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Putnam County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Atkeson-Morgan Family Papers

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...
Dates: 1833-1923; Majority of material found in 1850-1900

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.4479
Content Description Highway maps for the 55 counties of West Virginia created in 1937. They are in two tones (blue on white), in varying dimensions (including items in the range of 36 in. x 36 in. to 36 in. x 58 in., etc.), and scaled to 1 inch equaling 1 mile. Features indicated on the maps include: roads (US, primary state roads, secondary state roads); state, county, district, and corporate lines; railroads; streams; parks and forests; highway bridges; county seats; cities and villages; lodges; farms;...
Dates: 1937

George W. Smith, Papers of a Jackson County Resident

Collection Number: A&M.0427
Overview The papers of George W. Smith (1814-1860), a merchant, justice of the peace, land agent, and presidential elector in the town of Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia. There are also papers regarding other family members. The collection serves as a narrative and record of business, local politics, and social conditions in West Virginia before and after statehood. It includes business and personal correspondence, financial and legal papers, business and political ledgers, and ephemera. The...
Dates: 1818-1908; Majority of material found within 1818-1885

Gibson Lamb Cranmer, Papers Regarding Statehood and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M.2848
Overview Papers regarding West Virginia statehood and the history of Wheeling and Ohio County compiled by Judge Gibson L. Cranmer (1826-1903) of Wheeling, West Virginia, who served as secretary of the Wheeling Convention that repudiated Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861. Series 1 includes manuscript narratives and correspondence describing events of the West Virginia statehood movement, written by eyewitnesses at the request of Gibson L. Cranmer. Manuscript authors include John S....
Dates: 1787-1895, undated; Majority of material found in 1822-1881

Hensley-Kitchen Families Genealogical Charts

Collection Number: A&M.1676
Overview Genealogical Charts of the Hensley-Kitchen families of Putnam County including a list of allied families. Material covers the years 1768-1979.
Dates: undated

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M.3833
Overview West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, plats, correspondence and other material. Some of the records are copies rather than official documents. The records are sorted by the names of buyers and stored in envelopes. Recorded to the fronts of the envelopes is information relevant to their contents. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

Lorentz Family Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M.4103
Overview Correspondence between members of the Lorentz family of Buckhannon, Upshur County, (West) Virginia. Includes eight letters from scattered dates between 1848 and 1857. Most of the letters were written by Mifflin Lorentz to his wife Fannie (Whitey) Lorentz; these letters include two love letters written before their marriage (1848) and four letters written while Mifflin was travelling on business (1848-1857). These four letters remark upon business, difficulties he had traveling, and...
Dates: 1848-1857

Martin Browne, Copy Books of a Putnam County Resident

Collection Number: A&M.3598
Overview Two copy books and two loose leaves by Martin Browne, a land owner who lived near Red House Shoals on the north bank of the Kanawha River in Union District, Putnam County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Martin Browne was a native of Leeds, York County, England, and immigrated to America around 1785 to 1787. He operated a tavern near Winchester, Virginia until about 1808, when he moved to Red House Shoals. The copy books in this collection date from 1810 to 1833 when he was living in western...
Dates: 1805-1833; Majority of material found in 1810-1833

Mrs. Mary Woodson, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2211
Overview Receipts for land, school, personal property, and road taxes in Kanawha and Putnam counties, 1863-1886 and 1898-1899; grade reports from the Wesleyan Female Institute, Staunton, Virginia, 1882, and from the Putnam County schools, 1904-1906; a printed souvenir list of the students and teacher at the intermediate school, Poca; two manuscript poems concerning the medical profession, 1879-1880; and other items. Index and table of contents are available in the 17th volume.
Dates: 1863-1906

Putnam County, Hurricane Senior High, Prohibition Petition

Collection Number: A&M.1047
Overview A petition signed by 324 students of Hurricane High School on May 2, 1941 protesting existing conditions in Hurricane, W.Va. The students request the officials of Hurricane 'to do the following things: (1) Take the proper steps to close all beer sales in Hurricane. (2) Stop drunkenness and disorderly conduct on our streets. (3) Cooperate with the State Police in any attempt to enforce obedience to law and order. (4) Close Sunday Theatres.'
Dates: 1941 May 2