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Kanawha River (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

A.M. Scott Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 2901
Overview Correspondence, receipts and invitations all pertaining to Addison M. Scott, resident engineer in the U.S. Government, Ohio River Department, at Charleston, WV. Scott worked with the Great Kanawha River improvement project sponsored by the U.S. from 1873 until his retirement in 1901. Correspondence covers the years 1874-1882, with one letter dated 1912. Two letters to Scott are undated. Collection contains forty-two items addressed to Scott in Charleston, with one letter written by Scott....
Dates: 1874-1882

Bradford Noyes (b.1860) Typed Document

Collection Number: A&M 1906

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.

Dates: 1948

Emory L. Kemp Papers regarding Industrial History

Collection Number: A&M 4230
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials from Dr. Emory L. Kemp’s career of researching, documenting, and preserving historic structures. Kemp was a practicing civil engineer from 1952-1959, then taught civil engineering, historic preservation, and the history of technology from 1962-2003 at West Virginia University. He served as an expert consultant for the preservation of many historic engineering structures, including bridges, waterways, and mills. He also published regularly and remained...
Dates: 1735-2021

Felix G. Hansford Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1089
Scope and Contents These are the land and mercantile papers of Felix Hansford, a large land owner along the banks of Pain[t] Creek and the Great Kanawha River, near the town of Clifton in [Kanawha] County. The collection is primarily account statements, receipts and buisness notes.There are a few land surveys, entries and deeds dating back to the 1790. Some of the papers shed light on the Hansford's activities as a falt boat builder, sawmill and grist mill operator, and justice of the peace. A few letters and...
Dates: 1790-1875

Felix G. Hansford Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1192
Scope and Contents The papers of the President of Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, charted in 1837, consist of land grants, deeds, and indentures; legal papers; turnpike correspondence, stock, books, contracts, and reports to the Board of Public Works, the Virginia Legislature, and stockholders. Some of the correspondence deals with the Washington Temperance Society, church activities in the Kanawha Valley, the salt industry along the Kanawha Salines, the James River and Kanawha Turnpike...
Dates: 1796-1876

Felix G. Hansford Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1464
Scope and Contents Correspondence, business and legal papers, and Justice of the Peace documents of Felix G. Hansford, Kanawha County J.P., entrepreneur, and President of the Giles, Fayette, and Kanawha Turnpike. Subjects include the George Boxley slave plot, 1816; cholera in Louisville, 1833; Missouri and westward expansion, 1841; the Kansas struggle, 1858; Albert Gallatin's western lands; and the impact of John Brown's 1859 raids on the South. Correspondents include Albert Gallatin, J. M. Maury,...
Dates: 1790-1862

John Ewing, Soldier, Civil War Letter

Collection Number: A&M 3777
Overview Letter of John Ewing, Corporal of the 16th Ohio Infantry, to his wife and children, written from the Kanawha Valley in the vicinity of Charleston, (West) Virginia (2 November 1862). Ewing writes that he is in good health and describes recent encounters with Confederate troops. He describes in detail his experience as a Confederate prisoner, including a time he saw a "Company" of Indians with the Confederates. He also remarks on the opinions, mood, and character of the Confederate soldiers he...
Dates: 1862

J.Q. Dickinson and Company, Papers and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 2272

Miscellaneous papers concerning the history of the Kanawha Valley salt industry, including correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs which pertain to the Dickinson Salt Works and Malden, West Virginia. There are a list of salt works on the Kanawha River, clippings on the destruction of the Dickinson Salt Works by fire, and a historical sketch of the Kanawha Valley salt industry.

Dates: 1887-1957

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

Steamboats Records

Collection Number: A&M 1406
Scope and Contents

Letters of a West Virginia River Captain to his daughter, 1877-1885; papers of Captain Edward B. Cooper, 1879-1891, Master of the Steamer Sonoma operating between Ravenswood and Parkersburg; bills of lading and miscellaneous papers, 1891-1930, 1955; log book of the Steamer Victor, 1932, operating out of Ashland, Kentucky for the Ashland Oil Company; and a log book of the Steamer Greenbrier, 1939, operating on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers.

Dates: 1877-1939