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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Hopemont Hospital Cirkut Photographs

Collection Number: A&M.3539
Overview Ten photographs documenting the West Virginia State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Hopemont in Preston County, West Virginia. Photographs show buildings, grounds, and patients. The photographs include views of the facility looking east and west; an interior shot of the dining hall with residents at meal time; and an exterior view of the Gore Hospital building. Includes nine cirkut or panoramic photographs (two of which show the same image) and one standard size photograph.
Dates: 1920-1938

Ira E. Robinson Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0155
Scope and Contents Some 270 letters, telegrams, and notes written to Robinson; the great majority of the items are by Stephen B. Elkins regarding the purchase of coal lands and the development of coal mining in the Cheat River Valley, Preston County, Masontown, Muddy Creek, Green Run, and Sandy Creek; political affairs in Taylor County are mentioned; also included are five letter books with some 2367 copies of letters sent by Ira E. Robinson and his nephew, Jed W. Robinson, relating to their law practice in...
Dates: 1898-1910

Isaiah Bolyard Family Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M.3315
Overview 9.5' x 11' scrapbook which contains genealogical information regarding the Isaiah Bolyard family of Preston County, West Virginia. Includes a photocopied excerpt from THE BALLIET, BALLIETT, BALLIETTE, BALYEAT, BOLYARD, AND ALLIED FAMILIES by Steven Clay Balliet (1968), pp. 680-719. Also includes family photographs, greeting cards, letters, memorial cards, obituaries, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1880-1959

Jacob Guseman (1786-1878) Records

Collection Number: A&M.1196
Overview Ledgers and daybooks of Jacob Guseman, a Preston County entrepreneur who operated a general merchandise store, a fulling mill, sawmill, gristmill, and other manufactories at Muddy Creek.
Dates: 1836-1866, 1930

James E. Heath, Auditor, Listings of Delinquent Lands in Western Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.4182
Overview Listings of delinquent lands issued by James E. Heath, Auditor of Virginia. Contains printed documents pertaining to Kenawha County [Kanawha County] (1832), Greenbrier County (1833), Nicholas County (1833), Ohio County (1833), Pocahontas County (1833), and Preston County (1833).
Dates: 1832-1833

James H. Carroll, County Circuit Court Clerk, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0810
Overview Political, legal, and business letters of James H. Carroll, an 1850's Preston County Circuit Court Clerk and Confederate sympathizer. The letters pertain to a collection of court fees and debts, discussions of criminal court decisions and opinions about the local political prospects of the Democratic party.
Dates: 1853-1860

James M. Chidester Civil War Diary

Collection Number: A&M.2707
Overview Diary kept by Corporal James M. Chidester, Co. A, 3rd Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry, during his service in the Civil War, 1861-1864. Contains day by day accounts of the marches and battles in which he participated, descriptions of camp life and general conditions for Union soldiers. His company was active throughout West Virginia, Western Maryland and the Northern Virginia and District Columbia area. He participated in battles at Romney, Cedar Mountain, Manassas Junction, Janelew,...
Dates: 1861-1864, 1890

James M. Goff, Preston County Real Estate Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3174
Overview These real estate papers of Preston Co. resident, James M. Goff, include deeds, an 1838 Virginia land grant, an 1881 agreement for the operation of a stave mill, promissory notes, leases, a postage agreement, mineral rights agreements, and one letter. Also included is a Singer Sewing Machine rental agreement, and primary election ballots for the 1896 and 1900 Republican races in Preston County. The collection deals mostly with the Big Sandy Creek area of Preston County.
Dates: 1830-1901

James Pleasants, Governor, Land Grant to Charles Byrne and Solomon P. Herndon in Pleasants County

Collection Number: A&M.3689
Overview Land grant to Charles Byrne and Solomon P. Herndon, Preston County, Virginia (present day West Virginia), for thirty-two acres west of the Cheat River. The land grant is dated June 17, 1824 and signed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, James Pleasants Jr.
Dates: 1824

Jenkins Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0790
Overview Miscellaneous family papers of John E. Jenkins, Albright, relating to Preston County, West Virginia. Included are correspondence and genealogies of Preston County families and papers dealing with education and churches in the county. Bound volumes include a minute book, "Regimental Courts of Enquiry," for the One Hundred Fourth Regiment, Virginia Militia, later the Twenty-fourth Regiment, West Virginia Militia, 1836-1866; and a minute book of the Brandonville and Terra Alta Telephone Company,...
Dates: 1832-1951