Politicians -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0203
Scope and Contents The papers of West Virginia’s 16th Governor, Ephraim F. Morgan, largely contain official correspondence originating in or received by the governor’s office, 1920-1925. Records types include newspaper clippings, reports, maps, proclamations, speeches, and other items. Topics include the State Police, prohibition, industrial unrest, the Mine Wars in southern West Virginia, public works and roadbuilding, and West Virginia University.
Collection Number: A&M.0173
Overview Photograph of Ephraim Franklin Morgan (1869-1950), 16th Governor of West Virginia (1921-1925). He was preceded in office by John J. Cornwell and succeeded by Howard M. Gore. Morgan entered office at a time of conflict between coal miners and their employers, culminating in 1921 in the armed miners' march and the Battle of Blair Mountain.
Collection Number: A&M.0420
Overview Photostat negatives of correspondence to Francis H. Pierpont concerning statehood and secession. Also includes a petition of Harrison County, (West) Virginia citizens to Brigadier General Kelly protesting the return and admittance to the county of former members of the Confederate Army (undated); a petition of Gilmer County, (West) Virginia citizens denouncing secession and pledging action to suppress rebellion (1861); and the act by which the Restored Government of Virginia gave permission for...
Dates: 1861-1865, 1916; Majority of material found within 1861-1865
Collection Number: A&M.1034
Overview Approximately twenty letters sent to President Abraham Lincoln from Francis H. Pierpont, the governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, between 1861 and 1864. Topics include the need for muskets in western Virginia in 1861; restoring the government of Virginia according to the Wheeling Convention after the war; using slaves from Virginia to do manual labor for the Union army; difficulty recruiting soldiers in western Virginia in 1862; the creation of the state of West Virginia; and...
Collection Number: A&M.0418
Overview Fairmont Times (W.Va.) newspaper clipping where Frances Pierpont Pryor, Francis H. Pierpont's granddaughter, is thanking the newspaper for including historical information about Pierpont's life in their articles.
Collection Number: A&M.0419
Overview Photostat copies of newspaper clippings from the Daily Enquirer and Examiner (Richmond, Virginia). Includes the order appointing Henry H. Wells to succeed Francis H. Pierpont as Governor of Virginia, and two editorials about Pierpont (April 6 and 27, 1868). The articles suggest that Pierpont was unpopular in Richmond at this time.
Collection Number: A&M.0497
Overview Correspondence, appointment, and notice. Correspondence includes a letter from Gideon D. Camden to Pierpont (1841); a letter from Frances Pierpont Pryor (F.H. Pierpont's granddaughter) to Professor Charles Ambler regarding documents of her grandfathers' which she is sending him and documents she will keep (1952); and a letter from Charles MacCarthy to W.H. Siviter, regarding Pierpont papers used by MacCarthy in writing his Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction...
Collection Number: A&M.0009
Overview Papers of Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, printed materials, and photocopies consisting of genealogies, correspondence, college essays, speeches, official messages, articles prepared for newspapers, legal documents, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Topics include Pierpont's education; his career as governor of the...
Dates: 1811-1949, undated; Majority of material found within 1860-1899
Collection Number: A&M.0113
Overview Anna Pierpont Siviter's notes and typescript draft with holograph notes of Recollections on Civil War (Recollections of War and Peace, 1861-1868). Also includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, unpublished poems, and genealogy of the Pierpont, Siviter, and Pryor families.
Dates: 1883-1936; Majority of material found within 1905-1930
Collection Number: A&M.4171
Overview Two autobiographies written by Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. This booklet includes photocopies of two original autobiographies, which were written in 1883 for Robert Alonzo (or P.W.) Brock (21 pages and accompanying letter) and John McAllister Schofield (5 pages). The booklet also includes typescript transcriptions of both autobiographies, made by Jeannie...