Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2717
Overview List of members of the Anti-Saloon League in West Virginia, undated. Sent in an official U.S. House of Representatives envelope signed by Howard Sutherland.
Collection Number: A&M.1618
Overview Daybooks, ledgers, journals, and other mercantile records of a Petersburg general merchandise company in the South Branch Valley, and the membership and dues list of the Petersburg Council, Friends of Temperance, 1871-1878.
Collection Number: A&M.1557
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Goff (ca. 1804-1878) of Beverly, West Virginia, an attorney and land promoter for Harrison, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Goff became prosecuting attorney in 1835, served as a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1844, was superintendent of Randolph County schools in 1853, served as a member of the Virginia Assembly, and was a West Virginia State Senator from Randolph County (1875-1877). Includes ten original letters, seven of which have been transcribed. Subjects include...
Collection Number: A&M.1192
Scope and Contents The papers of the President of Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, charted in 1837, consist of land grants, deeds, and indentures; legal papers; turnpike correspondence, stock, books, contracts, and reports to the Board of Public Works, the Virginia Legislature, and stockholders. Some of the correspondence deals with the Washington Temperance Society, church activities in the Kanawha Valley, the salt industry along the Kanawha Salines, the James River and Kanawha Turnpike Company,...
Collection Number: A&M.2869
Overview Papers of Fletcher Brock, a Pennsylvania legislator from Blacksville, and of his family. Mainly correspondence between Fletcher and his son H.W. about medical schools, health problems, and family news. There are also letters to and from Fletcher Brock about local and national political issues such as temperance, slavery, roads, and elections.
Collection Number: A&M.1335
Overview Diary and memoir of a Confederate soldier, railroad laborer, and shop owner from Grafton. The memoir begins with Mugler's birth in Alsace-Lorraine in 1838, and covers his immigration to the United States; enlistment in the United States Army in 1851; military duty in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, Texas, California, and the Washington Territory where he participated in the expedition against the Yakima Indians as a member of Company B, Third Regiment, United States Artillery, under Phil...
Collection Number: A&M.1191
Overview Correspondence, diaries, sketch books, published and unpublished manuscripts, literary notes, business records, and printed material of a schoolteacher, newspaper writer, county historian, novelist and essayist from Kingwood, whose fiction and nonfiction writings deal primarily with the Virginia-West Virginia Allegheny highlands. His best known works are WINNING OR LOSING (1901); LAND OF THE LAUREL (1903); UNDER THE COTTONWOODS (1900); and histories of Preston, Pendleton, and Monroe counties....
Collection Number: A&M.1458
Scope and Contents Family papers of school master Theodore Scott (1805-1877); his daughter Saida Scott Palmer, a music teacher; her husband, Jewett Palmer, Civil War officer, local Republican official, and mayor of Marietta; and his daughters, Winifred and Muriel, a concert contralto. Includes correspondence, letter books, diaries, school registers and reports, scrapbooks, genealogical records, and theatre and opera programs.Topics include Scott's teaching career at Portsmouth, Ohio (1836); Marietta,...
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....
Collection Number: A&M.2830
Overview Records of the Blacksville Chapter of the West Virginia Women's Christian Temperance Union. Includes: Secretary's Minute Books (1904-1982); program booklets (1944-1982); a proposed Constitution and ByLaws of the West Virginia Women's Christian Temperance Union (1977); THE WHITE RIBBON, Official Organ of the West Virginia Women's Christian Temperance Union (1957-1982, scattered); and Annual Reports (1952/53-1981/82).