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Lincoln County (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Charles H. Freeman, (1854-1919), Engineer, Letter Book

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1278
Overview Engineer and pioneer of the Griffithsville oil fields in Lincoln County, West Virginia. Freeman and William H. Yawkey were active in the development of oil and coal lands along the Guyandotte River and in Mason County, West Virginia. Correspondence concerns the Big Creek Development Co., Yawkey and Freeman Co., Ltd., Yawkey and Freeman Drilling Co., and Pond Creek Coal Co.
Dates: 1908-1911

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

 Series
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

Eugene Levassor Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H. Diss...
Dates: 1796-1894

Frederick B. Lambert, Collector and Compiler, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1244
Scope and Contents Historical and genealogical typescripts, clipping scrapbooks, copies of family and court records, and personal recollections of the Guyandotte Valley area of Cabell, Wayne, and Lincoln counties compiled by F.B. Lambert. Several typescripts deal with the religious institutions of the area, the development of road, river, and rail transportation, and the spread of education in the valley. Other materials deal with the frontier and Indian history of the Guyandotte country and the collection...
Dates: ca. 1819-1959

Paul Salstrom, Interviewer, Oral Histories with Lincoln County Residents And Other Material

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Collection Number: A&M.3551
Overview Transcribed oral histories taken by Paul Salstrom in 1988 from Ray and Mabel Elkins and Virgie Workman Farley. The oral histories are comprised of: childhood reminiscences; genealogy of the Workman, White, and Elkins families; and the industries and occupations of Lincoln, Logan, Wayne, and Mingo Counties, West Virginia, including farming, timbering, teaching, mining, police work, and the introduction of a railroad into the area. There are also two typed statements, one by Jim Chojnacki and one...
Dates: 1988

Thornton Tayloe Perry, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3192
Overview This microfilm version of the Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection held by the Virginia Historical Society contains historical material collected by Perry over a 30 year period. It concentrates upon western Virginia and West Virginia with particular emphasis upon the lower Shenandoah Valley and Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties of West Virginia. The microfilm was placed in the West Virginia Collection by the Virginia Historical Society under provisions of a National Historical Publications...
Dates: 1732-1965

Topographic Maps of West Virginia

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Collection Number: A&M.4046
Overview Structural and topographical maps of various locations in West Virginia. Most maps were created by the West Virginia Geological Survey. Counties depicted include Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Hancock, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Marshall, Mingo, Nicholas, Ohio, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, and Wirt County. Geological and geographical features depicted include coal, oil, gas, iron ore, and limestone areas; Berea grit/sand and Injun Sand; state roads; railroads; and virgin and...
Dates: 1909-1924, undated

Woodrow Mosley, Coal Miner, Interview Transcript

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3055
Overview Transcript of an interview with a retired coal miner of Lincoln County, WV. Mosley lived and worked in the coal fields of Logan County, WV and Pike County, KY most of his life. He started to work in 1929 when mining was still done by pick and shovel and retired in the early sixties when mining had become mechanized. He describes the changes in mining technology he experienced and the effect of unionization in the coal mining region of southern West Virginia.
Dates: 1988

Works Progress Administration, West Virginia Publications

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4093
Overview West Virginia related publications of the Work Progress Administration, mainly consisting of Inventories of the County Archives of West Virginia prepared by The Historical Records Survey Division of Women's and Professional Projects, as well as inventories of federal archives in West Virginia, church archives, public vital statistics, and calendars of letters and papers. Also includes two folk studies of counties by the West Virginia Writers' Program. The Historical Records Survey was a project...
Dates: 1937-1941