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James F. Brown III Collection
Ms2016-071


Descriptive Summary

Title: James F. Brown III Collection
Span Dates: 1827-1981
Bulk Dates: 1865-1920
ID No: Ms2016-071
Creator: Brown Family
Extent: 36 boxes and oversized materials
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: This collection contains papers of various members of the Brown family of Kanawha and Cabell counties of West Virginia, including extensive personal correspondence, business and legal records. Included are personal notes and information on the many cases involving the family law practice. The Brown family was very prominent in banking, coal, land, timber, and legal issues, including Charleston in Kanawha County, Cabell County, the counties of the southern West Virginia coalfields, as well as many others, not only in the state of West Virginia, but also in Mexico, Colorado, and Missouri.

Administrative Information

Provenance: James F. Brown IV, Executor of James F. Brown III Estate, Charleston, West Virginia
Transfers: None
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Brown Family Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, West Virginia
Processor: Terry Lowry
Biographical Note:
Some of the more prominent Brown family members in this collection include: Dr. Benjamin Brown, born June 16, 1785 or 1786, at the old home place known as “Bloomsbury” in Prince William County, Virginia. He moved to the Huntington area of Cabell County, Virginia (now West Virginia) where he became highly regarded as a physician. He married Matilda Scales in 1815 and died in Cabell County, September 28, 1848.

James Henry Brown, distinguished lawyer, statesman, and jurist, was born December 25, 1818, in Cabell County, West Virginia, the son of Dr. Benjamin Brown and Matilda Scales. He was educated at Marietta College, Ohio, and Augusta College, Kentucky, from which he graduated in 1840. He studied law under John Laidley and was admitted to the Cabell County Bar in 1842. He married Louisa M. Beuhring in 1844. Brown began the practice of law and located at Charleston, Kanawha County, in 1848. In 1860 and 1861 he was a strong supporter of West Virginia statehood and was a member of all the conventions and elected a member of the Legislature of the Restored Government of Virginia May 23, 1861, representing Kanawha County. In 1861 he was commissioned a Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and several times in the course of the Civil War some of his court records were captured or destroyed. In 1863 he was one of the judges elected to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. After the war he continued as Judge and served several times in the state legislature, twice ran unsuccessfully for Congress and the U. S. Senate. His last public service was in 1882 when he was again elected to the state legislature. James Henry Brown died October 28, 1900, at Charleston, where he is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.

James Frederick Brown was a lawyer and capitalist, born at “The Elms”, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, on March 7, 1852, son of James Henry Brown and Louisa Mayer Beuhring. He was an 1873 graduate of West Virginia University, his master’s degree in 1875, and the degree of L.L.D. in 1917. James studied law under his father, was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in 1875, formed a partnership with his father, and in 1888 he formed a partnership with Malcolm Jackson. Four years later the firm’s name was changed to Brown, Jackson & Knight due to the addition of Edward W. Knight. Brown also served as vice-president of Kanawha Valley Bank and of the George Washington Life Insurance Company. He was a charter member and director of the Central Trust Company, and was involved with the Consolidated Coal Company, the West Charleston Improvement Company, and the Charleston Window Glass Company. In 1882 James F. Brown was nominated to the West Virginia House of Delegates, and served a regent of West Virginia University (1890-1901). Brown served as a Trustee of the Charleston City Hospital, the Masonic Temple, the Kanawha Presbyterian Church, and worked with the Young Men’s Christian Association (Y.M.C.A). He was also a Knight Templar and Shriner and a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Kanawha County Bar Association, and the Edgewood Country Club. He was an extensive land owner in the Big Sandy districts, and was a strong promoter of oil and gas development in the old Blue Creek field. James Frederick Brown died December 5, 1921, and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery at Charleston.

Benjamin Beuhring Brown, born December 7, 1863 at Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, the son of James Henry Brown and Louisa Mayer Beuhring, and died December 30, 1906 at Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes Provence-Alpes-Cote-de’Azur, France. He is buried at the Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

James Frederick Brown II, born December 12, 1891 in Denver County, Colorado, the son of James Frederick Brown and Annie Dickinson Morris, and died June 8, 1954 in Denver County, Colorado.

Benjamin Beuhring Brown II, born March 14, 1893, in West Virginia, the son of James Frederick Brown and Jennie Morgan Woodbridge. Graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In World War I he was assigned to the Sixth Regiment of Marines, Second Division, in France, and won a battlefield promotion following the fight at Belleau Wood. Resumed the practice of law after the war. Benjamin was a lawyer for the firm of Brown, Jackson & Knight and died July 8, 1949, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Buried Spring Hill Cemetery.


Contents List:
Box 1
1. Judge James Henry Brown, Biographical
2. Brown Family History
3. A. J. Gibbons, Brown Family History
4. Letter from the Royal Court of Paris - 1827
5. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1838
6. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1839
7. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1840
8. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1841
9. Augustus Pack, Tax Receipts, Boone County – 1845-1855
10. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1847
11. Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, Receipt – 1849
12. James H. Brown, Correspondence - 1850
13. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1853
14. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1855
15. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1856
16. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1857
17. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1858
18. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1859
19. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1860
20. James H. Brown, Goshorn Account Records, Charleston, West Virginia – 1861-1868
21. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1865
22. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1866
23. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1867
24. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1868
25. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1869
26. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1870
27. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1871
28. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1872
29. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1873
30. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1875
31. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1877
32. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1878
33. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1879
34. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1881
35. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1882
36. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1883
37. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1884
38. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1887
39. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1895
40. James H. Brown, Correspondence – 1899-1901
41. James H. Brown, Old letters and Papers – Undated
42. James H. Brown, Printed Material
43. Pamphlet, “The Errors of Education, Delivered Before the Patrons and Students of Marshall Academy and Seminary, Near Guyandotte, Cabell County, Va. On the 27th day of August, 1857, by Rev. John Clark Bayless, of Ashland, Kentucky [Published by Request], Guyandotte, Western Virginian Print, 1858
44. Bank of Charleston, Ten $5.00 Bank Notes – 1858-1859
45. James H. Brown, Account Book, Charleston – 1830-1867
46. James H. Brown, Pocket Account Book, Bank of Virginia, Charleston – 1847-1861
47. Maj. Gen. James H. Brown, Dept. of West Virginia, Pocket Diary [Account Book], Charleston – 1859, 1864
48. James H. Brown, Ledger Book, Bank of the West – 1864-1866
49. James H. Brown, Checks, North Western Bank of Virginia, Wheeling – 1863-1864
50. James H. Brown, Stockholder’s Meeting Notice, Merchants & Mechanics Bank of Wheeling – 1866
51. James H. Brown, Espy, Heidelbach & Company – 1870
52. James H. Brown, Pocket Diary/Account Book, Bank of Charleston – 1859-1860
53. James H. Brown, Account Book, Charleston – 1866-1870
54. James H. Brown, Pocket Diary/Ledger – Empty – [n.d.]
55. J. F. Brown & B. B. Brown, Kanawha Valley Bank, Account Book – 1946-1953
56. Benjamin B. Brown, Postcards - 1915
57. Benjamin B. Brown, Postcards - 1916
58. Benjamin B. Brown, Postcards – From Plattsburg, New York, Military Training Camps – 1916
59. Benjamin B. Brown, Postcards - 1917
60. Benjamin B. Brown, Telegrams - 1916-1917
61. Benjamin B. Brown, Correspondence – 1915
62. Benjamin B. Brown, Correspondence – 1916
63. Benjamin B. Brown, Correspondence – 1917
64. James Frederick Brown, Biographical and Article Correspondence


