Frontier and pioneer life
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1192
Scope and Contents The papers of the President of Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, charted in 1837, consist of land grants, deeds, and indentures; legal papers; turnpike correspondence, stock, books, contracts, and reports to the Board of Public Works, the Virginia Legislature, and stockholders. Some of the correspondence deals with the Washington Temperance Society, church activities in the Kanawha Valley, the salt industry along the Kanawha Salines, the James River and Kanawha Turnpike Company,...
Collection Number: A&M.1464
Scope and Contents Correspondence, business and legal papers, and Justice of the Peace documents of Felix G. Hansford, Kanawha County J.P., entrepreneur, and President of the Giles, Fayette, and Kanawha Turnpike. Subjects include the George Boxley slave plot, 1816; cholera in Louisville, 1833; Missouri and westward expansion, 1841; the Kansas struggle, 1858; Albert Gallatin's western lands; and the impact of John Brown's 1859 raids on the South. Correspondents include Albert Gallatin, J. M. Maury,...
Collection Number: A&M.1089
Scope and Contents These are the land and mercantile papers of Felix Hansford, a large land owner along the banks of Pain[t] Creek and the Great Kanawha River, near the town of Clifton in [Kanawha] County. The collection is primarily account statements, receipts and buisness notes.There are a few land surveys, entries and deeds dating back to the 1790. Some of the papers shed light on the Hansford's activities as a falt boat builder, sawmill and grist mill operator, and justice of the peace. A few letters and...