Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0484
Overview Papers and six manuscript volumes of Samuel and Thomas Bean and other members of the Bean settlement near Fabius, Hardy County. The volumes, 1833-1884, are accounts for the post office at Fabius, and for school taxes, blacksmithing, shoemaking, distilling, and other goods and services. There are lists of birth dates of members of the Gilmore family; scattered agricultural records; justice of the peace judgment dockets, 1848-1887; and loose business and post office records of Samuel Bean.
Collection Number: A&M.1750
Overview Correspondence and genealogical materials related to the William B. Edwards family of King George County, Virginia, and the Capt. William Sommerville family of Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These families were joined when Elizabeth Sommerville (1812-1886), daughter of the Revolutionary War veteran, married William B. Edwards (1810-1888), a Methodist clergyman from a planter family, in 1833. Collection includes correspondence...
Collection Number: A&M.2252
Overview Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, documents, photographs and other papers of Carl B. Allen, Army Air Corps officer, aviator, and newspaper writer. Subjects include the development of the Autogiro, 1930; air mail, 1933-1935; the Howell Inquiry, 1934-1937; the Army and aviation, 1934-1936; aviation achievements, 1934-1937; George W. Carver's work at Tuskegee; South American round trip, 1936; first trans-Pacific flight, 1936; Amelia Earhart; the Ford Air Tour, 1926-1927; America...
Collection Number: A&M.1314
Overview Typescripts compiled by a Wellsburg local historian, on the history of Holliday's Cove and the Hancock-Brooke County area. Subjects include prominent settlers, churches, schools, post office, toll roads, oil and gas wells, floods, gristmills, manufacture of gunpowder, iron and brick industries, newspapers, Indians, and the James Campbell and Alexander Morrow family genealogy.
Dates: ca. 1789-1956
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
Collection Number: A&M.3342
Overview Includes one record book of money orders issued at the post office in Morgantown, West Virginia from September 1867 through April 1877. There are also four record books of 'Receipts and Payments' at the post office in Uffington, West Virginia from April 1922 through April 1944. Uffington record books document transactions involving postage stamp stock, incoming sales, stamps, canceled money order advances received, orders paid, as well as quarterly accounts. This collection also includes a 1928...
Collection Number: A&M.0956
Overview Papers from the Leroy Bucklew Museum in the Preston County, West Virginia, courthouse. The collection includes early papers relating to land, court cases, mills and furnaces, post offices, inns, mineral development, Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad Company, roads, the Virginia-Maryland boundary, and estate settlements. There are photographs of Preston County and Kingwood, and maps of Kingwood, Bruceton Mills, Rowlesburg, Manheim, and of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Also includes...
Collection Number: A&M.1026
Overview Mainly papers of Samuel T. Tolbert, a onetime constable of Lewis County and postmaster at Frenchton, who operated a general store and acted as agent and surveyor for out-of-state landowners. Included are the papers of Zadock Lanham, J.S. Wilson, John L. Jacob, and W.C. Tolbert. There are surveys, legal papers, correspondence, and lottery certificates from Ohio and Delaware, and Democratic state and county election tickets. Correspondents include Lewis Maxwell, J.M. Bennett, and F.H. Pierpont.
Dates: 1784-1914 1931
Collection Number: A&M.0798
Overview Copy of a diary of a Morgantown resident, with references to early merchants and public officials; the building of schools, churches, and business buildings; volume of river traffic; and roads and mail routes opened.
Collection Number: A&M.0675
Overview Records of the post office at Jenningston, 1909-1922, Frank G. Rice and John H. Babb, postmasters; and bound volumes of business records from Red Creek of the Elkins Lumber Company, J.C. Myers Lumber Company, and J.C. Myers Mercantile Company.