West Virginia State Archives Manuscript Collections
Itemized Listing 1
Ms76-12 Cook-Hull Collection
1 Day Book - 1810, William Tompkins Salt Lick just below
Malden. Names of Joseph Ruffner, Fleming Cobb and others appear.
Notation, "Commenced making salt, September 3, 1810" important, and
"This day hired of Levi Patricks at Syracuse, New York who
developed new salt pan. Name Andrew Donnally appears, likely son of
Andrew Donnally of Fort Donnally.
2 Account Book - 1825, 1827, 1835, 1836, 1837 William Tompkins;
Tompkins Salt Furnace Burning Springs
3 Day Book - William Tompkins - 1826; Burning Springs
4 Old Account Book - William Tompkins - 1827
5 Account Book - William Tompkins - 1826, 1827, 1828
1 Day Book - William Tompkins - 1828 (Aaron Stockton's and J.P.
Hales accounts included)
2 Day Book - 1828; Handwriting of William Tompkins
3 Account Book - William Tompkins - 1828 (Aaron Stockton -
4 Store Book - William Tompkins - 1828
1 Stockton etc. agent for William Tompkins, 1828 - 32
2 Day Book - William Tompkins - 1833
3 Old Account Book - William Tompkins -1835
4 Receipts - Boats - Miscellaneous; William Tompkins, 1841
1 An Account Book and Record of Stagecoach passengers, year
1841, at the Tompkins Farm. Tavern and other matters
2 Cash Book, 1843 - 1844, William Tompkins
3 Account kept by Tompkins at his Tavern and Stage stand at
present Glasgow. Shows number passengers and amount paid for stage
rides each day and for month. Tompkins was representative of the
Kanawha & James Company and Stage Company. Stage barn Tavern
property. Dates 1844, 1845, 1846
4 Day Book - William Tompkins, 1855
1 Account Book - William Tompkins, 1873
2 Day Book - William Tompkins, 1878
3 Day book - Tompkins, 1867 - 1870
4 See Box 12
5 Account Book - William Tompkins - Cedar Grove, 1841
6 Old Account Book - William Tompkins, 1841 - 1844
7 See Box 10
1 Account Book - William Tompkins - 1830; Coal Mouth now Coal
2 Old Account Book - William Tompkins - 1820
3 Day Book 1837 to 1840; William Tompkins - Kanawha Salines,
Va. (now Malden)
4 Tompkins Farm Tavern or White House (Register kept during war
years 1863 -64. Writing done by Mary Tompkins)
1 Day Book - Cedar Grove Coal Company, 1873 - 1881
2 Book Shipping - Steamboats, 1882 - 1883
3 Order Book 1882 - 1884; Cedar Grove Mills
4 See Box 11
1 Day Book; Donnally, Lewis & Ingles, 1835 - 1836
2 See Box 12
3 Day Book; William Donnally Company, Burning Springs, 1836 -
1 Page from account book, 1825, 1826; Aaron Stockton's account
with Samuel B. Marshall & Co.
2 Bill - Cincinnati, 23 December 1832; John Lewis bought of
William Hunter merchandise, amount $204.74.
3 Bill - Kanawha, 11 December 1840; William Tompkins bought of
Hewett Ruffner merchandise amount $45.11
4 Bill - Louisville, Kentucky, 15 March 1843; Clifton Norton
& Co. sold W. Tompkins merchandise amount $8.91
5 Bill - 1843, Amos Barnett bought of William Tompkins
merchandise amount $33.76
6 Letter - 20 July 1848, from A.W. Smith to William Tompkins
concerning payment of bill
7 Letter - Louisville, 4 October 1849, from Clifton Atkinson
Company to William Tompkins
8 Bill - Kanawha Salines, 16 April 1850, William Tompkins
bought of Smith Walker & Co., merchandise amount $131.54
9 Letter - 18 March 1852, from William Tompkins concerning
shipment of oats to [unknown]
10 Bill - Cincinnati - 24 November 1852, William Tompkins
bought of Robbins & Pomeroy merchandise amount $60.45. Received
payment 19 February 1853 (Robbins & Pomeroy)
11 Letter - Buckingham Shoals, 2 February 1853 from J. Baldwin
to William Tompkins concerning a letter borrowed by Tompkins
12 Bill - Cincinnati - 19 February 1853, William Tompkins
bought of L. Carneal & Co. merchandise amount $51.93
13 Bill - Charleston, Kanawha, Virginia 17 December 1855, Mrs.
R.M. Tompkins bought of W.F. and J.H. Goshorn merchandise amount
$2.08 - charge to account by Stephen Rigg
14 Bill - Kanawha Salines, Virginia 23 October 1856, William
Tompkins bought of Ruffner Hale & company merchandise amount
15 Page from old account book, 1857
16 Promissory note - 1 June 1859 from R.F. Banister $3.00; R.M.
Tompkins $25.00; William Tompkins $10.00; Robert W. Renick $5.00;
to the support of Rev. J.W. Amiss (?)
17 Bill - Kanawha Salines, Virginia 4 June 1859, Mrs. R.M.
Tompkins bought of Charles F. Walker merchandise amount $8.52 and
18 Account of David Gay with R.M. Tompkins, 1864 amount $145.98
- Credits $7.00, $38.75; $13.00
19 Receipt - 27 January 1867
20 Letter - Sunnyside, 29 January, from "Bro" to Will
21 Letter, 10 April 1849, Henry A. Norton to William Tompkins.
Concerns order for a load of coal
22 Letter, 23 September 1890, J.G.W. Tompkins to Arthur Wood.
Concerns Charleston meeting.
1 Ledger - William Tompkins; Books for Lewis & Fry, 1830;
Kelly's Creek to Coal River
1 Ledger - Donnally, Lewis & Ingles, 1824 - 1825; Account
Lewis Welch, Andrew Donnally, etc.
1 Steamboat Accounts - 1883, 1884, 1885; Tompkins Coal and
Milling Company at Cedar Grove
2 Ledger, 1835, Donnally & Company; Names of "Adnah
Vanbeber" and "Shedrick Harmon" appear. This S. Harmon may be son
of Shadrack killed by Indians at S. Ruffner.
Ms78-1 Boyd Blynn Stutler Collection
Series 1: Original Source Papers
1 John Brown papers, 1836 - 1894. (6 ft.)
2 Peregrine Hays papers, 1835 - 1908. (2 ft.)
3 Joseph H. Diss Debar papers. (1 v.)
4 Major Edgar Blundon letters, 1862 - 1864. (1 in. copies)
5 Thomas Scott papers (1 v. copies)
6 Minute book of the Kanawha board, 1880 - 1883 (1 v.
7 Rutherford B. Hayes correspondence while campaigning in West
Virginia, 1861. (copies); William McKinley, the volunteer, 1861
(copies); John Valley Young diary, 1864 - 1865 (copy); F.S. Reader
diary, 1864 - 1865 (copy)
8 Confederate notes and diaries (1 v. copies) Captain Frank M.
Imboden - General A.G. Jenkinson; invasion of Pennsylvania - Thomas
J. Arnold; Beverly under artillery fire - Byres; last skirmish at
Winfield - Diary of Victoria Hansford Hays, 1861 - Diary of James
9 Autograph album of Mary S. Gibbens, 1871 - 1874 (1 v.)
10 Transcripts of manuscripts in Kansas concerning John Brown
and William E. Connelly. (3 v.)
11 The McChesney papers: Muster rolls, Virginia cavalry in
confederate service. Sketches of confederate officers
12 Records from the National Archives relating to General
Thomas M. Harris of Harrisville, W.Va. (copies)
13 General John S. Witcher papers. (copies)
14 Richard Parker diaries, 1840 - 1841. (2 v.)
15 Toll payment book, 1882 - 1885 (1 v.)
16 Calhoun county papers. (6 in.)
17 Roster of Captain M.M. Siberts command, tenth legion
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.)
Series 4, Box 1:
1 Camp newspapers - notes, corres, photostats
2 Saltpeter, WV caves, Conf. quest for Nitro
3 Ella M. Poole, Conf. correspondent & spy
4 Ohio-WV campaigns - notes, corres.
5 Charleston, Loring's invasion of the Valley
6 Bailey Brown, Co. B, 2nd [W]V Inf, killed at Fetterman, May
7 Attack upon Cheat Mtn, death of Thomas Y. Brown-
8 Fort Scammon, Charleston - notes, corres.
9 Kanawha Valley
10 Biography of Gen. Thomas Maley Harris by H. E. Matheny
11 Nancy Hart, Conf. spy & bushwacker
12 Col. George A. Porterfield letter to Brig. Gen. Henry R.
Jackson from Camp Valley Mtn, 8/25/1861
13 Major James W. Sweeney, 36th Batt. Va. Cav.
14 Major George C. Trimble, 11th WV Vol. Inf.
15 12th WV Vol. Inf.
16 Virginia Military Institute - Houdon's Washington in
17 War correspondents - reporting, monument at Bathland,
18 Unsigned letter describing Cheat Mtn, 9/9/1861
19 Civil War In West Virginia - corres. about Stutler's
20 Conf. money - county & town issues
21 Conf. troops
Series 4, Box 2:
2 Upper Tygart & Cheat Mtn. campaign
3 Harpers Ferry actions, notes, maps, corres.
4 William B. Compton, 31st Va, capture, sentence, escape,
5 Military executions
6 Talks about the war
8 Philippi, first land battle
9 Correspondence about feature articles
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"
Series 8: General correspondence, 1911 - 1970 (8 ft.)
Series 8, Box 1:
1 “A” - General Correspondence (1939-1966)
2 American Antiquarian Society, Brigham – Vail - Contains correspondences with Clarence Brigham Directory of the American Antiquarian Society. (1927-1949)
3 BMI – “The American Story,” Manuscripts - General Correspondence with Broadcast Music Inc. concerning editorial work Stutler was doing for a radio program entitled “The American Story.” (1954-1958)
4 BMI – “The American Story,” Manuscripts - General Correspondence with Broadcast Music Inc. concerning editorial work Stutler was doing for a radio program entitled “The American Story.” (1954-1958)
5 Arbogast, John, Civil War in Greenbrier County - Correspondence with John Arbogast regarding the Battle of Dry Creek during the Civil War. (1963)
6 Archaeological Society – WV - Contains two letters to Clifford M. Lewis, President of the Archaeological Society, regarding the Cheat River and Civil War Battlefields. (1963)
7 Armed March of Miners 1921
8 Archives and History, Dept. of (1959-1966) - Contains correspondence with Kyle McCormick, Director Dept. of Archives and History, and James L. Hupp, State Historian and archivist. Also included is a letter from Sen. Robert Nelson asking advice on a bill which would have put the Dept. of Archives & History under the Sec. of State.