Box 2
1. James H. Brown Papers, Benjamin Smith Article, “Public Lands”, Ardennes to Alps Trip
2. James H. Brown, “To The Voters of Kanawha”, Circular – 1871
3. Brown, McCormick, Lease, Alderson Street, Charleston – 1937-1938
4. Brown Estate – 1970
5. Middleburg Block – 1901-1907
6. Aaron Whittaker, Receipt, Charleston, (West) Virginia – 1831
7. W. C. Miller, Joel Shrewsbury, Receipt, Purchase of Two Slaves – 1835
8. Jacob Hedrick, Joel Shrewsbury, Receipt – 1836
9. Joseph Stratton, William Toney, Fee Bills John Samuels – 1845
10. Elizabeth, Wirt County, (West) Virginia, Letter – 1854
11. ‘The Cog City” [Coal-Oil-Gas], Vol. 1, No. 1, 1911, Charleston, West Virginia
12. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - April, 1912
13. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - May, 1912
14. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - June, 1912
15. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - July, 1912
16. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - August, 1912
17. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - September, 1912
18. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - October, 1912
19. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - November, 1912
20. Brown Tract Oil Records and T. J. Dearing, Correspondence, Blue Creek – 1912-1913
21. Oil Records Book, T. J. Dearing, Pumper and Gauger on Brown Tract – [n.d.]
22. Brown Tract, Miscellaneous Oil Records – 1912
23. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - January, 1913
24. Oil Reports, Clippings, From “Pittsburgh Dispatch” - February, 1913
25. Brown Tract Oil Records and T. J. Dearing, Correspondence, Blue Creek - 1913-1914
26. Oil and Gas, Miscellaneous Clippings
27. Oil and Gas Reports, Miscellaneous Clippings
28. James F. Brown, United Fuel Gas Company – 1914
29. Invitation Card, Retirement, Harold A. Ritz from Brown, Jackson, Knight, to United Fuel Gas Co., and addition of Lon. H. Kelly, U. S. District Attorney Southern District to firm – 1924
30. Oil and Gas, Miscellaneous Clippings
31. “Oil City Semi – Derrick”, Oil City, Pennsylvania newspaper – January 14, 1913
32. Clippings, From Charleston, West Virginia and Boston newspapers – 1917-1918 [war news]
33. Undated Clippings from Envelope to Japan
34. School Lands Report - 1906
35. Report of School Lands – No. 4 – 1916
36. Abstract of Title to Winkler’s to Premises on N. E. Side of Kanawha River – 1889
37. Miscellaneous Clippings
38. Jennings Estate, Clipping, New York “World”, November 26, 1879 and “The Philadelphia Press”, March 25, 1906
39. Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates/Kelly Development Company, Grant Town, Marion County, West Virginia – 1957
40. Report of Survey Portion Southern Line, Rutter and Etting, Wyoming and Raleigh counties, West Virginia – 1900
41. Wilkinson vs Ross


Box 3
1. Sun Coal and Coke Company, Fayette County, Howard – 1897
2. Sun Coal and Coke Company, Fayette County – 1898
3. Sun Coal and Coke Company, Fayette County – 1898-1901
4. Greenbrier Coal and Coke Company vs Norfolk & Western Railway Company – 1905
5. Letitia Vance vs E. T. Crawford – 1911
6. Kanawha Drug Company vs Leewood Colliery – 1902-1905
7. Business Accounts Ledger Pages – 1864
8. William H. Ahner vs Ohio Fuel Oil Company – 1912-1913
9. Herbert S. White vs A. J. Sturgis – 1893-1900
10. Central Trust Company – 1913-1932
11. Booklets, Ads, James F. Brown – 1909-1932
12. Charles B. Couch vs W. J. McCoy – 1904-1905
13. Lyle vs Sharpe, Pocahontas County – 1891-1898
14. Lyle vs Sharpe – Map
15. Thomas B. Swann (deceased) and Mary Swann vs J. W.
16. German American Savings Bank vs Kanawha County Court – 1900-1907
17. William A. McCorkle, Debt – 1897
18. Settlements, Receipts, Legal Correspondence – 1885-1898
19. James F. Brown, Receipt Book – 1913-1919


Box 4
1. Levi J. Hooker vs Maury – 1867-1890
2. Levi J. Hooker vs Maury, Wallace, Crenshaw, Rucker – 1866-1879
3. Hooker’s Letters “Prior to 1862”
4. Maury and Hooker and Others – 1869-1872
5. W. T. Wallace – 1870-1879
6. Stockton Lands – 1880-1907
7. W. S. Hawkins, Deed and Correspondence, Kanawha Falls, Fayette County – 1879
8. Annie K. Cecil Papers – 1876-1880
9. Miscellaneous Deeds, Indentures, and Legal Papers
10. Fowler Heirs vs Lewis Heirs – 1867-1874
11. Receipts – 1886-1891
12. Sullivan Coal and Coke Company, Incorporation Paper – 1906
13. Sullivan Coal and Coke Company – 1900-1913
14. Sullivan Coal and Coke Company – 1910-1920
15. Sullivan Coal and Coke Company – 1920-1924
16. Wacomah Coal Company – 1904-1906
17. Wacomah Coal Company – 1906-1907
18. Wacomah Coal Company, Stock -
19. Wilson Aluminum Company – 1897-1907
20. Coalburg Colliery Company – 1916-1920
21. Coalburg Colliery Company – 1916-1920 (pt. 2)
22. Coalburg Colliery Company – 1917-1920 (pt. 3)
23. Carbon Fuel Company – 1918-1920
24. Brier Creek Coal Company – 1918-1919
25. Brier Creek Coal Company – 1919
26. Brier Creek Coal Company – 1920
27. Masters Coal Company – 1904
28. White Pine Lumber Company, New Mexico – 1923-1928
29. White Pine Lumber Company, New Mexico – 1925-1926
30. White Pine Lumber Company, New Mexico – 1927-1928
31. Edward Drummond Libby vs Union Natural Gas Company, Kanawha City [West Charleston] – 1890-1917
32. West Virginia Wesleyan Victory Fund – 1918-1919
33. International Home Visitation – 1919
34. French Heroes Lafayette Memorial Fund, Inc. – 1919
35. Armenian and Syrian Relief Club – 1919
36. The Northfield Schools – 1919
37. League to Enforce Peace – 1918
38. Union Mission – 1919
39. Boy Scouts – 1919
40. American Women’s Hospitals – 1919
41. Edgar J. Banks – 1919
42. League of Nations Covenant – 1919
43. Victory Reconstruction Program – 1919
44. American Asiatic Association – 1919
45. U. S. Treasury Department – 1919


