Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.3856
Overview Incoming business letters to broker Charles E. Pride of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Charles E. Pride (1857-1905) worked as a merchant, broker, and traveling salesman before settling in Clarksburg in 1895 to work as a broker. The incoming letters in this collection document his brokerage work involving a variety of companies and commodities. Companies include: the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; D.C. Wilhelm, Breeder of Short Horn Cattle; J.K. Armsby Company, Chicago; and P. Duff and Sons, Pittsburg...
Collection Number: A&M.2565
Overview Letter book from the office of Clark & Krebs, Civil and Mining Engineers, the partnership of Charles E. Krebs, James M. Clark, George R. Krebs, and J. Walter Morgan, of Charleston, WV. Included in the letterbox are land deeds, property inventories, lists of unpaid accounts and land leases, land and mine surveys, equipment bills, reports on the working costs of coal mines and oil production, instructions for the construction of bungalows and a water plant, business contracts, and a letter...
Collection Number: A&M.0012
Overview Papers of the Hagans family of Preston County, West Virginia, including Harrison, Elisha, George M., Henry C., John Marshall, Zer Hagans, and others. There are letters, invoices, account books, advertisements, and other business records pertaining to family business enterprises including several general merchandise stores and outlets in western Pennsylvania and Maryland, and at Brandonville, Kingwood, Greenville, and Palatine, West Virginia. There are several postal records from Harrison...
Collection Number: A&M.3909
Overview Records of Pleasants County businessman Hiram Carpenter, based in St. Marys, West Virginia. Includes correspondence, financial and legal records, and other material. Hiram A. Carpenter, a native of Pleasants County, West Virginia, was a well-known riverman who began his career ferrying mail between Raven Rock and Leith, Ohio, when he was 13 years old. A successful businessman, his many enterprises included a sand and gravel business and farming on 13 of the Ohio River islands, which he owned at...
Dates: ca. 1914-1980; Majority of material found within 1918-1966
Collection Number: A&M.2481
Overview Personal and business correspondence, legal, and financial papers of J. Walton Thomas, of Troutdale, Virginia, part owner of Mt. Rogers Furniture Co. and coal speculator. Thomas was one of the early owners of the Antler Coal and Coke Co., of Antler Siding, West Virginia, which dealt with Pocahontas Smokeless Coal. There are several photographs in the collection, as well as pamphlets and broadsides.
Collection Number: A&M.0771
Scope and Contents Correspondence, receipts, tax receipts, itemized accounts, agreements, summons, certificates of assessment, an inventory of an estate, witness certificates, a list of witnesses, a transcript of court notes, and other business papers of Moses Farnsworth, a Justice of the Peace of the Troy District, Gilmer County, W.Va.
Collection Number: A&M.2200
Overview This is a collection of letters and documents tracing the personal and business life of an eastern panhandle West Virginia family. The papers concern a broad range of political, social, financial, and legal topics, particularly focusing on J. Hammond Siler, Jr., his parents, J. Hammond Siler, Sr. and Jessie Castleman Siler (residents of the Town of Bath better known as Berkeley Springs). Also includes correspondence and other papers from related families. Subjects include banking, the Civil...
Collection Number: A&M.2563
Overview Acme, West Virginia, company which consisted of the Empire, Acme, and Keystone mines, and also had an interest in railroads. The collection contains a letter-book, payrolls, time-books, and coal shipment records. The letter-book has correspondence between T.F. Garrison and John J. Shouk of the Shouk-Garrison Coal Co. Payroll records include deductions from wages for rent, smithing, doctor, and company store accounts.
Collection Number: A&M.2298
Scope and Contents Records of a Charleston, West Virginia, business which introduced to the western waters of the United States a new design of towboat whose essential features were water-tube boilers, multiple-expansion engines, and screw propulsion; thus replacing the traditional paddle wheel towboats that navigated the Ohio and Mississippi river systems. Charles Ward (1841-1915), a British engineer, who emigrated to Charleston in 1871, founded the industry and designed these new boats. This collection consists...
Collection Number: A&M.0909
Scope and Contents Correspondence to and from J. Arthur Butcher, Concord College, Athens, W.Va., relating to an appeal through newspapers by Mr. Butcher to collect historical data for the centennial in 1963.