Taylor County (W. Va.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.3537
Overview Papers of Ada Haldeman Ford, women's suffragist of Taylor County, West Virginia. Includes reminiscence, letters, and clippings documenting Ada Haldeman Ford's active role as a suffragist in Taylor County through 1920. There are also clippings and other materials regarding political matters dating through 1970. There are photographs and genealogies regarding the Ford and Haldeman families, and a collection of books (including bibles, foreign language textbooks, poetry, etc.). Artifacts include...
Collection Number: A&M.2148
Overview Papers of Anita Cutright Burnett, an Upshur County genealogist and active member of the Upshur County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection contains DAR membership applications, genealogical correspondence, vital statistics for Lewis and Upshur counties and typed copies of the 1850 census returns for Ritchie and Taylor counties.
Dates: ca. 1790-1935
Collection Number: A&M.1175
Scope and Contents Correspondence, speeches, business and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the founder of Mother's Day. The collection includes papers of Anna's father, Grandville E. Jarvis; the notes and typescript drafts of "Recollections of Ann M. Jarvis, 1833-1905," by Anna Jarvis; and the papers of the Fairmont songwriter, William Lynett. Subjects include Jarvis' efforts to institute Mother's Day on a state basis, and her later protest against the commercialization of the day of...
Collection Number: A&M.1439
Scope and Contents The bulk of these papers deal with Miss Jarvis' work as the founder of Mother's Day, her attempts to persuade state governors to issue proclamations to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, and her later protests against the commercialization of the Day, as well as the efforts of other organizations to promote Mother's Day.There are a few papers of her father, Grandville E. Jarvis; some correspondence and legal papers concerned with the Jarvis coal and farm lands in...
Collection Number: A&M.3391
Overview Genealogy research records of the Ash family of Harrison and Doddridge counties, and the Purkey family of Taylor and Randolph counties. Includes family worksheets footnoted with sources, historical narrative, photographs, and original documentation in transcript and facsimile form. The majority of the collection is comprised of photocopies. Records assembled 1980-2000 by Sandra Delaney covering 1600s-1900s.
Collection Number: A&M.2441
Collection Number: A&M.1268
Collection Number: A&M.3037
Overview Letter to Susanna from Morgantown describing hot weather and working arduously in a farm's wheat and oat field. He mentions the courthouse at Pruntytown being struck by lightening. He also gives his opinion about hypocrisy among church members saying that they can no more "square their lives by the Great Moral Code than a jackass can square himself on a sharp edged rail for a fiddler at a camp meeting of bull frogs."
Dates: 1855 Aug 13
Collection Number: A&M.1086
Scope and Contents The papers include 36 volumes of business and other records, such as the ledgers of the George W. Brinkman merchandising firm, the Mutual Building Company, minutesof the Grafton Rotary Club; journal and statistical report of the Grafton Baptist Church, 1897-1906; and a mas. history of Taylor County in various American wars, and extracts from the Civil War diary of Fabricius A. Cather. Also included are 2 boxes of financial records, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, a partial index to...
Collection Number: A&M.0111
Scope and Contents The papers received from Mr. Brinckman in 1938 include manuscripts, typescripts, and printed items, and general merchandise account books. The manuscript items are mainly letters, receipts, account statements, and certificates concerning the general merchandise business of George Brinckman in Grafton, Grafton Gas Works, Charles Brinckman's History of Grafton, history of the first memorial service and the location of the National Cemetery in Grafton, and stock in the Grafton & Greenbrier...