Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2901
Overview Correspondence, receipts and invitations all pertaining to Addison M. Scott, resident engineer in the U.S. Government, Ohio River Department, at Charleston, WV. Scott worked with the Great Kanawha River improvement project sponsored by the U.S. from 1873 until his retirement in 1901. Correspondence covers the years 1874-1882, with one letter dated 1912. Two letters to Scott are undated. Collection contains forty-two items addressed to Scott in Charleston, with one letter written by Scott. The...
Collection Number: A&M.0139
Overview Official records of the American Legion post established at West Virginia University in 1945.
Collection Number: A&M.1095
Overview Three speeches of A.A. Lilly, including the welcome address delivered at the Lilly reunion, 1949; Lincoln Day dinner speech delivered at Sutton, 1936; a speech delivered before the Republican convention in Charleston, presenting Senator Guy D. Goff for nomination as a candidate for president of the United States; and a memorial of the Kanawha County circuit court on the death of A.A. Lilly in 1956.
Dates: 1928, 1936, 1949, 1956
Collection Number: A&M.1906
Overview Various subjects discussed include Indian attacks, turnpikes and taverns, the first telegraph system, natural gas illumination, Civil War manufacture of saltpeter, schools and economy in post-Civil War Charleston, salt and chemical industries, carrier pigeons, steamboats on the Kanawha River, and the coming of the railroad to Charleston. Persons mentioned include M.F. Maury, Jr., J.P. Hale, and J.Q. Dickinson.
Collection Number: A&M.2267
Overview Two personal diaries of R.E. McCabe of Charleston, West Virginia, containing notes on trips to Europe (1924) and California (1937). On the California trip he briefly describes Kansas City, Boulder, Denver, Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Angeles, muses on real estate values, and notes oil rigs and pipelines. There is a short genealogy of the Hayward family. The diaries also include references to the Ward, Fleming, Brooks, and Watson families.
Dates: ca. 1770-1937
Collection Number: A&M.1792
Overview Scrapbooks, mainly of newspaper clippings, maintained by a mining engineer, geologist, and businessman from Charleston. The scrapbooks contain clippings, announcements, and a few letters relating to Krebs' business, Charleston civic affairs, and professional engineering organizations. Topics covered include: the oil boom at Blue Creek in 1912; oil field development in Kanawha and Clay counties; oil and coal shipments on the C.&O.; coal, oil, gas, and coke production figures; report on the...
Dates: 1912, 1935, 1939
Collection Number: A&M.1660
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings concerning the administration of the 16th Governor of West Virginia, the launching of the U.S.S. West Virginia, and the building of present Executive Mansion
Collection Number: A&M.2967
Overview A microfilm copy of the McClellan Papers, Vols. 12-14, held by the Library of Congress. There are letters to and from Gen. McClelland and his staff headquartered in Cincinnati. Also there are Confederate letters presumably captured during McClellan's first campaign into western Virginia. The rebel correspondence is between A.J. Wilson at Grafton and his family of Franklin and also orders from Richmond to Col. George Porterfield. Porterfield mentions the difficulty of raising Confederate...
Dates: 1861 May 15-30
Collection Number: A&M.0441
Overview A journal kept by Henry Dans Ward while rector of the St. John's and St. Luke's Episcopal churches in Charleston and Malden and as proprietor of a school in New York. From 1843 through 1857 there are notes on churches and social, economic, and political affairs in the Kanawha Valley. Accounts for school and household expenses in New York cover the years, 1858-1862.
Collection Number: A&M.2988
Overview A letter written to his parents in West Chester, Pennsylvania, describing his travels from Maysville, Kentucky to Natural Bridge, Virginia, on the way to Richmond, Virginia. Everhart vividly describes the conditions he experienced in travel by steamboat and stage and the mountain scenery he passed through. Sites mentioned are Guyandotte, Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia, White and Blue Sulphur Springs, and The Hawk's Nest.