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Marietta (Ohio)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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

Monongalia County, Land Grant to John O. Finn from Governor Patrick Henry

Collection Number: A&M 4183

Land grant to John O. Finn from Virginia Governor Patrick Henry for 400 acres in Monongalia County on the Ohio River; 1803 copy of a 1785 document.

Dates: 1797, 1803

Ohio Historical Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1202

Papers relating to the early development of Marietta and the Ohio Valley include the journal, 1784-1790, and correspondence, 1776-1824 (3 vols.), of a Revolutionary War officer and organizer of the Ohio Company, General Rufus Putnam; papers of Samuel Prescott Hildreth entitled: "Early Events in the Valley of Ohio, 1787 to 1847" (2 vols.); letter from Nathan Goodale to Rufus Putnam, 15 March 1788; journal of Joseph Buell, 1785-1789; and a journal of John Mathews, 1786 (holograph copy).

Dates: ca. 1776-1872

Printer's Sample Book from North Central West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3640
Overview This sample book illustrates the different types of material that were printed, mostly in the 1920s, for individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Shinnston, West Virginia, and Marietta, Ohio, areas. Materials include advertising cards for various businesses (including auto garages, gas stations, banks, restaurants, beauty parlors, and shoe repair), personal business cards, coupons, menus, railroad schedules and timetables, bills of lading, receipts, envelopes and letterheads, and...
Dates: 1917-1930; Majority of material found in 1920-1929

R.H. Hendershot Shipping Bills

Collection Number: A&M 0071

These bills show names of steamboats, masters, cargoes, and destinations of boats departing from Powhatan Point [Ohio]. Destinations mentioned include Pittsburgh, Wheeling, and Marietta, Ohio.

Dates: ca. 1850-1854

Scott-Palmer Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1458
Scope and Contents Family papers of school master Theodore Scott (1805-1877); his daughter Saida Scott Palmer, a music teacher; her husband, Jewett Palmer, Civil War officer, local Republican official, and mayor of Marietta; and his daughters, Winifred and Muriel, a concert contralto. Includes correspondence, letter books, diaries, school registers and reports, scrapbooks, genealogical records, and theatre and opera programs.Topics include Scott's teaching career at Portsmouth, Ohio (1836);...
Dates: 1829-1916

Scott-Palmer Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1423
Overview Papers of Jewett Palmer, a Union Army officer, Mayor of Marietta (Ohio), and Republican official of Washington County (Ohio). Includes correspondence, daily journals, clipping scrapbooks, military records, genealogical and autobiographical notes, and printed materials. The papers regard the activities of Company B of the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) and Company G of the 36th OVI. There are also papers of Palmer's wife, Saida Scott, who taught music. Addendum of 1996/09/23 contains a...
Dates: 1856-1917

Steamboats Records

Collection Number: A&M 2207
Scope and Contents

The official logbook of a cargo vessel which traveled up and down the Ohio River between Marietta, Ohio and Ravenswood, W.Va. The log covers a three month period, October to December, 1883. The log records the stops that were made on each run, the kinds of items that were being transported, and to whom cargoes were delivered.

Dates: 1883

Woodbridge-Blennerhassett Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1459
Overview Correspondence and financial records of the firm of Dudley Woodbridge and Company of Marietta, Ohio, pertaining to Woodbridge's partnership with Harman Blennerhassett. Subjects include early Ohio River trade, transportation, and markets; Blennerhassett's financial misfortunes; the Burr conspiracy; and family and social affairs. Included in the collection are extracts from the Silas Brown letters in the Library of Congress relating to the Burr Conspiracy; and an unpublished manuscript by...
Dates: 1797-1818, 1935

Woodbridge Mercantile Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 1455
Overview Letter and account books, clipping scrapbooks, and miscellaneous family papers of a pioneer, Ohio Valley, general merchandise firm founded by Dudley Woodbridge, Sr., at Marietta, Ohio, and operating under various names for a period of more than sixty years. The collection also includes the account books of Daniel, Richard, and John Greene, 1808-1844; account books of F.B. Loomis, 1842-1844; a medicinal formulary book; the estate records of John Brody; records of a pension and bounty land...
Dates: 1743-1882