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Ohio River Valley

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

C.R. Rector, Compiler, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0424
Overview This is a history, "Westward Down the Ohio," relating highlights of Ohio River history, ca.1750-1880, in West Virginia. Subjects include early exploration, settlement, and transportation, especially the steamboat era. Mention is often made of events occurring in Parkersburg and its vicinity as being typical examples of the history of the Ohio Valley.
Dates: n.d.

Frederick B. Lambert, Collector and Compiler, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1270
Scope and Contents Historical and genealogical typescripts, copies of family and court records, and personal recollections of the Ohio Valley, West Virginia, and the Guyandotte country, compiled by Frederick B. Lambert.
Dates: 1939-1959

Gordon B. Gibbens Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2816
Overview Correspondence of Gordon B. Gibbens of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Subjects discussed include personal and family business, West Virginia Republican Party affairs, and Gibbens' political appointments. Correspondents include Senators Stephen B. Elkins, Nathan B. Scott, and James A. Hughes, as well as numerous Ohio Valley politicians. One letter (21 December 1896) is an endorsement by a group of "colored" voters of Wood County for Gibbens' appointment to political office, and another letter (17...
Dates: 1878-1879,1889, 1891, 1896-1898, 1900-1902

John P. Clarke (1825-1900) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1511
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, surveys, account books, and a diary of a Burning Springs surveyor, oil developer, rural entrepreneur, horticulturalist, and captain of the Little Kanawha River steamer GENERAL JACKSON. Collection includes a brief journal of a trip from Des Moines, Iowa, to the Forks of the Platte in 1860; papers of Clarke's venture in quartz mining and milling in the Colorado Territory, 1861-1863; surveys of the Burning Springs oil region; letters from James C. Clarke,...
Dates: 1851-1900

Minnie Kendall Lowther Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0740
Overview M.K. Lowther (1869-1947) was a journalist and one of the first women newspaper editors in West Virginia. She was the author of the HISTORY OF RITCHIE COUNTY; BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND IN ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY; FRIENDSHIP HILL, HOME OF ALBERT GALLATIN; MARSHALL HALL AND OTHER POTOMAC POINTS IN STORY AND PICTURE; and MT. VERNON: ITS CHILDREN, ITS ROMANCES, ITS ALLIED FAMILIES AND MANSIONS. There are complete and incomplete typescripts, rough drafts, revisions, photographs and plates of her books. Also...
Dates: 1907-1945

Ohio Historical Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1202
Overview Papers relating to the early development of Marietta and the Ohio Valley include the journal, 1784-1790, and correspondence, 1776-1824 (3 vols.), of a Revolutionary War officer and organizer of the Ohio Company, General Rufus Putnam; papers of Samuel Prescott Hildreth entitled: "Early Events in the Valley of Ohio, 1787 to 1847" (2 vols.); letter from Nathan Goodale to Rufus Putnam, 15 March 1788; journal of Joseph Buell, 1785-1789; and a journal of John Mathews, 1786 (holograph copy).
Dates: ca. 1776-1872

Ohio Valley Floods, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2408
Overview Newspaper clippings, picture-books, postcard albums, and government reports relating to floods along the Ohio River Valley especially at Pittsburgh, Wheeling, and Parkersburg.
Dates: ca. 1913-1971

Robinson Family Manuscripts

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Collection Number: A&M.2662
Overview Most of the letters are to Helen M. Robinson of Fetterman, Taylor County, West Virginia, from relatives and friends. Subjects discussed include housekeeping, fashions, farming, schools, religion, and the Civil War from both the Confederate and Union perspectives. There are frequent, specific references to the political and military state-of-affairs in the upper Ohio Valley region.
Dates: 1847-1883

Sue Proctor Miller, Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0886
Scope and Contents Photostat copies of personal letters written in French by and concerning the early development of the Ohio Valley area. Many letters are relating to the Charles Lisez family, including letters, 1863-1865, of Charles Lisez, Jr., a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware, Maryland. The letters have not been translated.

Photostat of a map of George Washington and Albert Gallatin lands in present Jackson and Mason counties.
Dates: 1830-1866

William Haymond (1771-1848), History of the Haymond Family, Typed Document

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Collection Number: A&M.1695
Overview History of the Haymond family, pioneer residents of the Palatine tract in Marion County, West Virginia. Eight letters written by William Haymond to his nephew Luther Haymond recall frontier life in the Monongahela, Tygart, Ohio, and Kanawha valleys, 1780-1793. Subjects include the settlement of Morgantown, Clarksburg, Williamstown, the Palatine tract, and Coburn's Fort; land surveys in Harrison County; trapping and hunting; road surveying; and Indian warfare.
Dates: 1893