9 Atchison, David R., Missouri – Kansas – Senator - Contains newspaper and magazine articles on David Atchison also a copy of a letter signed by Atchison (dated Sept. 24, 1854)
10 “B” General Correspondence (1935-1966)
11 Bakeless, John - Correspondence with John Bakeless dealing with questions on the Civil War. (1938-1964)
12 Barnett, Nell Kontz, John and Mary Brown – Kennedy farm North Elbe. -General Correspondence with Mr. Barnett. (1965-69)
13 Beall, John Yates, Privateer – Johnson’s Island Plot – Capture – Trial and Execution - Magazine articles and correspondence relating to the life of John Yates Beall (1911-1965)
14 Beall, John Yates CSA, Judge Albert Ritchie –Daniel B. Lucas - Correspondence between Judge Albert Ritchie and Daniel B. Lucas concerning the life of John Yates Beall.
15 Benjamin, J.W. - General correspondence with Lt. Col. J.W. Benjamin, public relations director of Greenbrier Military School. (1954-1967)
16 Benjamin, Mary A. , Walter R. Benjamin Autographs - Correspondence regarding John Brown material. (1943-1963)
17 Benjamin, Phillip M. - General correspondence with Phillip Benjamin, librarian at Allegheny College.(1949-1967).
Series 8, Box 2:
1 Bobbs – Merrill Co – John Brown Book - Correspondence with Harrison Platt concerning publication of John Brown’s biography.
2 Book Orders – Belated - Correspondence regarding orders for Stutler’s book Captain John Brown and Harpers Ferry. (1952-1961)
3 Book Reviews – Miscellaneous - Book Reviews and correspondences dealing with the reviews. (1934-1967)
4 Boys State - Correspondence and newspaper articles relating to Boys State. (1922-1936)
5 Brown, Thomas L. and Joseph M., “Traveler,” Lee’s horse - Contains copy of a letter from Joseph Brown to Martha Ordway concerning “Traveler” (dated March 9, 1904). Also an article by Joseph Brown entitled “The Last Confederate Payroll.”
6 “C” - Includes correspondence regarding the American Legion (1937-1968).
7 “C” - Includes correspondence regarding the American Legion (1937-1968).
8 Cadbury, Warder H., Adirondacus – John Brown at North Elba - General correspondence with Warder Cadbury. (1962-1965)
9 Campbell, Alexander Miscellany - Contains photos and information on the Campbell family.
10 Gen. Henry Capehart - Contains a letter from Mrs. Everett Capehart giving some information on Gen. Capehart (April 1960). Also included is a letter by Gen. Capehart dated June 11, 1889.
11 Carpenter, Charles - General correspondence dealing with West Virginia History and John Brown (1931-1968).
12 Cigar Institute of America - Contains various invoices and copies of letters to General James Longstreet. (1898-1902)
13 Civil War Times - Correspondence – Fowler – Nye – etc; Robert H. Fowler, Editor, Civil War Times and Col. W.S. Nye, Associate Editor, Civil War Times. (1959-1966)
14 Abel Clemens 1805-06 - Contains a correspondence (1943-1951) regarding Clemens, who on the night of November 8, 1805 murdered his wife and eight children. Also included are a broadside and a pamphlet describing the crime.
15 Coleman, J. Winston Jr. - General correspondence with J. Winston Coleman Jr. Some of the letters deal with Cassius Marcellus Clay. (1952-1958)
16 CBS Program, Columbia Workshop - Contains transcript of radio program “John Brown’s Body” presented July 20, 1939.
17 Comstock, Jim, Hillbilly – Appalachia Book Shop - General correspondence with Jim Comstock, editor of the Hillbilly. (1954-1968).
Series 8, Box 3:
1 Conley, Phil - General correspondence with Phil Conley (1939-1943)
2 Conley, Phil - Education Foundation correspondence (1954-1967)
3 Conley, Phil - Education Foundation correspondence (1954-1967)
4 Conrad, Earl - Correspondence – generally deals with John Brown. (1939-1943)
5 Cook, Dr. Roy Bird - Correspondence with Dr. Cook, also obituary notices of Dr. Cook. Included is a summary of Dr. Cook’s Stonewall Jackson collection. (1937-1961)
6 Cook, Mrs. Roy Bird, Dept. of Archives & History - General correspondence with Mrs. Roy Bird Cook, Director of the Department of Archives & History. (1947-1953)
7 Cooper, Homer O., Civil War- 19th Virginia Cavalry C.S.A - Correspondence regarding Captain James W. Ball
8 Correspondents, W.W.2 - Correspondence with fellow journalists from WW2. (1951-1966)
9 Covered Bridges - Correspondence dealing with various bridges; also included are some booklets and photographs on the covered bridge at Philippi, WV (1952-1968).
10 “D” General Correspondence (1937-1967)
11 Davis, John J. - General Correspondence dealing with John Brown and West Virginia history. (1962-1969)
12 Mrs. Davis, Dept. of Archives - Correspondence with Mrs. Innis Davis, State Historian and Archivist. (1939-1941)
13 Debar, Joseph Hubert Diss, Letters – Maps- St. Clara Colony notes. Correspondence in regards to Joseph Debar. Also included are newspaper articles and photographs of Debar; also there is a letter signed by Debar.
14 Diss Debar, J.H., Sketches – Notes – Correspondence - Contains correspondence relating to Debar’s life; among the letters are some from his son. (1931-1956)
Series 8, Box 4:
1 Delaplaine, Edward S. - General correspondence (1948-1959)
2 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
3 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
4 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
5 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
6 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
7 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
8 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
9 Dime Novel - Correspondence concerning dime novels (1940-1957). Also various dime novels some dealing with West Virginia (1887-1924)
11 Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Discipliana – Correspondence - Correspondence with Claude E. Spencer and Walter Jones, curators of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society (1949-1967)
12 Donald, David, Lincoln – Sumner – Etc. - Correspondence dealing with Senator Charles Sumner. (1954-1956)
13 Dornbusch, C.E. , Civil War – Bibliography – State - Correspondences on the Civil War. (1949-1964)
14 Duval, William C. - General Correspondence. (1963-1968)
Series 8, Box 5:
1 “E” - General Correspondence (1934-1967)
2 E Clampus Vitus - Correspondence, newspaper articles and photographs relating to the fraternal organization. (1936-1959)
3 Early West Virginia Imprints - Correspondence and checklists concerning West Virginia Imprints. Included are some copes of imprints. (1940-1956)
4 Early West Virginia Imprints - Correspondence and checklists concerning West Virginia Imprints. Included are some copes of imprints. (1940-1956)
5 Eby, Cecil D. Jr. - Re. David Hunter Strother (Porte Crayon)
6 Eby, Cecil D. Jr. - Re. David Hunter Strother (Porte Crayon)
7 Eisenhower, D.D. General - Correspondence and newspaper clippings dealing with Eisenhower stamps. (1969)
8 Eisenschimal, Otto - General correspondence (1938-1955)
9 Encyclopedia Britannica - Correspondence dealing with an article on the American Legion submitted by Stutler.
10 F - General Correspondence (1949-1962)
11 Falconer, Eric A. , E. Clampus Vitus, California, San Francisco -Correspondence dealing with E. Clampus Vitus. (1948-1960)
12 Fields, Joseph E. - General correspondence with Dr. Joseph Fields, president of the National Society of Autograph Collectors. (1949-1959)
13 Fraley, H.W. - Correspondence with Dr. Fraley on the Civil War, Harpers Ferry and John Brown. (1960-1964)
14 Fuld, James J., Glory Hallelujah – Sheet Music - Correspondence regarding sheet music – especially that of Glory Hallelujah
Series 8, Box 6:
1 G - General correspondence (1939-1964)
2 Galey, Thomas - General correspondence (1953-54)
3 GAR –Cleveland Incident, Wheeling - Contains an article entitled “The Ohio GAR and Politics from 1866- 1900.”
4 Garbowski, Edwards, Philatelics – John Brown – Lincoln - Correspondence regarding stamp collecting, especially John Brown and Lincoln material. (1963-1966)
5 Garbowski, Edwards, Philatelics – John Brown – Lincoln - Correspondence regarding stamp collecting, especially John Brown and Lincoln material. (1963-1966)
6 Garbowski, Edwards, Philatelics – Lincoln – Brown - Contains more correspondence on stamp collecting. (1966-1969)
7 Garbowski, Edwards, Philatelics – Lincoln – Brown - Contains more correspondence on stamp collecting. (1966-1969)
8 Gates, Arnold, (Civil War Round Table, Lincoln Herald) - Correspondence regarding articles and reviews which Stutler submitted to these publications.
9 Goodall, Cecie, West Virginia History Magazine - Correspondence concerns articles to be published in “West Virginia History.”
10 Gottschalk, William E., John Brown – Philately - Correspondence regarding stamp collecting. (1960-1966)
11 Gottschalk, William E., John Brown – Philately - Correspondence regarding stamp collecting. (1960-1966)
12 Governors of West Virginia - Includes correspondence and material relating to the governors of West Virginia. (1928-1969)
13 Grose, Parlee C., Andrews Raid –First Issue Medal of Honor - Correspondence & newspaper articles concerning the raid. (1953- 1961)
Series 8, Box 7:
1 H - General Correspondence
2 Harding, Warren G. - Material relating to Warren G. Harding and Marion, OH. (1965-1966)
3 Hardman, Anson F. - Correspondence covers Mr. Hardman’s enquiries into the song Lorena which was written in the late 1850’s. (1951-1952)
4 Harris, Gen. Thomas M. and Col. John T., Trial Lincoln Conspirators, Obit. Etc. - Articles and correspondence relating to Gen. T.M. Harris and Col. John T. Harris
5 Harwell, Richard B. - Correspondence covering the topic of sheet music during the Civil War and post – Civil War period. (1949-1966)
6 Hasselberger, Fritz, Civil War – Hanging Rocks – Romney South Branch Valley - Correspondence relating to various battles during the Civil War (1962-1969)
7 Hasselberger, Fritz, Civil War – Hanging Rocks – Romney South Branch Valley - Correspondence relating to various battles during the Civil War (1962-1969)
8 Haverlin, Carl - Correspondence with Carl Haverlin Carl (Broadcast Music Inc.). Some letters deal with “The American Story” radio series (see also BM1). (1957-1962)
9 Haymond, William – Diary - Newspaper articles on William Haymond’s diary which he kept on his farm Fairmont, V. to Rabbit Creek California in 1852. (1930-1940)
10 Heckert Family
11 Historic Commission, West Virginia
12 Hoover, Earl R., Civil War Songs – Stonewall Jackson - Correspondence dealing with songs about Stonewall Jackson. (1966- 1967)
13 Huntington Library California, Miss Cuthbert - Correspondence relating to John Brown material. (1948-1958)
Series 8, Box 8:
1 “I” - No material
2 “J” - General Correspondence
3 Jones, Plummer F. - Correspondence relating to John Brown. (1954-1955)
4 “K” - General Correspondence. (1939-1967)
5 Kanga, Clinton W. - Correspondence dealing with John Brown material. (1951-1968)
6 Kenamond, A.D. - Correspondence relating, in part, to the Jefferson County Historical Society (1929-1969)
7 Kinnan Indian Captivity, Randolph County - Correspondence and articles dealing with the captivity of Mary Kinnan. Also included is a copy of the book True Narrative of the Sufferings of Mary Kinnan. (1912-1969)
8 Korea War Correspondents - Articles regarding war correspondents in Korea. (1950-1951)
9 Kraybill, Dr. D.B, Historical Society – War Records - Correspondence dealing with records of servicemen from WV. (1964-1965)
10 “L” - General Correspondence (1934-1963)
11 Lee, Howard B. - Correspondence regarding West Virginia history. (1966-1967)
12 Lemley, Hary J., Judge - Correspondence covering various aspects of the Civil War. (1962-1965)
13 Leonard, Herman - General Correspondence (1960-1964)
14 Leonard Herman W. - General Correspondence. (1965-1967)
Series 8, Box 9:
1 Lewis County History Orders and Correspondences - Book orders. (1957-1968)
2 Lewisburg Battle – Captured Gun, Orton G. Rush- Springfield, Ohio - Correspondence –Notes – Articles – concerning the Battle of Lewisburg during the Civil War. (1947-1958)
3 Lincoln Correspondence - Correspondence dealing with the various aspects of Lincoln’s life. (1943-1968)
4 Lincoln Life Foundation, Lincoln Lore - Correspondence with Dr. Gerald McMurty, Director Lincoln National Life Foundation
5 Lincoln Memorial University, Lincoln Herald - Correspondence dealing with the Lincoln Herald. (1944-1962)
6 Lynching and executions in W.V. - Correspondence, articles and photographs on lynchings in WV. (1931-1965)
7 “Mc” - General Correspondence (1938-1963)
8 MacArthur, Douglas, General - Correspondences and articles dealing with commemorative stamps for General Douglas MacArthur. (1969)
9 McBride Van Dyk - Correspondence dealing with stamp collecting and the Civil War. (1949-1953)
10 MacBribe, Van Dyke - General Correspondence. (1954-1961)
11 McClain, Ken, Reprints, W.V. Border Classics - Correspondence dealing with publication of West Virginia material. (1962-1969)
12 McMurtrie - Correspondence regarding West Virginia imprints. (1937-1941)
Series 8, Box 10:
