Frontier and pioneer life
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1426
Overview Microfilm copy of the papers of the Henderson and Tomlinson families of Wood County, West Virginia, from 1789 to 1859. Materials relate to frontier life in the Parkersburg-Marietta area, and include Alexander Henderson's journal about his settlement on the Little Kanawha River, 1798-1803; his plantation accounts; letters on the Burr conspiracy; and an account of a duel between Henderson and Stephen R. Wilson in 1803. Also includes several items related to Marine Corps Commandant Archibald...
Collection Number: A&M.2052
Overview Facsimiles of manuscripts and typescript transcriptions of the papers of a traveling minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church who became a lawyer and a judge. Topics include Captain Michael Cresap, Chief Logan, western massacres during the Revolutionary War, customs and privations of the western settlers, the Kentucky frontier, Methodism in the west, old preachers, and historical recollections. Scott was assigned circuits in Berkeley, Frederick, Gloucester, Ohio, and Stafford counties of...