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West Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Samuel Crane, Lawyer, Letter to Barbour County Delegate

Collection Number: A&M 4258

Letter written by Samuel Crane dated 1863 January 2 and addressed to a delegate from Barbour County, possibly Joseph Teter, Jr. The letter regards Crane's interest in the office of Governor of the newly formed state of West Virginia. Please see "Scope and Contents" for further information as well as a transcript of the letter.

Dates: 1863

William Johnson, Virginia Delegate, Letter regarding Secession Convention

Collection Number: A&M 4274
Scope and Contents Letter from William Johnson, who at the time represented Barbour County in the Virginia House of Delegates. The letter may be addressed to Colonel Jesse Teter, Esq.; it was sent from Richmond, VA, and dated 1861 March 25. It includes a recounting of recent events in the House, and mentions "the Hamilton Draft", a bill transferring the James River and Kanawha Canal to "the French Company", the activities of the Virginia Secession Convention and the author's concerns about its effectiveness....
Dates: 1861 March 25