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Franz/Smootz Collection

Death Memorials (6 items)

  • Nathan Burgess of Martin, Grant County, 24 December 1893 (3 copies)
  • Maggie McNeil, Laurel Dale, Mineral County, 1882
  • Arthur N. Franz
  • Niece

    Articles and Obituaries (17 items)
    Religious Materials (16 items)
    Miscellaneous Notes (16 items)
    Miscellaneous Cards (8 items)
    Business Cards, including ones for Joseph Speidel and Company, Wheeling, and Kaplan & Schiller, Keyser (8 items)
    National Republican Ticket, 1868, Ulysses S. Grant for president, Schuyler Colfax, vice-president. For presidential electors, Archibald W. Campbell of Ohio County and Robert S. Brown of Jackson County. Districts: First, Benjamin Stanton of Ohio County, J. Marshall Hagans of Monongalia County, and William H. Powell of Mason County (1 item)
    Summons, Grant County, Henry Franz, Jr., 17 March 1868 (1 item)
    Teacher's Certificate, Charles Franz, Grant County, 24 November 1870 (1 item)
    Receipts, 1872-84 (16 items)
    Family Record of Henry Franz, Senior of Maysville, West Virginia (1 item)
    "The Dying Soldier," by M. E. Franz, 7 September 1879 (1 item)

    Civil War Papers (8 items)

  • Frederick J. Franz to Family, Cumberland, Maryland, 27 March 1862 (?)
  • John Frederick Frantz to Family, Cumberland, Maryland, 11 July 1863
  • "The Prisoner's Hope," by John A. Giesman
  • Greenland, Hardy County, 1862
  • Receipt, Henry Frantz, T. B. Davis and Company, New Creek Station, Virginia, 25 July 1864

    Three letters, foreign language
    Correspondence to Charles Franz, Grant County, 1866-1871 (22 items)
    Envelopes (21 items)
    Correspondence, 1885, 1897 (2 items)
    Correspondence, Emma Burgess to Lelia Franz, Laurel Dale, West Virginia, 1904-1905 (3 items)
    Income Book, J. C. Franz, January 1867-1875
    Account Book, John C. Franz, 1874-1882
    Expense Book, Lelia F. Franz, 1913
    Bible of Lelia Franz Smootz, gift of father John, 1901.
    1924 Bible
    Three Bibles

    Photograph Collection

    Unidentified photographs
    Out-of-state postcards
    Gettysburg, May 30, 1913
    Family photographs
    Album of cards and post cards (some West Virginia)
    Envelope of Idaho photographs
    Photograph album
    Three framed photographs

    Manuscript Collections