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Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2025
Scope and Contents An 1808-1809 journal with descriptions of travels in Ireland and Scotland and of Campbell's voyage to America. Specific mention is made of weather conditions, fish, birds, food rations, and quarantine of the ship on its arrival at New York City. Collection contains notes for and a list of sermons preached (1810-1814) by Campbell in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1808-1814

Allen D. Frankenberry, Soldier, Civil War Diaries and Memoir.

Collection Number: A&M.1785
Overview Four diaries and a nineteen-page memoir of Allen D. Frankenberry (1841-1909), who served chiefly as an orderly and signalman in the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry from August 1862 to September 1863 and the U.S. Signal Corps in the Department of the Cumberland from October 1863 to June 1865. Frankenberry's diaries are available only on microfilm and are divided into four volumes: Book I, August 20, 1862-September 10, 1863; Book II, September 9, 1864-February 15, 1865; Book III, February 16,...
Dates: 1862-1870, 1905; Majority of material found within 1862-1865

Barns Family Records

Collection Number: A&M.3066
Overview A framed lithograph of the James Barns residence in Cumberland Township, near Carmichaels, PA with an insert consisting of a drawing of the first successfully operating engine in Greene Co., ca. 1833, located in the Barns woolen factory on Muddy Creek, near Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Included is an account by the donor about the Barns family of north central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Mention is made of abolitionism, agricultural trends, James Barns, William Shinn Barns,...
Dates: 1884-1990

Brown Family Papers, Photographs and Maps

Collection Number: A&M.2604
Overview Papers, photographs and maps of a wealthy Morgantown family with interests in real estate and coal mining. Most of the business papers are those of J. M. G. Brown, a West Virginia University law school alumnus, who was president of Scotts Run Fuel Corporation. Brown was also a housing developer whose company, Suburban Real Estate of Morgantown, was a competitive concern not only locally but throughout north central West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania. There are papers indicating his...
Dates: 1765-1959

Charles E. Krebs (1870-1954) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1792
Overview Scrapbooks, mainly of newspaper clippings, maintained by a mining engineer, geologist, and businessman from Charleston. The scrapbooks contain clippings, announcements, and a few letters relating to Krebs' business, Charleston civic affairs, and professional engineering organizations. Topics covered include: the oil boom at Blue Creek in 1912; oil field development in Kanawha and Clay counties; oil and coal shipments on the C.&O.; coal, oil, gas, and coke production figures; report on the...
Dates: 1912, 1935, 1939

Charles Mortimer Bishop (1827-1896) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0008
Overview Papers of a Preston County farmer, merchant, and licensed exhorter of the Methodist Episcopal Church who served in the state legislature in the years 1870-1876. There are letters of H. Davis and William Ewin regarding land and coal properties in Preston County. Also included are minutes of the incorporators' meeting of the Iron Valley and Pennsylvania Railroad, 1873, as well as scattered items relating to the Methodist Episcopal Church, Kingwood; the Northwestern Turnpike at St. George; the...
Dates: 1857-1897

Churches of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Records

Collection Number: A&M.1269
Overview The collection includes an unpublished master's thesis, The Records of the Pioneer Churches of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, by Jessie m. Tomb, University of Pittsburgh, 1933 and copies of the church records. Included are various German Lutheran, reformed and Brethren Churches and Baptists Church records. The editor had complied English translations for the records written in German.
Dates: 1775-1904,1933

Civil War Poll Book for Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 84th Regiment, Company I

Collection Number: A&M.4163
Overview Poll book from the October 1864 election used to record the votes of Union soldiers currently in military service. This poll book was used by Company I, 84th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, stationed at Fort Bross near Petersburg, Virginia. The name of a "Captain Ross" belonging to this unit is written on the front cover of the poll book; this is likely John R. Ross.
Dates: 1864

Dennis W. Brandt, Compiler, 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Records

Collection Number: A&M.3552
Overview Civil War records of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry documenting the western Virginia campaign of 1862, including copies of originals and transcripts. Correspondence includes facsimiles of original letters written by Josiah Diehl, William Hartman (Company H), Joseph Helker (Company K), Thomas Crowl/Crowel (Company H), Charles E. Skelly, Jack Skelly, Jacob Diehl, John Warner, Johnston Skelly, Peter Warren (Company F), and James W. Latimer. There are also 17 transcripts of letters to...
Dates: 1862-1863

Erbie Claire Albright (d. 1964) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1991
Overview Correspondence, business papers, educational records of a home economics teacher and supervisor who graduated from West Virginia University, attended Chicago and Columbia universities, taught home economics at Morgantown High School, and was supervisor of home economics for the Monongalia County School System. The papers cover: family affairs; schools in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York; West Virginia Home Economics Association; National Education Association department of...
Dates: 1915-1943

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