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Floods

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1010
Scope and Contents Personal and professional correspondence (1914-1956), typescripts, research notes, clippings, photographs, maps, drafts and manuscripts of published and unpublished historical studies. The correspondence includes a number of letters from historians in the 1920s and 1930s. Other subjects covered in the papers include the McNeill Rangers, the Civil War, Moravian Missionaries, floods in the South Branch Valley, and secondary education in West Virginia.
Dates: 1914-1956

Charles L. Campbell, Compiler, (b.1876), Typescripts

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1314
Overview Typescripts compiled by a Wellsburg local historian, on the history of Holliday's Cove and the Hancock-Brooke County area. Subjects include prominent settlers, churches, schools, post office, toll roads, oil and gas wells, floods, gristmills, manufacture of gunpowder, iron and brick industries, newspapers, Indians, and the James Campbell and Alexander Morrow family genealogy.
Dates: ca. 1789-1956

Harrison and Doddridge Counties, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1015
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, mainly from Doddridge and Harrison county, concerning marriages, deaths, family histories, letters from World War I service men, nurses, and from former residents who had moved, or gone to other states to teach, including a series of letters from L.P. Willis from the Phillippine Islands and Japan. Mr.Willis was employed as a teacher and Head Of the Bureau of Education in Japan, and the Phillipines for twenty years. Also, included in the collection are tax and school tuition...
Dates: 1778-1955

Harrison and Doddridge Counties, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1018
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, principally from Harrison and Doddridge county papers, concerning W. Va. Servicemen in World War I, weather and flood reports, and miscellaneous West Virginia Subjects. There are also some clippings from Parkersburg and various Ohio papers.
Dates: 1917-1950

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0251
Scope and Contents A fifty three page narrative of a trip on a raft in 1882 from Washington, Marion Co., W. Va.. To McKeesport, Penna., by way of the West Fork and Monongahela rivers. The sketch was written by Thos. M. Leeper from notes taken on the journey. There are descriptions of the raft's construction, of the towns and geographical features seen, and comments on the early history of the area through which the group passed. Also included are extracts from Leeper's diary in July 1888, during a flood of the...
Dates: 1779-1898

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0348
Scope and Contents Collection includes family correspondence of the Bowman, Veach, and Leeper families; manuscripts of "Jones' Raid", Nathaniel Cochrane's account of his capture and imprisonment by the Indians, Cochrane's biography, and the time "Home Life of the Leeper Family"; typescripts of "Monongah", Thomas Leeper's diary regarding heavy rains and high waters of 1888, "History of West Monongah High School", and "History of the Leeper Family": 47 teacher's daily registers, 1881-1891, some showing marriage and...
Dates: 1779-1915

Henry Ruffner (1790-1861) and William Henry (1824-1908) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1942
Overview Pamphlets include Henry Ruffner's antislavery pamphlet, 1847, and his Union speech, 1856. Subjects of the manuscripts and correspondence include family history; travel; Kanawha Salt Works; schools in Virginia and Kanawha County; Lane Seminary Library; Presbyterian Church; slavery, coal, gas, iron, and timber; Johns Hopkins, Washington and Lee, Harvard, Hobart, Cornell, and Hampden-Sydney colleges; Greenbrier County; Alabama; election of 1904; University of Virginia; Kanawha Valley floods;...
Dates: 1829-1913

Lyman Stedman, Farmer and Politician, Diary

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2042
Overview Diary of Lyman Stedman (1824-1916), a farmer and former member of the House of Delegates, 1877, from Brown's Island, Hancock County. Entries concern farm operation, Republican political activities on the district and county level, comments on state and national organizations, floods on the Ohio River, steamboat and barge traffic, Hopedale School, Methodist Episcopal Church, railroad travel, circuses and fairs, taxes and land valuations, and Memorial Day.
Dates: 1880-1885

Ohio Valley Floods, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2408
Overview Newspaper clippings, picture-books, postcard albums, and government reports relating to floods along the Ohio River Valley especially at Pittsburgh, Wheeling, and Parkersburg.
Dates: ca. 1913-1971

Scrapbook Regarding Potomac Highlands Flood of 1985

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3560
Overview Album including 34 pages of color photographs of Parsons, Elkins, Onego, and Mouth of Seneca right after the flood of November 1985. Also includes 87 pages of November 1985 newspaper clippings (illustrated) regarding the flood.
Dates: 1985