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Greenbrier County (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Michael Relihan, Personal and Family Papers of a Greenbrier County Resident

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3699
Overview The papers of Michael Relihan of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, an Irish immigrant, farmer and Confederate veteran of the Stonewall Brigade. Includes: biographical information such as death certificates, cemetery and census records, and clippings (1870-2003); several land records, including deeds and surveys, (1856-1946); financial records (1895-1927); family correspondence (1879-1911); and miscellaneous items, including an itemized bill of Relihan property lost to the Union Army during the...
Dates: 1830-2009; Majority of material found within 1846-1997

Pocahontas County Roads

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Collection Number: A&M.2695
Overview A rough draft history of the main roads covering segments of highways, such as State Route 39 between Huntersville and Marlinton, in the form of a travel brochure. Mentions frontier and pre-Civil War history of such places as Mill Point and Lewisburg, but its focus is on the Civil War history of Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Randolph counties. Significant people and places mentioned are: The Great Warrior Path, Droop Mountain, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, W. W. Averell, Huntersville,...
Dates: ca. 1985

Rosalie Stewart Detch, Papers and Ephemera

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Collection Number: A&M.3968
Overview Papers and ephemera of Rosalie Stewart Detch, West Virginia University alumna and school teacher and administrator in Greenbrier County. Includes material regarding Detch's father John L. Stewart, her time as a student at WVU, and her career in education. Includes programs, news clippings, tickets, schedules, postcards, and photographs, among other material. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1907-1982

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1528
Overview Includes genealogy and Civil War records collected by Roy Bird Cook of Lewis County, West Virginia. Series 1 through 5 were compiled by Marcellus W. Zimmerman. They include correspondence, church records, academic records, genealogical records, research manuscripts, and clippings regarding primarily the genealogy and history of Lewisburg and Greenbrier County, and the life and career of Confederate Brigadier General Alexander W. Reynolds. Series 6 through 8 were collected by Roy Bird Cook. They...
Dates: 1774, 1822-1943

Rufus E. Ribble, Photographer, Panoramic Group Portrait Photographs of Coal Miners and Related Subjects

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Collection Number: A&M.4167
Overview This collection of panoramic photographs primarily documents the coal miners of Fayette and Raleigh counties. The photographer, Rufus "Red" Ribble, was born May 14, 1878, near Blacksburg, Virginia, and died December 27, 1967 in West Virginia. He came to West Virginia sometime before 1920 and lived out his life in Mount Hope. The collection contains 119 panoramic photographs, which were made with a large rotating camera called a Cirkut camera. These photos are contact prints; all but one are...
Dates: ca. 1920-1958

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

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Collection Number: A&M.3971
Overview 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

Samuel Price, Lawyer and Politician, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3082
Overview The papers of a prominent Lewisburg, Greenbrier County lawyer and politician, Samuel Price, who served numerous terms in the Virginia state legislature and was Virginia's Lieutenant-Governor during the Civil War. He was also a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1851, the Secession Convention of 1861, and the West Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1872; and he completed the U. S. Senate term of Allen Caperton in 1876. The papers include correspondence relating to local and...
Dates: ca. 1788-1888

Snyder Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0490
Overview Personal and business correspondence of Harmon, Molly, John, and other members of the Snyder family; genealogical information on the Lantz and Snyder families; land grants, surveys and deeds for land in Barbour, Greenbrier, and Randolph counties, West Virginia; and poll and registration books for Randolph County. Included also is Harmon Snyder's daybook and diary, listing accounts for the years 1866-1896 and incidents of the Civil War.
Dates: 1790-1937

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

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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 battle...
Dates: 1825-1933; Majority of material found in 1833-1863

Stuart Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2586
Overview Papers of John and Lewis Stuart, 1785-1823, and of Samuel Price, 1830-1879. Price's papers include mainly legal and business correspondence related to Price's law practice in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Stuart papers concern settlement in Greenbrier County, land transactions, and family matters. The collection includes lawyer's fee books and account books for general merchandise, ca.1830-1880. There are also printed booklets of court briefs, pamphlets concerning the slavery question and...
Dates: 1785-1880