollections of War and Peace, 1861-1868). Also includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, unpublished poems, and genealogy of the Pierpont, Siviter, and Pryor families.
Dates: 1883-1936; Majority of material found within 1905-1930

Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899), Two Autobiographies

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Collection Number: A&M.4171
Overview Two autobiographies written by Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. This booklet includes photocopies of two original autobiographies, which were written in 1883 for Robert Alonzo (or P.W.) Brock (21 pages and accompanying letter) and John McAllister Schofield (5 pages). The booklet also includes typescript transcriptions of both autobiographies, made by Jeannie...
Dates: 2015

Francis Harrison Pierpont Letters and Deed

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Collection Number: A&M.0526
Overview Photocopies of correspondence relating to Francis H. Pierpont's law license in Mississippi and Virginia, and an early (1784) Virginia deed to John Pierpont (likely grandfather of Francis).
Dates: 1784-1842; Majority of material found within 1841-1842

Francis Harrison Pierpont, Note Regarding Ordinance of Secession

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Collection Number: A&M.0559
Overview Note supposedly written by Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. The note outlines the steps to be taken upon the adoption of the Ordinance of Secession, including the convening of a second convention on June 11 and rules about the number of representatives allowed for each county. It may be a draft of a resolution proposed by the Committee on State and Federal...
Dates: ca. 1861

Frank Hereford (1825-1891) Correspondence

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Collection Number: A&M.1386
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Congressman and U.S. Senator, Frank Hereford. Papers deal with the machinations of the Camden-Davis ring, Hereford's election to the Senate, and West Virginia politics. Most of the letters involve the attempts of Johnson Camden and John E. Kenna to secure Hereford a seat on the Utah Commission in 1886.

Correspondents include: J. Ogden Murray, John E. Kenna, Johnson N. Camden, Lewis Baker, John Brannon, John Echds, and J. W. McCreery.
Dates: 1874-1901

George Robert Latham (1832-1917), Civil War and West Virginia Statehood Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0066
Overview Correspondence, speeches and essays, and other papers pertaining to the military and diplomatic service of Colonel George R. Latham (1832-1917), who was a delegate to the Wheeling Convention in 1861, colonel of the 2nd West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War, a member of Congress from 1865 to 1867, and the United States consul in Australia from 1867 to 1870. Materials from the late 1860s and early 1870s relate to the consulate in Melbourne. These include shares of the Fiji Adventure of the...
Dates: 1862-1882, 1914-1917, undated; 1914 - 1917

Gibson Lamb Cranmer, Papers Regarding Statehood and Other Material

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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

Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1188
Overview Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). Includes correspondence, legal documents, photocopies of printed material, and land grants. Subjects of the correspondence include West Virginia politics; the elections of 1840, 1860, and 1861; Reconstruction; the Flick Amendment; Southern sentiment in Clarksburg; and...
Dates: 1784-1899

Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1221
Overview Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). Includes business correspondence, financial records, legal papers, and court records. Materials include the early land papers of Camden's law partner, John J. Allen, and the legal papers of the firm Allen and Camden, which deal primarily with land suits and surveys in...
Dates: 1816-1892, undated

Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2862
Overview Arch Alfred Moore Jr. (b. 1923) served two consecutive terms as Governor of West Virginia from 1969-1977 and a third term from 1985-1989. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection for governor in 1988. Previously, he was elected as a Republican to five terms in the United States House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1957-January 3, 1969. He was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968. He died on January 7, 2015, in Charleston, WV. The Arch A. Moore...
Dates: 1950-1989

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Holt, Rush Dew, 1905-1955 6
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Morgan, Ephraim Franklin, 1869-1950 3
Siviter, Anna Pierpont, 1859-1932 3
Society of the Army of West Virginia 3
Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869 3
Strother, David Hunter, 1816-1888 3
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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 3
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary 3
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Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 2
Cox, Jacob D (Jacob Dolson), 1828-1900 2
Debar, Joseph Hubert Diss. 2
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 2
Dirksen, Everett McKinley 2
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 2
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 2
Fleming family 2
Fleming, Benjamin. 2
Goff, Guy Despard, 1867-1933 2
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 2
Green, William. 2
Hall, Septimus. 2
Harmer, Harvey W. (Harvey Walker), 1865-1961 2
Harris, T. M. (Thomas Mealey), 1817-1906 2
Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893 2
Holt, Helen Louise Froelich, 1913-2015 2
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 2
Hubbard, C. D. (Chester Dorman), 1814-1891 2
Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 2
Johnson, Henry J. 2
Kelley, Benjamin F., 1807-1891 2
Kenna, John E. 2
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 2
Lang, Theodore F. 2
Latham, George Robert, 1832-1917. 2
Letcher, John, 1813-1884 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
MacCorkle, William Alexander, 1857-1930 2
McCausland, John, 1836-1927 2
McCormick, Robert R. 2
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 2
Ogden, H. C. 2
Patteson, Okey L. 2
Rucker, William P. 2
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872 2
Siviter, William Henry, 1858-1939. 2
Smith, Hulett C. (Hulett Carlson), 1918-2012 2
Stevenson, W. E. (William Erskine), 1820-1883 2
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