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Grafton (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Foreman, Photographer, Glass Plate Negatives

Collection Number: A&M 4142
Scope and Contents Includes 88 glass plate negatives documenting subjects from Grafton and Taylor County, West Virginia from circa 1890-1925. Subjects include farming scenes, classrooms and schools, stores, bridges, tunnels, railroads, bands, rivers, home and town scenes, saw mills, industry, and churches and cemeteries. Four boxes contain the original glass plate negatives while one box contains the original sleeves for the negatives, including identifying information where present. Digitized copies of the...
Dates: circa 1890-1925

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records

Collection Number: A&M 0522
Scope and Contents Records of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, consisting of five telegrams (1864), one letter with envelope (1863), one freight conductor's report (May 17, 1862, between Piedmont and Grafton), and small map of the Railroad (ca. 1853 - 1863). There is also a letterpress copybook for correspondence of B.L. Jacobs, an employee of the Railroad writing from the Grafton station (43 pages for April to August, 1858). A telegram to Colonel George R. Latham regards an arrest (ca. 1864), and a telgram to...
Dates: 1853 -1864

Berlin B. Chapman, Compiler, Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 2229

Microfilmed copy of a scrapbook outlining the history of college debating in West Virginia, 1933-1941. The scrapbook was prepared by Dr. Chapman and the Fairmont State College debate teams. Original is in the Fairmont State College Library.

Dates: 1933-1941

Clarence West, Grocer, Receipts

Collection Number: A&M 2162

Assorted bills and receipts of Clarence West, who operated a grocery store on Yates Street in Grafton, West Virginia, in the early twentieth century. Bills and receipts from various wholesalers chiefly date from 1914, 1915, and 1918, and list dry goods items such as salt strips, lard, whole nutmegs, biscuits, tobacco, bacon, cheese, rice, sugar, coffee, milk, pins, and sewing machine oil.

Dates: 1914-1918

Ira E. Robinson Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0155
Scope and Contents Some 270 letters, telegrams, and notes written to Robinson; the great majority of the items are by Stephen B. Elkins regarding the purchase of coal lands and the development of coal mining in the Cheat River Valley, Preston County, Masontown, Muddy Creek, Green Run, and Sandy Creek; political affairs in Taylor County are mentioned; also included are five letter books with some 2367 copies of letters sent by Ira E. Robinson and his nephew, Jed W. Robinson, relating to their law practice in...
Dates: 1898-1910

Jacob Williamson Marshall (b.1830) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0054
Overview Papers of a livestock broker, farmer, and merchant of Mingo Flats, Randolph County, who was associated with John T. McGraw in the development of Marlinton and the purchase and sale of land, coal, and timber in neighboring Pocahontas County. There are some items of Civil War interest, while the bulk of the correspondence relates to the marketing of ginseng, beeswax, wool, venison, animal pelts, and farm machinery. There is significant correspondence relating to state politics and railroads....
Dates: ca. 1840-1900

Mary E. Heironimus, Collector, Records regarding George Washington and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3484
Overview Contains material regarding George Washington and the Washington family, including the order book of the 8th U.S. Regiment stationed at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1799-1800); typescript regarding Harewood, residence of Washington's brother (undated); New York Times article regarding observation of Washington's birthday (1862); and material regarding the genealogy of the Washington family (1891-1931). Also contains receipt for purchase of slave (1864); genealogy regarding the Forrest family...
Dates: 1799-2014

West Virginia Poetry

Collection Number: A&M 2405

Poetry and verse unaccompanied with music notation about West Virginia, western Virginia and Appalachia or by area authors unknown, little known, unpublished or rarely published, such as Ida L. Reed. Reed is the author of the poem, "Come to the Cross Today".

Dates: 1882 May 30-1885 March 20

Works Progress Administration, West Virginia Publications

Collection Number: A&M 4093
Overview West Virginia related publications of the Work Progress Administration, mainly consisting of Inventories of the County Archives of West Virginia prepared by The Historical Records Survey Division of Women's and Professional Projects, as well as inventories of federal archives in West Virginia, church archives, public vital statistics, and calendars of letters and papers. Also includes two folk studies of counties by the West Virginia Writers' Program. The Historical Records Survey was a...
Dates: 1937-1941