Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1576
Scope and Contents Business and official papers of Monongalia sheriff, John M. Brand and his deputy, William N. Brand, 1861-1872; letter from E. I. Moore of Woodburn Seminary; class prophecy, June 1898 by Friend E. Clark of West Virginia University; and diaries kept by Miss Willa Brand during a European trip, 1913, and a journey through the British Isles in 1924.
Dates: 1861-1872, 1898-1924
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...
Collection Number: A&M.2857
Overview Fifteen letters, from Emma Boehler to her sister, Louise and her mother and father in Morgantown, West Virginia. She writes from Powhatan College for Young Women, Charles Town, about her friends, classes and activities at school.
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.1451
Overview Correspondence, legal and business papers, mercantile records and tax receipt books of Isaac McNeel, who operated a store at Edray and Mill Point, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, served as sheriff of the county, operated a gristmill, raised livestock, and was appointed provost marshal of the county in 1862 by the Confederate Army. The collection also includes letters and school reports of McNeel's sons, Winters and Summers, while students at Washington and Lee and the Medical and Law...
Collection Number: A&M.3114
Overview Correspondence, financial records, and insurance papers of Lewisburg attorney and politician, John A. Preston. Much of the collection deals with the 1901 fire at the Lewisburg Female Institute, for which Preston was a trustee and secretary-treasurer. Related A&M collections include those of Preston relatives, John J. Davis, John J. D. Preston, and Samuel Price as well as the Roy Bird Cook Collection.
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...
Dates: 1842-1927, 1948
Collection Number: A&M.2294
Overview Correspondence of Johnson and allied families concerning local church matters and family news, a majority which concerns the descendants of Joseph and William Johnson, the most prominent members of the family. Joseph was the first governor of Virginia from the western part of the state. His brother, William, was the first postmaster at Bridgeport. Noteworthy is a letter to William Johnson dated November 29, 1864, from Mason Hesser a Confederate prisoner at Elmira, New York, during the Civil...
Collection Number: A&M.2607
Overview Correspondence, bills, and miscellaneous papers of Lucy Clark Wise, a student of Concord Normal School and teacher in Summers County, West Virginia. Subjects covered include: boyfriends, family news, and regulations at Concord Normal School with respect to female students.
Collection Number: A&M.0400
Overview One bond regarding a fund-raising lottery (1832) and a printed invitation to student examination (1834) related to the Monongalia Academy, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dates: 1832, 1834