Pierpont-Samuels Collection

The collection of the combined papers of Governor Francis H. Pierpont and of Adjutant General Henry J. Samuels of the Restored Government of Virginia, the precursor to the state of West Virginia, contains over 1400 letters and other documents relating to both civilian concerns and military matters. The papers, the vast majority of which are dated in 1862, are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the writer or petitioner, with a printed finding aid. The Samuels-Pierpont Collection can be searched through the West Virginia Memory Project database on-line at Although the actual documents are not accessible on-line, a researcher can locate documents relevant to specific people and places, then request to view those specific papers upon visiting the Archives or request copies through a research letter.

To order copies or obtain further information about the collection, contact Terry Lowry at (304) 558-0230. There is a minimum, non-refundable research fee of $15.00 for out-of-state residents and $5.00 for in-state residents.

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