Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0088
Overview Deeds of Peter T. Laishley and Samuel Arnold, Preston County, 1834 and 1837; photographs of the judges of the State Supreme Court of Appeals, 1863-1937; a map of the McGraw and Yates addition to Grafton; and Dent family genealogical data.
Collection Number: A&M.2514
Overview An unpublished history of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company compiled by J.S. Algeo, completed in 1956. In 1885 this firm originated in Wellsburg, West Virginia, as the Hazel Glass Company and established, later, plants at Clarksburg, Grafton, Wheeling, and Washington, Pennsylvania.
Collection Number: A&M.1888
Overview Correspondence, legal papers, photographs, and printed materials of John W. Mason (1842-1917). Mason was a circuit court and state Supreme Court judge, member of the Virginia State Debt Commission, and commissioner of Internal Revenue. The general correspondence contains personal and business letters, as well as manuscript speeches, notebooks, and reports. The period while Mason was circuit judge is particularly sparse. Also includes Internal Revenue correspondence consisting of about 8,500...
Collection Number: A&M.0971
Scope and Contents Facsimile of a manuscript letter from Richmond, Va., signed R. E. Lee, addressed to Major David Goff of the Virginia Volunteers at Beverly, [W.] Va., concerning the delivery of arms and ammunition to Major Goff, or to Lieutenant Joseph W. Chinnoweth, intended for Col. George A. Porterfield at Grafton.
Collection Number: A&M.2662
Overview Most of the letters are to Helen M. Robinson of Fetterman, Taylor County, West Virginia, from relatives and friends. Subjects discussed include housekeeping, fashions, farming, schools, religion, and the Civil War from both the Confederate and Union perspectives. There are frequent, specific references to the political and military state-of-affairs in the upper Ohio Valley region.
Collection Number: A&M.0821
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, printed and newspaper materials collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. This collection includes papers concerning many phases of West Virginia History, although centered on Preston, Taylor, and Monongalia counties. Includes marriage licenses from Preston County, 1881-1947; newspaper clippings from Morgantown newspapers; a meeting invitation from the Monongalia County...
Collection Number: A&M.1761
Overview Eighteen diaries, 1890-1934, of Samuel R. Jenkins, a civil engineer from Grafton. There are lengthy entries for the period, 1890-1892, when Jenkins was a student at West Virginia University. He did surveys and supervised construction work in various parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, read widely, and commented on works of Henry George, John W. Draper, and John Fiske. There are photographs of Jenkins and of an engineering job done by him for the American Bridge Company at...
Collection Number: A&M.2284
Overview A scrapbook and personal diary of Volney Andrews, one-time president of Local 175, covering the years 1938-1949. There is material on disputes over the legitimacy of the AFL and the CIO especially as it was reflected in state regional labor councils and jurisdictional struggles in West Virginia between the United Mine Workers of America and the Progressive Mine Workers of America. Also mentioned are political concerns such as elections, congressional investigations of labor and foreign trade...
Collection Number: A&M.1502
Overview Copies of general orders, circulars, and letters, issued and received by Brigadier General Morris of the First Brigade, Indiana Volunteers, from May through July 1861. Most of the orders and letters pertain to the military operations of the United States Volunteers in western Virginia under the command of General George B. McClellan during the months of June and July. Morris was at Grafton, Philippi, Laurel Hill, Corricks Ford, and Cheat Mountain. Correspondents include General George B....
Collection Number: A&M.2780
Overview Studio registers and business records of W.R. Loar and Son, photographers of Grafton, West Virginia. The 25 volumes of studio registers cover the period 1918 to 1965. The 20 volumes of business records include cash books, 1940-1958; inventories, 1949-1955; invoices, 1939-1947; bank books, 1939-1940; and business expense accounts, 1943-1965.