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Parkersburg (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Agra Bennett, Papers Regarding Estate and Residence

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3993
Overview Papers regarding Agra Bennett (also known as Mrs. Agra Bennett McKinley and Agra B. Williams), a member of a prominent West Virginia family and the sister of WWI pilot Louis Bennett, Jr. Includes a copy of her will (1968) and a copy of the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (1984) for her residence in Wheeling, West Virginia, the Johnson Camden McKinley House or "Willow Glen". See "Historical Note" for further information.
Dates: 1967-2010

Civil War Soldier's Letter, Menu, and Campaign Ribbon

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Collection Number: A&M.0900
Overview A Civil War soldier's letter to his brother from Camp Hill, Harper's Ferry, (West) Virginia, 1863 February 28; a Christmas menu from Hill's Central Hotel, Parkersburg, West Virginia, ca. 1879; and a campaign ribbon from the West Virginia Democratic State Convention, Parkersburg, West Virginia 1892 July 27, the printing on the ribbon reads "Sweeney for State Supt. of Free Schools".
Dates: 1863, 1879, 1892

Ephemera Collection

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Collection Number: A&M.2116
Overview Paper ephemera, including: illustrated letterhead titled "Offices of J.W. Wiles" featuring portrait of J.W. Wiles and photo of the "Wiles Block" building in Morgantown, WV; there is also letterhead for the "Star Glass Company" and "Union Realty and Development Co.," both of Morgantown; illustrated envelopes for the "Hotel Morgan" of Morgantown, "The Waldo" of Clarksburg, and "The Ruffner" of Charleston. Signed calling card of J.W. Wiles. There is an extensive collection of greeting cards,...
Dates: ca. 1900-1993; Majority of material found in 1900-1930

First Baptist Church of Parkersburg Records

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Collection Number: A&M.2952
Overview Minutes of the church, 1817-1910, and of the Parkersburg Baptist Association, 1819-1869. Lists and reports of member churches, including Hughes River, Marietta, Bethesda, Sampson Creek, Mount Zion, Reedy Creek, and Elizabeth. Lists of early members (white and black) of the First Baptist Church 1817-1844. An historical sketch of the Parkersburg Baptist Association written by Rev. J.W. Carter in 1869, with a statistical report on member churches 1818-1869.
Dates: 1817-1910

Gainer Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2951
Overview Correspondence of Loyd Gainer and Katharyn Gaston Gainer of Parkersburg, parents of folklorist and WVU faculty member, Patrick Gainer, concerning their courtship and family matters. Family photographs and clippings relating to Patrick Gainer's career. Commercial and handmade valentines and greeting cards.
Dates: 1892-1944

Gordon B. Gibbens Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2816
Overview Correspondence of Gordon B. Gibbens of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Subjects discussed include personal and family business, West Virginia Republican Party affairs, and Gibbens' political appointments. Correspondents include Senators Stephen B. Elkins, Nathan B. Scott, and James A. Hughes, as well as numerous Ohio Valley politicians. One letter (21 December 1896) is an endorsement by a group of "colored" voters of Wood County for Gibbens' appointment to political office, and another letter (17...
Dates: 1878-1879,1889, 1891, 1896-1898, 1900-1902

Hugh Sayre, Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2436
Overview Correspondence, miscellaneous family papers, nineteenth century school records, ledgers, bank books, and memorabilia of Hugh F. Sayre and family of Parkersburg, Reedy, St. Marys and West Creek, West Virginia. Some material relates to oil and gas leases on the Sayre family farm and Sayre's invention of a scientific alphabet called EBDECORD.
Dates: 1872-1927

Maggie Metheny, Author, Typescript Regarding Travel by Wagon from West Virginia to Kansas

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Collection Number: A&M.4446
Overview Typescript authored by Maggie (Rhodes) Metheny regarding her family travelling from West Virginia to Kansas by covered wagon in 1892, with copies of related correspondence and family photographs.
Dates: 1953-1957

Parkersburg High School Yearbook, "Pilgrim"

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Collection Number: A&M.4063
Overview An original copy of the Parkersburg High School Senior Class Yearbook "Pilgrim" from 1914.
Dates: 1914

Peter Godwin Van Winkle (1808-1872), Letter and Receipt for Stock

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Collection Number: A&M.0142
Overview Four page letter, and receipt for stock, of Peter G. Van Winkle (1808-1872), a Parkersburg attorney, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851, member of the Second Wheeling Convention of 1861, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1861-1862, legislator from Wood County in 1863, U.S. Senator from 1863-1869, and participant in West Virginia railroad and business enterprises. The four page manuscript letter with envelope is from Van Winkle, Baltimore, Maryland, to George O....
Dates: 1854-1855