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Rivers and river valleys.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

John Archer, Two Letters regarding Tracts of Land on the Gauley River, Greenbrier County

Collection Number: A&M 0794

This collection consists of two letters signed by John Archer. One of the letters is not dated and the other letter is dated 19 August 1786. These letters relate to the quality of 2 tracts of land each 4000 acres on the waters of the Gauley River, Greenbrier County, Virginia. The surveys which were conducted by John Archer were requested by Adonijah Matthews and William Morrow.

Dates: 1786

John C. Sanders, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0064

Records of marriages, 1816-1867, performed by the Reverend William Welch, Mineral County, West Virginia; Civil War typescripts, including "Capture of Generals Kelly and Crook," by Capt. Jesse C. McNeill, and "Capture of a Railroad Train," by John T. Peerce. There are scrapbooks on South Branch Valley history, and account books for grain, carding, and other activities in Morgantown. There are also clippings and photographs.

Dates: ca. 1816-1900

John D. Sutton Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 0430
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of a diary concerning teaching and social life in the vicinity of Charleston and Dorchester, South Carolina, a journey by sea to Maryland, and travel by land to Alexandria, Virginia

Dates: 1792-1793

John J. Polsley Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1601
Overview Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a lieutenant colonel in the Eighth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry and later the Seventh West Virginia Regiment. The letters, most of which are addressed to Polsley's wife, pertain to military activities in central West Virginia, 1862-1863, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These letters comment on the West Virginia statehood movement, camp life, guerrilla warfare, Polsley's confinement in Libby Prison, General John Imboden's raid, 1863, and...
Dates: 1862-1879; Majority of material found within 1862-1865

John L. Johnston, Author, Typescript regarding Ice's Ferry History and Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 0553

Six page typescript by John L. Johnston, 1920, titled "Historical Notes, Ice's Ferry." Covering the time span of 1758-1920, the narrative locates and describes early settlements; roads; forts; Indian trails, villages and tribes; industries; the land office; and men and families prominent in the development of Monongalia County. Mention is made of the proposed construction of the dam and recreation area on the Cheat River.

Dates: 1920

John P. Clarke (1825-1900) Papers

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....
Dates: 1851-1900

John R. Lynch Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0764

Papers of a resident of Glenville include a notebook containing measurements of lumber, a memo book of logs sold, a tally book of rafts floated down the Little Kanawha River, a stock certificate in the Gilmer County Fair Association, and West Virginia Department of Agriculture statistics for 1920.

Dates: 1856, 1908-1924

J.Q. Dickinson and Company, Papers and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 2272

Miscellaneous papers concerning the history of the Kanawha Valley salt industry, including correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs which pertain to the Dickinson Salt Works and Malden, West Virginia. There are a list of salt works on the Kanawha River, clippings on the destruction of the Dickinson Salt Works by fire, and a historical sketch of the Kanawha Valley salt industry.

Dates: 1887-1957

Lorena Brown (1850-1919) Letter, Typed Document [Xerox]

Collection Number: A&M 2588

Typed transcription of a letter written by Lorena Brown to her aunt, Lucinda Dunham Powell. The letter, dated 28 March 1863, describes the Brown family's journey from the Kanawha Valley to Monroe County.

Dates: 1862-1863

Lyman C. Draper, Antiquarian, Manuscripts

Collection Number: A&M 3045
Overview The interviews, correspondence, notes and reports of a Wisconsin based, New York born antiquarian and early researcher of frontier history. Lyman C. Draper's manuscripts were willed to the Wisconsin State Historical Society where he had been its corresponding secretary and instrumental in its development. Microfilm was produced by the society of his papers and made available for purchase to libraries because of their significance for studying the Eastern frontier and its pioneers. Draper had...
Dates: ca. 1740-1815