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Wheeling (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:

John Frissell Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0932
Overview A scrapbook and clippings, advertisements, letters, manuscripts of speeches, and notes on medical practice, compiled by Dr. John Frissell (1810-1882), a physician at the Wheeling Hospital and medical superintendent of military prisoners and soldiers in Wheeling during the Civil War. The scrapbook is a folio volume, Register of the Sick and Wounded, U.S.A. General Hospital. There is also information on the Medical Society of the City of Wheeling, the West Virginia Medical Society, medical...
Dates: ca. 1858-1888

Journeymen Stonecutters Association, Wheeling Branch, Records

Collection Number: A&M 3768
Scope and Contents Administrative labor union records of the local Wheeling branch of the Journeymen Stonecutters Association. Representing the interests of workers who cut and carve stone to ornament buildings, the Association is the oldest active union in North America, having been founded in 1853. Series in this collection include constitution and by-laws, strike file (1894), correspondence, ephemera, minutes, financial ledgers, roll call ledger, and oversize (including cash ledger and monthly reports). The...
Dates: circa 1890-1918

Kenneth Fones-Wolf, Historian, Research Papers Regarding Confederacy Supporters in Wheeling

Collection Number: A&M 5179
Overview Research papers compiled by history professor Kenneth Fones-Wolf regarding his study of people who supported the Confederacy in Wheeling, (West) Virginia in 1861. Includes manuscript research notes and facsimiles of documents regarding prisoners of war; traitors; legislative petitions (topics include transportation, education, banking, temperance, and property); military service (including the Shriver Grays, a Confederate unit organized in Wheeling in 1861); religion; black newspapers and...
Dates: 1819-2004, undated; Majority of material found within 1850s-1860s; Majority of material found within 2000-2004

Margaret Brennan, Collector, Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Wheeling and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4430
Scope and Contents

Program for Rededication of Soldiers and Sailors Monument at West Virginia Independence Hall; there is also a brochure by Wheeling Heritage regarding the Monument (2019). There is also a keychain and medallion commemorating the 100th Anniversary (1919-2019) of American Legion Post No. 1 in Wheeling.

Dates: 2019

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1635
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of writer Melville Davisson Post with Louis E. Schrader, a Wheeling court reporter who edited, typed, and often forwarded Post's manuscripts to the publisher. These letters are primarily instructions for Schrader and concern Post's legal writings as well as his detective stories.

Dates: 1897; 1909-1915

National Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, Incorporation Certificate

Collection Number: A&M 3171

Incorporation certificate issued by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to National Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. The Wheeling based company was authorized as a foreign corporation to operate in Pennsylvania with an office in Washington.

Dates: 1909

Ohio County Archives

Collection Number: A&M 0031
Scope and Contents Court case papers, 1776-1930; court and county record books; birth and death records, 1887-1888; and account and minute books of individuals, companies, and organizations, 1772-1935. The bound volumes include records of brand registrations, deeds, estrays, land entries, marriages, military service, surveys, and wills. The private account books relate to general merchandising, coal sales, dental practice, a debating society, distilling, carriage manufacturing, hotels, steamboat freighting,...
Dates: 1772-1935

Ohio Valley Floods, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2408

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

Parkersburg Town Council Journals

Collection Number: A&M 1422
Overview Aside from routine municipal affairs these journals contain material on the development of internal improvements in the Parkersburg, West Virginia, area like the Wheeling-Parkersburg struggle for the western terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the development of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad, and the demands for various river improvements. There are also a few references to Civil War military activities and the development of the oil industry in the Wood County area. Mayors...
Dates: 1826-1862, 1869-1874

Peter Garnall, Letter regarding Election

Collection Number: A&M 2543
Overview ALS from Peter Garnall of Wheeling to his nephew Mordecai Garnall of Pensacola, FL. Garnall writes extensively about the upcoming election of 1840 in which Gen. Harrison and the Whigs are expected to sweep to victory with a majority that "will exceed that of Gen. Jackson in his palmiest days." He is even expected to carry the home state, New York, of his opponent, Van Buren, with 15,000 votes. Mentions that the Wheeling area is strong in its support of Harrison and that there have been mass...
Dates: 1840 June 9