Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2894
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, memorabilia, photographs, journals, drawings, and sketchbooks of David Hunter Strother (1816-1888), a nineteenth century illustrator and writer for HARPERS MAGAZINE whose pseudonym, "Porte Crayon", was a household word. Other highlights of his career, all of which are reflected in this collection, are authorship of VIRGINIA ILLUSTRATED (1857) and CHARLESTON AND ITS RESOURCES (1878), his work as illustrator for BLACKWATER CHRONICLE (1853), service during...
Dates: 1744-1996; Majority of material found within 1833-1887
Collection Number: A&M.2082
Overview Papers of oil and gas driller and producer in Tyler County and other places. The collection consists of three diaries, 1 January 1894 through 31 December 1896; a typescript; and clippings. The diaries contain daily comment on wells drilled, including hours worked, depth of well, difficulties encountered, geologic strata, number of barrels of oil produced per hour or pressure of gas flow. Diaries include personal affairs, wages received and paid, oil sold, rent on leased property, oil market...
Dates: 1894-1896, 1966
Collection Number: A&M.1823
Overview Letter from Mary "Mother" Jones to T.V. Powderly, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. "Mother" Jones introduces Fred Mooney, secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers, District 17, asks Powderly to get him a passport, and says she does not know when she will leave for Mexico.
Collection Number: A&M.0943
Overview Microfilm of a manuscript journal of Edward Stephenson, and typescript copies of letters and reminiscences of John, Edward, and James M. Stephenson, of Wood County, West Virginia, including a journey in Mexico in the 1850s; also two photographs of the Stephenson home, built in 1812 in Parkersburg.
Dates: ca. 1802-1840
Collection Number: A&M.3404
Overview Papers regarding the Strother family, particularly David Hunter Strother, a writer and illustrator for Harpers Magazine who published under the psuedonym "Porte Crayon". Contains artwork, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and material regarding the genealogy and history of the Strother family. See "Scope and Contents" note for further information, including description of addenda to this collection.
Collection Number: A&M.0047
Scope and Contents 188 photostats of letter from Thomas "Stonewell" Jackson from various places in the United States, Mexico, and at sea to his sister Laura Jackson Arnold and niece. Originals are not at West Virginia University. Photostatic copies open to students with the consent of D. H. Hill Arnold, administrator of the estate of Thomas Jackson Arnold. Places of origin and dates of the letters are given...
Collection Number: A&M.2135
Overview Papers relating to the Wilson, Lewis, and Ruffner families of Prince Edward County, Virginia, Kanawha County, [West] Virginia, St. Charles County, Missouri, and Fairfield County, Ohio. Correspondence between Nathaniel V. Wilson and Dr. Goodridge Wilson, concerning land purchases, preparation for the settlement of the family, care of livestock, employment of slaves, salt making and marketing, and the market price of salt. Other members of the family migrated to St. Charles County, Missouri, and...