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Harrison County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Luther Haymond, Surveyor, Diary and Surveyor's Book

Collection Number: A&M 0772
Scope and Contents

A hand written journal kept by Col. Luther Haymond of Harrison County, [W.] Va., from 1830-1833, telling of his travels and experiences at the time. The journal notes Haymond’s observations while traveling by horse from Harrison County, West Virginia, to Baltimore, Maryland. There are descriptions of Baltimore, Romney, Charles Town, and other places.

Dates: 1830-1833

Monongalia and Harrison Counties Surveys

Collection Number: A&M 0699
Overview Two manuscript volumes containing surveyors' field notes for Harrison County, and copies of Monongalia County surveys, compiled by members of the Haymond family. These notes also contain: information concerning acreage cleared, location and type of construction of the homes of some early residents of Harrison County; dates of patents and names of those persons to whom patents were issued; street courses and survey of the corporation of Clarksburg, 1835; and names of members of a survey...
Dates: 1795-1796, 1816, 1834-1836, 1843, 1903

Mrs. Glenn V. Longacre, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0736
Overview Photostats of deeds, surveys, plats, and grants, the latter signed by Thomas M. Randolph, David Campbell, and William Smith, governors of Virginia, in 1820, 1838, and 1847, for land in Harrison and Doddridge counties; a school attendance sheet for 1865; and a report to the board of education of the number of school-age children in District 4 of Doddridge County in 1869. Also included are a number of photographs taken around Webster Springs showing the hotel, a subscription school, and public...
Dates: 1814-1915

Mrs. John J.D. Preston, Collector, Papers of the Preston, Davis, Rand, and Arnold Families

Collection Number: A&M 2081

Papers of the Preston, Davis, Rand, and Arnold families, ca. 1817-1924. Includes letters of John W. Davis, sermons of David R. Preston, pamphlets dealing with the important political and religious issues of the period, and copies of speeches delivered by John W. Davis, Waitman T. Willey, and other congressmen on national political issues. There are also newspapers and newspaper clippings related to the political career of John W. Davis and some Davis family photographs.

Dates: 1817-1924

Mrs. Otto Worthington Ladwig (1882-1974) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1812
Overview Papers of Mrs. O.W. Ladwig of Clarksburg and Wilsonburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. She was president of the Clarksburg Women's Club, 1931-1932, and this collection consists of letters and materials addressed to Mrs. Ladwig. Subjects include the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Council of Women of the U.S., Inc., the George Washington Bicentennial Committee, the CLUBWOMAN, Federated Garden Clubs of West Virginia, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Chicago...
Dates: 1899-1943

Ogden Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1844
Scope and Contents

Documents [1791-1887] concerning lands and business in Harrison and Monongalia counties; history of the Ogden, Talkington, Hawker, and other families [1911-1946]; correspondence [1904-1907] concerning Marshall W. Ogden's law practice and business; and a list of candidates endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan in West Virginia in 1924.

Dates: 1791-1946

Osborne Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0930

A genealogy of the Osborne family of Greenbrier County. Originally from New Jersey, the family settled in Greenbrier and Hampshire counties.

Dates: 1987

Photograph Album of Scenes in the Harrison County Region

Collection Number: A&M 3908

Photograph album of scenes in the area of Harrison County, West Virginia. Subjects include Lauverna Louise Thomey Wood and her father John Thomey; outdoor scenes from Salem, WV, including flood and fire damage; oil and coal industries; and mills and farms.

Dates: ca. 1900-1909

Robert E. Nichols, Collector, Glass Plate Negatives by Bruce Washburn of Harrison County

Collection Number: A&M 4113
Overview Glass plate negatives of a Harrison County photographer Bruce Washburn who lived in Good Hope on Midway Road, Harrison County. Some images are identified, most are not. Identified locations include Jane Lew in Lewis County; and West Milford and Lost Creek in Harrison County. There are many images documenting the timber industry (perhaps in Webster County), including a sawmill; and fewer images documenting oil and gas activity, and agricultural work. There are also photographs showing a...
Dates: ca. 1900-1920

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0081

Papers of Thomas Tavenner and the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence; memoirs; journals; financial and legal documents; pamphlets; newspapers; and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family were Confederate sympathizers.

Dates: 1772-1955; Majority of material found within 1855-1866