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South Branch Valley (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

B.J. Baker Records

Collection Number: A&M 1618

Daybooks, ledgers, journals, and other mercantile records of a Petersburg general merchandise company in the South Branch Valley, and the membership and dues list of the Petersburg Council, Friends of Temperance, 1871-1878.

Dates: 1865-1921

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1010
Scope and Contents

Personal and professional correspondence (1914-1956), typescripts, research notes, clippings, photographs, maps, drafts and manuscripts of published and unpublished historical studies. The correspondence includes a number of letters from historians in the 1920s and 1930s. Other subjects covered in the papers include the McNeill Rangers, the Civil War, Moravian Missionaries, floods in the South Branch Valley, and secondary education in West Virginia.

Dates: 1914-1956

Civil War Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1508

Correspondence of Miss Hattie A. Fudge, Tazewell, Virginia. A majority of the letters are written by soldiers of the Forty-fifth Virginia Regiment (Confederate) commanded by Generals John B. Floyd, W.W. Loring, and John Echols. Subjects include Floyd's military engagements, 1861; Battle of Lewisburg, 1862; skirmishes along the line of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; and Jubal Early's January, 1864, raid into the South Branch Valley.

Dates: 1861-1864

Glass Plate Negatives of Franklin, West Virginia in Pendleton County

Collection Number: A&M 4272
Content Description

Glass plate negatives of images of subjects in the town and region of Franklin, West Virginia. Subjects include the South Branch of the Potomac River, dam (perhaps on the South Branch), Bickford Hoffman Grain, interior of a residence, horse drawn carriages (and perhaps the Bowman house), and the Bowman McClure store. Much of this collection has been digitized.

Dates: ca. 1900-1920

Hardy County Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1745
Overview A travel journal, ca. 1857; a diary, 1941; survey records, 1894-1896; account books, 1788-1811 - 1891-1894; county and parish tax levies, 1800; a book of geographic terms and facts kept by Susan I. Branson in 1836; and a Branson family record book. People mentioned include Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. Places mentioned include: Cincinnati, Ohio; and, in West Virginia, Romney, Evansville, Clarksburg, Parkersburg, Coolville, Athens, Branch Mountain, Moorefield, Front Run Valley, Camp Branch Run,...
Dates: 1788-1941

John C. Sanders, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0064

Records of marriages, 1816-1867, performed by the Reverend William Welch, Mineral County, West Virginia; Civil War typescripts, including "Capture of Generals Kelly and Crook," by Capt. Jesse C. McNeill, and "Capture of a Railroad Train," by John T. Peerce. There are scrapbooks on South Branch Valley history, and account books for grain, carding, and other activities in Morgantown. There are also clippings and photographs.

Dates: ca. 1816-1900

Joseph M. Kellogg, Compiler, Notebooks

Collection Number: A&M 1626
Overview Genealogical records, compiled by Professor Joseph M. Kellogg, Lawrence, Kansas, of the Henkel, McCann, Johnson, Mitchell, and Teter families. The records include copies of many nineteenth century documents. Allied families mentioned are Apple, Eschmann, Grisemer, Hammer, Harper, Hite, Pearies, Peterson, Ruleman, Scholl, See (Zeh), Simmons, Skidmore, and Westfall-Kortrecht. Most of these families settled in the South Branch Valley and the counties of Harrison, Lewis, Randolph, Barbour,...
Dates: ca. 1945-1958

Petersburg White Water Weekend Records

Collection Number: A&M 3259
Overview Brochures, programs, and one broadside concerning the Petersburg White Water Weekend, an event of regional and national interest featuring canoe and kayak races in the South Branch Valley, an area encompassing the South Branch of the Potomac River within several West Virginia counties of the Potomac Highlands. Original materials are as follows: 1964 official program and broadside advertisement, 1968 brochure, and 1965 official program. Facsimiles are as follows: brochures for 1966, 1967,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1964-1971; 1964-2007