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Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0104
Overview Personal and business papers of lawyer, U.S. Senator, circuit court judge, and first Governor of West Virginia, Arthur I. Boreman. Includes correspondence and legal and financial documents. Correspondence includes letters to and from Arthur's brother Jacob Boreman, as well as Francis H. Pierpont and George W. Summers. There are also letters and other documents relating to the taking and exchanging of hostages by the West Virginia government during the Civil War. See Scope and Content Note for...
Dates: 1861-1895, undated

Austin Willard Martiney, World War II Postcard Accordion Book from Chanute Field

Collection Number: A&M.3749
Overview Postcard accordion book from Private Austin Willard Martiney of the 32nd Technical School Squadron, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois, to Jimmie Markley of Volga, Barbour County, West Virginia. Chanute Field was the location of a U.S. Army Air Corps technical school for instruction in aircraft mechanics and maintenance during World War II. The booklet contains images of the training facilities.
Dates: 1942

Barbour County Cemetery Readings

Collection Number: A&M.2911
Overview Barbour County cemetery readings for the Gasey/Breakiron family plot at Lawless Road; Crislip Cemetery, near Elk City; two Elk City church cemeteries. 1983. 14 p.
Dates: 1983

Braxton B. Durrett (b.1819) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0488
Overview Arithmetic book of Braxton B. Durrett of Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Barbour County, West Virginia. Included are examples of various arithmetical processes; diary entries, October 1841-February 1842; and a record of the Durrett family record.
Dates: 1833-1846

Browning-Weaver Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3175
Overview Family history papers consisting of a list of the descendants of Edmund Browning, Jr. and Jane Curry Browning, a typescript history of the Browning family, a Browning family tree chart, and a pedigree chart for Henry Hamilton Weaver of Barbour Co. There is also a typescript account of the experiences of the Daniel Weaver family during 1855 in the Kansas Territory and its return to Gilmer Co., including a description of dealings with Pottawatomie Indians, a cholera epidemic, and Kansas statehood...
Dates: 1885-1990

Civil War Military Commission Proceedings

Collection Number: A&M.2757
Overview Proceedings of a trial by a U. S. Military Commission of Harrison H. Stalnaker, who was accused of the crime of bushwhacking in regard to the deaths of Capt. Michael T. Haller, Sgt. Andrew M. Nester and William S. Martin on 24 April 1865 in Barbour County. The incident began when a small party of Confederates raided the home of a Union sympathizer. Their intent was to entice the Home Guard stationed at Camp Haller (Valley Camp) into an ambush. Stalnaker, whose defense attorney was Spencer...
Dates: 1865

C.M. Cornwell Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0803
Overview Papers of C.M. Cornwell, a surveyor and justice of the peace of Barbour County, West Virginia. Included are: surveys, plats, deeds, court case papers, surveyor's notebooks, minutes of commissioners' meetings, survey calls on the re-survey of the Barbour-Taylor County line (1894), and family correspondence.
Dates: 1840-1919

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.4479
Content Description Highway maps for the 55 counties of West Virginia created in 1937. They are in two tones (blue on white), in varying dimensions (including items in the range of 36 in. x 36 in. to 36 in. x 58 in., etc.), and scaled to 1 inch equaling 1 mile. Features indicated on the maps include: roads (US, primary state roads, secondary state roads); state, county, district, and corporate lines; railroads; streams; parks and forests; highway bridges; county seats; cities and villages; lodges; farms;...
Dates: 1937

F.A. Simpson Records

Collection Number: A&M.0647
Overview Records of F.A. Simpson, a justice of the peace in Barbour County. Also included, dating between 1914-1942, are a few papers and speeches of J.A. Viquesney, West Virginia Game and Fish Warden (1909-1916) and justice of the peace; 1930 election campaign material relating to Henry D. Hatfield, James Ellwood Jones, and Carl B. Harvey; and references to politics, game laws, cost of medical service, and prohibition.
Dates: 1909-1942

Gibson Lamb Cranmer, Papers Regarding Statehood and Other Material

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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