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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Great Kanawha Coal, Oil, & Metallurgic Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 2117

The collection consists of correspondence and legal papers concerning 9,580 acres in Kanawha County, West Virginia, on Cabin and Slaughter creeks, mentioning coal and railroad possibilities, interest rates, livestock breeding and costs, and organization of the company.

Dates: 1866-1894

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

Holmes Moss Alexander (1906-1985) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1372
Overview Correspondence, literary manuscripts, photographs, and miscellaneous material of a newspaper columnist, political analyst, biographer, novelist, short story writer, and gentleman farmer. The papers are primarily concerned with Alexander's literary and publishing activities. Other subjects include Alexander's interest in livestock raising, a proposed birth control law, and motion picture censorship in Maryland. Correspondents include Styles Bridges, Richard A. Chase, Joseph S. Clark, Thomas...
Dates: 1929-1970

Howard M. Gore (1877-1947) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0193
Scope and Contents

A typed letter signed from Howard M. Gore, Secretary of Agriculture to Congressman Ernest R. Ackerman justifying the work of the USDA representatives in foreign countries to study agriculture conditions, to further research in pest control, and to determine the product standards of other nations to be met by U.S. exporters of raw and processed agricultural products.

Dates: 1924

Howard M. Gore (1877-1947) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0198
Scope and Contents The official papers of the 17th governor of West Virginia. Gore's career began in World War I when he was assistant food administrator in West Virginia; and in 1921 he went to Washington as a livestock appraiser and specialist in marketing livestock in the Department of Agriculture; he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, and upon the Death of Henry C. Wallace, was made Secretary of Agriculture (November 22, 1924- March 4, 1925). In addition to his papers as Governor, other...
Dates: 1908-1947

Isaac M. Clark Letter

Collection Number: A&M 2987

One leaf with a different message on each side. The first is a letter to Clark from Joel Davidson of Ice's Ferry, West Virginia, promoting a folk-medicine cancer cure. En verso is a letter written by Clark to Lyman Robbins requesting a subscription to a dairy farming newspaper. Clark, a Bridgeport, Ohio, cheesemaker, mentions selling cheese to Union soldiers.

Dates: 1862

Isaac McNeel (b.1830) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1451
Overview Correspondence, legal and business papers, mercantile records and tax receipt books of Isaac McNeel, who operated a store at Edray and Mill Point, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, served as sheriff of the county, operated a gristmill, raised livestock, and was appointed provost marshal of the county in 1862 by the Confederate Army. The collection also includes letters and school reports of McNeel's sons, Winters and Summers, while students at Washington and Lee and the Medical and Law...
Dates: 1850-1908

J. R. Caldwell, Cow Herd Books

Collection Number: A&M 0298

J.R. Caldwell of Wheeling, West Virginia, bought and bred cows in the early 20th century. Two herd books describe cows that Caldwell bred or owned from 1916 to 1923. Books document color markings, sires and dams, birth dates, names, buyers, and prices of cows.

Dates: 1916-1923

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

Joanna Nesselroad Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3264
Overview Correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, and other papers (1965-95) of Dr. Joanna Strosnider Nesselroad documenting the organization and administration of the nation's first Head Start Program. Dr. Nesselroad began the first Head Start Program in McDowell County in 1965, and has served as West Virginia's regional training officer and as a national consultant for the Program. There are also letters, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, slides, and...
Dates: 1930-1995