Box 5
1. Masonic Temple of Charleston – 1892, 1915
2. Masonic Temple of Charleston – 1915-1916
3. Masonic Temple of Charleston – 1915-1940
4. Masonic Temple of Charleston – 1916-1935
5. Charleston Masonic Temple – 1915-1924
6. Charleston Masonic Temple, Beni Kedem – 1930-1932
7. C. C. Lewis, Old Sweet Springs – 1905-1910
8. W. J. McGuire vs Old Sweet Springs Company – 1912-1913
9. C. C. Lewis, Old Sweet Springs – 1914-1919
10. C. C. Lewis, Oil and Gas Lease – 1915-1920
11. Merchants Bank of Charleston Building, Title Papers – 1866-1883
12. M. L. Jeffries, Merchants Bank of Charleston – 1880s
13. A. Laidley (Albert Laidley), Cabell County – Notes – 1836-1837
14. A. Laidley, Cabell County – 1840-1860
15. A. Laidley, Cabell County – 1860-1869
16. A. Laidley, Cabell County, Rail Road – 1868
17. A. Laidley, Cabell County – 1868-1870
18. William Seymour Edwards Oil Company, W. S. Hardy and Company – 1913
19. E. A. Smith and Company, Lumber, Bankruptcy, Providence, Rhode Island – 1898-1900
20. The Triple-State Electric Company, Charleston, Kanawha County, Lease – 1919-1920
21. Piney Titles – 1914
22. The Creede Mines and Milling Company, Denver, Colorado – 1915
23. J. J. Welch, Sundries – 1909
24. River Valley Colliery Company, Kanawha County – 1917
25. J. R. Hill, Huling Lands, Nicholas County – 1905-1906
26. W. C. Tallman – 1912-1914
27. Randolph and Priddie – No. 2
28. Third National Bank vs Adkinson – 1882-1888
29. Splint Coal Company – 1870-1881
30. Jane Garner vs T. B. Swann – 1895-1901
31. Lincoln County Lands Association vs Oil and Gas Company – 1910-1911
32. J. F. Brown vs W. E. Fife, Buffalo, Putnam County – 1897-1902
33. Alvaro F. Gibbens – 1897-1908


Box 6
1. West Charleston Improvement Company – 1891-1906
2. West Charleston and Improvement Company – 1889-1926
3. Charleston, Miscellaneous Papers – 1916-1917
4. Laidley Lots, Memo Book – [n.d.]
5. Glenwood Company – 1905-1906
6. Memo Book – [n.d.]
7. Memo Book, Volume Two – [n.d.]
8. Memo, Account Book – 1881
9. Henry McCormick vs Isaiah Short, Part One – 1901-1904
10. Henry McCormick vs Isaiah Short, Part Two - [n.d.]
11. Henry McCormick vs Isaiah Short, Part Three – 1903-1907
12. McCormick vs Short, Memo Book – 1903
13. Survey Memo Book – [n.d.]
14. Memo Book – [n.d.]
15. McDowell County, Lands
16. McDowell and Wyoming County, Lands – 1907
17. Miscellaneous Lands, Fayette and McDowell Counties – 1895
18. Bagby and Parker, Land Grant, McDowell County – 1859
19. Parker, McDowell County, Land
20. Parker, McDowell County, Ejectment, Land – 1902
21. Parker, McDowell County, Land – 1889-1902
22. Stenographers’ Notebook, Max. Lansburg Ejectment – 1898
23. McDowell County, Deed – 1879
24. Whelan vs Harman Lansburg – 1898-1901


Box 7
1. State vs George Taylor Surveys – 1907
2. State of West Virginia vs King, Et. Als., Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia - 1908
3. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Evans, Mingo County – 1904-1905
4. Henry C. King, Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company – 1900-1904
5. King Case, Letters – 1905
6. Toler, Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Mingo County, Suit
7. King vs Mason – 1906
8. King Case – Marion County Circuit Court – 1904
9. Henry C. King Case
10. Henry C. King Case, Prohibitions
11. Henry C. King vs John W. Mason
12. Henry C. King vs John W. Mason – 1907-1908
13. King vs Mason, Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company – 1908
14. Henry C. King, Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company – 1907-1917
15. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Deeds, W. E. Chilton
16. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Deeds
17. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Deeds
18. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Deeds
19. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Maps, Logan County


Box 8
1. Houston Estate Papers – 1883-1884
2. Martin and Summers, Settlement Papers – 1884
3. Cornelia C. Gillison Estate, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1904
4. N. B. Cabell – Final Settlement, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1906
5. Lovell Papers – 1852-1888 – (pt. 1)
6. Lovell Papers – 1852-1888 – (pt. 2)
7. Edmund F. Fowler, Notes – 1860-1872
8. Boone County Lands, Deeds – (pt. 1)
9. Boone County Lands, Deeds – (pt. 2)
10. Armstrong Coal Company – 1886-1888
11. Armstrong Coal Company, Certificate of Incorporation – 1887
12. Stockton Heirs, Stockton, Morris, Ejects and Survey Maps
13. Deeds
14. Hooker Papers, Preston County – 1858-1869
15. Steed and Van Winkle to J. H. Brown, Roane County – [n.d.]
16. Railroad Passes and Membership Cards, James F. Brown – 1901-1909
17. West Virginia University, James F. Brown – 1907, 1917
18. New York University, James F. Brown, Correspondence – 1907
19. Kate Redden to James F. Brown, Correspondence from Colorado – 1906-1907
20. Liberty Loan Booklets – 1917
21. Miscellaneous Account Record – 1917-1919
22. Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Company, John Q. Dickinson – [n.d.]
23. James H. Brown, Notes and Letters – 1850-1860
24. Geary Land, Valley Fork, Clay County – 1901
25. xm Legal Papers – 1899-1902
26. W. L. Morrison to B. B. Brown – 1930
27. United States National Bank – 1884-1889
28. Cedar Grove Mining Company vs A. Montgomery – 1888-1890
29. Robert Clarke and Company vs Adam B. Littlepage – 1888-1890
30. McCowen vs Smith – 1887-1888
31. P. C. Thompson and Company vs Reed and Flynn – 1888
32. Huff, Andrews and Thomas – 1888-1889
33. Emerson Piano Company vs Michelson – 1888-1889
34. Lynchburg Tobacco Company vs L. M. and W. H. Evans – 1889
35. Lloyd vs James M. Turner – 1889
36. Sheboygan Chair Company vs J. O’Connor – 1889
37. G. W. Gourley, Letter – 1889
38. Southern Fertilizer Company vs J. G. W. Tompkins – 1889-1890
39. Seasongood, Henderson and Company vs H. C. Brown – 1889-1890
40. James H. Taylor vs Handley and Company – 1890
41. Southwestern Publishing House vs R. W. Vandall and Company – 1890
42. Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company vs Cedar Grove Mining Company – 1890
43. A. R. Clark vs Black Peerless Coal Company – 1890
44. Flack Brothers Grocery Company vs Handley and Company – 1890
45. H. B. Carr vs E. M. Craig – 1890
46. F. A. Davis vs G. F. Robinson – 1890
47. Ohio Provision Company vs Black Peerless Mining Company – 1890
48. Davidson and Company vs Black Peerless Coal Company – 1890-1891
49. W. A. Shaw vs O’Connor and [?] – 1891
50. S. W. Snow and Company vs Tyree Rollins and Company – 1891-1892
51. Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, M. Morris vs W. M. Peyton – 1875
52. Theophilus G. Fowler, Papers – 1867-1884
53. Fowler Papers
54. Fowler Papers – “The Great Timber Belt – The Timber of West Virginia” – 1888


