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Ms76-12 Cook-Hull Collection

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Ms78-1 Boyd Blynn Stutler Collection

Series 1: Original Source Papers

Series 2: Civil War History "Notes and Queries." (1 ft.)

Series 3: Civil War - West Virginia - Sketches (1 ft.)

Series 4: Civil War research papers (General) (1 ft.)
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Series 5: West Virginia Encyclopedia (1 ft.)

Series 6: George D. Moore collection of John Brown papers (copies) (5 in.)

Series 7: Eleanor Barnes correspondence on the "John Brown bell" (5 in.)

Series 8: General correspondence, 1911 - 1970 (8 ft.)
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Series 9: General correspondence, 1919 - ca. 1935 (15 in.)

Series 10: General correspondence, 1968 - 1969 (3 in.)

Series 11: John Brown research papers (6 ft.)

Series 12: Calhoun county research papers (5 in.)

Series 13: Abraham Lincoln research papers (5 in.)

Series 14: West Virginia Review (5 in.)

Series 15: American Legion papers, including Stutler's papers as war correspondent (6 ft.)

Series 16: 80th Division Veterans Association papers, (20 in.) including 314th field artillery (5 in.)

Series 17: Civil War centennial commission papers (5 in.)

Series 18: West Virginia centennial commission papers (3 in.)

Series 19: Glenville newspaper records (5 in.)

Series 20: Civil War round table papers (5 in.)

Series 21: Financial records (1 ft.)

Series 22: Research notes (1 ft.)

Series 23: W.Va. legislative hand book and manual, 1923 (5 in.)

Series 24: West Virginia Yesterday and Today (5 in.)

Series 25: Clarence S. Gee correspondence, 1930 - 1969 (3 in.)

Series 26: Henry T. McDonald correspondence, 1926 - 1951 (3 in.)

Series 27: "West Virginia Club" (3 in.)

Series 28: Historical sketches of West Virginia counties (3 in.)

Series 29: Unprocessed papers (2 ft.)

Series 30 West Virginia in the Civil War (3 in.)

Series 31 Photographs, engravings, etc. (6 ft.)

Series 32 Special collections materials


Ms78-8 James H. Ferguson Collection 1860s - ca. 1900

Box 1 Correspondence, A - R relating to legal and business matters

Box 2 Correspondence, S - Z, personal materials, unknown and partial letters, letters from Ferguson, letters to his sister-in-law Mrs. Scott, miscellaneous

Box 3 C&O RR material, correspondence and legal materials including Kennedy-Stretcher Neck Tunnel case and WV Tax case

Box 4 Legal documents

Box 5 Legal documents

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Box 7


Ms78-34 Historical records survey. WV. Monroe County. Free School system of Monroe County, 1818 - 1863.

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Series 2 Law

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Ms79-3 Fairfax land papers

Petition of the Burgesses of the colony of Virginia to the King concerning their grievances relating to boundaries of land grants under King Charles II and King James II (?)

Extract of a letter from Major Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantation, Williamsburg, 1720 June 29

Paper concerning the surveying of and settling of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Instructions from Lord Fairfax, 1733 November 24

Letter of Edward Barradale to William Fairfax, 1735 October 31, concerning land boundaries

Benjamin Winslow and John Savage to Charles Carter, William Beverley, William Fairfax, 1736 October 31, regarding a breach of trust

Survey signed by William Fairfax, 1742 September 9

Paper concerning a survey, signed by Lord Fairfax and Lunsford Lomax and Peter Hedges, 1746 March 26

Records of a meeting of the commissioners appointed to run the boundary line of the land grant of Lord Fairfax, which included the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, 1746 September 15

Papers related to the expense of running the boundary line to divide the grant of Lord Fairfax, 1747 June 11

Two copies of land grant by Fairfax to John Dunbar, 1750. (Hardy County Book G, fol. 533)

Deed of transfer from Lord Fairfax to John Lemen, 1752 November 13

Land grant from Fairfax to Bryan Bruin, 1763 May 21


Ms79-18 Civil War Collection [artificial]

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2 Examples of Official Papers and Miscellaneous Papers

Series 3 Secondary Source Manuscripts Series 4 Roster and Muster Rolls – [the items listed below are often partial, handwritten or typed, postwar lists, and are not originals]

Virginia Artillery

Virginia Cavalry Virginia Infantry

Series 5 Lists of Soldiers by Geographical Areas


Ms79-19 United Daughters of the Confederacy. West Virginia Division. Records, 1899-1919

1 Correspondence, 1899-1919

2 "History of the W.Va. division, U.D.C." 1913

3 Miscellaneous

4 Bluefield Chapter

5 Charles Town Chapter

6 Charleston Chapter

7 McNeill Chapter

Folders 8-17: Certificates of eligibility for the Southern Cross of Honor, 1902-1912

18 List of descendants eligible to receive Southern Cross, 1903

Box 2 Records of recipients of Southern Cross of Honor, 1902- 1917


Ms79-20 War Records Collection [artificial]

Series 1: Personal Papers

Series 2 Military Units Records

Oversized items placed in MAP COLLECTION

Series 3 Pension lists

Oversized items placed in MAP COLLECTION

Ms79-20.1:1 W.A. Alburtis Collection

Correspondence


Ms79-130 Reed-Putney Papers

Folder 1 Journal, Dr. James Putney - scientific, meteorological

Folder 2 Receipts - utilities, Kanawha County taxes

Folder 3 Receipts - food, c. 1858-1905

Folder 4 Receipts - dry goods, hardware, c 1875-1905

Folder 5 Financial papers, Dr. James Putney

Folder 6 Putney family miscellaneous

Folder 7 Putney family Bible records, excerpts from Colonel David Ruffner's Mem. Book, (xeroxes)

Folder 8 Receipts - Kanawha River steamers

Folder 9 Woodburn Female Seminary, Morgantown - Miss Emily Reed, 1859-1860

Folder 10 Kanawha County Court receipts - A.W. Quarrier, clerk

Folder 11 Miscellaneous - one postcard of Capitol Street, Charleston removed to postcard collection


Ms79-132 Geological Notes of Virginia and West Virginia

Volume 1: Extracts from the Report of the Progress of the Geological Survey of Virginia by William B. Rogers, 1840

Volume tends to deal with topography, strata, shells, other geologic information; initial number refers to page number

Volume 2: Volume tends to deal with topography, strata, shells, other geologic information; initial number refers to page number

Volume 3: Assorted reports - initial number refers to page number [many seem to deal with M. F. Maury Jr.]

Volume 4: Virginia Iron Notes 1873 - Assorted reports - initial number refers to page number


Ms79-170 John Peter Hale Papers, 1840- 1902

1 Correspondence, 1840-1841

2 Correspondence, 1850-1900

3 Correspondence, 1900-1902. Miscellaneous Notes

4 S.W. Campbell correspondence, 1886

5 "Historical and descriptive sketch of the Kanawha and New river valley from Point Pleasant to historic Charleston, W.Va." 1897

6 [History of the Wilson family]

7 [Report of archaeology of New River - Kanawha valley] 1898

8 Draper family notes

9 Miscellaneous clippings, etc.

10 Speeches


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