1 “M” - General Correspondence
2 Malpass, George N.
3. Malpass, George N.
4 Manufacturing - Includes “Brief story of Shipbuilding”, “Hand-Pressed Glass,” “History of Fostoria Glass Company” and “A Treatise on Glass Balls and Glass Marbles.”
5 Manuscript Society – Correspondence Crosbie- Eastburn – Mass- Stein, Etc. - Correspondence with various members of the Manuscript Society. (1957-1965)
6 Marchman, Watt P. – director Rutherford B. Hayes Library - Correspondence. (1956-1958)
7 Matheny, H.E. - General Correspondence. (1955-1959)
8 Matheny, H.E. No. 2 - General Correspondence. (1960-1964)
9 Matheny, H.E. No. 3. - General Correspondence (1965-1968)
10 Matheny, H.E. No. 3. - General Correspondence (1965-1968)
11 Matheny, H.E. No. 3. - General Correspondence (1965-1968)
Series 8, Box 11:
1 Memorial Assn John Brown
2 Memorial Day – Origin of - Correspondence with Ernest C. Klein on the origins of Memorial Day. (1956-1967)
3 Merrill, Walter M.
4 Meyer, Howard N.
5 Miller, Ernest C. - Correspondence dealing, in part, with John Brown in Pennsylvania and his association with the Masons. (1948-1962)
6 Miller, Samuel H. - Correspondence dealing with Col. Henry Clay Pate and the Civil War. (1955-1967)
7 Miller, Samuel H. - Correspondence dealing with Col. Henry Clay Pate and the Civil War. (1955-1967)
8 Monaghan, Jerry - (Lincoln – Newhall Bib, Etc.) (1954-1957)
9 Mongin, Alfred, John Brown Jr. – Harpers Ferry, Storer College - Correspondence dealing, in part, with John Brown Jr. (1960-1965)
10 Murphy, Ray - General Correspondence; included is a manuscript copy entitled So We Tore Loose From England by Dale Meaning Brown. (1936-1965)
11 ”N” - General Correspondence (1945-1960)
12 Newhall, Daniel - Correspondence regarding Brown and Lincoln material.
13 Newman, Ralph G. - Correspondence regarding Brown and Lincoln material. (1947-1955)
2 Parry, Gwin A. M.D. - Correspondence regarding John Brown and Gen. John McCausland. (1959-1966)
3 Pennsylvania, His & Museum Com., S.K. Stevens, etc. - Correspondence with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission on topics of the Civil War. (1949-1962)
4 Perry, Thornton T. Jr. - General Correspondence (1954-1967)
5 Perry, Thornton T. Jr. - General Correspondence (1954-1967)
6 Perry, Thornton No. 2, Charles Town, WV - General Correspondence (1968)
7 Petz, Weldon - Correspondence deals primarily with an article “We are coming Father Abraham” which Stutler had written for the Lincoln Herald. (1951)
8 Pierce, Charleston C. Jr. - General Correspondence (1959-1962)
9 Pleasant, Mary Ellen - “Mother of Civil Rights in California and Friend of John Brown,” newspaper clippings. (1965)
10 Pratt, Dr. Harry E – Illinois State Historian - Correspondence concerning material on Abraham Lincoln (1943-1957)
11 Preble, Jack W. Jr. - Correspondence relating to Porte Crayon and the Civil War. (1960-1962)
12 Presidents on U.S. Postage Stamps - List of Presidential postage stamps.
13 Prize Fight – Paddy Ryan- Joe Goss, Colliers Station, June 1, 1880 - Articles & Correspondence on the Ryan-Goss prize fight. (1943-1960)
14 Prize Fight – Sullivan – Count, Harpers Ferry, May 11, 1847 - Articles & correspondence on the Sullivan – Count fight. (1960-1969)
15 “R” - General Correspondence. (1931-1964)
16 Randolph County Historical Society - Correspondence regarding West Virginia history. (1950-1969)
17 Red Cross - Correspondence relating to the Red Cross while Stutler was chairman of the Charleston chapter. (1928-1930)
Series 8, Box 14:
1 Reed, Louis, Burning Springs – 11th Infantry - Correspondence regarding Burning Springs, Wirt County, first oil field developed in West Virginia, and the Civil War. (1960-1966)
2 Retirement – The American Legion - Correspondence regarding Stutler’s retirement from the American Legion. (1954)
3 Rice, Otis K. - Correspondence regarding the West Virginia Encyclopedia, John Brown and “John Matheny Day” (1961-1962)
4 Rieger, Paul - Correspondence regarding West Virginia Imprints. (1967-1969)
5 Ruffner, Henry - Includes copies of 10 letters written by Henry Ruffner to his friend Samuel Williams (1807-1857) and correspondence concerning Ruffner. (1857-1959)
6 “S” - General Correspondence (1945-1968)
7 Savage, H.M. - Correspondence regarding sheet music of the Civil War Period. (1851-1852)
8 Seely, Dr. Frederick F. - Correspondence dealing with John Brown. (1949-1964)
9 Segal, Charles M. - Correspondence concerning Abraham Lincoln, West Virginia, and the West Virginia Encyclopedia. (1953-1961)
10 Shakespeare’s Will - Newspaper clippings regarding Shakespeare’s will; also correspondence dealing with Shakespeare’s autograph. (1952)
11 Sherwood, Rev. Lawrence - Correspondence dealing with Methodism in West Virginia. (1954-1965)
12 Sillcott, James S. - General Correspondence. (1962-1969)
13 Skidmore, Warren, Skidmore Family – Pioneer history - Correspondence regarding Andrew Skidmore. (1954)
Series 8, Box 15:
1 Smith, Ray D. - Correspondence dealing with the Civil War and the Confederate Veteran magazine. (1960-1963)
2 Smith, Stanley J., John Brown in Canada, etc. - Correspondence dealing with John Brown and the Civil War (1956-1963)
3 Smith, Stanley J., John Brown in Canada, etc. - Correspondence dealing with John Brown and the Civil War (1956-1963)
4 Smith, Stanley J. No. 2 - Correspondence dealing with John Brown in Canada. (1964-1969)
5 Smith, Stanley J. No. 2 - Correspondence dealing with John Brown in Canada. (1964-1969)
6 Smith, Stanley J. No 3 - Correspondence dealing with John Brown in Canada. (1964-1969)
Series 8, Box 16:
1 Stamps - “Want list” and correspondence dealing with stamp collection. (1969-1970)
2 Strother, David Hunter (Porte Crayon) Military Orders – Misc. Papers Dealing with David Hunter Strother (1857-1879)
3 Stutler Family - Genealogical information on the Stutler family. 1967
4 Sweet, Forest H. - Correspondence regarding John Brown material. (1933-1958)
5 T - General Correspondence. (1937-1966)
6 Tompkins, Col. C.Q. and Mrs., Civil War, Gauley Mount, C.S.A. - Correspondence regarding Christopher Q. Tompkins. (1962)
7 “U” - General Correspondence (1960-1961)
8 Union Solders Song Book - Correspondence regarding Civil War Songs. (1955)
9 “V” - General Correspondence (1927-1966)
10 Veterans Administration - Insurance – Correspondence – Etc. (1937-1962)
11 Virginia Border in the Revolution, Indian Captivities - Includes copies of Memoir of Indian Wars and The Snake Hunters of West Virginia. (1933-1962)
12 Voegal, F.B. - Correspondence dealing with John Brown. (1953-1959)
13 “W” - General Correspondence (1932-1968)
14 Wallace, Lee A. Jr. - Correspondence regarding different aspects of the Civil War. (1962-1968)
15 War History Commission - Correspondence with Mr. Festus B. Summers, Chairmen of WV History Commission. (1944)
16 Warner, Ezra J. - Correspondence regarding various Generals who served during the Civil War. (1956-1962)
17 Washington, Col. John Augustine, C.S.A., Randolph County Historical Society - Correspondence regarding Col. John Augustine Washington. (1954)
18 Wayland, Dr. John W. - Correspondence dealing with West Virginia history. (1924-1961)
Series 8, Box 17:
1 Webster’s Blue Backe Speller - Correspondence dealing with old school books. (1939-1952)
2 Wessen, Ernest J. - Correspondence regarding old books; some dealing with WV. (1954-1961)
3 West Virginia National Guard, 150th Infantry – Armored Cavalry - Articles and correspondence dealing with West Virginia’s National Guard.
4 West Virginia Sketches, (Rotary Club; State Police Academy, etc) - Speeches concerning the formation of West Virginia before the Rotary Club and the State Police Academy.
