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Canals

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Charles James Faulkner (1806-1884) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1681
Overview Correspondence of Charles J. Faulkner (1806-1884), who was a Martinsburg attorney, Virginia legislator, member of Congress, and ambassador to France during the James Buchanan administration. Subjects include national and Virginia-West Virginia politics, 1827-1876, and foreign affairs, 1868-1876. Other subjects include the French Colonization Society, the slave controversy, Maryland-Virginia boundary dispute, Virginia Revolutionary debt claims, disposal of the Harpers Ferry Armory, Chesapeake...
Dates: 1786-1878

Emory L. Kemp Papers Regarding Industrial History

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4230
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials from Dr. Emory L. Kemp’s career of researching, documenting, and preserving historic structures. Kemp was a practicing civil engineer from 1952-1959, then taught civil engineering, historic preservation, and the history of technology from 1962-2003 at West Virginia University. He served as an expert consultant for the preservation of many historic engineering structures, including bridges, waterways, and mills. He also published regularly and remained active...
Dates: 1735-2020

Richard H. Ralston, Sr., Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2205
Overview Correspondence of William A. Harrison, a Clarksburg lawyer, assistant federal district attorney, member of the Virginia Assembly, and judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; most letters are from members of the family to Mrs. Anna Robertson Harrison. Subjects include construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Civil War loyalty Oaths, Camp Chase land purchases, and road building. There are also grade school attendance certificates and notes concerning the Lunatic Asylum West...
Dates: 1825-1934

Thomas Green (1798-1881) Diary

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Collection Number: A&M.1651
Overview Journal of a Tour through the States of Ohio and Kentucky, commenced Saturday, 29 July 1826, by Thomas Green of Richmond. This journal concludes on 1 April 1827, at Chillicothe. Green's western trip was for the purpose of pursuing land matters, but the journal contains notes on the social, political, and economic life of the old West. Green visited Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Warm Springs, Kanawha Falls, and the Salines of Virginia, crossed the river at Gallipolis, passed through the principal...
Dates: 1826-1827

Willis DeHass, Historian, Scrapbook Regarding Ohio River Valley

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Collection Number: A&M.0685
Overview A scrapbook of newspaper clippings, with manuscript notes, prepared by Willis DeHass, historian and author. The clips, mainly from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati papers, deal with the Monongahela and Ohio and other Ohio Valley rivers, steamboats, bridges, canals, dams, and levees. Mention is made of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad, 1868.
Dates: ca. 1868-1879