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Kanawha County (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Alex Welch Survey Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0832
Overview This collection includes several papers of Alex Welch's survey business, 1786-1801. Surveys were done for William Hunter Cavendish, Adonijah Matthews, Warder, Parker, and Company and William Morrow. The geographical locations include several places in Greenbrier and Kanawha counties in Virginia.

Atkeson-Morgan Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3372
Overview Papers of John and Sarah Atkeson-Morgan documenting Atkeson-Morgan family history and the history of the Morgan home and farm in Putnam County, West Virginia for period ca. 1840-1900. Materials include Civil War papers; personal and business correspondence; legal documents; school compositions and poetry; one photograph; and invoices and receipts. Subjects include: personal business (such as health, travel, and courtship), farm business, hunting, education (particularly at Barboursville...

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1254
Scope and Contents Collection includes the "Petition to the President and Directors of the B & O Railroad Co., Setting Forth the Advantages of Constructing the Road Through Kanawha County to the Ohio River, July 20, 1827.”

Bradford Noyes (b.1860) Typed Document

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1906
Overview Various subjects discussed include Indian attacks, turnpikes and taverns, the first telegraph system, natural gas illumination, Civil War manufacture of saltpeter, schools and economy in post-Civil War Charleston, salt and chemical industries, carrier pigeons, steamboats on the Kanawha River, and the coming of the railroad to Charleston. Persons mentioned include M.F. Maury, Jr., J.P. Hale, and J.Q. Dickinson.

Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Company, Archives

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Collection Number: A&M.2566
Overview Car record books of the Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Company, in Kanawha and McDowell counties. Listed are consignees, serial numbers, types of cars, route, destination, and related information for the Acme, Empire, Buckeye, and Keystone mines.

Charles E. Krebs (1870-1954) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1792
Overview Scrapbooks, mainly of newspaper clippings, maintained by a mining engineer, geologist, and businessman from Charleston. The scrapbooks contain clippings, announcements, and a few letters relating to Krebs' business, Charleston civic affairs, and professional engineering organizations. Topics covered include: the oil boom at Blue Creek in 1912; oil field development in Kanawha and Clay counties; oil and coal shipments on the C.&O.; coal, oil, gas, and coke production figures; report on the...

Coal Mining Disaster Reports Collection

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Collection Number: A&M.4203
Overview Mine disaster reports, official hearing reports, and hearing and inquest transcripts (1938-1967). Most of the mine disaster reports were created by inspectors from the West Virginia Department of Mines, and some of them involved federal inspectors. Other reports were created by the United States Bureau of Mines and the West Virginia Department of Mines Coal Mine Safety Board of Review. Also includes volumes 3 through 8 of the Decisions of the Interior Board of Mine...

Dana Brothers Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2063
Overview Partnership of George H. and Stephen F. Dana of Kanawha County, West Virginia, engaged in coal mining and general merchandise. The collection includes production records, inventory, shipping book, payroll sheets, a daybook, and a letter book. S.F. Dana was also one of the organizers of the Campbell's Creek Coal Co. There is also a letter book of George H. Dana created while he served as agent, 1871-1875, in England for Jos. Hall Manufacturing Company, holder of the English patent on James...

Edwards Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0986
Overview The collection consists of printed volumes relating to Colonel William Edwards, William W. Edwards, and William Henry Edwards; also copies of manuscript materials, including a diary of William Henry Edwards for 1846, and his "Journal and Preface to London Diary," 1848. Other materials relate to the family's coal interests in Kanawha County and include account books for the Coalsburg-Kanawha Mining Company, 1926-1928; the Deep Hollow Coal Company, 1920-1940; and the Kanawha and Ohio Coal...

Eugene Levassor Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H. Diss...