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Diaries and journals.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 149 Collections and/or Records:

Ellison Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2484
Scope and Contents The correspondence, wills, deeds, receipts, recipes, remedies, and genealogy, of the Ellison-Dunlap Petrie families of Monroe County. The letters discuss family and business matters, enslaved Africans, the Civil War, and settlement of some family members in Kansas. There are papers about land and farming, including surveys, deeds, memos, and accounts as well as correspondence and printed material about the WVU Agricultural Extension Service. There are ledgers for Han Creek Mill and an...
Dates: 1819-1977

Elma H. Martin Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2634
Overview Correspondence, newsletters, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and materials relating to the family of Elma Hicks Martin, originally of Webster Springs, West Virginia. The bulk of the material documents everyday life of Mrs. Martin's sisters, Mary Lee and Aretas Eudora Hicks. The former was a high school home economics teacher in Colorado, and the latter a home economics teacher at West Liberty State College, West Virginia. The correspondence of Mary Lee Hicks relates to her personal...
Dates: 1917-1979

Elmore Wilkinson Civil War Diary

Collection Number: A&M 3309

Photocopied transcription of the 1864-65 Civil War diary of Elmore Wilkinson of Company G, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. The diary includes accounts of several battles and encounters with the enemy, and a list of wounded men from Company G. One notable entry briefly mentions a general review of the troops at Richmond, Virginia by General U.S. Grant (March 17, 1865).

Dates: 1864-1865

Frances Hunter Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2860

Diary of a female teenager from Pocohontas County, Frances Hunter, documenting her social life and other activities, including athletics, movies, parties, and 4-H camp. She mentions seeing General Pershing, General Petain, and President Hoover at Williamsburg. This is a candid statement of everyday life of a young woman in east-central West Virginia.

Dates: ca. 1930-1939

Frank Smith Reader, Soldier, Civil War Diary

Collection Number: A&M 1720
Overview Diary of Frank Smith Reader of Brighton, Pennsylvania, who was a private in the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Company I. The diary covers the period of 10 March to 25 June 1864 and contains ca. 80 pp. Reader, for the period covered by this diary, was on detached duty from his regiment, serving as a clerk at General Franz Sigel's and General David Hunter's headquarters in Martinsburg, Cumberland, and in the field. Reader participated in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was present at the...
Dates: 1864

Fred T. Newbraugh, Collector, Papers Regarding Berkeley Springs

Collection Number: A&M 1283
Scope and Contents Material includes signed letter from David H. Strother to Perley Poore, Berkley Springs, March 25, 1858; lottery ticket for town lot in Bath, 1814; Porte Crayon autograph, and a slave list, Berkley County. Photostats of material in the Library of Congress include an signed letter from William Wirt to his daughter, August 31 1823 on Berkeley Springs; Thomas Jefferson to Mr. Rodney Washington, December 8, 1808 in regard to gambler Thomas Bailey's assault on Jefferson's secretary; portion of a...
Dates: 1787-1916

George Couchman Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1184
Overview Papers of a Berkeley County, West Virginia, farmer and his descendants. Included are the estate papers of Nicholas Stroyer and business and legal papers of George, Henry J., Benjamin S. and Harman L. Couchman. There is the correspondence of Adrian W. Lamon, John W. Marshall, J. Marshall Neel, the Reverend A.A.P Neel of Shepherdstown (colportage agent of the Baltimore Conference M.E. Church South), Professor J. Wilbur Neel of Romney, and various members of the Couchman and Neel families. The...
Dates: 1765-1935

George H. King Journal and Daybook

Collection Number: A&M 2058

Journal and daybook of George H. King, who operated a store near Romney, West Virginia; includes entries for Laurel Run, Grant Township, and Romney, 1861-1879.

Dates: 1861-1879

George McCandless Porter (1835-1864) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1821
Overview Letters written by a lawyer and businessman near Shanghai in Berkeley County to his sister Mary, who was residing in their father's home at New Cumberland, Virginia. There are also letters written from: Wellsburg Academy, 1849-1850; Washington College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1851-1855; Cuba, 1857; New Orleans, 1857; and from Richmond, Virginia, 1858-1860. A diary includes entries from 1 January to 20 March 1864. Porter had business relations with firms in Pittsburgh concerning brick...
Dates: 1849-1864

George Seldon Wallace (1871-1963) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1710
Overview Papers of a Huntington attorney, member of the West Virginia National Guard, 1909-1916, employee of the C&O Railway Company, president of the Union Bank and Trust Company of Huntington, president of the Ben Lomond Company, president of the Blackberry, Kentucky and West Virginia Coal and Coke Company, attorney for Central City, prosecuting attorney of Cabell County, 1905-1908, chairman of a county Democratic committee, and delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1912. Wallace...
Dates: 1898-1963