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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Ohio County Archives

Collection Number: A&M.0031
Scope and Contents Court case papers, 1776-1930; court and county record books; birth and death records, 1887-1888; and account and minute books of individuals, companies, and organizations, 1772-1935. The bound volumes include records of brand registrations, deeds, estrays, land entries, marriages, military service, surveys, and wills. The private account books relate to general merchandising, coal sales, dental practice, a debating society, distilling, carriage manufacturing, hotels, steamboat freighting, the...
Dates: 1772-1935

Ohio River Sheet Music and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M.3810
Overview This collection contains photocopies of sheet music, photographs, and other material regarding music that was played on or associated with steamboats traveling the Ohio River in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dates: ca. 1845-1930, 1985-1986

Pauline Morehead Ash, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0776
Overview Genealogical material on the Clarke family and a diary of Belle Clarke; an account book of J.P. Clarke for general merchandise, farm, and labor accounts, with entries for the steamboat GENERAL JACKSON; several account books and a map of the Wirt Oil and Mining Company operations; items relating to the West Virginia State Grange, and a ledger of William H. Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, an agent of the Grange.
Dates: 1855-1892, 1947

Pittenger Family Letters

Collection Number: A&M.3127
Overview Various Pittenger family members wrote these letters, mostly to other family members. The most frequent correspondent is Abraham Pittenger, a farmer, teacher, and local government official in Hancock County. The letters detail farming and marketing of farm goods, educational developments, affairs of the Presbyterian Church, and family events. The collection also provides significant information about the early Republican party, secession crisis, Civil War and Reconstruction.
Dates: 1841-1875

R.H. Hendershot Shipping Bills

Collection Number: A&M.0071
Overview These bills show names of steamboats, masters, cargoes, and destinations of boats departing from Powhatan Point [Ohio]. Destinations mentioned include Pittsburgh, Wheeling, and Marietta, Ohio.
Dates: ca. 1850-1854

Robert E. Lee Keadle, Monroe County, Diary

Collection Number: A&M.3187
Overview The diary, presented to Annie Brewer of Monroe County by James O. B. Kelly in 1887, includes entries by her from December 1886 to August 1888. It notes her social and family life. Brewer gave the diary to her boyfriend, Robert E. Lee Keadle in August 1888, and he wrote in it until 1891. Keadle's writings describe his active social and romantic life in Monroe Co. and as a law student at West Virginia University in 1889 and 1890. He also provided details of his academic, leisure, and religious...
Dates: 1886-1891

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Papers Regarding the Civil War in Southern West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.0895
Overview Papers mainly related to the Civil War in southern West Virginia, including correspondence, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, and other material. Highlights of the collection include material regarding Captain John V. Young of the 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; Captain James S. Cassady of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry; Captain W.D. Thurmond and his company of Partisan Rangers; and the 8th and 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry units. The collection is organized...
Dates: 1844-1938; Majority of material found within 1861-1867

Roy Thistle, Collector, Scrapbook Regarding Ohio River History

Collection Number: A&M.1443
Overview A scrapbook containing a brief history of Sistersville and the oil industry in Tyler and other counties and states; a stock certificate of the Sistersville & Salem Turnpike Company, 1853; bills of lading for Ohio and Muskingum River steamers, 1855-1934; and a list of steamboats operating on the Muskingum River, 1830-1890
Dates: 1855-1934


Collection Number: A&M.1046
Overview A copy of a photograph of the Steamer Tinsie Moore, built in Wheeling, Ca. 1892, owned by the People's Line of Montgomery, Alabama. And a copy of Alabama Steamboats, 1819-1869, compiled by J. H. Scurggs, Jr., [Birmngham, Alabama, 1953?]. This list of boats built in Wheeling and In Western Pa. Also, a photostat negative copy of an ALS to Mr. Neville from Mrs. Tinsie Moore Tyson, 30 Sept 1957, Panama City, Florida concerning the history of the Steamboat "Tinsie Moore".
Dates: ca. 1819-1869; 1957