5 West Virginia University, Summers- Butler – Shelter – Lambert – Munn - Correspondence dealing with John Brown and WV history (1958- 1966)
6 Williams, Fred Hart, Detroit – John Brown’s Contacts - Correspondence dealing with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and John Brown. (1958-1961)
7 Williams, Price - Correspondence regarding Booker T. Washington. (1966)
8 Williams, T. Harry, Wiley, Bell Irvin - Correspondence dealing with the Civil War. (1963-1965)
9 Willis, Nathaniel - Articles and Correspondence dealing with West Virginia’s first printer (1900-1929).
10 Wilson, Virginia Perry, Napa, California - General Correspondence (1951-1969)
11 Withers Chronicles of Border Warfare - Correspondence regarding John Israel and Alexander Scott Withers and his book.
Series 8, Box 18:
1 “Y” - General Correspondence (1936-1937)
2 Young Kate - Correspondence and articles dealing with this 2 volume book published in 1844. (1941-1951)
3 Zirkle, Otis B. - General Correspondence. (1962-1969)
Series 8, Box 19:
1-2 Misc. American Legion
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
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
Series 24: West Virginia Yesterday and Today (5 in.)
Series 25: Clarence S. Gee correspondence, 1930 - 1969 (3
Series 26: Henry T. McDonald correspondence, 1926 - 1951 (3
Series 27: "West Virginia Club" (3 in.)
Series 28: Historical sketches of West Virginia counties (3
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
1 John Brown scrapbook - Bridgeman (3 in.)
2 John Brown scrapbook - Sanborn (5 in.)
3 John Brown scrapbook - Smith (3 in.)
4 John Brown scrapbook - Stutler (18 in.)
5 John Brown scrapbook - Connelley (5 in.)
6 John Brown magazine articles (1ft.)
7 Scrapbooks (primary) (6 in.)
8 Broadsides, covers, etc. (3 in.)
9 Sheet music (3 ft.)
10 American Legion scrapbooks
Supplemental Box 1
1. John Brown, Martyr for Freedom – 1976
2. Early Printers – Rice
3. The Lincoln Log – two 1934 issues of student paper – Lincoln Jr. High School
4. Book Catalogs and Book Listings
5. Miscellaneous Correspondence – undated
6. John Brown – Miscellaneous Materials
7. John Brown – Clippings
8. Miscellaneous Documents
9. David Ruggles – Hero of Emancipation
10. Gettysburg Reunion Brochure – 1938
11. “A Vision of West Virginia’s Agricultural Future”
12. The Kanawha Board – Bond – 1871
13. The Chronicle of the Aaron Burr Association – 1957-1958
14. Songs and Ballads
15. Pasteboard Capitol (Charleston) Brochure
16. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution – Program – 1928
17. Guyandotte – After the Civil War – J. W. Miller – Clippings
18. “Yankee Doodle” History
19. Governor’s Address on West Virginia Wealth and Prosperity – undated
20. Sprigg Family Geneaology
21. James Spurrier – Medal of Honor – World War II
22. George Grubb
23. “The Soldier Dead” – Harper’s Weekly – undated
24. Lincoln Memorial University Commencement – Harrogate, TN – 1958
25. Materials Relating to Abraham Lincoln Sheet Music
26. Materials Relating to Jefferson Davis Sheet Music
27. Materials Relating to Stonewall Jackson Sheet Music
28. Spanish American War Clipping
29. Museum Echoes: Harriet Beecher Stowe House
30. George Abbott Clipping
31. Harpers Ferry Clippings
32. Roy Wilson Hooe Clipping
33. Civil War Clippings and Material
34. Stamps (includes sheet of unused 6 cent Eisenhower stamps)
35. Lincoln Society Philately – 1962
36. West Virginia Historical Society – 1928
38. Civil War Articles – West Virginia Education Foundation, Inc.
39. Civil War Correspondence
40. Financial Records – Boyd B. Stutler – 1927-1930
41. Vocational Journalism and Printing in West Virginia Institutions
42. “The French and English”
43. West Virginia Geology
44. John Brown Exhibit – West Virginia University – 1955
45. Radio Script for “Twenty Grand Salutes Your Happy Birthday” – 1941
46. Bibliographical Society of America
47. Calhoun County – Personal History
48. James Burns – Oneida Institute – Kentucky
49. Granville Davisson Hall Materials
50. College Diploma – Alderson-Broaddus College – Boyd B. Stutler – 1961
51. Warren H. Stutler
52. Owen Stutler
53. William M. Stutler
54. Price Williams – Elkview – 1925
55. State Capitol Fire – 1921
56. Abel Moses – National Pastoral Association
57. J. C. Watkins – Correspondence – 1925-1926
58. George A. Vincent – Correspondence – 1924-1925
59. Andrew Price – Correspondence – 1925-1926
60. William H. Cobb – Correspondence – 1924-1926
61. H. M. Calhoun – Correspondence – 1926
62. Psychiatry Clippings
63. Daybook (original) – Grantsville News – 1910
64. C. R. Rector - Correspondence – 1925-1926
65. Soil Samples – Blennerhasset and Harpers Ferry
66. Boyd B. Stutler – Building Papers and Receipts
67. Miscellaneous Materials
69. Book and Autograph Collecting Notes
70. “The Aldine” – John Brown/Harpers Ferry – 1873
71. “This Is My War” – Phil Conley – 1942
72. Harpers Ferry Centennial
73. Washington’s Western Lands National Monument Proposal
74. John Brown Song
75. Stutler – Church Correspondence regarding John Brown
76. J. W. Benjamin – Correspondence – 1963
77. Dedication of West Virginia Capitol – Program - 1932
Supplemental Box 2
1. Liberty magazine – 1940 – (American Legion Article)
2. The Literary Digest – 1914
3. American Legion Material
4. 314th Field Artillery Material
5. 80th Division Material
6. Abraham Lincoln Material
7. Civil War – Harpers Ferry – John Brown – Centennial – Clippings
8. Sheet Music – “Old John Brown”
9. Bond – Huntington Electric Light and Street Railway Co. – 1889
10. “The Knapsack” – Civil War Camp Newspaper – 5th West Virginia Infantry
11. “ The Eleventh Ohio” – Civil War Camp Newspaper – 11th Ohio Infantry
12. West Virginia Authors
13. West Virginia Civil War Centennial
14. Boyd B. Stutler – Awards, Papers
15. Broadside – Martydom of John Brown – 1859
16. Return of 9th (West) Virginia Infantry – Guyandotte Battle – 1861 (original)
17. 314th Field Artillery – Boyd B. Stutler – Promotion
18. Samuel Washington’s Will – 1791 – (typescript copy)
19. West Virginia Club/Golden Horseshoe Questions Form – 1930-1931 – (blank)
20. Broadside – Miners Rally – Whitesville – 1931
21. New Year’s Address – “The Perry County Freeman” – 1860
22. Franklin Silk Company – Franklin, Ohio – Treasury Notes
24. Various books and publications belonging to Boyd B. Stutler during his time in the 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division, including “Scouting and Patrolling” by Waldron (1916); “Manual for Privates of Infantry” (1909); approximately 26 circulars for Allied Expeditionary Forces.
25. Various brochures and booklets on the Civil War Centennial
26. Various handbooks, brochures and booklets on the American Legion
Supplemental Box 3
1. Address of John Brown
2. Broadside – “To John Brown”
3. Broadside – Virginia – Organization of Address from Central Committee – 1861
4. Broadside - Zane, Knox and McKee – Shipped to Wheeling – 1822
5. Broadside – Calhoun County – 1865
6. Broadside (copy) – Convention of the People of Northwestern Virginia – 1861
7. Calhoun County Lodge #212 Envelope
8. Civil War Pension Application Form for Artificial Limb (blank)
9. Envelope – Col. W. E. Crooks – 1899
10. West Virginia State Board of Centennial Managers – 1876
11. Stock – The Logan Banner – (blank – undated)
12. Broadside – George W. Munford – 1860
13. The Kentucky Wonder Herb Juice – Harwick – Summers St. – Charleston, WV
14. Confederate Election Ballot – 1861
15. Broadside – Bolivar Heights Hotel and Dale Cottage
16. West Virginia Electors for U.S. President – 1925
17. Benjamin Pittman – Co-creator of shorthand – 1863
18. John S. Gallaher – Virginia Free Press – Charles Town – 1862
19. Election Ballot – Hancock County – 1861
20. G. W. Dickerson – Letter/Circular – Parkersburg – 1859
21. Broadside – Transportation of the West – Wheeling – 1834
22. Brig. Gen. William Darke – 1792
23. George Parnell - 1856
24. Daily Dispatch – Extra – undated
25. Broadside – List of Men Absent from 8th Virginia Cavalry – August, 1862
26. Confederate Currency and Note from Brig. Gen. John A. Kress
21. Outline History of West Virginia National Guard
22. “Memoir of Indian Wars” by Charles Stuart
23. “West Virginia Review” – Press Miniature Program – 1930
24. “The Dial” – Digest – 1915
25. Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
26. John Brown Surveys
27. Genealogy Forms – (blank)
28. American Red Cross Disaster Relief Committee – Charleston Chapter
29. The Snake Hunters of Western Virginia – Civil War Article
30. Bills Payable – Boyd B. Stutler – 1925
31. Conservation Tips and Records
Ms78-8 James H. Ferguson Collection 1860s -
Box 1 Correspondence, A - R relating to legal and business
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
1 South - West Virginia Improvement Company
2 Iron Belt Building & Loan Associates
3 Legislation concerning WV laws and policies
4 Independent Order of Good Templars
5 State House Company
6 Census, 1880
7 Ads and Flyers
8 Tax Receipts
9 Checks and Promissory Notes
3 Individual Cases:
Upper Falls Coal River Bridge
Freutel vs Jenkins
Roberts & Thomas vs James M. Thomas
John S. Harley vs Mary Harley
Collision of steamers Loamis and Scioto, July 4,
Printed court cases
Physical Survey of WV by Matthew Maury
Ms78-34 Historical records survey. WV.
Monroe County. Free School system of Monroe County, 1818 -
1 Record, schools of Monroe county, 1818 to 1862
Series 2 Law
1 Abstract of the laws relating to the appointment powers and
duties of school commissioners and their officers, and also to the
duties of the county and corporation courts, and clerks thereof,
and of the commonwealth's attorneys, relative to the said
appointment and duties. To which are added the forms required by
law for the government of the school commissioners. Prepared by
direction and act of the General Assembly, passed 25th February,
1829, entitled, "An act to amend the several acts concerning the
literary fund." By James Brown, Jr., second auditor, 1829.
2 Code of Virginia, 1803 edition, pages 354 - 355, Chapter
CXCIX. An act to establish public schools. 1796.
1 Report of commissioners to the president and directors of the
Literary Fund, 1826 - 1827.
1-27 School records for 1828 to 1855.
1 Schools of Monroe county (West) Virginia, 1818 - 1863. 110,
10, 2, 21.
