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Gauley River (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Surveyors Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 3388
Overview Scrapbook (10 3/4' x 14 1/2') of approximately 175 photographs (attached to 24 leaves) documenting the activities of surveyors of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad in the period 1900-1910. Includes portraits semi-formal and candid of individuals and groups of B&O employees and others, candid photos of outdoor survey work, indoor office work, and camp life; and pictures of railroad infrastructure such as tracks, bridges, etc. Many individuals and locations are identified....
Dates: ca. 1900-1910

Greenbrier County Land Grant

Collection Number: A&M 0783

Original land deed signed by Beverley Randolph, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 9 July 1787. The deed designates four thousand acres, in Greenbrier County, Virginia on the waters of the Gauley River to Jeremiah Warder, Jeremiah Parker and Richard Parker. The original seal of Virginia is inscribed on this deed. Original date of deed-November 28, 1781.

Dates: 1787

John Archer, Two Letters regarding Tracts of Land on the Gauley River, Greenbrier County

Collection Number: A&M 0794

This collection consists of two letters signed by John Archer. One of the letters is not dated and the other letter is dated 19 August 1786. These letters relate to the quality of 2 tracts of land each 4000 acres on the waters of the Gauley River, Greenbrier County, Virginia. The surveys which were conducted by John Archer were requested by Adonijah Matthews and William Morrow.

Dates: 1786

New River Symposiums Proceedings

Collection Number: A&M 3393
Overview Compact disc of a searchable database of 1200 facsimile pages of New River Symposium Proceedings dating from 1982-1999. Articles in the Proceedings discuss the natural and cultural features of the New River region of West Virginia, including the following topics: botany, Civil War, coal mining, environmentalism, folklore, folk music, geology, Green Sulphur Springs, historic preservation, iron industry, native Americans, railroads, rivers (Bluestone, Gauley, New), transportation, and Mary...
Dates: 1982-1999

Sallie Davis, Civil War Letter Regarding Union Troops in Fayette and Raleigh Counties

Collection Number: A&M 3971

Letter written by Sallie Davis, sister of Confederate soldier Charles Davis. The letter is dated 19 March 186[2] and addressed to a Mr. Anderson. The letter regards the presence of Union troops in the local area (Greenbrier and neighboring counties), their seizing of property, and how many of Davis' neighbors and friends have moved away for fear of the Union soldiers. Please see "Scope and Content Note" for further information.

Dates: 1862

Southeastern West Virginia Historical Records, Civil War Letters and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2169
Overview Records relating to the history of southeastern West Virginia. Most of the items in the collection relate to Greenbrier and/or Monroe County. Includes antebellum (1833-1850; 7 items), Civil War (1861-1863; 4 items), and postbellum (1886-1933; 9 items) materials. Antebellum material includes a land suit, an estate report and schedule, other financial documents, and personal letter. Civil War material includes four letters authored by Confederate soldiers. Two of these letters describe the...
Dates: 1825-1933; Majority of material found in 1833-1863