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Berkeley County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Anita Buchanan Speers, Historian, Papers

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

Arrest Warrant for Horse Theft

Collection Number: A&M 2669

An 1869 warrant, signed by Governor William E. Stevenson, for the arrest of Samuel Wormley. The document states that Wormley was wanted in Maryland for stealing a horse, and orders the Sheriff of Berkeley County to deliver Wormley to a Maryland law officer.

Dates: 1869

Arthur I. Boreman Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0639
Overview Personal and business papers of Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896), lawyer, U.S. senator, circuit court judge, and first governor of West Virginia. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to his judgeship and to the law firm of Boreman and Bullocks, Parkersburg, WV. Series include correspondence, notes on cases tried before Judge Boreman, envelope cases of material regarding legal cases in which Boreman was involved, financial material, and political and judicial printed material....
Dates: 1830-1949

Berkeley County Justice's Docket Book

Collection Number: A&M 2414

Justice's docket for Berkeley County, West Virginia, 1873-1924, kept by G.W. Swimley and others.

Dates: 1873-1924

Berkeley County, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1288
Overview The papers and receipts of Sheriff Daniel Lefevre that reflect county business and his legal practice, with similar papers of other nearby residents. Also includes letters, documents, and news clippings about the socioeconomic, antebellum, and Civil War history of Berkeley County, [West] Virginia and Maryland. There are slave inventories containing descriptions and prices, and letters about the treatment of slaves and their conduct. Specific reference is made to Harriet Beecher Stowe's ...
Dates: 1835-1889

Berkeley County (W. Va.) Merchant's Day Book

Collection Number: A&M 1029

Two microfilm copies of a merchant's day book from Middletown in Berkeley County, West Virginia, from 1 January 1795 to 31 December 1798. Records goods purchased, amount, date of purchase, and name of customer. Goods include food, such as spirits, sugar, salt, flour, and corn; paper, pins, shoe heels, combs, saddles, and other household items. This material is available on microfilm only.

Dates: 1795-1798

Berkeley or Jefferson County Store Ledger

Collection Number: A&M 4215
Scope and Contents Account ledger of a general merchandise store in the eastern panhandle of Virginia, (later West Virginia) documenting transactions of goods purchased, services rendered as payment on accounts and balances owed. The money amounts are recorded in English currency denominations. The store was probably owned and operated by the William Brown family. Several local family names listed as patrons include Morgan, Shepherd, Hoyt, Osborne, Jones, and Richardson. There are also two loose papers; one...
Dates: 1784-1799

Campbell Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1265
Scope and Contents

Financial and farm records of James Campbell who owned a plantation near Arden, Berkeley County on which he also operated a store. The collection also includes a ledger and some loose financial papers of James L. Campbell who ran the family homestead.

Dates: 1795-1873

Campbell Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1321
Scope and Contents Account book, 1856-1901, of James Wilson Campbell. Includes estate settlement of his father, James L. Campbell, Cattle pedigrees, and various accounts, including some kept in James L.'s hand. Correspondence, 1866-1899 concerns family affairs, business, and there is one letter from a cousin at Marietta College, 1866, telling of geological field trip through the Wood, Ritchie, Pleasants, oil district of W. Va. School notes on mathematics and surveying of James Wilson Campbell, ca. 1854-1859;...
Dates: 1847-1901

Charles James Faulkner, Attorney and Politician, Facsimiles of Printed Material

Collection Number: A&M 0912
Overview Facsimiles of printed material of Charles J. Faulkner (1806-1884), who was a Martinsburg attorney, Virginia legislator, member of Congress, and ambassador to France during the James Buchanan administration. Also includes some facsimiles of manuscript material. Materials relate to Faulkner and the eastern Panhandle. Topics include Virginia-West Virginia politics; the Strother Hotel in Berkeley Springs, (West) Virginia; Berkeley County Court of Appeals; Berkeley and Jefferson County Whig mass...
Dates: ca. 1802, 1834-1853