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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Records and Manuscript Regarding Early History of Aurora, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.0906
Scope and Contents Deed for 800 acres on Foleys Meadows in Monongalia County, to Thomas James Goff, June 25 1787; tax receipts of 1829 and 1843 for Thomas and James S. Watson; a bill of goods of Stephens, Miller & Co., Baltimore, 3 May 1865, to Messrs. Wotring Co., Aurora, W.Va.; a manuscript plat for unidentified land.
Dates: 1787-1865

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0821
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, printed and newspaper materials collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. This collection includes papers concerning many phases of West Virginia History, although centered on Preston, Taylor, and Monongalia counties. Includes marriage licenses from Preston County, 1881-1947; newspaper clippings from Morgantown newspapers; a meeting invitation from the Monongalia County...
Dates: 1880-1947

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0576
Scope and Contents Manuscript and printed material, and pictures collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. There are also a small number of Mr. West’s personal papers, consisting of letters concerning West Virginia University College of Engineering, Oak Grove Cemetery Association, and the Wesley Methodist Church, all of Morgantown, and business records of the Town Hill Service Station, owned by Mr. West. The main...
Dates: 1774; 1780; 1830-1952

Samuel Hanway Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0570
Overview Manuscript surveys and plats of land in Monongalia and Preston counties, West Virginia, by Samuel Hanway, county surveyor. There are papers showing acreage and owners; an early plat of Morgantown showing streets, lots and numbers; plat of courses of the Monongalia and Preston County boundary; maps of Monongalia and Preston counties, including a map of eleven tracts of land on Prichard and Whiteday Creek, Monongalia County, which notes the Morgantown-Clarksburg Road, Cratzer's Tavern, and the...
Dates: 1782-ca. 1818

Samuel T. Wiley (1850-1905) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1842
Overview Letters, notebooks, scrapbooks, diaries, manuscripts, and memorabilia of a secondary schoolteacher in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and Preston County, and an author and local historian of Preston and Monongalia counties in West Virginia. The collection includes notes on history, orthography, new method arithmetic, two teachers report books of 1872-1885 and 1879-1880, teachers' certificates, a Wiley family genealogy, manuscripts on slavery, Odd Fellowship, public schools, after-dinner speeches,...
Dates: 1872-1905

Scott Gibson, Photographer, Glass Plate Negatives

Collection Number: A&M.4023
Overview Glass plate negatives of photographs taken by Scott Gibson of Valley Point, Preston County, West Virginia. There are over 1,500 glass plate negatives in this collection. Subjects of the photographs include portraits of individuals (including infants and children), couples, families, and groups (including schools, churches, social events, and holidays); horses and buggies; animals (including livestock, horses, and dogs); buildings; and industry (including textile mills, logging, and...
Dates: ca. 1900-1920; undated

Shahan Family, Photographs of Richard and Harry Shahan of Preston County

Collection Number: A&M.3842
Overview Two large oval portrait photographs, one of Richard Shahan (1841-1906) and the other of his son Harry Shahan (1896-1994), both residents of Preston County, West Virginia. Biographical data regarding both men has been attached to the backs of the photographs, including information regarding their service in the Civil War and World War I respectively. These portraits may be examples of a type of photograph known as a "crayon enlargement", a photographic print that has been enhanced with pastels...
Dates: ca. 1890-1918

Surveyor's Field Book, Preston County

Collection Number: A&M.0279
Overview Notes of surveys run in Preston County, [West] Virginia between October 16 and November 29, 1848, along Cheat River, Pringles Run, Raccoon Run, Sandy Creek, Knott's Summit, and Brushy Fork. Bears Name of I.A. Dalrymple. See also A&M 429.
Dates: 1848

Surveyor's Field Book, Preston County

Collection Number: A&M.0429
Overview Surveyor's field notes from Preston County, [West] Virginia in May 1848; bears name of I.A. Dalrymple. See also A&M 279.
Dates: 1848

Thomas Trickett Land Grant and Tax Receipt

Collection Number: A&M.2039
Overview A land grant signed by the Governor of Virginia, Joseph Johnson in 1853 granting 47 acres in Preston County to Thomas Trickett. Also an 1858 Preston County tax receipt for Thomas Trickett with assessments for personal and real property.
Dates: 1853, 1858