Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1750
Overview Correspondence and genealogical materials related to the William B. Edwards family of King George County, Virginia, and the Capt. William Sommerville family of Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These families were joined when Elizabeth Sommerville (1812-1886), daughter of the Revolutionary War veteran, married William B. Edwards (1810-1888), a Methodist clergyman from a planter family, in 1833. Collection includes correspondence...
Collection Number: A&M.3011
Overview Seven letters to John M. Speek from Daniel Lefever who as a lawyer was acting as an agent for Speek in selling his property in the vicinity of Martinsburg. In a couple of letters he mentions damages done to the buildings by the Union forces occupying them.
Collection Number: A&M.3169
Overview Letters written by Francis M. Skillin of the Maine 15th Volunteers, Company H to friends and family in Garland, Maine. Topics include Union General Neale Dow and Maine draft evaders fleeing to Canada. Four letters were written from Martinsburg during the winter of 1864-65. Other letters were written from Augusta, Maine; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pensacola, Florida; and Baltimore, Maryland.
Collection Number: A&M.3124
Overview Private journal of George K. Campbell of Athens County, Ohio, who served as an officer in Company B of the 116th. Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Gettysburg campaign and the summer, fall, and winter of 1863, when he saw service in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Campbell served detached duty as an escort officer for recruits and prisoners during the spring and summer of 1864 and visited New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He joined...
Collection Number: A&M.0164
Overview Personal and business papers of the Martinsburg agriculturalist and banker who was a representative of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington and a member of the West Virginia Senate, 1907-1913. Much of the material relates to fruit growing and marketing and other business activities of Silver, as well as Democrat politics. Subjects covered include: requests and discussions of the merits of political appointments; lobbying within and through the Democrat Party for agricultural...
Collection Number: A&M.2322
Overview Journal of accounts, 1810-1820, for the Hart and Woolworth Lumber Mill, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The mill was originally owned by Stephen Hart and Reuben Woolworth, but Walter Martin bought Woolworth's share in March 1811. Pages of the account book are organized according to account owner. Entries list all work, amount charged, and account balance. Work typically include the sawing of boards, planks, lath boards, and clapboards (ash, oak, hemlock, birch, butternut), related items...
Collection Number: A&M.1109
Scope and Contents Military orders, telegrams, military correspondence concerning Campbell's command, lists of Confederate deserters, ordnance and quartermaster returns, additional military records, and a personal diary of Colonel Campbell, commander of the Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers which operated along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Cumberland, Maryland, and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Subjects include civilian-military relations; guerrilla activities of John D. Imboden, the...
Dates: 1861-1888; Majority of material found within 1861-1865
Collection Number: A&M.1267
Scope and Contents Facsimiles of letters, a deposition, and an indenture related to civilian affairs under Colonel Campbell's command. The collection also includes a letter dated July 20, 1796, from Lancaster, to a Miss Mary Witmer, Berkeley Springs who is visiting the baths.
Dates: 1796, 1862-1863
Collection Number: A&M.1301
Scope and Contents Papers of a Baltimore essayist and novelist which include selected materials pertaining to the Berkeley Springs-Martinsburg-Winchester area, visits to Richmond, Salt Sulphur, and White Sulphur Springs, and a journey in 1850 to Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Louisville from Kennedy's journal, 1848-1855; and his diary, 1829-1832. There are also selected letters and portions of a diary copied from originals in the Library of Congress.
Collection Number: A&M.1053