Box 9
1. Attorney’s Book, Benjamin Brown – 1885
2. Signed Book Covers, James H. Brown – 1875
3. Minute Book, Wacomah Coal Company – 1903-1906
4. Kanawha Valley Hospital – 1929-1935
5. Sarah Elizabeth Wickles Estate – 1929-1933
6. Charleston National Bank vs Anti-Tuberculosis League of Kanawha County – 1966
7. Glade Springs Land Company – 1965-1981
8. Slab Fork Coal Company Comparative Financial Statement – 1974-1981
9. Slab Fork Coal Company, Quarterly Comparisons – 1969-1978
10. Slab Fork Coal Company, Merger – St. Joe’s Minerals Corporation – 1978-1979
11. Slab Fork Coal Company – 1978-1981
12. Slab Fork Coal Company, Mineral Reports – 1977-1980
13. U. S. District Court for District of West Virginia: (1882), A. Burlew vs M. Levi and Others – R. M. Loyd and Company vs. William H. Crawford and Others
14. Appeal Docket of Brown, Jackson & Knight – 1873-1887
15. McKell vs C & O – 1901-1908
16. Record Book, Mingo County, Stafford District and Logan County, Magnolia District – 1904


Box 10
1. Miscellaneous Deeds
2. Huntington vs Taylor – 1908
3. Lanshorne, Beury Matter – 1905
4. Fay vs Crozer – 1906-1908
5. Fay vs Crozer – 1909-1910
6. Lawson vs Williamson Coal and Coke – 1906-1907
7. Moving of Mercer County Courthouse – 1905
8. McCausland vs Morgan – 1908
9. William S. Morgan – 1916-1917
10. Price vs Sturgiss – 1917-1918
11. Gauley River Lumber Company – Stockton Lumber Company – 1886-1903
12. Foulke vs Stout – 1892-1910
13. Campbell & Holt – 1890-1902
14. Campbell & Holt, McCormick vs Landsburg – 1892-1897
15. Campbell & Holt, Henry C. King – 1894-1902
16. Campbell & Holt, Wm. G. W. Iaeger vs Crockett Allison, William McGee & et al – 1897-1900
17. Bruen Land, A. P. Sinnett – 1858
18. Bruen Lands – 1843-1941
19. R. S. Truslow, Saratoga Hotel/Hotel Peyton/St. Albert Hotel – 1880-1906
20. Forms – 1895-1913
21. McKell vs Richards & Others – 1902-1903
22. Fowler, Boone County, Leases, Deeds, and Contracts – 1860-1891
23. McCreery and Patterson, Raleigh County – 1911-1912
24. S. B. Avis – 1911
25. Certificates – 1911
26. Indenture, Mary Pascault vs Charles Peter Stephen White – 1825
27. J. A. Boone, Fayette County – 1917
28. Alderson and Breckenridge, Nicholas County – 1910-1912
29. Miscellaneous Papers – 1887-1907
30. Bankers Life Insurance, C. W. Stump – 1905-1914
31. George W. Atkinson – James A. Bibby, Deed – 1910
32. McClung & Morgan Storage Company – 1921
33. Ida McClanahan – Poca, Putnam County – 1906
34. Russell G. Quarrier – Gauley Lumber Company – 1892-1919
35. Miscellaneous Correspondence – 1888-1907


Box 11
1. Circuit Court of the United States for the District of West Virginia: Dumas vs Monsignor, Swann Estate – 1884
2. S. B. Avis to James F. Brown, Buchanan Company, Land – 1911-1915
3. William Henry Coffman vs Norfolk and Western Railroad – [n.d.]
4. Deed, C. C. Lewis, Lewis Land and Coal Company - 1913
5. Lewis Land and Coal Company, Deed of Lease and Agreement – 1916
6. W. E. R. Byrne and Samuel Stephenson, Fayette County – 1908-1913
7. Edgewood Country Club, Report of the Board of Governors – 1915
8. Abstract of Title, Bradford and Laidley Land, Kanawha River Bottom, Mouth of Lens Creek – 1936
9. Abstract of Title, Maj. William A. Bradford Lands, Wilcox Branch, Lens Creek, Berry Hills – 1935
10. Abstract of Title, Wm. A. Bradford and Laidley Lands, Mouth of Lens Creek, Kanawha County, Bedford Land Company – 1936
11. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1913, 1928
12. Lewis Land and Coal Company, Cornelius Woods (with Survey Map) – 1922-1927
13. Tax Receipts, Fayette, Kanawha, Clay Counties – 1892-1895
14. Cancelled Checks, Deposit Slips, James F. Brown – 1901-1903
15. Marmet Coal Company – 1920
16. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1911
17. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1915
18. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1916
19. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1918
20. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1919
21. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1920
22. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1921
23. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1922
24. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1923
25. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1924
26. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1925
27. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1926
28. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1927
29. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1928
30. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1929
31. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1930
32. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1931
33. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1932
34. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1933
35. George Washington Life Insurance Company – 1934
36. The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1892-1899
37. Central Trust Company – 1923
38. Central Trust Company – 1924
39. Central Trust Company – 1925
40. Central Trust Company – 1926
41. Central Trust Company – 1927
42. Central Trust Company – 1928
43. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1906
44. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1907
45. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1908
46. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1910
47. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1911
48. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1912
49. Southern States Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1913
50. Gauley Hardwood Lumber Company, Belva – 1893-1906


Box 12
1. Papers Relating to Russle Debt Halstead Matter – 1887-1903
2. Wyant, Lands Along the Kanawha River and Armstrong Creek, Deeds and Survey Map – 1885-1907
3. Wyant Coal and Coke Company, Papers – 1894-1907
4. McKinney Land Company vs Rowland Land Company – 1907-1910
5. Wyant, Lease 3, Diamond Property – 1898-1903
6. Wyant, Lease 4, Diamond Property – 1903
7. Wyant, Lease 1, Eagle – 1898
8. Wyant, Lease 2, Eagle – 1897-1898
9. C & O vs McKell – 1904-1913
10. C & O vs McKell – 1900-1912
11. Memo Deeds Affecting McKell Lands – 1903
12. McKell vs Sun Coal and Coke Company, (Maps) – 1898-1902
13. Richards – 1904
14. Robinson vs McKell – 1905-1906
15. McKell – 1893-1908
16. McKell, Miscellaneous Papers – 1902-1920
17. King – 1907-1910
18. Agreement, McKell and Dun Glen Coal Company – 1904
19. Maynard A. Cheney, Stockton Lumber Company, (Maps) – 1880-1889
20. Charleston, Curbing – 1901
21. Marmet Coal Company vs Meadows – 1892-1905
22. Merchants Bank of Charleston vs George Hill and Hedgeman Slack – 1884-1899
23. Kanawha Valley Bank vs Emma E. Walker – 1899-1907
24. Kanawha Valley Bank – 1893-1920
25. Rowland Land Company and Ritter Land Company – 1893-1911
26. Four States Coal and Coke Company – 1910
27. Bowman Lumber Company – 1874-1920


