Wood County (W. Va.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2791
Overview Includes administrative records, such as correspondence, minutes of stockholders meetings, deeds and other land records, financial and insurance records, equipment inventories, and records of mineral water sales. There is also some ephemera, including a Borland Springs mineral water bottle label, and a photographic postcard documenting the facilities.
Dates: 1907-1931; Majority of material found in 1922-1931
Collection Number: A&M.2108
Overview An 1851 letter to Rebecca Coplin from Harriet Burdett of Pruntytown, West Virginia, on community health, family affairs and Methodist church matters. A merchandise account book, 1859-63, of an unidentified general store owner and inn keeper; steamboat bills of lading for the Kathryn and French of the Little Kanawha Packet Line (Creston-Parkersburg), 1899 and 1905. There are also mimeographed sketches on the history, topography, scenery, agriculture, geology, rural development and natural...
Dates: 1834, 1851-1905
Collection Number: A&M.1666
Collection Number: A&M.4479
Content Description Highway maps for the 55 counties of West Virginia created in 1937. They are in two tones (blue on white), in varying dimensions (including items in the range of 36 in. x 36 in. to 36 in. x 58 in., etc.), and scaled to 1 inch equaling 1 mile. Features indicated on the maps include: roads (US, primary state roads, secondary state roads); state, county, district, and corporate lines; railroads; streams; parks and forests; highway bridges; county seats; cities and villages; lodges; farms;...
Collection Number: A&M.1902
Overview Correspondence of Enoch Rector, a Baptist minister in Ohio and in Wood and Wirt counties, West Virginia. Subjects include land sales, Western Virginia Education Society, Rector College, family affairs, and Rev. Joshua Bradley's work. There are pamphlets and typescripts on Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Wood County.
Dates: 1824-1853, 1916, 1966
Collection Number: A&M.1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H. Diss...
Collection Number: A&M.2952
Overview Minutes of the church, 1817-1910, and of the Parkersburg Baptist Association, 1819-1869. Lists and reports of member churches, including Hughes River, Marietta, Bethesda, Sampson Creek, Mount Zion, Reedy Creek, and Elizabeth. Lists of early members (white and black) of the First Baptist Church 1817-1844. An historical sketch of the Parkersburg Baptist Association written by Rev. J.W. Carter in 1869, with a statistical report on member churches 1818-1869.
Collection Number: A&M.2848
Overview Papers regarding West Virginia statehood and the history of Wheeling and Ohio County compiled by Judge Gibson L. Cranmer (1826-1903) of Wheeling, West Virginia, who served as secretary of the Wheeling Convention that repudiated Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861. Series 1 includes manuscript narratives and correspondence describing events of the West Virginia statehood movement, written by eyewitnesses at the request of Gibson L. Cranmer. Manuscript authors include John S....
Dates: 1787-1895, undated; Majority of material found in 1822-1881
Collection Number: A&M.2816
Overview Correspondence of Gordon B. Gibbens of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Subjects discussed include personal and family business, West Virginia Republican Party affairs, and Gibbens' political appointments. Correspondents include Senators Stephen B. Elkins, Nathan B. Scott, and James A. Hughes, as well as numerous Ohio Valley politicians. One letter (21 December 1896) is an endorsement by a group of "colored" voters of Wood County for Gibbens' appointment to political office, and another letter (17...
Dates: 1878-1879,1889, 1891, 1896-1898, 1900-1902
Collection Number: A&M.0331
Overview Copies of letters and documents, mostly from Wood County, relating to Blennerhassett's activities. Correspondents include Blennerhassett and James H. Neal of Parkersburg and James Wilson of Wood County. There are several petitions of Wood County citizens urging the organization of troops to protect the constitution and government from "ambitious and disorganizing Demagogues...."