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
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
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
Land grant from Fairfax to Bryan Bruin, 1763 May 21
Ms79-18 Civil War Collection
Series 1: Correspondence
1 Allen & son. Papers, 1864-1865. (4 items)
Includes guards & pickets passes issued at Coals Mouth, WV
Dec. 11, 1864 & Dec. 24, 1864 by Capt. J. S. Cassady, 7th West Virginia Cavalry; rent receipt from S.D. Griffith
for $130.00 Jan. 3, 1865; invoice for clover & timothy seed for
$23.50 Mar. 15, 1865
2 Biddle, ?. Letter, 1861 July 12, Martinsburg, VA, to Mrs.
A.K. Hoge, Martinsburg, VA
Relay of apology from Maj. Gen. Patterson for the army searching her office for documents
3 Brown, H. Campbell. Letter, 1863 October 22, Headquarters,
Second corps, ANV to Major General Early
Letter complaining about requisitioning of ammunition after a
skirmish when hardly a shot fired.
4 Brown, Stuart M. Diary, 1861 June-August. (2 volumes)
Begins at Occuquan Mills 14 miles from Alexandria - marching to
Manassas, camp life, measles, battle July 18, marching to
Fairfax. Brown believed to be member of 5th Virginia Infantry, CSA.
5 Broun, Thomas L. Telegram, 1863 August 28, to A.T. Laidley
Notification of death of Gay Carr and wounding of Lt. Col.
Barbee, both of 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA, at battle of White Sulphur Springs, WV, August 26-27, 1863.
6 Bryan, S.P. Medical Journal, 1864-1865. (l volume)
Poor condition - only a few pages of partial entries.
7 Campbell, J.A. Letter, 1865 April 7, Richmond, VA, to General
Joseph R. Anderson. (typescript copy)
Discusses how Virginia legislature will be run.
8 Farnsworth, Henry J. Letter, 1862 December 17, Camp near
Discusses requisitions including stoves, recent battle of
Fredericksburg. Farnsworth was in Quarter Master Department, Army of the Potomac.
9 Flagg, George A. Correspondence, 1862-1865. (32 items)
Most of the letters seem to deal with requisitions, seizure of
property, payment, transportation. One for claiming son's body. Flagg was assistant quarter master at Harpers Ferry, WV. Correspondence includes brigadier generals John R. Kenly, W. L. Elliott (Chief of Cavalry for Gen. Pope), Bvt. Maj. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, generals Williams and Hatch, and others.
10 Haymond, L.D. Letter, 1863 October 20, Richmond, VA
11 Hultberg family. Papers, 1861-1974. (39 items) (Civil War
correspondence and family genealogy)
Daily correspondence among family, includes short
genealogy. Includes original letters by Stowell Hazen (12th Ohio Infantry/2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery), Archibald S. Doan (12th Ohio Infantry), Hiram H. Guitteau (92nd Ohio Infantry), Samson Carver (1st West Virginia Cavalry) mostly from West Virginia locations. Also includes photostatic material. (Cross reference with items #44 and #45).
12 Jones, Beuhring H. Letter, 1865 May 30, Johnson's Island,
O., to Kate Taylor, Alexandria, VA
Letter asking for clemency for Jones, colonel of 60th Virginia Infantry, CSA.
13 Kenly, William L. Diary, 1863 (1 volume). Kenly was 1st Lt./Quartermaster, 1st Maryland Infantry (U.S.).
Daily camp life, includes 4 pages of rations issued. Sites
include Harpers Ferry, Middleburg, VA, Bristol, Shepherdstown,
14 Kidwell, Frank C. Letters, 1864 May-December, to his wife.
Discusses fight at Cloyd's Mountain VA, by Franklin C. Kidwell, 14th West Virginia Infantry.
15 McCook (?), T.E. Affidavit, 1863 June 27
16 Lloyd, E.J. Letter, 1861 October 20, Huntersville, VA, to
17 Lyman, William R. Report for payments, Co. B, 31st Virginia Infantry, 1862 July and August, Gordonsville, VA.
18 Maloy, Anna C. Letter, 1863 November 16, Winchester, VA, to
Hugh C. Maloy
Congratulates him on release from Confederate prison.
19 Moler, J.S. Letter, 1905 December 10, Harpers Ferry, WV, to
Actions of Lt. George W. Engle, 12th Virginia Cavalry, CSA, in July 1864, Smithfield
20 Morrison, ? B. Letter, 1863 June 28, Headquarters, Earlys
division, to senior surgeon, Smith's brigade
Seeking list of war casualties.
21 Otis, Lizzie. Letter, 1863 May 6, Kanawha C.H., to Mr. and
Mrs. B.F. Dyar, Lowell, Ohio (photoduplicate). Otis was the wife of Harrison G. Otis, 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
22 Parkins, Alfred. Exemption from military service request,
1863 April 4
23 Ray family. Papers, 1864-1865. (5 items) (typescript copies/one original)
Includes war record of Dr. Joseph Manuel Ray, discharge of
Isaac Ray, certificate for medal, guards & pickets pass,
Gallipolis, OH May 25, 1864. Joseph and Isaac both served in the 7th West Virginia Cavalry.
24 Robert, Richard. Letter, 1897 June 26, Terre Haute, to
Captain James S. Cassaday
Seeking petition of Capt. Cassaday, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, for Robert, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, to claim
25 Robinette, I.W. Letter, 1865 May 28, Thurston to Moses J.
List of mostly black volunteers for the army.
26 Rogers, John. Telegram, 1863 June 28, steamboat off
Parkersburg, to Lt. Commander Fitch, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reporting on river conditions and rebels at Ravenswood
Letters from various encampments including Camp Princeton,
Berkeley County, Madison Court House, Giles County, Raleigh
County. William H. Shaver, 4th Virginia Infantry, CSA and George T. Shaver, 36th Virginia Infantry, CSA.
28 Smith, John A. Letter 1862 April 14, Camp Paxton, to his
Smith member of Co. D, 9th [West] VA Regt.
29 Stover, ? A. Letter, 1864 May 19, Willow Grove to Brigadier
General J.D. Imboden
30 Varner, Washington. [31st Virginia Infantry, CSA]. Letter, 1864 January 30, Staunton,
Correspondents include John P. Hale, D. L. Ruffner, George S. Patton, P G. Eastham, Henry Baines. Welch became 2nd Lt. in 5th Artillery. [Capt. John P. Hale’s Kanawha Artillery/Hale’s Battery, attached to 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA.] Most letters regarding requisitions. Welch was KIA at Scary Creek, [West] VA, 1861 July 17.
32 Wynant family. Correspondence, 1861 June 5-25. (3
33 "Descriptive list of hands employed by B.P. Newman."
List includes descriptions and ages.
34 Latham, George R. Letters, 1863 June-August, Grafton, WV (2
Includes history of 3rd WV Inf (3rd Mounted Inf) & 6th Cav.
by Josiah Davis.
Orders to report to Gallia County, OH and Hurricane Bridge,
notice of battalion drill at Cheshire, OH, letter from Mud Bridge,
VA, statement from Ohio quartermaster about pay for travel, orders
concerning stragglers and ammunition in Charleston.
47 Montgomery, L.B. 8th Virginia Cavalry, CSA. Correspondence (photocopy)
Letter to father from confederate at Camp Two Mile, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.
48 Dickinson, Hudson M. 8th Virginia Cavalry, CSA. Correspondence (photocopy)
Letters from confederate at Camp Tompkins [near St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV] to father and sister
describing camp life, troop movements.
49 Huse Family. Correspondence (photocopy)
Letter from mother in Fayetteville to Harlow Huse [8th Virginia Cavalry/22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA], in Camp Chase, OH
on family and prison exchange hopes; letters from Camp Tompkins
about camp life, Scary Creek; oath of allegiance and discharge for
Thomas R. B. Huse [60th Virginia Infantry, CSA]; letter from Charleston.
50 Carpenter Family. Correspondence (photocopy)
Letter from grandfather to grandson and from aunt in Iowa to
51 Thompson, Gordon, Company H, 60th Virginia Infantry to wife
Louisa. Correspondence, 1861-62 (photocopy)
Letters from member of Co H, 60th VA Infantry from Richmond,
Camp Conley, Wilmington, Raleigh County, Mercer County,
52 Morehead, George W. Diary (photocopy) and transcript,
Company I, 12th Western Virginia Infantry, 1863-64
53 Madden, J. H. Letters, 1862-1863. 2 items.
Letters to sister in Shinnston from Camp Jesse [New Creek, Hampshire Co.] and Camp Parole.
54 Reynolds, William Clark. Diaries for 1861 and 1862. Co. H [Kanawha Riflemen], 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA. 2 items.
Many vacant dates in 1862 volume. Partial transcription of 1862.
Letters from Harpers Ferry to daughter Hannah Swank and her
56 Converse, George B. 155th Ohio Infantry (National Guard). Letter 1864 May 27. 1 item.
Letter to Henry Hall in Youngstown, OH from Martinsburg
describing military activity.
57 Cunningham, John S. Letters, 1863 May 5-1865 Jan. 1. 13
Letters from member of 13th WV Infantry to wife from Gauley
Bridge, Fayetteville, Coal Mountain, Barboursville, Winchester,
Camp Moorefield, Berryville, Cedar Creek, Stevensons Depot,
Cumberland; list of prisoners captured by 23rd Ohio and 13th WV
Infantry at Buffington near Mouth of Big Hickory July 19,
58 James, Wallace. Letters, 1864 June 15 and 23. 2 items.
Letters from Martinsburg. Photocopy of original at University of Virginia. Note: cannot be photocopied.
59 Waddell, J. N. Correspondence and photos, 1862-1924 (photocopies).
Member of Co. D, 12th WV Infantry.
60 Wood, Lt. John Henry. Diary (photocopy of transcript), 1865.
Member of 11th WV Infantry.
61 Harbison, John. Letters, 1862-1866.
Letters between member of 12th WV Infantry and Lu McFadden of
62 Jones, Samuel C. Diary (transcript), 1862-1865.
Member of Battery E, 1st Light Artillery.
63 Sine, Joseph E.
Discharge, roster of his Co. B, 3rd [West Virginia] Cavalry, notes on cavalry actions (photocopies), 1861-
64 Hall, Capt. William S.
Letters, photocopies of service record and pension file, misc. receipts for member of Co. H,
4th WV Inf, ca. 1840-1897.
65 Hall, W. W.
Letter, member 14th WV Inf, Petersburg, to Amos Gorrell, describing attack at New Creek,
1863 Nov.8 (typescript).
66 Lynn, Thomas E. and William H. 22nd Virginia Infantry/59th Virginia Infantry/26th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
Service information (photocopies), 1946. 1 item.
67 15th West Virginia Infantry
Information (photocopies), 1861-1865. 1 folder.
68 Transcript of diary of Amos A. Vandervort, Co. B, 14th WV Infantry and notes on family
(photocopy), 1863. 1 item.
69 Transcript of diary of Shriver Moore, 14th WV Infantry (photocopy), 1864. 1 item.
69a Transcription of Shriver Moore diary, 14th WV Infantry, 1865. 1 item.