Box 13
1. Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad/Railway Company – 1869-1889
2. Bondholders and Creditors, Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company, Booklet – 1874
3. Agreement for Reorganization, Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company – 1888
4. Account Book, James F. Brown, Merchants Bank of Charleston – 1874-1875
5. John P. Hale’s Estate – 1900-1902
6. L. D. Burns vs Cliff Coal Mining Company – 1922
7. Account Book, James F. Brown – 1883-1886
8. Receipt Book, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1883
9. Kanawha Valley Bank, Check Book (blank names) – 189[?]
10. Missouri Lands, Land Grant, James M. Laidley, Kanawha County – 1859
11. Missouri Lands – 1868-1887
12. Missouri Lands, Tax Receipts – 1868-1887
13. Missouri Lands, James A. Baker Letters – 1884
14. Republic Oil and Gas Company – 1916
15. Mexican Mining and Milling Annual Reports – 1908-1916
16. Asuncion Company, Mexico – 1926
17. Mexico – Penguico, The Securities Corporation, Ltd. – 1907-1908
18. Mexico – Penguico – 1911
19. “American Rights in Mexico”
20. Mexican Mining and Milling – 1911
21. Survey of Mud River
22. Snyder vs Croft, Papers – 1903-1911
23. Snyder vs Croft, Papers and Survey Map – 1911-1912
24. Courtney, Holmes Tract – 1912
25. Martin Snyder vs S. M. Croft, Boone County – 1904
26. Alexander St. Clair, Correspondence – 1911-1912
27. T. E. Vineyard vs R. E. Looney, Roane County – 1894
28. T. E. Vineyard vs R. E. Looney, Roane County – 1900-1903
29. Union Central Life Insurance Company, John G. W. Tompkins, Cyrus Grant, Cedar Grove, Kanawha County – 1886-1890
30. Central Land Company vs John Laidley – 1892
31. Central Land Company vs John Laidley – 1891-1908
32. Swisher vs Hepburn, Seymour Edwards Oil Company – 1916
33. J. B. Ould vs C & O Railroad Company – 1891-1892
34. W. W. Wyant – 1914
35. Wyant, Wharton – 1907-1916
36. George M. Donaldson, Mark Anthony – 1889-1893
37. George M. Donaldson vs James M. Payne, Fayette County – 1888-1906


Box 14
1. Lewis Lands, Maps
2. Miscellaneous Maps, Extracted out of Order from the from the Lewis and Gauley Lands Drawer
3. Enon Oil and Gas Company, Stock Certificate – 1912
4. Lewis Land and Coal Company, Deed – 1926
5. Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1920-1939
6. Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1925-1945
7. Lewis Lands, Contracts and Opinions by Lewis – 1901-1905
8. Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1926
9. Twenty-Mile Land, H. Elliott, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1916-1923
10. Gauley Land, Oil Lease, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1913-1916
11. Twenty-Mile Land, Inter-Parties, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1905-1913
12. Gauley Land, Oil and Gas Leases, Everett & Libby, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1915-1923
13. Lewis Land, Gilboa, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1920-1927
14. Gauley Land, Oil Lease, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1909-1916


Box 15
1. Snyder, Fife, Buffalo, Putnam County – 1891-1896
2. Thomas L. Fife, Bank Book – 1878
3. Thomas L. Fife, Bank Book and Checks – 1891
4. Thomas L. Fife, Bank Book – 1891
5. Snyder and Fife – 1892-1900
6. Julia A. Fife, Papers – 1890-1895
7. Thomas L. Fife, Bank Book and Checks – 1893
8. Snyder and Fife – 1892-1900
9. Giles A. Fife, Notes – 1890
10. Thomas F. Snyder – 1893
11. Snyder and Fife, Putnam County – 1897-1903
12. Huntington Building – 1889
13. Beuhring, Land Note (1821) and Envelope (1847)
14. Beuhring – 1895-1905
15. Beuhring Property, Letters – 1887-1895
16. Beuhring Property, Letters – 1887- 1889
17. Beuhring Property, Letters – 1893
18. Beuhring Property, Central Land Company Records – 1887-1894
19. Beuhring Propety, Letters – 1894-1898
20. J. S. Perry and Company, Enslow – 1899
21. Beuhring Property, Enslow Letters – 1889-1894
22. Enslow, Brown, Beuhring, Miller – 1883-1894
23. Beuhring Property, Street Pavement, Huntington, Cabell County – 1894
24. J. L. Burnett, Real Estate, Huntington – 1905-1908
25. Frederick G. L. Beuhring, Obituary, Cabell County
26. Enslow, Enslow Life Insurance – 1894-1905
27. F. D. Beuhring, Estate, Cabell County – 1860-1874
28. Huntington, Assignment Certificate – 1906
29. Beuhring Property, Letters – 1899
30. Mexico, Mining, Correspondence – 1908-1916
31. Mexico, Mining, Printed Materials – 1906-1917
32. Mexico, Mining New Bureau, 1910
33. Mexico, Investment New Bureau – 1910
34. Mexico, Annual Report, Pinguico Mines Company, The Peregrina Mining and Milling Company, and Guanajuato Development Company – 1909
35. Mexico, Annual Reports, Guanajuato Development Company – 1915-1916
36. George S. Couch 1897-1915
37. United States Sugar and Land Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado – 1910
38. Park Club Land Company – 1907
39. Charleston Home Telephone Company - 1906-1909
40. Marshall Lacy Notes – 1904
41. Matilda E. Bickner – 1910-1912
42. Assignments, Gaines, Fayetteville, Fayette County – 1898-1900
43. F. A. Hannah, Grocer, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1887-1903
44. A. J. Gibbons, Matters – 1892-1909
45. The Capitol Trust Company, James F. Brown – 1904-1911
46. Alvaro F. Gibbens, Real Estate, Editor Masonic – 1895-1909


