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Women's history -- 1850-1899

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

Adolphus P. Howard Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0517
Scope and Contents Includes business and personal correspondence, accounts, legal papers, bank statements, maps, etc. Business correspondence, 1850-1938, include letters concerning A. P. Howard's various business enterprises; farm, livestock, fruit and produce, Wellsville, Ohio; printing firm, Columbus, Ohio; tannery, Corry, Penna.; bank and metal works, Pittsburgh, Penna.; farm, Congo, W. Va.; subscription agent in Wellsville, Ohio for National Era, Washington, D. C. Earlier letters are to A. G. DeSellem, an...

Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1175
Scope and Contents Correspondence, speeches, business and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the founder of Mother's Day. The collection includes papers of Anna's father, Grandville E. Jarvis; the notes and typescript drafts of "Recollections of Ann M. Jarvis, 1833-1905," by Anna Jarvis; and the papers of the Fairmont songwriter, William Lynett. Subjects include Jarvis' efforts to institute Mother's Day on a state basis, and her later protest against the commercialization of the day of...

Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1439
Scope and Contents The bulk of these papers deal with Miss Jarvis' work as the founder of Mother's Day, her attempts to persuade state governors to issue proclamations to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, and her later protests against the commercialization of the Day, as well as the efforts of other organizations to promote Mother's Day.There are a few papers of her father, Grandville E. Jarvis; some correspondence and legal papers concerned with the Jarvis coal and farm lands in...

Bessie Rowland James Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2347
Overview Research notes, news clippings, photographs, and other materials gathered by James for her book, ANNE ROYALL'S USA, published by Rutgers University Press in 1972.

Brooke Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1079
Overview Correspondence, clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, artifacts, and other items relating to the family of St. George Tucker Brooke (1844-1914), a professor at West Virginia University College of Law, 1878-1909. Correspondence includes business and personal letters to and from St. George Tucker Brooke and Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke, a Rhodes Scholar and Shakespearean authority at Yale; letters between Francis (Frank) Brooke to Mrs. Mary Brooke while he served in the U.S. and...

Capt. William Sommerville (1756-1826) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1750
Overview Correspondence and genealogical materials related to the William B. Edwards family of King George County, Virginia, and the Capt. William Sommerville family of Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These families were joined when Elizabeth Sommerville (1812-1886), daughter of the Revolutionary War veteran, married William B. Edwards (1810-1888), a Methodist clergyman from a planter family, in 1833. Collection includes correspondence...

Chapin Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0828
Overview Letters of Phineas Chapin (1792-1857), and other family members in Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Clarksburg, West Virginia. There are: intimate sketches of the social life of Clarksburg in the first half of the nineteenth century; descriptions of a plantation house in Mississippi in 1860; and a few papers bearing on family business affairs, including cattle raising in Harrison County.

Charles R. Williams, Collector, Papers

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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...

Civil War Correspondence

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Collection Number: A&M.1508
Overview Correspondence of Miss Hattie A. Fudge, Tazewell, Virginia. A majority of the letters are written by soldiers of the Forty-fifth Virginia Regiment (Confederate) commanded by Generals John B. Floyd, W.W. Loring, and John Echols. Subjects include Floyd's military engagements, 1861; Battle of Lewisburg, 1862; skirmishes along the line of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; and Jubal Early's January, 1864, raid into the South Branch Valley.

Clara Hough Diary

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Collection Number: A&M.0158
Overview Diary of Clara Hough of Morgantown, West Virginia, documenting Hough's social life and activities in 1877 when she was twenty years old. Topics include reading, sewing, skating, calling on friends, attending church, dances, playing croquet, events at West Virginia University (WVU), and news of friends and family. Also includes notes from 1876 on WVU letterhead bearing the name of Miss Mamie Hough.