Frontier and pioneer life
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0553
Overview Six page typescript by John L. Johnston, 1920, titled "Historical Notes, Ice's Ferry." Covering the time span of 1758-1920, the narrative locates and describes early settlements; roads; forts; Indian trails, villages and tribes; industries; the land office; and men and families prominent in the development of Monongalia County. Mention is made of the proposed construction of the dam and recreation area on the Cheat River.
Collection Number: A&M.1511
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, surveys, account books, and a diary of a Burning Springs surveyor, oil developer, rural entrepreneur, horticulturalist, and captain of the Little Kanawha River steamer GENERAL JACKSON. Collection includes a brief journal of a trip from Des Moines, Iowa, to the Forks of the Platte in 1860; papers of Clarke's venture in quartz mining and milling in the Colorado Territory, 1861-1863; surveys of the Burning Springs oil region; letters from James C. Clarke,...
Collection Number: A&M.0575
Overview ALS from Capt. John Pomroy of Clarks Station, Crooked Creek, PA to Gen. Anthony Wayne, commander of the U.S. Army's Western Dept., penned during the height of the last frontier war in the Upper Ohio Valley. Capt. Pomroy reports upon the recent activities of his command and requests further instructions asking specifically whether or not a militia should be drafted for a future campaign. Pomroy estimates that he could raise "between two and three hundred men for a volunteer expedition...if peace...
Dates: 1792 July 16
Collection Number: A&M.1229
Overview The collection consists of correspondence, business and legal papers, family photographs, clippings, and account books of Zebulon and Eli Musgrave and Daniel and William L. Turney of Fairmont, West Virginia. Aside from family and business affairs and estate settlements, subjects include Missouri frontier life and society in 1836; strife at Lecompton, Kansas School Territory, in 1857; local history of the Fairmont area; and Fairmont Normal School. About 2 ins. of material concerns coal mining,...
Dates: ca. 1836-1925
Collection Number: A&M.3045
Overview The interviews, correspondence, notes and reports of a Wisconsin based, New York born antiquarian and early researcher of frontier history. Lyman C. Draper's manuscripts were willed to the Wisconsin State Historical Society where he had been its corresponding secretary and instrumental in its development. Microfilm was produced by the society of his papers and made available for purchase to libraries because of their significance for studying the Eastern frontier and its pioneers. Draper had...
Dates: ca. 1740-1815
Collection Number: A&M.0704
Overview Sketches of pioneer life on the Virginia frontier (what is now central West Virginia) in the late eighteenth century including the exploits of pioneers and Indian fighters such as Jacob Reger, Sam Hughs and Joseph and Joel Martin. White comments on the activities of the company, Confederate sympathies and activities of various citizens, the Ringgold Raiders, and the Confederate scout, John Righter.
Collection Number: A&M.3316
Overview Records regarding the history of the White Day Creek region of Marion County, WV. There are also photocopies of primary sources of information supplementary to the White Day Creek book, including: letters and financial ledger of the Watson family (1820-1890); essay titled "Smithtown Local History" (1922); business ledger of George Washington Stevens, a cobbler (1890s); deeds and estate sale documents of William Morris (1854); grist mill business ledger of Sam Smith (1894); financial ledger and...
Collection Number: A&M.2930
Overview Bratton was born, ca.1838, and lived in the town of Millboro Springs, Bath County, Virginia, where she married Townley Cauthorn, ca.1860. Correspondence is to Martha from other women friends, dealing with courtship, marriage, education, and domestic life Some are letters from Virginians pioneering in Illinois and Missouri, detailing the hardships of their new lives; and others are love letters from suitors.
Collection Number: A&M.2156
Overview Correspondence between H. E. Matheny and Boyd B. Stutler who were antiquarian collectors of West Virginia and authors on the local history of the state. The correspondence is primarily about West Virginia imprints and historical literature. There is much discussion of the following topics as they pertain to West Virginia: colloquial language, frontier and pioneers, post offices and postal service, crimes and criminals, the Civil War, early oil industry, and printers, printing and newspapers....
Collection Number: A&M.3118
Scope and Contents Civil War letters from David Riehl and Newton Van Leer of Company G, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry and Charles W. Elliot of Company A, 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. Most letters are to Sarah Riehl of Wood County. Subjects include defense of the B&O Railroad, the kidnapping of Union generals Crook and Kelley, military action near Richmond, and military hospitals. Two postwar letters concern West Virginia emigrants to the West. This collection includes both original letters...