70 Diary (photocopy) of Theodore Cook, Co. E, 2nd WV Veteran Infantry; original page
Civil War music; prayer card; 1864-Apr. 29-1865 Feb. 28. 3 items.
71 Letters to Dr. Alfred Hughes at Camp Chase from wife Mary (transcriptions,
photocopies), 1862 June-October. 1 folder.
72 Letters from Thomas R. Robertson, 45th Virginia Infantry, referring to Battle of White
Sulphur Springs written at Lewisburg and Salem Branch - later killed at Cloyds Mountain
(negatives, copy prints), 1863-1864. 2 items.
73 Fleming family correspondence including letters from George Fleming, Co. D, 36th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, CSA, while at Camp
Chase, letter to Hannah Werth Fleming about missing nephew (photocopies), 1862-1888. 1
74 Correspondence of Corporal Clarkson Fogg, Co. E 4th WV Infantry (photocopies), 1861-
1863, 1895. 1 folder.
75 Letters, photo and information on William Pierson, 17th VA Cavalry, 1863-1864. 1
76 Diary of Frank Bisel, 12th Ohio Independent Battery and 25th Regt. Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865 (photocopy). 2 folders.
77 Pension record for Frederick K. Dague, Company I, 15th WV Infantry and Company I, 10th WV Infantry (copies); student essay on Bruce Catton's A Stillness at Appomattox by Patsy Hazlett Dague, ca. 1898-1923, n.d. 1 folder.
78 Letter from unknown female sympathizer which mentions Battle of Seven Pines, General Stonewall Jackson, ca. 1862. 1 item.
79 Letter written from Weston appearing to recall action, 1865. 1 item.
80 Diary of Private Harvey Moore, Company F, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1862. Served extensively in West Virginia. 1 item.
81 Diary of James W. Carlin, 17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (3 months), 1861. 1 item.
82 Diary of Kanawha Valley merchant, farm manager and/or surveyor, including North Charleston to Institute and hand-drawn map of Battle of Scary Creek, 1861-1862. 1 volume.
Series 2 Examples of Official Papers and Miscellaneous
1 Commission Papers – Capt. Alfred Gilpin, 11th (West) Virginia Infantry; 1st Lt. James E. Woods, 12th (West) Virginia Infantry; 2nd Lt. Nathan Hannah, 153rd Regiment, 22nd Brigade, 5th Division, (West) Virginia Militia; 2nd Lt. John C. Davis, 3rd (West) Virginia Infantry; 1st Lt. John W. Dettimore, 3rd (West) Virginia Infantry; Jr. Maj. John W. Detimore, 125th Regiment, 20th Brigade, , 3rd Division, (West) Virginia Militia; Capt. W. W. Boggess, 11th Regiment, 10th Brigade, 3rd Division, (West) Virginia Militia; 1st Lt. J. A. Falkenstein, 5th Regiment, 24th Brigade, 3rd Division, (West) Virginia Militia; one damaged and illegible.
2 Discharge Notices – Pvt. John S. L. Smith, Co. H, 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA (two papers); Pvt. Ezra Davis, Co. H, 4th West Virginia Cavalry; Cpl. Isaac Cumberledge, C. C, 6th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Franklin Davis, Co. H, 4th West Virginia Cavalry; Pvt. Robert F. Mackie, Co. A, 17th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Lemuel C. Stewart, Co. B, 1st Veteran West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Isaac W. Dougherty, Co. B, 173rd Ohio Infantry; Pvt. Charles L. Acree, Co. H, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery (two papers); Pvt. Lemuel C. Stewart, Co. A, 9th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Theron E. Foster, Co. H, 15th New York Engineers; Pvt. Henry Ronk, Co. I, 7th West Virginia Veteran Cavalry; Pvt. John Metheny, Co. I, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry; Pvt. Ruben Powell. Co. B, Independent Regiment West Virginia Conscripts; Pvt. Thomas W. Law, Co. A, 6th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Isaiah Welch, Co. K, 10th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Cornelius N. Stone, Co. D, 22nd Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps; Pvt. Archibald F. Thomas, Co. A, 7th West Virginia Veteran Cavalry; Pvt. Isaac M. Ray, Co. A, 7th West Virginia Veteran Cavalry; Pvt. James P. Wilson, Co. K, 10th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. James A. Cartmill, Co. D, 13th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Calvin J. Cottrill, Co. E, 14th West Virginia Infantry; Sgt. Daniel C. Ayers, Co. A, 15th West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Benjamin H. Heldreth, Co. G, 12th West Virginia Infantry (photocopy); Pvt. William Wincher, Co. G, 1st West Virginia Infantry; Pvt. Thaddeus Shamlin, Co. F, 7th West Virginia Cavalry; Cpl. Isaac Erlewine, Co. A, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry; Pvt. Thomas D. Alderson, Co. F, 7th West Virginia Cavalry; two illegible.
3 Hospital Transfer Papers – from Confederate hospital, Staunton, VA, 20th January 1863.
4 Passes – Pvt. V. S. Mann, Lowry’s Battery, King’s Battalion Virginia Artillery, 1865; W. E. Chilton, Kanawha Brigade, Charleston, (West) Virginia, 1862; William ----, Charleston, (West) Virginia, 1862; John ----, pass for B & O Railroad, 1862Miss Lily Jackson, 1865; ; John D. Nadenbush, Dry Run road, 1864; Henry M. McCown, Co. A, 36th Virginia Infanty, CSA, 1865.
5 Provision Return Records – Capt. William B. Shaw’s Co., 1st (West) Virginia Cavalry, Camp Anisansal, 20 January 1862.
6 Receipts - 2nd Lt. Norval Lewis, Co. C, Jackson’s Regiment (31st Virginia Infantry), CSA, 2 August 1861; William Rockwell, Morgan Co., VA, beef taken by 54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Sleep Creek/Sir John’s Run, 9 June 1862 (two copies); damage to the Berkeley County property of John Sieburt by Confederate troop occupation 29 October 1862; damage to rails on John W. Srtider property, Berkeley County, by Gen. Jenkins’ cavalry, 21 July 1863; Confederate property damage in Berkeley County, 1862-53; claim for burned rails of A. M. Vannater, by Confederate troops of Gen. Fitz Lee, 27 September 1862; corn pressed for use of the C. S. A., Morgantown, 28 April 1863; Capt. A. Elhart, Confederate Staff Officer (Captain and Acting Quartermaster) verifies pay to Pvt. Thomas S. McAllister [25th Virginia Infantry?], Orange C. H., 10 August 1863 payment for one beef to John Rockwell, near Hancock, VA, by 54th Pennsylvania Volunteers, recent flood of Potomac River destroyed all bridges, 7 June 1862 (two copies).
7 Requisition for Forage Papers – Forage for Capt. William King’s Co. (Co. M), 4th West Virginia Cavalry, Clarksburg, WV, 1 January 1864; forage for Co. E, 4th West Virginia Cavalry, Clarksburg, WV, 16 October 1863; forage for Capt. Joseph S. P. Barker’s Co. (Co. K), 4th West Virginia Cavalry, Clarksburg, WV, 31 January 1864.
8 Volunteer Enlistment Papers - – George E. Warner, 13th West Virginia Infantry, Pt. Pleasant, (West) Virginia, 5 September 1862; John W. Henry, 13th West Virginia Infantry, Pt. Pleasant, (West) Virginia, 11 August 1862; Lewis A. Midkiff, 13th West Virginia Infantry, Charleston, (West) Virginia, 5 August 1862; David Eads, 13th West Virginia Infantry, Pt. Pleasant, (West) Virginia, 8 August 1862; David B. Johnson, 13th West Virginia Infantry, Pt. Pleasant, (West) Virginia, 15 August 1862.
9 Miscellaneous Papers Accretion: Civil War Collection. Copy of article “Sufferings of the Twelfth Georgia Regt, in the Mountains of Virginia” by Parson Parker; Service paper for Milton H. Holliday, 15th West Virginia Infantry, Charletson, WV, 29 June 1897; Return of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Co. H, 67th U. S. Colored Infantry, Washington, D. C., 26 October 1865 (copy); desertion charges dropped paper for Samuel B. Smith, 11th West Virginia Infantry, Washington, D. C., 13 October 1886 (copy); election certificate of Thomas A. Maulsby as colonel of 18th Brigade West Virginia Militia, Marion County, WV, 7 August 1864 (copy); hand drawn wartime map of Camp Reynolds, 1862-63 winter camp of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Kanawha Falls, Fayette Co., WV, with and two 1872 location maps (copies); untitled poem by ‘A soldier in the field’; letter from Mechums River, VA [?], to Capt. Brown, 11 November 1863.
Miscellaneous clippings about different units, 1883- 1915. Article stating 60th Ohio Regiment was dishonorably discharged October 22, 1862, Washington Evening Star, 22 December 1906; “The First and Last Virginian Killed in the War Between the States,” Rockbridge County News, 18 July 1889; “Personal Experiences of a Confederate Soldier,” (Huffman’s Co., Thurmond’s Partisan Rangers, [n.p.: s.l., n.d.]; letters column from an unknown, undated newspaper with letters from N. W. Harris, 1st Virginia Cavalry, and an ex-Confederate on the last charge at Appomattox; articles from the Charleston Evening Call, on the Kanawha Riflemen (Co. H, 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA) and Hale’s Artillery (Kanawha Artillery), 9 August 1883 and 15 August 1883; article on pension bills, Charleston Gazette, 3 April 1915. 6 items. Transfer from Library. Accretion: Civil War Collection. Muster roll, Company H, 11th WV Infantry, 1865 Feb. 28-April 30. 1 item. Kathleen Rowan, Vienna. [Muster Roll not found]
11 General and Special orders, Circulars and other Military
Edicts – “A list of men absent from the 8th Va. Cavalry”, Salt Sulphur Springs, 20 August 1862; General Order, HQ, Department of Western Virginia, Charleston, Va. 24 September 1862 (regarding CSA money and bonds); General Orders, Gen. J. G. Imboden, HQ CS Forces, Sinking Creek, Greenbrier Co., (West) Va., 17 May 1863 (photostatic copy); General Orders 11, Headquarters Department of West Va., Clarksburg, WV, 14 September 1863 (courtmartial charges against various soldiers of the 6th and 11th West Virginia volunteer infantries); General Orders No. 44, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, 24 October 1862 (all military will return all property to Chesapaeke and Ohio Canal Coompany); Headquaters Middle Military Department, Office Chief Quartermaster, 28 March 1865 (regarding the U.S. brand on government animals); two copies of Quartermaster General’s Office, M. C. Meigs, Washington City, 1 May 1862 (regulations regarding transportation of military on railroads); Office of the Senior Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac, Washington, 9 September 1861 (regulations for brigade and regimental quartermasters); General orders No. 23, Headquarters Military District of Harper’s Ferry, Harper’s Ferry, (West) Va., 17 November 186[4?], (regarding treatment of guerillas operating against rhe railroad between Harper’s Ferry and Winchester); Headqarters 24th Brigade V. M., Wheeling, 15 June 1863 (regarding militia); Headquarters 24th Brigade, Wheeling, 16 June 1863 (regarding militia); Headquarters 24th Brigade V. M., Wheeling, 22 June 1863 (regarding militia and Department of the Monongahela): Headquarters 24th Brigade V. M., Wheeling, 19 June 1863 (regarding militia); Commonwealth of Virginia, Wheeling, 12 June 1863 (regarding 24th Brigade militia); a proclamation by Gov. Arthur I Boreman regaxrding elections, 21 July 1866.
