West Virginia - politics.
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0211
Scope and Contents Collection contains Dayton’s appointment certificate in the West Virginia University’s Corps of Cadets (1878), newspaper articles containing speeches delivered by Dayton, copies and notes for speeches and lectures, notebooks, and an inventory of books owned by Dayton. Ephemera within the collection includes the 1898 report of the “New England Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania,” and programs from the West Virginia Republican Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.
Collection Number: A&M.1671
Scope and Contents Correspondence and newspaper clippings of a Morgantown judge, railroad promoter, and U.S. Congressman. Papers deal with Sturgiss' political troubles in his bid for re-nomination in 1910 and the unveiling of the Francis H. Pierpont statue in Statuary Hall, Washington.
Dates: 1879, 1909-1910
Collection Number: A&M.1028
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers of politician and industrialist Henry Gassaway Davis (November 16, 1823 - March 11, 1916), a Democrat who served in the West Virginia Legislature, 1866-1871, and the U.S. Senate, 1871-1883. Davis was also the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1904. A reel of microfilm includes two private account books (1867-1915) and a letter book (1898-1916), which mentions several state and national Democratic leaders including Stephen B. Elkins and John T. McGraw. There...
Collection Number: A&M.0952
Scope and Contents Papers of the fifteenth governor of West Virginia who was a newspaper publisher in Romney, an orchardman, lawyer, and counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. There are a few papers of W.B. Cornwell. The collection includes: personal and business correspondence, 1896-1953; correspondence as governor, 1916-1922; legal papers, ca.1843-1916; and material relating to "Cornwell Day," 1931; Baltimore and Ohio and other railroads; Romney Orchard Company, ca. 1916-1919; South Branch Development...
Dates: ca. 1843, 1896-1953
Collection Number: A&M.1577
Scope and Contents Letters from West Virginia's first Commissioner of Immigration to Governor John J. Jacobs and the Board of Public Works. Letters deal with political intrigues for the commissionership, the dissemination of the “West Virginia Handbook and Immigration Guide,” and the publication of Diss Debar's “West Virginia Monitor and Real Estate Advertiser.”
Collection Number: A&M.2209
Overview Correspondence and other papers of Kemble White, one-time law partner of A.B. Fleming, specialist in oil and gas law, counsel for the West Virginia subsidiaries of Standard Oil (Hope Natural Gas, South Penn Oil, and Eureka Pipeline), charter member of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, veteran of the Spanish-American War, one-time president of the West Virginia Bar Association; and the West Virginia University Alumni Association. Additional items include: White's notebooks from...
Collection Number: A&M.4354
Overview Twenty portrait photographs of prominent nineteenth-century West Virginia politicians, many of whom played a part in the movement for statehood. See "Scope and Contents" for additional information, including a list of names.
Dates: ca. 1860-1880
Collection Number: A&M.1634
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Septimus Hall (1847- 1926), a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1872 and a state legislator. Letters concern state politics, 1881-1886, and the Virginia Debt Commission, 1913-1916. Correspondents include: J. J. Woods, Johnson N. Camden, E. D. Talbott, & W. E. Chilton. The papers include an autograph volume with signatures of the members of the State Legislature, 1881-1882. ...
Collection Number: A&M.0561
Scope and Contents A letter regarding Mr. Hall's commission as notary public in Wetzel County; bills from the West Virginia Penitentiary, and Sweeneys & Co., Wheeling; and a typed copy of the democratic state platform in West Virginia for 1912.Addendum: A letter from Clarence M. Hall of San Jose, California, to Septimus Hall dated December 12, 1912; two copies of messages of Governor Wilson and W. F. McCombs to C. M. Hall dated May 13, 1911; and two copies of each of the following three reprinted...
Collection Number: A&M.0053
Overview Stephen Benton Elkins (b. 1841) represented West Virginia in the United States Senate as a Republican from 1895-1911. Prior to his Senate service, Elkins served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a captain in the Kansas Militia. He practiced law in the Territory of New Mexico in 1864 and served as a member of the Territorial House of Representatives, 1864-1865. He was the district attorney for the Territory from 1866-1867, and the United States district attorney for the Territory from...