Box 16
1. Brigham Estate, Letters – 1906
2. Deed, Brigham Ward
3. Brigham Ward, Plumbing Contract – 1886
4. Brigham Ward, Kanawha Presbyterian Church – 1916
5. Brigham Ward, Financial Statement for 1906-1909
6. Brigham Ward, Bank Book – 1874-1879
7. Brigham Ward, Bank Book – 1889
8. Brigham Ward, Bank Book – 1889-1894
9. Brigham Ward, Bank Book – 1894, 1899
10. Brigham Ward, Blank Bank Book – [n.d.]
11. Brigham Ward, Vouchers, Receipts, Miscellaneous Correspondence – 1877-1895
12. Brigham Ward, Legal – 1905-1909
13. Brigham Ward, Legal – 1915-1916
14. Brigham Ward, Executor
15. Brigham Ward, Executor, Kanawha Circuit Court – 1905-1906
16. Brigham Ward, Letters from Sister – 1876-1889
17. Brigham Ward Estate, Miscellaneous Legal – 1896-1906
18. Brigham Ward, Executor, Notes and Etc. – 1897
19. Court Papers, John Ward & Etc., Kanawha Presbyterian Church 1915
20. Brigham Ward, Agreement and Lease – 1891-1896
21. Jarrett Sale, Brigham Ward – 1906
22. Sales, Brigham Ward Estate – 1872-1906
23. Brigham Ward, Checks and Receipts – 1896-1906
24. Brigham Ward, Old Checks
25. Brigham Ward, Vouchers, Kanawha County - 1896
26. Rowland Land Company and Godfrey M. Hyams, Raleigh County – 1918
27. Indentures, Smythe, Banks – 1896
28. The Buchanan Company, Smythe, Banks – 1907
29. The Buchanan Company vs Smythe, Banks – 1914
30. Briar Mountain, N & W RR, Right-of-Way – 1901-1902
31. Turkey Creek Land Company – 1909
32. Briar Mountain Coal and Coke Company, Receipts – 1899-1909
33. King vs Mason – 1906
34. Wyant Coal and Coke Company – 1908
35. Wyant Coal Company, Tax Tickets – 1897-1906
36. W. B. Ansted vs Wyant Coal Company, Fayette County – 1897-1898
37. Eagle Tract, Wyant, Purchase Money Records
38. Wyant, Gaines – 1893-1928
39. Rowland and Way vs P. S. Price, Timber on Rock Creek – 1908
40. Wyant, Will & C.
41. Legal Papers, Miscellaneous – [n.d.]
42. Legal Papers, Miscellaneous – 1904-1921
43. J. H. B., Trustee of Wyant, Estate of William Wyant – 1898-1902
44. Avis – 1888-1905
45. Fowler Deed, Thomas L. Broun, Boone County – 1868
46. Miscellaneous Papers – 1882-1902
47. Land Laws


Box 17
1. Huntington and Others vs John Lewis Taylor, Brief of W. Mollohan
2. Miscellaneous Legal and Land Papers – 1882-1916
3. Miscellaneous Legal Papers – 1887-1918
4. Miscellaneous Legal and Land Papers – 1897-1900
5. Miscellaneous Legal and Land Papers – 1896-1918
6. Miscellaneous Legal and Land Papers – 1899-1917
7. Miscellaneous, Legal Papers – 1900-1907
8. T. M. Creel vs Kanawha Valley Bank – 1895
9. W. A. Hawkins vs National Life Insurance Company – 1906
10. Statement of Judgements, Kanawha Valley Bank – 1884
11. Examinations Regarding Blue Creek Land – 1919-1923
12. A. M. Belcher vs United Fuel Gas Company – 1912
13. West Virginia Land Titles - 1901
14. Miscellaneous Legal Papers – 1899-1905
15. Miscellaneous Legal and Land Papers – 1902-1904
16. Miscellaneous Legal and Land Papers – 1901-1906
17. Harvey vs Ellison, Brief, Fayette County – 1906
18. Re-assessing of Nicholas County Lands – 1906
19. Opinions – 1905-1912
20. Opinion, Lawrence Carr Land, Summers Street, Charleston – 1920
21. Opinions – 1901-1927
22. Opinions – 1926-1930
23. Opinions, Coal – 1930
24. Opinions – 1919-1934
25. “The Penn Grade Bulletin”, March, 1931, Vol. 1 No. 2
26. Opinions, West Virginia Trust Companies – 1927-1930
27. West Virginia Trust Companies – 1930-1947


Box 18
1. Rowland Land Company
2. Rowland Land Company & Map of Dorothy Mine
3. Rowland Land Company, Coal Lease, Raleigh County - 1920
4. Wyant, Old Claims, Settled
5. Carver Bros. and R. Q. Quarrier, Agreement – 1903-1908
6. Wyant, Mary C. Wyant – 1893-1901
7. Wyant, Deeds – 1882-1907
8. Wyant, TGQ, Assignment and Agreements – 1893-1909
9. Wyant, Coleman Debt – 1897-1899
10. Wyant, Claims Settle from Proceeds and Leases
11. Chilton, Rand, Goshorn, Kanawha Valley Bank – 1904-1905
12. Wyant, Russell G. Quarrier – 1897-1909


Box 19
1. Winsor vs McKell – [n.d.]
2. McCormick vs. Landsberg, McDowell County – 1896
3. Max Landsberg vs J. H. Asberry – 1902
4. Deeds, McDowell County
5. Lasher Short, Landsberg, McDowell County, Legal Papers – 1898-1899
6. McCormick, McDowell County, Short, Landsberg – 1902-1906
7. Putney Cottrell vs Big Coal Company, Dorothy, Raleigh County – 1907-1911
8. Morris Harvey – 1846-1897
9. Wright vs Big Coal Company, Dorothy, Raleigh County, Maps of Dorothy Mine – 1908
10. Miscellaneous, Legal – 1895-1918
11. W. E. R. Byrne vs Vail – 1915
12. U. S. vs American Bonding – 1915
13. Boone County, Taxes – 1860-1892
14. Toney Mineral Interests, Boone County – 1891-1892
15. Old Memos of Suits and Survey, Columbus Turley and Others, Kanawha County – 1840s-1860s
16. Virginia and West Virginia Coal Company vs Green Charles, “Hagan Survey”, “Pearson Survey” – 1915
17. The Buchanan Company vs Heirs of Richard Smythe and henry Banks, Washington County, Virginia
18. Thomas L. Broun, Boone Coal Land Company – 1903-1910
19. J. H. Boyd, Glendale Colliery, Lawton, West Virginia – 1902-1903
20. J. C. Montgomery vs J. W. Montgomery, Fayette County - 1888-1911
21. Felix McConihay – 1900
22. Cheney, Fayette County – 1897-1900
23. M. A. Cheney, Taxes – 1896
24. McClanahan Case – 1912-1914
25. Wyant Coal and Coke Company, Eagle, Pt. 1 – 1885-1894
26. Wyant Coal and Coke Company, Eagle, Pt. 2 – 1883-1895
27. Wyant Coal and Coke Company, Eagle, Pt. 3 – Maps
28. Wyant Coal and Coke Company, Assets and Liabilities of Etna Iron Works, Pt. 4 – 1889
29. Checks – 1886-1888


