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Buckhannon (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Abigail Farnsworth Travel Journal

Collection Number: A&M 3215

1821 travel journal of Abigail Farnsworth, mother of West Virginia's second Governor, Daniel D.T. Farnsworth. Documents travel from Staten Island, New York to Buckhannon in Lewis County, West Virginia.

Dates: 1821

Cutright Family Genealogy Collection

Collection Number: A&M 0635
Scope and Contents The main part of this collection is comprised of obituaries clipped from Buckhannon, Clarksburg and Parkersburg newspapers, 1926-1939. Also 17 issues of Buckhannon and Clarksburg newspapers, 1917-1938; and the roto section of the Sunday Herald, Boston Mass., Aug 10, 1924 featuring reproductions of Civil War pictures in the Library of Congress, including several concerning WV. Some correspondence of Iva, Corrine, Allene, Mollie and Pearl Cutright, including a few letters from school friends,...
Dates: 1887-1888, 1917-1950

Henry O. Middleton Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 0626
Scope and Contents

Letters to Middleton at Buckhannon, VA [now WV] and other places, regarding land sales in several West Virginia counties, with notes on court cases and comment on the fall of Richmond, VA. Correspondents include Allen T. Caperton.

Dates: 1832-1867

Jean Lee Latham (b.1902) Typescripts

Collection Number: A&M 1232

Typescript copies of several works of Latham: THIS DEAR BOUGHT LAND, a story of the Jamestown settlement; TRAIL BLAZER OF THE SEAS, the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury; and a serialization CARRY ON, MR. BOWDITCH. Latham was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia, graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1925, and became a prolific and distinguished author and playwright.

Dates: ca. 1947-1955

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

Marcia Louise Sumner Phillips, Journal of an Upshur County Resident Regarding the Civil War

Collection Number: A&M 1846
Overview Photocopy of typescript transcription of the manuscript journal kept by Marcia Louise Sumner Phillips of French Creek and Buckhannon, Virginia (West Virginia). It contains commentary on local and family affairs, and on Civil War military activities in the western Virginia and Virginia areas. Other subjects include churches, travel, elections, holiday celebrations, and the 1863 statehood convention in Parkersburg. There are descriptions of and quoted conversations with officers of both the...
Dates: 1861-1863

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

Ruggles & Woodbridge Co. Account and Minute Book

Collection Number: A&M 2694
Overview An account book of Ruggles Woodbridge & Co., a New England land company with lands in Randolph Co., Virginia, covering the period 1799 to 1831. The volume includes a constitution for the company, dated 4 January 1799, minutes of meetings of the proprietors of the company, which include accounts of land sales of the company and other business matters; an 1811 report by Daniel Stebbins and Jeriel Preston of their inspection trip of the company's lands in which they refer to the settlers as...
Dates: 1799-1831

West Virginia Yearbooks, Publications, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4345

Collection of 20th-century West Virginia-related items, primarily high school yearbooks. Also includes publications regarding radio stations and radio performers, high school football, local history, native wildlife, churches, and other subjects. See "Scope and Contents" for contents list.

Dates: 1909-2000

William Smith O'Brien (1862-1948) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1105
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, notebooks, speeches, historical essays, genealogical records, clippings, and printed material of a Buckhannon lawyer, state jurist, member of Congress (1927-1929), and West Virginia Secretary of State (1933-1948). The collection also includes papers of O'Brien's father, Emmett J., a member of the state's first Constitutional Convention; letters from O'Brien's brother, Lieutenant A.L. O'Brien, 1874-1887, a West Point graduate serving at forts...
Dates: ca. 1830-1950