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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Minnie Kendall Lowther Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0740
Overview M.K. Lowther (1869-1947) was a journalist and one of the first women newspaper editors in West Virginia. She was the author of the HISTORY OF RITCHIE COUNTY; BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND IN ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY; FRIENDSHIP HILL, HOME OF ALBERT GALLATIN; MARSHALL HALL AND OTHER POTOMAC POINTS IN STORY AND PICTURE; and MT. VERNON: ITS CHILDREN, ITS ROMANCES, ITS ALLIED FAMILIES AND MANSIONS. There are complete and incomplete typescripts, rough drafts, revisions, photographs and plates of her books....
Dates: 1907-1945

Monongah Mine Disaster Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0524
Overview The collection consists of: a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on the explosion at Monongah Mines No.6 and No.8 on 6 December 1907, rescue operations, the inquest, and mine law reforms; photographs of the disaster; maps of the interior of the mines; printed and typescript reports and pamphlets on mining operations; script of a 1952 television broadcast on the disaster; material on mine disasters in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Illinois; and newspaper accounts of the agitation for the...
Dates: 1907-1952

Nat T. Frame (1877-1948) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2631
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, pamphlets, reports and similar materials collected by Nat Terry Frame for use in preparing his history of West Virginia Agricultural Extension Work, entitled West Virginia Agriculture and Rural Life. Subjects discussed in the work include regional development groups in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio; rural life and community development experiments of the 1930s; American Country Life Association ideology and activities;...
Dates: 1914-1948

National Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, Incorporation Certificate

Collection Number: A&M 3171

Incorporation certificate issued by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to National Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. The Wheeling based company was authorized as a foreign corporation to operate in Pennsylvania with an office in Washington.

Dates: 1909

Ohio County, Wishart vs. White, Civil Suit Transcript

Collection Number: A&M 3173

Official transcript of a civil suit which originated in 1829 when John Wishart rendered medical treatment to David White, and White failed to pay for the services. Wishart sued in Ohio Co. Court, and the case was resolved in 1832.

Dates: 1842

Peale, Peacock & Kerr Co. Records

Collection Number: A&M 2576

The papers concern the Rembrandt Peale Mines, free coal, mine insurance costs, Estep Brothers Coal Mining Co., and company houses. Also included in the collection are advertising publications for sanitation equipment. Correspondents include: Rembrandt Peale, H.A. Wertz, George M. Estep, G.E. Metzger, H.W. Henry, W.B. Oates, T.A. Estep, and F.N. Artley.

Dates: 1917-1921

Pittenger Family Letters

Collection Number: A&M 3127

Various Pittenger family members wrote these letters, mostly to other family members. The most frequent correspondent is Abraham Pittenger, a farmer, teacher, and local government official in Hancock County. The letters detail farming and marketing of farm goods, educational developments, affairs of the Presbyterian Church, and family events. The collection also provides significant information about the early Republican party, secession crisis, Civil War and Reconstruction.

Dates: 1841-1875

Ridenour Family History

Collection Number: A&M 2230

A history of the Ridenour/Reitenauer family from its early Germanic roots to their settlement in Pennsylvania in the late seventeenth century down to the present generation.

Dates: 1972-83

Robert Ayres (b.1761) Journal

Collection Number: A&M 0824

The journal of a Methodist circuit rider in eastern Pennsylvania and the Bath and Berkeley Circuits in western Virginia.

Dates: 1787-1789

Sabra Lucinda (Miner) Sturgiss Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1899
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other material of Sabra Lucinda (Miner) Sturgis(s) and her son, George C. Sturgiss, a Morgantown businessman and politician. There are 130 letters, 6 WVU literary society and commencement announcements (1870-77), and an engagement book used by George C. and Charlotte Kent Sturgiss for 1907-1909.Subjects include the activities of Alfred Gallentin Sturgiss, a Methodist Episcopal minister in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania from 1837 to 1845 (towns...
Dates: 1838-1896, 1907-1909