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Monongalia County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 176 Collections and/or Records:

Ralph Fairfax, Collector, Records

Collection Number: A&M 0845
Scope and Contents

A tax book of Monongalia County, 1855, and an estate appraisement of John Fairfax for personal property at the Glades, and Cheat Farm, Monongalia County. The appraisement refers to the sale of eleven enslaved Africans. There are also two lists of delinquent taxpayers; scrip from the Gladesville Furnace, 1877; and a list of the hands at Clinton (Furnace).

Dates: 1844-1877

Reverend Franklin Trubee Records

Collection Number: A&M 2831
Overview Correspondence, membership lists, forms, descriptions and by-laws of self help co-operatives organized and instituted in the vicinity of Scotts Run during the latter part of the Great Depression. Trubee was a newly ordained pastor sent upon request from local volunteers by the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church. His task was to conduct religious services and to develop programs to alleviate poverty for those unemployed miners and their families who had not been resettled at Arthurdale....
Dates: 1938-1988

Reverend William Duke (1757-1840) Travel Journal

Collection Number: A&M 2931
Overview Written by Reverend William Duke (1757-1840), a Protestant Episcopal minister, as a record of his journey from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to Randolph County, (West) Virginia, to inspect a parcel of land that he had acquired. Documents early West Virginia travel, accommodations, and religious practices. Specifically mentioned are Georgetown, Frederick Town, Harpers Ferry, Potomac River, Old Town, Fort Cumberland, Allegheny River, Morgantown, and Bath. Subjects include: Methodism, Baptists, the...
Dates: 1789

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0576
Scope and Contents Manuscript and printed material, and pictures collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. There are also a small number of Mr. West’s personal papers, consisting of letters concerning West Virginia University College of Engineering, Oak Grove Cemetery Association, and the Wesley Methodist Church, all of Morgantown, and business records of the Town Hill Service Station, owned by Mr. West. The...
Dates: 1774; 1780; 1830-1952

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

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...
Dates: 1880-1947

Rufus A. West, Collector, Records regarding West Virginia History and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0599
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, printed materials, and newspaper clippings collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. Collection includes catalogues from West Virginia University for the years of 1882-1883 and 1892-1893; newspaper clippings from newspapers about Morgantown and West Virginia; Nuzum Family and Historical Society Annual Reunion program, 1946; and newspaper clippings about Mr. West's...
Dates: 1870-1949

Samuel Hanway Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0570
Overview Manuscript surveys and plats of land in Monongalia and Preston counties, West Virginia, by Samuel Hanway, county surveyor. There are papers showing acreage and owners; an early plat of Morgantown showing streets, lots and numbers; plat of courses of the Monongalia and Preston County boundary; maps of Monongalia and Preston counties, including a map of eleven tracts of land on Prichard and Whiteday Creek, Monongalia County, which notes the Morgantown-Clarksburg Road, Cratzer's Tavern, and the...
Dates: 1782-ca. 1818

Samuel T. Wiley (1850-1905) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1842
Overview Letters, notebooks, scrapbooks, diaries, manuscripts, and memorabilia of a secondary schoolteacher in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and Preston County, and an author and local historian of Preston and Monongalia counties in West Virginia. The collection includes notes on history, orthography, new method arithmetic, two teachers report books of 1872-1885 and 1879-1880, teachers' certificates, a Wiley family genealogy, manuscripts on slavery, Odd Fellowship, public schools, after-dinner...
Dates: 1872-1905

Samuel W. Shingleton, Collector, Records

Collection Number: A&M 1158

Ledger, 1849-1851, of Samuel D. Thorn, a purveyor of groceries, grain, and whiskey from Thorntown, Monongalia County, West Virginia; and a Sunday school minute book, Mt. Morris Methodist Episcopal Church, Barbour County, 1848-1863.

Dates: 1848-1863

Sarah Jane Lough, Civil War Letter regarding Confederate Activity in Morgantown

Collection Number: A&M 0672
Overview Letter dated 3 May 1863, written by Sarah Jane Lough of Morgantown, (West) Virginia to her brother Elza T. Lough, a private in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Lough reports the entry of Confederate troops into Morgantown on 27 April 1863 and the Confederates' activities in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas during the following week. Subjects of note include the taking of horses and other property; a skirmish at Fairmont; spies passing through the town; and detailed accounts of...
Dates: 1863