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Mercer County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Beckley (1802-1888) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0041
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and transcription of a Deed for land in Mercer County, Virginia, dated July 1, 1837, and signed by Alfred Beckley and Edmund Lilly.

Dates: 1836

Alfred Beckley (1802-1888) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1563
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of General Alfred Beckley and his wife Emily Craig. Several of the letters are by Beckley's mother from Lexington, Kentucky and comment on the Presidential election of 1832 in that state, the reception of President Jackson's in Lexington, 1832 the Cholera scourge, and local social affairs. The rest of the letters are concerned with family matters.

Dates: 1832-1856

Brown and Parsons Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4127
Overview Papers of the Brown, Parsons, and other West Virginia families and residents. Includes correspondence sent to J. Slidell Brown, a Democratic state senator from Elkins (1916-1935); announcements and programs for reunions of the Brown family of Preston County (1913-1930); a deed and copies of maps of land in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania (1846-1893, undated); financial documents, mainly tax receipts, of the Lilley family of Mercer County (1873-1910); correspondence sent to members of the...
Dates: 1846-1960

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

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

Daniel Hale, Physician and Conservationist, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3163

The correspondence, scrapbooks, articles and speeches of the collection document the later portion of the life of Daniel Hale (1912-1975), a Princeton physician and conservationist, who was a creator of the board of the Southern Soil Conservation District, and a founder of the Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Area. Correspondents include Robert C. Byrd, James Kee, Arch A. Moore, Jr., and Jennings Randolph.

Dates: 1953-1975

E. Meade McNeill, Botanist, Field Notebook

Collection Number: A&M 3140

The item is a field notebook of E. Meade McNeill, instructor of biology at Concord State Teachers College. McNeill's notes, part of which were published in the botany journal, Castanea, include plant life from the Shawnee Lake, Bluestone River, and Brush Creek Falls areas in Mercer County, New River area in Summers County, Cranberry Glades, and Seneca Rocks. McNeill became chairman of the Concord College Biology Department and was president of West Virginia Academy of Science, 1944-46.

Dates: 1930

Forrest E. Walker Letters

Collection Number: A&M 4398
Content Description

Letters written by Forrest E. Walker from locations in West Virginia to Mary A. Parker. The letters concern the following subjects: personal and family matters; Walker family gatherings; people and events in Mercer County, WV (particularly Princeton, Camp Creek, Spanishburg, Lashmeet, and Matoaka).

Dates: 1914-1917

James S. Martin, Address at the Dedication of the Colonel William Henderson French (1812-1872) Marker, Typed Document

Collection Number: A&M 1581

Address by James S. Martin at the dedication of the Colonel William Henderson French (1812-1872) marker, Mercer County, West Virginia. French, who was from a noted pioneer family, served in the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1961

J.B.F. Yoak, Jr., Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1759

Histories and recollections of churches, schools, and early settlers in Mercer, Wayne, Jackson, and Lewis counties, by W.M. King. Communities or areas covered include Athens, Wayne, Cow Run, Antioch, Cherry Grove, and Smith Run. There is also an article on Aracoma Lodge, No.99, A.F. and A.M.

Dates: undated

Long/Trail Southeastern West Virginia Historical Records

Collection Number: A&M 3762
Overview Records and photographs documenting the history of southeastern West Virginia compiled by Summers County residents Fred Long and Stephen Trail. Many of the items were collected by a local newspaper, the Hinton Daily News (later the Hinton News). The collection focuses on the history of Summers County and Hinton from the mid-1700s to 2012, as well as the history of other areas in southeastern Virginia and western Virginia....
Dates: ca. 1870-2015