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Berkeley Springs (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Anita Buchanan Speers, Historian, Papers

 Collection
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

Bath-Shepherdstown Road Survey

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Collection Number: A&M.2646
Overview Survey by Charles B. Shaw for the Board of Public Works of a road between Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co. and Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co. Provided are statistics on course and grade as well as surveying location. Also includes sketches of the route's lay of the land, including some natural features such as streams and man made features.
Dates: 1836

Bernard E. Hunter, Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1165
Overview Correspondence, notes, clippings, and articles on the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia, West Virginia Foundation for Crippled Children, the State Health Department, and the genealogy of the Allen-Kesecker, Buzzard, Joseph Cox, Ensminger, John Grove, Gano, Gore, High, Wheat, and Zeilor families.
Dates: ca. 1922-1959

Charlotte Adams, Civil War Letter

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Collection Number: A&M.2871
Overview A letter from Charlotte Adams to Colonel Campbell, September 1, 1863, requesting Campbell to look after Adams' son, James Adams.
Dates: 1863

Fred T. Newbraugh, Collector, Glass Plate Negatives of Berkeley Springs Scenes

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Collection Number: A&M.4006
Overview Ninety glass plate negatives created ca. 1881-1910, chiefly of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Content of images date from ca. 1780s-1817 (these are facsimiles of documents and pictorial material), and the 1881-1910s, and undated. Subjects include buildings in Berkeley Springs, such as the baths, David Hunter Strother's house, Mount Wesley Academy, and others. The negatives also include images of portraits or letters of prominent individuals, such as Joseph Barnes, Alexander Boteler, DeWitt...
Dates: ca. 1780s-1817, 1881-1910s, undated

Fred T. Newbraugh, Collector, Papers Regarding Berkeley Springs

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Collection Number: A&M.1283
Scope and Contents Material includes signed letter from David H. Strother to Perley Poore, Berkley Springs, March 25, 1858; lottery ticket for town lot in Bath, 1814; Porte Crayon autograph, and a slave list, Berkley County. Photostats of material in the Library of Congress include an signed letter from William Wirt to his daughter, August 31 1823 on Berkeley Springs; Thomas Jefferson to Mr. Rodney Washington, December 8, 1808 in regard to gambler Thomas Bailey's assault on Jefferson's secretary; portion of a...
Dates: 1787-1916

Hunter Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3297
Overview Papers of Thomas Marshall Hunter documenting Thomas Marshall Hunter as well as the genealogy and history of the Hunter family, including descendants of John Hunter (1762-1845), a Scot-Irish immigrant and Morgan County resident who is the earliest American member of the family. There are scrapbooks regarding Thomas Hunters experiences at Shepherd College and in World War II. There is also material regarding the history of Berkeley Springs and Morgan County, and about David Hunter Strother....
Dates: 1930-1998

John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1301
Scope and Contents Papers of a Baltimore essayist and novelist which include selected materials pertaining to the Berkeley Springs-Martinsburg-Winchester area, visits to Richmond, Salt Sulphur, and White Sulphur Springs, and a journey in 1850 to Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Louisville from Kennedy's journal, 1848-1855; and his diary, 1829-1832. There are also selected letters and portions of a diary copied from originals in the Library of Congress.
Dates: 1829-1862

John Pendleton Kennedy (1795-1870) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2168
Scope and Contents Selected letters and portions of the diary of John P. Kennedy, a Baltimore essayist and novelist. The letters describe Kennedy's many visits to Berkeley Springs and White Sulpher Springs. These items were copied from the originals which are held by the Library of Congress.
Dates: 1848-1857

Katherine Williams, Collector, Williams Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.4138
Scope and Contents Family papers compiled by Katherine Williams of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Most of the papers are of the James H. Taylor family of Clarksburg, West Virginia dating from the 19th century. There are also records of the Irwin family including a genealogy, and the Civil War letters of private George Irwin, a soldier in Company F, 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Other families documented include the Redman and Summers families. The collection includes letters, autograph books, family...
Dates: ca. 1840-2005