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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...

Festus P. Summers, Historian, William L. Wilson Biography, Research Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2068
Overview Research papers compiled by Dr. Summers for a biography regarding William Lyne Wilson (1843-1900), a Virginian born in Charles Town who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and as President of both West Virginia University (1882-1883) and Washington and Lee University (1897-1900), among other positions. The collection includes notes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs arranged loosely by chapter. The notes include typescript and handwritten copies of letters,...

Henry Ruffner (1790-1861) and William Henry (1824-1908) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1942
Overview Pamphlets include Henry Ruffner's antislavery pamphlet, 1847, and his Union speech, 1856. Subjects of the manuscripts and correspondence include family history; travel; Kanawha Salt Works; schools in Virginia and Kanawha County; Lane Seminary Library; Presbyterian Church; slavery, coal, gas, iron, and timber; Johns Hopkins, Washington and Lee, Harvard, Hobart, Cornell, and Hampden-Sydney colleges; Greenbrier County; Alabama; election of 1904; University of Virginia; Kanawha Valley floods;...

John Thomas McGraw (1856-1920) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0086
Overview Papers of a Grafton attorney who was a lawyer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and prosecuting attorney of Taylor County, West Virginia, assistant to Governor J.B. Jackson, collector of internal revenue for West Virginia, and a member of the Democratic National Committee. There are case papers and letters pertaining to McGraw's law practice; records relating to the purchase, sale, and development of timber, coal, and oil lands; and records of his directorships in the Grafton and Greenbrier...

Johnson Newlon Camden (1828-1908) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0007
Overview Correspondence, maps, business records and other papers of a U.S. Senator, Democratic politician, and promoter of the oil industry, railroads, and coal and timber resources of West Virginia. The papers regard Camden's purchase of land in the 1850s; his activities in oil production and refining, 1860-1875; his presidency of the Camden Consolidated Oil Company and the Baltimore United Oil Company; the affairs of the Stewart Brick Company of Parkersburg; the Virginia debt controversy; and his...

Julia McDonald Davis (1900-1993) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1856
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, class notes and other papers of Julia McDonald Davis (1900-1993), an author and daughter of lawyer and statesman John W. Davis. Includes correspondence of Julia Davis; manuscripts of her work; her notes; correspondence of John W. Davis; and additional newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, ephemera, and other material. Subjects of Julia Davis's correspondence and notes include a biographical sketch of E.H. McDonald, Miss Davis's grandfather; business letters;...

Squire Bosworth, Physician, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3054
Overview The day book and papers of Dr. Squire Bosworth and family. Squire Bosworth was one of the earliest physicians of Randolph County, and his day book records details of his medical practice indicating common procedures and remedies as well as charges and costs during the early nineteenth century. Bosworth was also a deputy and county clerk of Randolph County, and included among the papers are court documents. Along with his son, Squire Newton Bosworth, the family acquired interests in landholding...

Waitman T. Barbe (1864-1925) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0831
Overview Papers of the managing editor of the Parkersburg DAILY STATE JOURNAL, 1889-1895, editor of the WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL JOURNAL, and member of the English faculty of West Virginia University, 1895-1925. The collection includes manuscripts of Barbe's published poetry and unpublished short stories, correspondence, notes, speeches, class lectures, illustrations for short stories drawn by John Rettig, a scrapbook of clippings of reviews and correspondence relating to Barbe's book, GOING TO COLLEGE, and...

William L. Wilson Letters

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Collection Number: A&M.0456
Overview William Lyne Wilson (1843-1900) was a private in the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War; president of West Virginia University from 1882 to 1883; a member of Congress from 1883 to 1895; postmaster general from 1895 to 1897; author of the Wilson-Gorman Tariff, 1894; and president of Washington and Lee University from 1897 to 1900. This collection includes two letters written by Wilson about the 1888 elections, and five copies of printed letters written by Wilson to the Wheeling...

William Lyne Wilson (1843-1900) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1694
Overview Correspondence, diaries, writings, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers of Wilson, a private in the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry (Confederate), President of West Virginia University, 1882-1883, member of Congress, 1883-1895, Postmaster General, 1895-1897, author of the Wilson-Gorman Tariff, 1894, and President of Washington and Lee University, 1897-1900. The collection includes portions of the diaries covering the years 1862-1863, 1865, 1868-1870, 1877-1891, 1896-1899. Most of the...

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