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Washington (D.C.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Clay Club of Morgantown, Membership Letter to William S. Archer

Collection Number: A&M 4003

Letter from the Committee of Correspondence of the "Clay Club of Morgantown" to the Honorable William S. Archer of Washington, D.C., dated 26 January 1844. The letter informs Archer that he had been elected an honorary member of the club. Letter was signed by Club members E. W. Tower, W. J. Willey, E. C. Wilson, Caleb Dorsey, and Francis Madera. "Clay Clubs" were a political organization supporting the campaign of Kentucky Senator Henry Clay for United States president.

Dates: 1844

Harry C. Woodyard (1867-1929) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2458
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal, and financial, and miscellaneous papers of a businessman and politician from Roane County, West Virginia, who was elected to the state Senate in 1898 and to the U.S. Congress as a Republican for several terms: 1902-11, 1916-23, 1925-27. His early business activity was in wholesale groceries and the lumber industry. He later engaged in newspaper publishing and owned an estimated eighteen weekly papers. Woodyard's sons continued in their father's business after his...
Dates: ca. 1910-1929

Henderson and Tomlinson Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1426
Overview Microfilm copy of the papers of the Henderson and Tomlinson families of Wood County, West Virginia, from 1789 to 1859. Materials relate to frontier life in the Parkersburg-Marietta area, and include Alexander Henderson's journal about his settlement on the Little Kanawha River, 1798-1803; his plantation accounts; letters on the Burr conspiracy; and an account of a duel between Henderson and Stephen R. Wilson in 1803. Also includes several items related to Marine Corps Commandant Archibald...
Dates: 1789-1859

Howard Sutherland, Senator, Women's Suffrage Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2503
Overview A collection of 400 letters, cards, petitions, telegrams, printed, and other similar items received and sent by U.S. Senator and Representatives Howard Sutherland (1865-1950) of West Virginia. The papers are part of Sutherland's constituent mail and are all concerned with the question of women's suffrage. The period covered is 1914-1919, and correspondence regarding both the Bristow-Mondell House Resolution, considered in Jan. 1915, and the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, voted upon 5 June 1919,...
Dates: 1914-1919

Jacob Pierpoint, Soldier, Civil War Letters

Collection Number: A&M 0144

Letters from Jacob Pierpoint of the 19th Indiana Infantry to his father, John J. Pierpoint, of Morgantown, West Virginia, and unidentified friends from May 1861 to April 1862. Letters are written from Muncie and Camp Morton, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and Fort Craig and Manassas, Virginia. Topics include camp life; skirmishes; his feelings about Confederates; reviews; picket duty; the Ball farm in northern Virginia; and a possible discharge due to wounds to his hand.

Dates: 1861-1868; Majority of material found within 1861-1862

James Wilson, Farmer, Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2533

This diary shows the daily activities of a farm family in Short Run, Maryland. The entries are continuous from 1 January 1915 to 21 July 1915 and intermittent from 22 July until the final entry on 2 October. In the diary Wilson discusses weather conditions, farm work performed by himself and his siblings, trips to neighboring towns and to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, illnesses and death, and social occasions.

Dates: 1915

John Rogers Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 3156

The collection consists largely of correspondence to Morgantown businessman John Rogers from relatives in Pennsylvania and Maryland. It also includes two letters from Sgt. William A. Widney, who was assigned to the U.S. War Department during the Civil War, to a Morgantown friend (possibly William Hennen). One letter was written by an unidentified woman to her grandson, a West Virginia University student.

Dates: 1788-1870

Louise Dennison and Dennison Family, Photographs and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4426

Photographs and other material regarding Louise Dennison (1898-1991) and the Dennison family of West Virginia. Formats of photographs include cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and gelatin silver prints. See Scope and Content Note for further information.

Dates: ca. 1870-1920

Mary "Mother" Jones Letter

Collection Number: A&M 1823

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.

Dates: 1920

Minnie Kendall Lowther Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0740
Overview M.K. Lowther (1869-1947) was a journalist and one of the first women newspaper editors in West Virginia. She was the author of the HISTORY OF RITCHIE COUNTY; BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND IN ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY; FRIENDSHIP HILL, HOME OF ALBERT GALLATIN; MARSHALL HALL AND OTHER POTOMAC POINTS IN STORY AND PICTURE; and MT. VERNON: ITS CHILDREN, ITS ROMANCES, ITS ALLIED FAMILIES AND MANSIONS. There are complete and incomplete typescripts, rough drafts, revisions, photographs and plates of her books....
Dates: 1907-1945