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Charles Town (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Emma Boehler, Student, Letters

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.
Dates: 1911

Farmers' Advocate Records

Collection Number: A&M.1559
Overview Subscription books, 1901-1905, 1912, 1916-1917, and an account book, 1912-1935, of the Charles Town FARMERS' ADVOCATE, edited and published by R.C. Rissler. Records also include a farm account book, 1899-1909, of Samuel L. Rissler and Son, dealing with general farm operations in Jefferson County.
Dates: 1899-1935

Frances Packette Todd Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2354
Overview Correspondence, photographs, post cards, newspapers, pamphlets (regarding typical antebellum and postbellum topics such as slavery, states rights, etc.), official records including the 1793 marriage license for Lund Washington (George Washington's cousin) and Susanna Grayson, a 1732 shipping order for items, including gold and silver, to be transported from Delaware to London, a 1837 document authorizing payment of a navy pension to the children of Lt. John Packette, and memorabilia of a...
Dates: 1800-1985

H.K. Ambler Account Books

Collection Number: A&M.2075
Overview Ambler's accounts with the heirs of S.W. Ambler and S.M. Keys of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Other heirs are Letty C., Lucy J. and C.E. Ambler. There are also entries concerning the estates of H. Keys, S.W. Washington, and Jacob Zinn. There is information on management of farms and residences, business firms in the area of Charles Town, tenant and owner shares, U.S. Treasury crop allotments, and labor shortages during World War II.
Dates: 1915-1952

Jefferson County, Charles Town, Old Opera House, Records

Collection Number: A&M.3356
Overview Clippings and programs regarding history of the Old Opera House in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Dates: 1976-1995

John Brown (1800-1859) Clippings

Collection Number: A&M.0335
Overview Clippings and illustrations regarding abolitionist and activist John Brown, who led a raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859, precipitating the American Civil War. Includes: 1) facsimile of a page of the newspaper "Independent Democrat" of Charlestown, Virginia from 10-25-1859 including article giving an account of the raid by John Brown; 2) facsimile of a page of the newspaper "Daily Enquirer" of Richmond, Virginia from 11-21-1859 including copy of Brown's petition for a writ of error in his trial; 3)...
Dates: 1859, 1909

John Brown and John Brown, Jr. Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3108
Overview Contains letters, documents, letter-books, manuscripts and articles relating to John Brown and John Brown, Jr. Topics include abolitionist activities, including those in Kansas and Harpers Ferry, farm business, and family matters. Included are bits of fatherly advice, insight into the wool industry of the mid-1800's, eyewitness commentary on events in the abolitionist movement, and a phrenological description of John Brown. Names mentioned are Jason Brown, Owen Brown, Frederick Douglass, John...
Dates: 1821-1932

John Brown Records

Collection Number: A&M.0336
Scope and Contents Photostat copies of court records from the 13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Jefferson County, (W) Va., relating to the trial of John Brown and the others for the raid on Harper's Ferry.
Dates: 1859-1860

John Brown Records

Collection Number: A&M.1475
Scope and Contents Letter from Brown's cousin, Luther Humphrey, dated Windham, Portage Co, O. November 12, 1859 extolling Brown's course of action; Brown's reply, dated Charlestown, Jefferson Co, Va., November 19, 1859, in which he upholds the righteousness of his cause.
Dates: 1859

Judge Daniel B. Lucas Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2907
Overview Judge Daniel B. Lucas' papers and correspondence, ca. 1875-1905. The Judge was a native of Charlestown, Jefferson County. Collection includes a notarized oath of office by the Judge in 1882, a printed note for appellants bearing the title William J. Grantham v. Daniel B. Lucas, and three letters written to the Judge.
Dates: ca. 1875-1905