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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1780
Overview Burial flag, cord, pictures, and correspondence, 1963-1964, concerning disposition of these items. There is a resume of Rowan's life after 1922 and information on his military service, which included a mission in Cuba prior to the Spanish-American War, which was glorified in Elbert Hubbard's A Message to Garcia. There is a resume of Rowan's life, most notably his U.S. Army career, 1881-1909. An 1881 graduate of West Point, he served on the frontier against Indians and...
Dates: ca. 1940-1960
Collection Number: A&M.1338
Overview Correspondence, typescripts, notes, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a local historian and promoter of patriotic societies from Berkeley Springs. Many of the papers pertain to the local history of the eastern panhandle. Subjects include the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs); James Rumsey; George Washington; Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother); Washington Bicentennial; National Flag Day; D.A.R.; and American Indian Day. One of the clippings scrapbooks includes a photo of West...
Dates: ca. 1916-1957
Collection Number: A&M.1906
Overview Various subjects discussed include Indian attacks, turnpikes and taverns, the first telegraph system, natural gas illumination, Civil War manufacture of saltpeter, schools and economy in post-Civil War Charleston, salt and chemical industries, carrier pigeons, steamboats on the Kanawha River, and the coming of the railroad to Charleston. Persons mentioned include M.F. Maury, Jr., J.P. Hale, and J.Q. Dickinson.
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
Collection Number: A&M.1945
Overview Land grant to William Cleaver and others for 1,000 acres on the Monongahela River, 1782; certificate for money due B. Cleaver for service in the Virginia Militia, 1783; affidavits concerning the military service of William and Benjamin Cleaver, 1774-1782, in Dunmore's War, at the Falls of the Ohio, and on General George Rogers Clark's expedition against the Indians, including the Shawnee. There is also a petition, 1777, by residents of the Tygart Valley, West Fork of the Monongahela, and...
Collection Number: A&M.1244
Scope and Contents Historical and genealogical typescripts, clipping scrapbooks, copies of family and court records, and personal recollections of the Guyandotte Valley area of Cabell, Wayne, and Lincoln counties compiled by F.B. Lambert. Several typescripts deal with the religious institutions of the area, the development of road, river, and rail transportation, and the spread of education in the valley. Other materials deal with the frontier and Indian history of the Guyandotte country and the collection...
Dates: ca. 1819-1959
Collection Number: A&M.0820
Overview Correspondence with the American Museum of Natural History, 1934-1952, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Circumnavigator's Club, 1943-1954, and Richard T. Wiley, the historian, at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, 1933-1937. Also includes a 34-page travel account of Greece, Crete, and Egypt (1936-1937), materials on Tecumseh (the Shawnee Chief), Monongalia County history, West Virginia University history, and Bayles and Vandervort genealogy. Also includes labeled wood samples from Casa...
Dates: ca. 1890-1955
Collection Number: A&M.2660
Overview This facsimile of a payroll for a Harrison County, Virginia militia unit, which was called to fight native Americans, shows the name, rank, commencement of service, time of discharge, length of service, and pay per month for 20 militiamen.
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...
Collection Number: A&M.1426
Overview Microfilm copy of the papers of the Henderson and Tomlinson families of Wood County, West Virginia, from 1789 to 1859. Materials relate to frontier life in the Parkersburg-Marietta area, and include Alexander Henderson's journal about his settlement on the Little Kanawha River, 1798-1803; his plantation accounts; letters on the Burr conspiracy; and an account of a duel between Henderson and Stephen R. Wilson in 1803. Also includes several items related to Marine Corps Commandant Archibald...