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Women's history -- 1850-1899

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

Lucy Bayard Keys Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2864
Overview Correspondence, school themes and programs. The correspondence addressed to Lucy Bayard (later Keys) is from friends and relatives and covers scattered dates from 1871 to 1932. The letters are written primarily from and to Rice's Landing and Beaver (Pennsylvania), and Morgantown (West Virginia), discussing personal and family affairs. The school themes are unsigned, on the subjects "Old Maids," "Decision," "Thought Culture," "Institutes," and "An Aim in Life." The school programs are from...
Dates: 1871-1932

Mahala Chapman Mace Gregory Manuscripts

Collection Number: A&M 1948

A bound copybook of songs written from memory by Mahala Gregory, age 80. Contains poems, hymns, hand-drawn illustrations, and a short biography of Mrs. Gregory. The volume was bound by Berlin B. Chapman in 1967 and titled "Echo of Literature from the West Virginia Hills."

Dates: 1940-1967

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

Margaret Prescott Montague, Author, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1110
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, diaries, press clippings, photographs, and printed material of a West Virginia essayist, short-story writer, poet and novelist, who won the first O. Henry Memorial Prize in 1919 for her short story, "England to America." The papers include correspondence from editors, publishers, agents and critics; readers' correspondence; family letters; manuscripts of short stories and other works; outlines, plots, and drafts; and diaries and notebooks...
Dates: 1893-1958

Marion County School Records

Collection Number: A&M 0452

Report of J.N. Prickett, secretary of the Houltown Sunday School, 30 August 1868; a monthly report of the Mount Harmony School, 1877; a term report of the Boothsville School, 1879; and registers from various schools, 1871-1881, showing pupils' names, attendance records, teachers' salaries, books used, and number of students studying various subjects.

Dates: 1868-1881

Martha Bratton Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 2930

Bratton was born, ca.1838, and lived in the town of Millboro Springs, Bath County, Virginia, where she married Townley Cauthorn, ca.1860. Correspondence is to Martha from other women friends, dealing with courtship, marriage, education, and domestic life Some are letters from Virginians pioneering in Illinois and Missouri, detailing the hardships of their new lives; and others are love letters from suitors.

Dates: 1854-1894

Martha Dent Watson (1837-1905) Diary

Collection Number: A&M 1798

Diary written in Fairmont by an unmarried daughter of Thomas Watson and Rebecca Haymond Watson, the youngest sister of James Otis Watson. Comments concern the Civil War, the Southern cause, Lincoln and his assassination, and the attitudes of Fairmont residents toward Southern sympathizers and returning Confederate soldiers.

Dates: 1864 December 31 - 1865 December 21

Martinsburg and Berkeley County Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1053

Newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, typescripts, correspondence, and photographs relating to the history of Martinsburg and Berkeley County.

Dates: 1781-1953

Minnie Kendall Lowther Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0740
Overview M.K. Lowther (1869-1947) was a journalist and one of the first women newspaper editors in West Virginia. She was the author of the HISTORY OF RITCHIE COUNTY; BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND IN ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY; FRIENDSHIP HILL, HOME OF ALBERT GALLATIN; MARSHALL HALL AND OTHER POTOMAC POINTS IN STORY AND PICTURE; and MT. VERNON: ITS CHILDREN, ITS ROMANCES, ITS ALLIED FAMILIES AND MANSIONS. There are complete and incomplete typescripts, rough drafts, revisions, photographs and plates of her books....
Dates: 1907-1945

M.J. Garrison and Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 0697
Scope and Contents

A ledger and two cash books for a general store, M.J. Garrison and Company, in Wadestown, W.Va.; also tax receipts, telephone bills, letters, miscellaneous accounts and memoranda of Kate E. Garrison.

Dates: 1868-1922