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Steamboats

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

James Everhart Letter

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2988
Overview A letter written to his parents in West Chester, Pennsylvania, describing his travels from Maysville, Kentucky to Natural Bridge, Virginia, on the way to Richmond, Virginia. Everhart vividly describes the conditions he experienced in travel by steamboat and stage and the mountain scenery he passed through. Sites mentioned are Guyandotte, Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia, White and Blue Sulphur Springs, and The Hawk's Nest.
Dates: 1843

John P. Clarke (1825-1900) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1511
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, surveys, account books, and a diary of a Burning Springs surveyor, oil developer, rural entrepreneur, horticulturalist, and captain of the Little Kanawha River steamer GENERAL JACKSON. Collection includes a brief journal of a trip from Des Moines, Iowa, to the Forks of the Platte in 1860; papers of Clarke's venture in quartz mining and milling in the Colorado Territory, 1861-1863; surveys of the Burning Springs oil region; letters from James C. Clarke,...
Dates: 1851-1900

Joseph and Henry Bennett Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1731
Overview Letters of Henry and Joseph Bennett concerning travel by sea from New York to Chagres, Panama, overland across Panama and by ship to San Francisco in 1851. Letters from California, 1852-1853, discuss arrival of immigrants; employment conditions and wages; gambling and social life in San Francisco; investment opportunities; conditions in the gold mines; travel by steamboat to Hangtown (Placerville); churches; crime; Indians; mining profits; cost of land; ranching; blacksmith and plough shop in...
Dates: 1849-1923

Joseph McKay Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1476
Overview Correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers of a Sistersville, West Virginia, oil developer and stockman pertaining to the development of the Sistersville oil fields, steamboat freighting on the Ohio River, and business activity in Sistersville.
Dates: 1897-1905

Kanawha County Archives

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Collection Number: A&M.0145
Overview Court case papers, 1779-1933, and county record books, 1806-1927. The bound volumes include private account and minute books of the Coal River and Kanawha Mining and Manufacturing Company (1852-1858) the Winifrede Mining and Manufacturing Company, (1850-1858), the steamboat CROCKETT (1836); a sawmill (1879); and general merchandise and salt accounts, 1822-1823, 1864-1865. A name and subject index to the case papers and a checklist of the bound volumes are available.
Dates: 1779-1933

Log Books of the Steamboat "Sonoma"

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Collection Number: A&M.2977
Overview Two log books from the Ohio River Steamboat Sonoma, dated 1884.
Dates: 1884

Lyman Stedman, Farmer and Politician, Diary

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2042
Overview Diary of Lyman Stedman (1824-1916), a farmer and former member of the House of Delegates, 1877, from Brown's Island, Hancock County. Entries concern farm operation, Republican political activities on the district and county level, comments on state and national organizations, floods on the Ohio River, steamboat and barge traffic, Hopedale School, Methodist Episcopal Church, railroad travel, circuses and fairs, taxes and land valuations, and Memorial Day.
Dates: 1880-1885

Maria Schwald, Diary Regarding Cruise Along the Ohio River

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Collection Number: A&M.4359
Content Description Typescript of a diary kept by Maria Schwald chronicling her cruise on the Ohio River aboard the steamboat Gordon C. Greene, including her visits to Huntington, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati along the way. Schwald went on her trip in late July and travelled with "Two Pfisters, an Arnold, and two Schwalds", her relatives and close companions who were collectively nicknamed the "quintuplets". Typescript is bound with ribbon; a postcard depicting the Gordon C. Greene is pasted onto the second-to-last...
Dates: 1935-1952

Miles Dahmer Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3390
Scope and Contents Papers of the Dahmer family of Upper Tract, Pendleton County, WV, featuring the papers of Miles Dahmer, who served the Confederacy in the 25th Virginia Infantry. There are 6 original documents (ca. 1861-1862) directly related to the service of Miles in the Civil War, including an order to muster troops to active duty (4/29/1861) and a 'morning report of officer of the day' (12/10/1861) by Miles to General Jackson of the Army of the Valley. In addition, there is a notebook with very short and...
Dates: 1791-1913

Nathan Hanes (1821-1899) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2595
Overview Letters, business papers, and photograph concerning Nathan Hanes of Proctor, Wetzel County, West Virginia, a sawmill clipper operator along the Ohio River. There is a large amount of correspondence addressed to E.E. Headlee, administrator of Hanes' estate, concerning its administration. There are also thirteen cash books, ledgers, and other account books, as well as a notebook containing information on the Hanes family.
Dates: ca. 1845-1900