Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.3215
Overview 1821 travel journal of Abigail Farnsworth, mother of West Virginia's second Governor, Daniel D.T. Farnsworth. Documents travel from Staten Island, New York to Buckhannon in Lewis County, West Virginia.
Collection Number: A&M.4204
Overview Papers of artist and author Alvena Seckar, who spent much of her early life in West Virginia. Includes writings by Seckar, including both autobiographical and fictional writings; photographs, mainly of Seckar, her family, and her artwork; family documents; correspondence; scrapbooks; and other material. Please be aware that parts of the collection have been minimally processed and therefore remain in their original physical and intellectual arrangement. See "Scope and Contents" note for...
Collection Number: A&M.1873
Overview Papers of an agricultural economics professor at West Virginia University, including correspondence, reprints and manuscripts of articles, lecture and research notes, diaries of trips, personal ledgers, pictures, and broadsides. Subjects include Monongalia County Historical Society; wildlife; collecting trips to Canada, Alaska, Labrador, and South Africa; agriculture; genealogy of the Dadisman family; and camel transportation in the U.S. Correspondents include Charles H. Ambler, Nelle Ammons,...
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.2267
Overview Two personal diaries of R.E. McCabe of Charleston, West Virginia, containing notes on trips to Europe (1924) and California (1937). On the California trip he briefly describes Kansas City, Boulder, Denver, Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Angeles, muses on real estate values, and notes oil rigs and pipelines. There is a short genealogy of the Hayward family. The diaries also include references to the Ward, Fleming, Brooks, and Watson families.
Dates: ca. 1770-1937
Collection Number: A&M.2133
Overview Manuscript diary of David R. Preston, Presbyterian minister and missionary assigned to Pensacola, Florida, and St. Charles, Missouri, 1828-1829, containing information on the number of missionaries and regularly assigned ministers of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopal churches in the areas, the number of church services held, attendance and interest of the congregations, organization of Bible classes, and Sunday schools. Preston also preached to black congregations and comments on their...
Collection Number: A&M.0059
Overview Copy of an order book of the Continental Army, originating at Lancaster and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In the back of the volume is a copy of a travel diary, "Journal of a Voyage to California in Brig A EMERY" which sailed from Sandy Hook, New York 25 January 1849.
Dates: 1778 February 26 - 1778 April 2; 1849 January 24 - 1849 January 25
Collection Number: A&M.1790
Scope and Contents Manuscripts diary of Mr. D. C. Gallaher, a young Virginian who went to Berlin to study law and German in 1869-1870. From August 1 to August 14, 1869 he was in various parts of New York. From August 25 to September 12 he toured Ireland, England, and Scotland. From September 12 to April 5, 1870 he was in Germany, most of the time in Berlin, attended law lectures and studying German. The diary was finished from a note book in Munich on August 1, 1870. Most of the 110 pages are taken up with travel...
Collection Number: A&M.0093
Overview Typescript copy of the diary of Reverend Edward Evans Parrish, a native of Monongalia County, West Virginia, written during a journey to the Oregon territory from 1843 to 1845. The diary begins in October 1843 when Parrish and his group left Hoskinsville, Morgan County, Ohio, and ends in July 1845. Diary is twenty-seven pages and chiefly consists of brief entries. Parrish primarily describes their route west along the Oregon Trail, including the rivers they crossed and other geographical...
Collection Number: A&M.2484
Overview 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, slaves, 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 account book of...