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Monongahela River (W. Va. and Pa.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Cleaver Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1945
Overview Land grant to William Cleaver and others for 1,000 acres on the Monongahela River, 1782; certificate for money due B. Cleaver for service in the Virginia Militia, 1783; affidavits concerning the military service of William and Benjamin Cleaver, 1774-1782, in Dunmore's War, at the Falls of the Ohio, and on General George Rogers Clark's expedition against the Indians, including the Shawnee. There is also a petition, 1777, by residents of the Tygart Valley, West Fork of the Monongahela, and...
Dates: 1777-1833

E. L. Mathers and Max Mathers, Compilers, Monongalia County Scrapbook

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Collection Number: A&M.1007
Overview A scrapbook compiled by E.L. Mathers and Max Mathers, dealing with Morgantown and Monongalia County. There are photographs and newspaper clippings concerning civic, military, and social organizations; taverns and hotels; churches and schools; marriages and deaths; historic houses, early buildings, business places, and river navigation; and biographical sketches.
Dates: 1838-1951

Fleming Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0638
Scope and Contents Business and personal papers, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs of Benjamin Fleming (1806-1891), and his son Thurston Worth (b.1846), relating to various business enterprises carried on by the family in Fairmont. These included a large trade in manufacturing, importing and selling hats and furs, general merchandising, fertilizer and hardwood sales.There are many letters and advertisements from eastern mercantile houses; bills of lading showing names of steamboats on the Ohio and...
Dates: 1810-1943

George W. Johnson (1837-1902) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1655
Overview Diaries, correspondence, notes, receipts, and newspaper clippings of a lumberman and stockman from Morgantown, West Virginia. Subjects include Johnson's agricultural activities, his extensive timber dealings in Monongalia County, and the rafting of logs to Pittsburgh and intermediate points on the Monongahela River.
Dates: 1860-1960

Thomas P. Ray Diary

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1829-1852

Upper Monongahela Valley Planning Records

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Collection Number: A&M.3246
Overview Four items regarding the resources and development of the Upper Monongahela River area in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Includes an "Upper Monongahela Valley Association Economic and Social Objectives Progress Report" (1935-37), a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding a project of joint Federal-local planning for the "rehabilitation and development of the Upper Monongahela Valley" (1935), a map titled "Industrial Development in Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and...
Dates: 1924-1949

Willis DeHass, Historian, Scrapbook Regarding Ohio River Valley

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Collection Number: A&M.0685
Overview A scrapbook of newspaper clippings, with manuscript notes, prepared by Willis DeHass, historian and author. The clips, mainly from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati papers, deal with the Monongahela and Ohio and other Ohio Valley rivers, steamboats, bridges, canals, dams, and levees. Mention is made of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad, 1868.
Dates: ca. 1868-1879