Box 20
1. The American Legal Association, Kanawha County, Certificate – 1850
2. James F. Brown, Milton, Cabell County, Letter Regarding 8th Virginia Cavalry in 1861
3. Francis H. Pierpont Statue, Presentation to Congress, James F. Brown – 1910
4. Benjamin Brown Estate, Receipts – 1844-1852
5. Benjamin Brown, Estate Sale Bill – 1848
6. Article of Agreement, Ezra Walker, Benjamin Brown – 1837
7. Ceres Brown, Vouchers, Paid by James H. Brown – 1856-1867
8. Brown, Receipts, Notes, Financial – 1837-1870
9. Brown, Notes, Receipts - 1840s-1850s
10. Laidley & Hogeman, Receipts for Claims
11. Brown, Receipts, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1870-1900
12. James f. Brown, Papers – 1875-1901
13. Assignment, James F. Brown to L. Brown – 1877-1899
14. Receipts and Checks, Benjamin Brown, James F. Brown – 1887-1888
15. Stevens Compromise, Malcolm Land, Lincoln County – 1898-1900
16. Lincoln County Lands – 1868-1900
17. Malcolm Tract and Belknap, Lincoln County – 1850-1889
18. Good Claim, Lincoln County – 1881-1883
19. Gunno Land, Lincoln County – 1872-1873
20. “Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia”, Ott vs Putney, Cabell County – 1860
21. Papers, Ballard and Barrett, Lincoln County – 1867-1892
22. Maps, Lincoln County
23. Oliver Hill, Lands, Lincoln County – 1906
24. Lincoln County, Stephens, Wood, Dalton, Yates – Lease – 1868-1891
25. Lincoln County, Titles and Deeds
26. Claims, Cabell County – 1846-1860
27. Fee Notes, Jackson County – 1856-1865
28. Claims of James H. Brown in Collection, Logan, Boone, Wyoming, McDowell – 1846-1850


Box 21
1. C. A. Cobb, Big Chimney, Kanawha County – 1891
2. Mark Cobb – Survey
3. George H. Duff, Jackson County
4. William Kyle Estate – 1887-1888
5. Malcolm and Campbell – 1889
6. Columbia (Kanawha City) Bare Wire & Nail Works – Map – 1890-1895
7. Frank J. Bartlett vs Amanda Delping – 1895
8. Dr. T. L. Barber, Costello Case
9. Aunspaugh & Cobb vs Mattie C. Rowan
10. Alexander F. Brown Lands – 1889-1890 – “Wyoming Weekly News” moved to over-size
11. C. W. Woods, Tax Tickets, Kanawha County – 1864-1887
12. Manson vs F. G. Hansford, Kanawha County – 1881-1882
13. Wayne County Court, Suits, U. S. Court – 1891
14. William Trudgeon, Appraisement Bill – 1890
15. Elias Casebolt, Real Estate Sold, Kanawha County – 1891
16. Joshua C. Sandem, Jerome Shelton, Agreement – 1880
17. Thomas F. Snyder vs Francis S. White, Agreement – 1893
18. G. W. Schwaub, T. J. Mason, Agreement – 1889
19. H. D. Shrewsbury, W. S. Laidley, Opinion – 1889
20. Mary D. Shrews bury – 1896-1902
21. William H. Swift – 1891
22. Truslow, Deed – 1889-1890
23. Bradford Noyes, Reading Fire Insurance Company, Reading, Pennsylvania – 1892
24. S. W. Leavitt – 1892
25. Russell vs Russell – 1861-1869
26. Universal Cash Register Company, By-Laws – 1891
27. Miscellaneous Papers and Letters Filed Under Letter “R” – 1889-1892
28. Albert Russell, Lumber Dealer, Chicago – 1896-1899
29. Coldwood – 1896
30. Madison T. Davis, Agreement, Fayette County – 1887
31. Donelson vs Karutz – 1890
32. Irvin Lusher, Lincoln County – 1901
33. M. P. Malcolm vs Leroy Swinburn – 1902
34. Mack, Stadler & Company vs F. M. Nichols – 1892
35. B. C. McNutt vs William R. Johnson – 1892
36. P. H. Noyes & Company – 1891
37. Miss Josie O’Brien – 1889-1896
38. P. H. O’Dell, Nicholas County – 1885-1886
39. William N. Page – 1892
40. Robert Kincaid, Patton – 1899
41. Paxton Heirs – 1874-1892
42. S. M. Peters, S. A. Wyatt, Kanawha County – [n.d.]
43. Pittsburgh Fairport & West Virginia Dock Company vs H. W. Benjamin, North Star Company of West Virginia – 1893
44. Potts Creek – 1896
45. Tazewell Preston to Reece Green, Deed, Kanawha County – 1889
46. Thomas D. Ranson – 1893
47. Elizabeth Reynolds – 1891
48. Isaiah Richardson, Deed, Kanawha County – 1889
49. Stephen Riggs vs Mitchell Estate – 1886-1887
50. Thomas Roberts, Lincoln County – 1882-1884
51. Robinson Coal Company vs Campbell’s Creek Coal Company – 1890
52. D. E. Robertson vs George W. Robertson, Roane County – 1889
53. R. A. Rogers, Mims Claim – 1890
54. Papers Relating to Cleek Lands – 1846-1887
55. Ezra Walker, Colorado – 1891
56. Taylor, Harmon, Douglas, Tazewell County, Virginia – 1892
57. Sheriff, Receipts, Kanawha County – 1875-1902
58. James F. Brown, Kanawha Circuit and Intermediate Courts, Receipts – 1914
59. James F. Brown, Kanawha County Clerk, Receipts
60. Kanawha County Court, Handwritten Receipts – 1873-1912
61. Clerk, Kanawha County Court, Receipts – 1875-1902


