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Rivers and river valleys.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

Pocahontas County Roads

Collection Number: A&M 2695
Overview A rough draft history of the main roads covering segments of highways, such as State Route 39 between Huntersville and Marlinton, in the form of a travel brochure. Mentions frontier and pre-Civil War history of such places as Mill Point and Lewisburg, but its focus is on the Civil War history of Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Randolph counties. Significant people and places mentioned are: The Great Warrior Path, Droop Mountain, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, W. W. Averell, Huntersville,...
Dates: ca. 1985

Reverend William Duke (1757-1840) Travel Journal

Collection Number: A&M 2931
Overview Written by Reverend William Duke (1757-1840), a Protestant Episcopal minister, as a record of his journey from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to Randolph County, (West) Virginia, to inspect a parcel of land that he had acquired. Documents early West Virginia travel, accommodations, and religious practices. Specifically mentioned are Georgetown, Frederick Town, Harpers Ferry, Potomac River, Old Town, Fort Cumberland, Allegheny River, Morgantown, and Bath. Subjects include: Methodism, Baptists, the...
Dates: 1789

Robinson Family Manuscripts

Collection Number: A&M 2662

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

Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Papers regarding the Civil War in Southern West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 0895
Overview Papers mainly related to the Civil War in southern West Virginia, including correspondence, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, and other material. Highlights of the collection include material regarding Captain John V. Young of the 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; Captain James S. Cassady of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry; Captain W.D. Thurmond and his company of Partisan Rangers; and the 8th and 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry units. The collection is organized...
Dates: 1844-1938; Majority of material found within 1861-1867

Roy Thistle, Collector, Scrapbook Regarding Ohio River History

Collection Number: A&M 1443

A scrapbook containing a brief history of Sistersville and the oil industry in Tyler and other counties and states; a stock certificate of the Sistersville & Salem Turnpike Company, 1853; bills of lading for Ohio and Muskingum River steamers, 1855-1934; and a list of steamboats operating on the Muskingum River, 1830-1890

Dates: 1855-1934

Scott-Palmer Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1423
Overview Papers of Jewett Palmer, a Union Army officer, Mayor of Marietta (Ohio), and Republican official of Washington County (Ohio). Includes correspondence, daily journals, clipping scrapbooks, military records, genealogical and autobiographical notes, and printed materials. The papers regard the activities of Company B of the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) and Company G of the 36th OVI. There are also papers of Palmer's wife, Saida Scott, who taught music. Addendum of 1996/09/23 contains a...
Dates: 1856-1917

Smith-Riffe Collection, History and Genealogy of Lower New River Valley

Collection Number: A&M 3033
Overview A local history and genealogies of the lower New River valley compiled by Aubrey O. Smith and Judge Winton A. Riffe of Beckley. The collection contains a section on local history covering 29 counties in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. The section on local history is comprised of church records, community histories, county court records and cemetery transcriptions. The collection mostly consists of the genealogies of 207 family names and their sources such as personal memoirs,...
Dates: 1930-1980

Stealey Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2787
Scope and Contents

Account books and ledger journals of a farm, coal mine, and grist mill owned by James Irvin Samson Stealey in Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1865-1907. The mill, known as the Point Mill, was located at Point Comfort, where the Elk Creek and West Fork River join.

This collection includes two series:

Series 1. James I. S. Stealey Farm and Coal Mine, 1865–1907 (box 1) Series 2. Point Mill Company, 1892–1899 (box 2)

Dates: 1865-1907

Steamboats Records

Collection Number: A&M 0650
Scope and Contents Five receipts for payment of freight by Mallory and Company 1870; Sam Johnson, 1876 and 1879; Jason Furgison, 1878; and Charles Williamson 1885. Shipments made to Long Reach, W.Va., Furgison and Morgans Landing, of stoves, salt, barrels, cement, marble and hay, on steamers New State, Wheeling, Marietta & Parkersburg Packet; Salt Valley, Ironton, Huntington, Pomeroy, Parkersburg, Marietta, Wheeling and Pittsburg Packet; Welcome, Wheeling and St. Mary's Tri-weekly Packet; and Emma Graham...
Dates: 1870-1885

Steamboats Records

Collection Number: A&M 1253
Scope and Contents

Bills of lading and receipts for goods shipped on the C.W. Batchelor, Return, and Abner O'Neal.

Dates: 1879-1885