12 Broadsides - “To The People Of Western Virginia”, (typed copy of Gen. W. W. Loring’s broadside, Charleston, West Virginia, 14 September 1862) plus an encapsulated copy of a possible original; List of Quartermaster’s Stores Transferred, Lt. Thomas Bonsall, 4th West Virginia Cavalry, Clarksburg, WV, 20 October 1864; Directory of the Office of the Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Depot of Baltimore, Maryland, [n.d.].
13 Pension Claims – Thomas Hall, Co. I, 4th WVI; Addison Dunlap. Co. M. 7th WVC; William Nitz, Co. F, 9th WVI; Lawson Toney, Co. C, 7th WVC; Robert H. Snodgrass, Co. A, 13th WVI; Henry Moore, Co. K, 7th WVC; Cornelius Taylor, Co. B, 9th WVI; Isaac Taylor, Co. B, 9th WVI; John C. Snodgrass, Co. I, 6th WVI; Samuel J. Hall, Co. D, 7th WVC; Franklin Smith, Co. B, 9th WVI; Joshua York, Co. C, 167th WV Militia; Wyatt H. Blackburn, Co. K, 7th WV Cavalry (photocopy); Daniel C. Bowler, Co. E, 7th WV Cavalry (photocopy).
14 Oaths – Loyalty oath dated May 15, 1865, of Pvt. Pleasant Bailey, Co. A, 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA. Travel furnished from POW camp at Elmira, NY, to Parkersburg, (West) Virginia. Signed by colonel of 127th U.S.C.T.; oath of allegiance to U. S. by Francis Davis, Charleston, Kanawha Co., (West) Virginia, 13 August 1862.
Series 3 Secondary Source Manuscripts
1 "Extracts from Shaw Memorial University Run, 1864" – handwritten material on Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts U. S. C. T.
2 Laidley, William S. "List of battles fought in WV, 1861-
3 "A list of those persons who have joined the Kanawha Rifle
Company" – (Co. H, 22nd Virginia Infantry, CSA).
4 "List of Confederate dead at Spring Hill cemetery, Charleston, WV, 1909-1916"
6 Conner, Fred. "The part taken by Putnam County WV during the
war, 1861-65" - ‘faithful servant’ of the 36th Virginia Infantry, CSA, describes the regimental activities in the Shenandoah Valley. Others discuss Scary Creek, Barboursville, Hurricane Bridge and Buffalo battles and skirmishes in Putnam County, WV.
7 Hardee's Rifle & Light Infantry Tactics, Vol. 1,
1861 – signed in front and back by John M. Harris, Glen Easton, W. Va. 26 April 1864. John M. Harris was a private in Co. P, 6th West Virginia Infantry.
8 Fort La Fayette Life, 1863-64 – Extracts from The “Right Flankee”, London: Simpkins, Marshall & Co./Liverpool: Edward Howell, 1865.
9 Copies of articles from Wheeling Intelligencer re: 6th
WV Cavalry, 1866
10 West Virginia Personal Claims (Civil War) – 215 claims presented by the Committee on War Claims to the Congress of the U. S. – name index included.
Series 4 Roster and Muster Rolls – [the items listed below are often partial, handwritten or typed, postwar lists, and are not originals]
1 Alburtis' Citizens Company
2 Bryan's Battery
3 Lowry's Battery
4 1st regiment Company F
5 8th regiment Company E
6 8th regiment Company I
7 12th regiment Company A
8 14th regiment Company H
9 16th regiment Company G
10 17th regiment Company B
11 19th regiment Company I
12 23rd regiment Company G
13 34th regiment Company A
14 2nd regiment Company A
15 22nd regiment Company A
16 25th regiment Company H (1st)
17 25th regiment Company I (2nd)
18 25th regiment Company K (1st)
19 25th regiment Company K (2nd)
20 31st regiment Company I
21 33rd regiment Company A
22 33rd regiment Company F
23 36th regiment Company A
24 62nd regiment Company A (2nd)
25 62nd regiment Company B (2nd)
26 Jackson Mounted Guard (Berkeley County?)
27 Virginia Cavalry - Thurmond's battalion, Captain J.N. Huffman's
Company (oversized documents in box 4)
28 Regimental book, Pleasants County Home Guard, 191st regiment,
23rd Brigade, 3rd Division of Virginia Militia, CSA, 1862-66
Series 5 Lists of Soldiers by Geographical Areas
1 Charles Town
2 Greenbrier County
3 Harpers Ferry
4 Jefferson County
5 Pendleton County
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
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,
Box 2 Records of recipients of Southern Cross of Honor, 1902-
Ms79-20 War Records Collection
Series 1: Personal Papers
1 Alburtis, William A. Papers, 1837-1839. (49 items) Concerns
military operations in Florida
3 Farrar, John S. Record book, 1814-1822. (1 vol.) Contains
records of General Robert Porterfield's brigade and court martial
records for the period of the War of 1812. Also contains accounts
of personal and legal papers
Series 2 Military Units Records
1 Ohio militia. 1st regiment. Commission, 1811 March 20, of
2 Virginia cavalry. 3rd regiment. Appointment, 1821 February
26, of Doctor Lee Griggs
3 Virginia militia. 2nd regiment. Captain John Wilson's
company. Records, 1814. 1 vol.
4 Virginia militia. 4th regiment Commissions, 1835-1841. (2
Folder 10 Kanawha County Court receipts - A.W. Quarrier,
Folder 11 Miscellaneous - one postcard of Capitol Street,
Charleston removed to postcard collection
Ms79-132 Geological Notes of Virginia and
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
001 Chapter 2: Tertiary Mast? Region between the Potomac and
Rappahannock (includes Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond,
Westmoreland, King George & Stafford)
060 Chapter 3: The Various Salt Extruding along the E. margin
of the Primary from Petersburg to the Potomac
101 Chapter 4: Northern District between the Blue Ridge and
Head of tide water
155 Chapter 5: Of the Middle Secondary Sandstones Shales and
Cong-lomerate of the Northern District East of the Blue Ridge
187 Chapter 6: Eastern Division of the Southern Prima District
& the Coalfields of Chesterfield, Powhatan, Henrico &
197 Chapter 7: Operations in the Great Western Coalfields
(includes Great & Little Kanawhas, Big Sandy, Monongahela and
Ohio - focused mostly on northwestern area, Ohio and Great Kanawha
valleys; much detail on coal, sandstone, limestone)
310 Chapter 8: Chemical Details
Volume 2: Volume tends to deal with topography, strata, shells,
other geologic information; initial number refers to page
001 Section 2: Tertiary Mast? Region S. of the James
084 Section 3: S. District E. of the Blue Ridge (includes
Halifax, Charlotte, Pittsylvania, Campbell, Prince Edward,
Cumberland, Bucks, Nelson, etc.)
156 Section 4: Of the Middle Secondary Sandstones Shales &
Cong-lomerates of the Southern District E. of the Blue Ridge
197 Section 5: Operations of the Survey in the Great Western
346 Section 6: Operations of the Survey west of the Greenbrier
River & in the ? of the ? Kanawha (some of page missing)
383 Section 7: Operations of the Survey in the N. W.
387 Section 8: Chemical Details
Volume 3: Assorted reports - initial number refers to page
number [many seem to deal with M. F. Maury Jr.]
047 Cannelton Coal Company's Works 4 Oct. 1871 [includes
analyses of coal by Dr. Charles M. Cresson]
070 Elk River 6-11 Oct. 1871 [Clay County area]
099 Notes on Kanawha Salt
100 Analysis of Kanawha Coals
102 Analysis of BogHead Cannel & Report of Coal raised in
the US in 1870
107 Cabin Creek 10-11 Nov. 1871
113 Coal on the Morris Estate Kanawha 16 Nov. 1871
115 Coal in the "Narrows" below Clifton 17 Nov. 1871
118 Burning Springs Salt Furnace 2 Feb. 1872
121 RR Transportation for Coalburgh Coal 6 Dec. 1871
122 Yield of Oil from the Cannelton Cannel 8 Apr. 1872
123 Letter & Analysis concerning the Kanawha Coals Apr.
129 Geological Report on 9386 Acres in the Forks of New &
Gauley Rivs. Fayette County WV by M. F. Maury Junior 12-20 March
1872 (done for General I. D. Imboden of Richmond) [includes tracts
owned by Col. Wm. Tyree, Jno. Kills, Imboden & Moody, Stockton
heirs, Col. Tompkins)
167 Letter on Standard Candles & on the Illuminating Power
of West Virginia Cannels 17 May 1872 by Dr. Charles M. Cresson
171 Geological Report on 700 Acres belonging to A. Ball and
2200 Acres belonging to S. Smoot Boone County WV by M. F. Maury Jr.
9-10 Apr. & 18-19 May 1872 (done for S. L. Brown of
193 Walnut Lumber from Little Coal River 17 May 1872
195 Peytona Mines Boone County WV 11 May 1872
214 Coal on Fork Creek Boone County 12 Apr. 1872 (10,000 Acres
belonging to Judge Brown et al of Charleston)
218 Coal on Little Coal River Boone County WV 20-21 May
221 Geological Report of 24,000 Acres on Laurel Creek Boone
County WV by M. F. Maury Jr. 4-8 Apr. 1872
299 Analysis of Peytona Coal by Dr. Genth of Philadelphia
303 Geological Report on 381 1/2 Acres belonging to I. N. Smith
by M. F. Maury Jr. Apr. 1872
317 Geological Report on 1119 Acres in Putnam County by M. F.
Maury Jr. 9-16 May 1872
337 Slate and Magnetic Iron Ore in Amherst County Virginia by
John Lloyd 6 Mar. 1870
344 Letter from Dr. Charles M. Cresson about Cannel coal 1 June
345 Section shewing the principal workable coal seams hitherto
proved in the Wilson Survey near the Great Kanawha River Kanawha
County, Virginia by Prof. D.T. Anstead n.d.
346 Statistics of Coal by R. C. Taylor 1854
409 Extracts from a Geological Report on the Copper Region of
South Western Virginia by Dr. Richard O. Currey, 1859
421 Extracts from a Geological & Analytical Report on the
Kaolin Mines near Staunton Virginia by A. H. Hanckett, Ex State
Geologist of Minnesota, 1866
432 Analysis Water of the Sweet Chalyboate Springs formerly
known as the Red Sweet Springs
436 Analysis Waters of the Healing Springs Bath County VA by
Wm. E. A. Aikin, MD, LLD, Prof. of Chemistry & Pharmacy
University of MD 1868
438 Analysis Waters of the Rawley Springs Rockingham County VA
by Prof. J. W. Mallet Una. Va. 1870
440 Analysis Waters of the Rockbridge Alum Springs Rockbridge
County VA by Dr. Aug. A. Hayes 9 Mar. 1852
443 Analysis Waters of the White Sulphur Springs Greenbrier
County W. Va.
