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Upshur County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

James Tenney Letter

Collection Number: A&M 3153
Overview The letter from James Tenney, Jr. to his uncle, John Tenney of Luzerne, NY describes James' journey from upstate New York to Nicholas County, Virginia via Richmond and comments on the attributes of western Virginia. It mentions Kanawha Valley salt production and the lumber industry on the Elk River which supplied materials for boats and barrels used in the salt industry. Tenney also alludes to the New England settlement in present-day Upshur County which his father joined earlier. (a...
Dates: 1825

Katherine Williams, Collector, Williams Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4138
Scope and Contents Family papers compiled by Katherine Williams of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Most of the papers are of the James H. Taylor family of Clarksburg, West Virginia dating from the 19th century. There are also records of the Irwin family including a genealogy, and the Civil War letters of private George Irwin, a soldier in Company F, 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Other families documented include the Redman and Summers families. The collection includes letters, autograph books, family...
Dates: ca. 1840-2005

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M 3833
Scope and Contents

West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, correspondence and other material. Some of the records are copies rather than official documents. The records are sorted by the names of buyers and stored in envelopes. Recorded to the fronts of the envelopes is information relevant to their contents.

Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

Lorentz Family Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 4103
Overview Correspondence between members of the Lorentz family of Buckhannon, Upshur County, (West) Virginia. Includes eight letters from scattered dates between 1848 and 1857. Most of the letters were written by Mifflin Lorentz to his wife Fannie (Whitey) Lorentz; these letters include two love letters written before their marriage (1848) and four letters written while Mifflin was travelling on business (1848-1857). These four letters remark upon business, difficulties he had traveling, and...
Dates: 1848-1857

Moses Farnsworth Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0751
Scope and Contents

Collection includes an 1832 letter from D. D. T. Farnsworth of Buckhannon Town, Upshur County to his brother Moses; an 1845 indenture of land between George E. Craig and Matilda Craig of Pocahontas County, W.Va.; An 1893 catalogue from Siegel-Cooper and Company, Chicago, IL; and an 1895 “Universal Almanac and Catalogue of Seeds.”

Dates: 1832-895

Sago Mine Disaster Records

Collection Number: A&M 3875

Reports and court transcripts related to the investigation of the Sago Mine disaster. Also contains maps of the Middle Kittanning Seam, including the 2004 Annual Map, and 2006 Preliminary Mine Investigation Team maps (in set of 29) showing sections of the seam in detail.

Dates: 2004-2007

Thornton Tayloe Perry, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3192
Overview This microfilm version of the Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection held by the Virginia Historical Society contains historical material collected by Perry over a 30 year period. It concentrates upon western Virginia and West Virginia with particular emphasis upon the lower Shenandoah Valley and Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties of West Virginia. The microfilm was placed in the West Virginia Collection by the Virginia Historical Society under provisions of a National Historical...
Dates: 1732-1965

Upshur County Physicians Record of Births

Collection Number: A&M 4372
Content Description One "Physician's Record", a small pamphlet used by doctors or other medical professionals to document births. This record was used from 1936-1944, mainly for births in Upshur County. These books were issued by the West Virginia State Department of Health to physicians for purposes of statistics and record-keeping. Each page of the book contains a form that can be filled in with the relevant information, including the infant's name, date of birth, birthplace, race, and legitimacy, as well as...
Dates: 1936-1944

West Virginia Library Commission, Correspondence and Legislative Material

Collection Number: A&M 2612

Correspondence concerning the 1977 proposed merger of the West Virginia Library Commission and the new Department of Culture and History. Also includes bills relating to the creation of the Department of Culture and History and the proposed merger.

Dates: 1977

West Virginia Library Commission, Letters and Reports

Collection Number: A&M 1103
Scope and Contents

Typescript letter from Dora Ruth Parks, Executive Secretary of the Commission to M.M. Reynolds, Assistant Librarian, WVU; a copy of a letter from Parks to Truman E. Gore, Secretary of the State Office Building Commission; and reports on a survey of Library functions in state government, and functions and requirements of a new state library building.

Dates: 1954-1963