West Virginia - Politics and government - 1861-1865.
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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
Collection Number: A&M.0042
Overview Correspondence and writings of Granville Davisson Hall, reporter for the Wheeling Intelligencer during the Wheeling conventions, 1861-1863; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1865-1873; and author of numerous works of fiction and historical studies about West Virginia. Includes correspondence (1861-1947, undated), mainly regarding personal matters, the early statehood period, and Civil War activities in West Virginia; and typescript copies and drafts of...
Dates: 1861-1947, undated; Majority of material found within 1861-1928
Collection Number: A&M.5179
Overview Research papers compiled by history professor Kenneth Fones-Wolf regarding his study of people who supported the Confederacy in Wheeling, (West) Virginia in 1861. Includes manuscript research notes and facsimiles of documents regarding prisoners of war; traitors; legislative petitions (topics include transportation, education, banking, temperance, and property); military service (including the Shriver Grays, a Confederate unit organized in Wheeling in 1861); religion; black newspapers and...
Dates: 1819-2004, undated; Majority of material found within 1850s-1860s; Majority of material found within 2000-2004
Collection Number: A&M.4176
Overview Letter written by Marmaduke Dent, 1863/03/11, from Granville, (West) Virginia to Dr. Frank. Dent was the grandfather of Marmaduke H. Dent, the first graduate of West Virginia University. Transcription of letter and photocopies are also included. Subjects of the letter include politics related to the possibility of West Virginia's statehood, including an upcoming vote, constitutionality, and race relations; Dent's patients and a local bout of smallpox; and family matters.
Collection Number: A&M.0003
Overview Papers of Waitman T. Willey (1811-1900), lawyer, senator, and founding father of West Virginia. A resident of Monongalia County, Willey was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1850, the Secession Convention of 1861, the First Wheeling Convention of 1861, and the Constitutional Convention of 1871. He was U.S. Senator from the Restored Government of Virginia (1861-1863) and Senator from West Virginia (1863-1871). Includes several thousand pieces of incoming correspondence to Waitman T....