447 Extracts from Prof. Roscoe's Lectures on Elementary
Chemistry Delivered at the Carpenters Hall Manchester [England]
453 Extracts from a Lecture on Coal Prof. W. I. Ievons at the
Carpenters Hall Manchester [England] 1867
460 Report to the Stock Holders of the Winifrede Mining &
Manufacng. Coy. in Kanawha & Boone Counties VA by J. R. Garland
479 Thin Seams Worked in Pennsylvania by Mr. Seymour
Volume 4: Virginia Iron Notes 1873 - Assorted reports - initial
number refers to page number
002 California Furnace 7 Aug. 1873
004 Longdale Furnace Alleghany Co. 7 Aug. 1873
016 Panther Gap Iron Ore 8 Aug. 1873
018 Elizabeth Furnace Augusta Co. 9 Aug. 1873
022 Esaline Furnace
023 Buffalo Gap Furnace 11 Aug. 1873
031 Iron Bank of Jas. L. Rippetoe & Bro. 11 Aug. 1873
036 Iron Ore of Tom Burke 12 Aug. 1873
037 Buena Vista Ore Bank 15 Aug. 1873
042 Bradys Ore Bank 16 Aug. 1873
046 Bradys Manganese Bank
050 Echols Ore Bank 18 Aug. 1873
053 Amherst Furnace 19 Aug. 1873
057 Analysis of Clifton Forge Ores & Waynesboro Ore
058 Analysis of Va. Fe. Ores & Mikes Knob Ore
059 Analysis of Lowmoor Alleghany Co. Fe. Ores
061 Analysis of Barytis from the Bechtol & Booze Mines
Rockbridge Co. VA 16 Nov. 1866
062 James River Cement Works 18 Aug. 1873
064 Cost of Lumber in Charleston W. Va. in 1873
065 Water Power
066 Analysis of the Coal of the Gauley Ka. Coal Co. (in 1880
Hawks Nest Coal Co. ) 14 Aug. 1874
068 Clover Hill Mines Chesterfield Co. Va. Mar. 1875
073 Kanawha Salt
074 Gas Analysis of the Coal from the Kanawha Semi-Cannel Coal
Co. near Paint Creek 21 Sept. 1875
076 Analysis of the Coal from Seam No. 1 of the Gauley Kanawha
Coal Co. 29 Aug. 1875
077 Sectino of the Conglomerate Series at Quinnamont Fayette
Co. W. Va. 18 Sept. 1875
085 Gauley Kanawha Coal Company dep. of No. 1 or the 11' seam
24 Apr. 1875
087 Analysis of Coal Gas - Address by Prof. C. F. Chandler at
the Third Annual Meeting of the American Gas-Light Association held
in New York Oct. 20, 1875
088 Capacity of James River Wharves
089 Report on Nuttalburg Coal 1876-1877
091 Section of the Salt Wells at West Columbia Mason Co. W. Va.
traced from Hogg and Rickey's map of the property
092 Kanawha Coals in Blast Furnaces 31 Mar. 1873
095 Big Sandy Coal & Iron Dec. 1876
101 Lothian Bell on American Coals - from Savard Coal Trade
Journal 9 June 1875
103 Coalburg Coal Tests 1875
105 Bromine & Chloride Calcium 25 July 1876
111 Iron Ores of Piedmont Virginia Nov. 1873
113 James River Cement Works
114 Level Notes of the Kanawha & Cabin Creek RR up Cabin
Crk W. Va. from profile made by __ Bedford, engineer of the
115 Coal Openings on land of the Kanawha Cabin Creek Coal
117 Analysis near Wheeling
120 Preston County Coal & Fe.
121 Carbonate of Iron from land of the Kingwood Gas Coal &
Iron Co. Tunnelton Preston Co. 10 Nov. 1874
124 Raymond Coal Co. Putnam Co. W.Va.
Volume 4 continued:
125 Coal mines in Mason County W. Va. in January 1876
126 Skinner, Sweetser & Co. producers & dealers in West
Virginia Lubricating Native Rock Oil
132 Level Notes of Davis Creek RR. by Mr. Harper Engineer in
134 Fairmont Gas Coal from Gaston Mine Marion Co. W. Va.
138 First Annual Report of the Vice President of the Birmingham
Coal & Iron Company 1877 Richmond
145 Despard Coal Harrison Co. W. Va. 29 Feb. 1876
151 Analysis of Westmoreland Coal by Dr. Charles M.
152 Section near Fellowsville, Preston Co. WV by C. E. Dwight
of Wheeling Feb. 1876
154 Supply Coal Company broadsides
157 Murphys Run Coal Harrison Co. W.Va. 12 Apr. 1870
163 Swans Farm Salt Well Cabell Co. W.Va.
167 Lowmoor Iron Ores Alleghany Co. VA. 24 Mar. 1876
168 Sebastapol Seam Paint Creek about 1877
169 Partial Section at Mouth Lost Run Taylor Co. W.Ca. made by
A. Armstrong of Pruntytown
172 Lewiston Coal
174 Wire Rope at the Ashland Mines Kentucky 3-4 Sept. 1877
(includes sketches of various machinery)
194 Cedar Grove Coal 16 Nov. 1877
197 Gas Analysis 1877
198 Crescent Coal Co. Coke
199 West Va. Oil 30 Nov. 1877
200 Old Dominion Coal Co. (Ka) 28 Aug. 1873
201 Chesapeake Coal Co. Lower Crk. Ka. 28 Aug. 1873
203 Coal Seams measured on the 30,000 A tract embracing the
waters of Loup Crk Fayette Co. W.Va. Land was visited with E. B.
Andrews of Ohio in June 1874.
214 Coal on Tates Branch of Two Mile Crk of Kanawha River
215 List of Coal exposures on and near the Skyles 40,000 Acres
on Bell, Hughes & Kellys Creeks measured for J. F. Pratt Oct.
227 Report on 1000 A of Land opposite Paint Crk Kanawha Co.
W.Va. Dec. 1873
233 Report on the Maury 6666 Acres on Hominy Crk, Nicholas Co
& the Caperton Lands on Cherry, Cranberry & Williams Rivers
in Nicholas & Webster Counties W.Va. 13-17 July 1874 by M. F.
249 Report on 96,000 A in Clay and Nicholas Counties W.Va. 23
July-2 Aug 1874 by William Wilson?
293 Strange Creek Furnace 25 July 1874
297 Elk River above Sutton 27 July 1874
300 Black Band Ore Davis Creek Aug.1874
301 Quinnimont Furnace - Ores Used at
302 Powhatan Furnace Virginia
303 Panther Gap Furnace Bath Co. Va.
304 New River Ores - Summers & Giles Cos. and Kates
Mountain Greenbrier Co.
305 Incline at Cannelton
306 Kanawha Coal Co.
311 Report on the Estate of the Old Dominion Coal Company by M.
F. Maury (broadside)
315 Report on the Coal and Timber Lands of R. H. Maury in
Nicholas County, West Virginia (broadside)
320 Report on the Lands of the Kanawha Coal Company by M. F.
326 Report on the Lands of the Philadelphia Cannel Coal Co.
Boone Co. W.Va. 1-8 July 1877
349 Report on the West Columbia Lands, Mines & Salt Works
Mason Co. W.Va. 3-5 Oct. 1877 by M. F. Maury
366 Gordon & Seal Mines
367 Brewer Smiths Mines
368 Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Agency
370 Wages & Prices at Coalburg
373 Coal on Little Crk. of Slaughters Creek
374 Coal on Fields Creek
376 Hawks Nest Coal Company Limited (broadside & map)
382 Main Seam of Winifrede Coal Co. on Fields Crk. W. Va. -
Measured by self & McFarland, Supt. Mar. 1882
383 Coal on 1st Western Hollow on Paint Creerk above Syms Woods
on land of the Hansford Heirs Measured by D. M. Smith & self 31
385 Coal Seams opened & looked at in March 1882 on Kanawha
Coal Co. & Hansford Heirs' land below Paint Creek
389 Seam on Dickinson's Heirs back of Slacks House on Kanawha
390 Lewiston Mine
391 Salisbury Furnaces Connecticut Feb. 1882
392 Huntsville Furnace
393 Quality of Virginia Irons 24 Nov. 1879
395 Gas Tests Ka. Coals (made Richomnd) Gas Co.
396 Coal on Keys Crk. Kentucky
398 Seams on Old Dominion Coal Co.
399 Seams on Paint Creek June 1880
400 Kanawha Coal Co. Land June 1880
401 S. M. Bucks East Coalburg Mine
405 Raymond City Mine
407 King Bee Mine Kanawha Co.
412 Anaylsis Coke from W. R. Johnson's Mine above Cannelton 10
413 Measures in Blackberry District Coalburg Mar. 1880
414 Coal on Paint Creek
415 Cabin Creek & Dorsey Hollow Wm. Dickinson's Land
416 Ohio River Elevations low water mark
417 Elevations by G. McFarlane 1882; by Fellows Ameroid;
418 Fairfield Coal Co.; Coal on B. S. Smithers
419 Coal Branch Cabin Creek 17 Mar. 1882
422 Coal on Flynns Wet Branch of Cabin Crk. 18 Mar. 1882
423 Coal on Paint Creek
425 Head of Paint Branch 20 Mar. 1882
426 Brewer Smiths Mine 23 Mar. 1882
427 Kanawha Coal Co. 23 Mar. 1882
428 Kanawha Mining Co. Mar. 1882
430 Eagle Mines 22 Apr. 1882
431 Loss in Screening Coal & Cannel Coal on Paint
432 Section up Slaughters Crk (2 1/2 in up) just above Spruce
Hollow by S. M. Buck 1882
434 Spice Hollow of Slaughters Creek
435 Coal on Fields Creek by Brobbin & Neil Robinson 22 June
437 Coal on Kellys Creek Rubes? Hollow
439 Ash in Gray Splint
442 Elevation of New River Seams; Flat Top Coal at Pocahontas
22 June 1882
443 Salisbury Furnace Va.
458 Report on the Echols Ore Land Mouth North River Va. 22-23
467 Cripple Creek & New River Ores June 1882
505 Quinnimont Furnace
526 Geology of the Cripple Crk. Region
531 Coal Making Iron in Va. & Penna. from McCreath's
Mineral Wealth of Va.
Switches at Coalton Coal Works by W. S. Hilton - drawing inside
Ms79-170 John Peter Hale Papers, 1840-
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."
6 [History of the Wilson family]
7 [Report of archaeology of New River - Kanawha valley] 1898