Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1615
Overview Legal papers of a Morgantown lawyer, partner of United States Senator Waitman T. Willey, prosecuting attorney of Monongalia County, state senator, and judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court. Included are papers which relate to Bunker's Civil War service and Willey's legal practice. There are a few items of correspondence on land speculation and immigration in post-Civil War West Virginia.
Dates: ca. 1850-1865, 1901
Collection Number: A&M.1199
Overview Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, and papers of his grandson Wilson Lee Camden (1870-1958). Gideon D. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). His papers include correspondence, legal and business papers, surveys and plats, and printed material. Subjects include Virginia, West Virginia, and national politics; the railroad, oil, timber, and...
Dates: 1784-1958, undated
Collection Number: A&M.1221
Overview Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). Includes business correspondence, financial records, legal papers, and court records. Materials include the early land papers of Camden's law partner, John J. Allen, and the legal papers of the firm Allen and Camden, which deal primarily with land suits and surveys in...
Dates: 1816-1892, undated
Collection Number: A&M.2503
Overview A collection of 400 letters, cards, petitions, telegrams, printed, and other similar items received and sent by U.S. Senator and Representatives Howard Sutherland (1865-1950) of West Virginia. The papers are part of Sutherland's constituent mail and are all concerned with the question of woman suffrage. The period covered is 1914-1919, and correspondence regarding both the Bristow-Mondell House Resolution, considered in Jan. 1915, and the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, voted upon 5 June 1919, is...
Collection Number: A&M.1703
Overview Legal correspondence and papers of a Clarksburg lawyer who specialized in land title litigation and served as associate judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1862-1876. Papers pertain to lands in the central counties of West Virginia. Subjects include: the James Swan lands; European immigration to West Virginia following the Civil War; New York Southern Land Company; Philadelphia International Land Association; state economic development during Reconstruction; and timberlands...
Dates: ca. 1856-1883
Collection Number: A&M.1711
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of a letter from J. H. Diss Debar, as Secretary of State Immigration and Relief Society of West Virginia, from Parkersburg, to John Wanstreet, St. Clara Colony, Deddridge County, concerning the sale of lots and issuing deeds to the purchasers.
Collection Number: A&M.1577
Scope and Contents Letters from West Virginia's first Commissioner of Immigration to Governor John J. Jacobs and the Board of Public Works. Letters deal with political intrigues for the commissionership, the dissemination of the “West Virginia Handbook and Immigration Guide,” and the publication of Diss Debar's “West Virginia Monitor and Real Estate Advertiser.”
Collection Number: A&M.1781
Overview Naturalization papers of Feit Spindler, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1844; three smallpox immunization certificates, 1804, 1811, 1830, in German; confirmation certificate of Andrew Spindler, 1868; deed between George Maust and Trustees of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1870, for land in Preston County; church record of the St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran congregation of Hazelrun, Preston County, 1861-1870, 1879-1902. The originals are two diplomas of Watson Moore from Merchant's College,...
Collection Number: A&M.1808
Scope and Contents Materials Collected by Mrs. Louise Morris, genealogist and authority on local history. The collection includes a notebook kept by J. H. Wherry, a student at Jefferson College, Pa., in 1859; a genealogy of the DeVaul, Haun, [F]ast families of Marion and Monongalia counties, 1817-1957; an essay on "Immigration" by George Whitham, 1896, favoring immigration restriction because of the increased number coming from " the Latin races of southeastern Europe;" land surveys from dead books, 1827-1933,...