Box 22
1. Thomas L. Broun, Deposition – 1891
2. Peyton vs Fowler, County Court Papers – 1878
3. Fowler, Original Titles – 1825-1836
4. Fowler, Leases – 1858-1882
5. Thomas L. Broun, Letters – 1866-1869
6. Peyton, Consent Decrees – 1882
7. Fowler vs Lewis, , Papers, Deeds, Indentures, Receipts – 1837-1871
8. James H. Brown, Grant, Boone County – 1875
9. Thomas L. Broun, Peyton, Fowler, Compromise, Agreements, Deeds
10. Thomas L. Broun, Options – 1881-1886
11. Thomas L. Broun, Sale – 1891
12. Thomas L. Broun, New York Southern Land Company, Correspondence – 1866-1870
13. Memo on Boone from Trip of July 1892
14. Fowler, Broun, , Gillispie, Deeds, Legal Documents, Arbitration, Boone County
15. A. S. Gillispie vs Fowler – 1867-1882
16. J. S. Swann, Letters – 1891-1894
17. Papers for Use in the Fowler Controversy – 1865-1881
18. Fowler vs Thomas L. Broun
19. Copy of Letters, Bushrod Parkes – 1860-1882
20. Swann Memo for Compromise of Park Claim
21. Thomas Fowler, Widow, Davis, Children, Decree - 1881
22. Brown Papers, Fowler – 1866-1868
23. Bankers’ Directory, Rand, McNally & Company, For Attorneys, Blank – 1889
24. Hubbell Attorneys, Blank Forms – 1892
25. Fowler vs Lewis
26. Fowler, Wellman – 1868
27. James M. Fowler, Letter – 1889
28. Fowler vs Lewis Papers Prior to Compromise of 1867
29. Thomas L. Broun & Stevens, Options – 1882-1886
30. W. J. Fowler, Papers – 1867-1877
31. Memorandum Sent About Fowler Lands & Trespasses & Leases – 1868-1880
32. E. M. Fowler, Letters – 1857-1879
33. Joab Fowler, Letters – 1860-1878
34. Fowler, Miscellaneous – 1889-1891
35. Checks – 1887-1897
36. J. H. Carl to Jacob Jelenko, Trust Sale – 1884-1885
37. Jelenko & Bros. vs Henry S. Hallwood, Bankruptcy - 1879
38. G. W. Hill to Agee, Trust Sale – 1887
39. Caldonia Booker to L. Carr, Trust Sale – 1887
40. Letters, San Diego, California – 1897
41. Letters, Denver, Colorado – 1897
42. Letters, Helena, Montana – 1896
43. Summons in Chancery, Kanawha Circuit Court – 1873-1875
44. Summons in Chancery, Kanawha Circuit Court – 1890-1894
45. Sheriff Documents, Kanawha and Putnam Counties – 1897-1898
46. W. S. Lovell, Stock Certificate, Miners & Mechanics’ Building Loan & Investment Company – 1892
47. Narsh Hame Company – 1898-1899
48. American Window Glass, Price List - 1901
49. National Window Glass Workers Booklet, Wage Scale – 1921
50. Notebook, Graph Sheets, Land Boundaries – 1927
51. John J. Jacobs to Col. T. B. Swann – 1877
52. Wayne County Bank, F. Lory & Sons – 1920
53. Nelson vs Lloyd
54. Unidentified Twelve Pages – [n.d.]
55. Agreement and Debt Payment, Sol [Sop?] May - 1910
56. W. H. May Property Assignment, Sophia A. May Shoe Company – 1901
57. Newspaper, “The World”, New Jersey Edition – 10/18/1893
58. A. H. Haynes, Receipts – 1890
59. J. E. Stollings, Receipts – 1858
60. Smith, Miller, Washington Pauley, Papers
61. Lawrence Carr vs Ellen Tompkins, Vouchers, Receipts – 1887
62. S. M. Snyder – 1889-1892
63. Hill & Michaelson vs James E. Kennedy, Receipts – 1879
64. Seafler vs Reihl, Vouchers, Receipts – 1888-1889
65. Augustus Pack vs Jed Hotchkiss – 1877-1885
66. J. S. Hogue, Trust Deed – 1888
67. Tueberl & Mann vs O’Riley, Vouchers, Receipts – 1888-1889
68. Hill vs McCarly, Commission Papers – 1883
69. Hudson vs Putney, Commission Papers – 1883-1884
70. Perkins vs Smith, Vouchers, Receipts – 1890
71. B. F. McCorkle vs Carr, Vouchers, Mason County – 1885-1886
72. Goshorn vs Goshorn, Commission Papers, Vouchers, Receipts – 1873-1891
73. Cavenus vs Holmes, Vouchers, Receipts – 1888
74. Merchants Bank of Charleston vs Hill & Slack, Vouchers, Receipts – 1878-1882
75. J. F. Brown, J. R. Smith, Bankruptcy – 1878-1879
76. Wyatt vs Hansford, Vouchers, Receipts – 1878-1879
77. Bradford vs McConihay, Vouchers, Receipts – 1889-1890
78. Donnally Bros. vs Cokeman, Jelenko Bros., Vouchers, Receipts – 1887-1888
79. Parker vs Clarkson, Vouchers, Receipts – 1876
80. Harriman & Company vs Humphries, Vouchers, Receipts – 1884-1886


Box 23
1. Stuart Wood, Papers and Correspondence – 1892
2. Golden Cycle Mining Company, Denver, Colorado – 1904
3. Carleton vs Golden Cycle Mining Company, Denver, Colorado - 1904
4. Securities Corporation, Ltd, Peregrina, Guanajuato, , Pinguico, Mexico – 1906
5. Guanajuato Development Company, Pope, Mexico – 1911-1919
6. Peregrina, Guanajuato, Pinguico, Mining, Mexico – 1915-1922
7. Peregrina, Guanajuato, Pinguico, Mining, Mexico – 1909-1914
8. Peregrina, Guanajuato, Pinguico, Mining, Mexico – 1908-1921
9. Pritchard vs Pritchard – 1921
10. Pritchard vs Pritchard – 1922
11. Henry W. Goodwin Estate, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1900-1901
12. Gauley Mountain Coal Company, Hawk’s Nest, Hobson & Lewis - 1890
13. Gauley Mountain Coal Company, Hawk’s Nest Coal and Coke Company vs McVey – 1901-1902
14. Darius F. Grogan, Helena and Butte City, Montana – 1907-1916
15. Summary of Land Holdings in Logan County
16. Eastern Oil Company, J. Q. Dickinson & Company, Malden, Kanawha County – 1906-1914
17. The Charleston Home Telephone Company – 1904-1909
18. Mary J. Sprigg vs James T. MCreery – 1920
19. Federal Asphalt Company, Chicago, Illinois – 1903
20. W. K. Woodbury, Pardee Land Company, Boone and Logan Counties – 1917-1923
21. Y. M. C. A., Charleston, Kanawha County – 1906
22. Donald W. Goshorn, Spring Hill Land, Kanawha County – 1918
23. Shearson & Hammil, New York – 1914
24. Randolph Oil Company, Guyandotte Land Company – 1911
25. Wilton Randolph – 1911
26. James F. Brown vs George Pfeiffer, W. T. Hannah and Mary Hannah – 1904
27. Guereau-Shrader Selling Company, Harold L. Morris, Denver, Colorado – 1910
28. M. A. Cheney, Land – 1901-1903
29. J. W. Kennedy, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1907
30. A. P. Flint Feed Company, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1908-1915
31. Buffington Matter, George S. Laidley - 1902
32. George S. Laidley, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1905-1919
33. E. W. Wilson, Nettie Wilson – 1903,1913-1917
34. Settlements With R. G. Hubbard – 1909-1913
35. R. L. Hutchinson, Return of Stock – 1904
36. C. E. Lewis, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1911-1915
37. William A. MacCorkle, Debt Settlement – 1907-1911
38. O. A. Veazey, Crown Hill Coal – 1891-1900
39. The Greenbrier Grocery Company, Ronceverte – 1902
40. Greenbrier and New River Railroad Company vs Thurmond Coal Company – 1892
41. Gideon Burton & Company – 1889-1890
42. Lusher Papers, Cabell County – 1890-1891
43. A. A. Low vs W. R. Johnson, Amended Bill of Complaint – 1888
44. C. C. Lewis
45. Keeley Institute – 1896
46. Dyer vs, Camden, Webster County, (Maps) – 1888
47. James Kay, Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Company, Assignment – 1920
48. Points for Demurrer, Circuit Court of the U. S.
49. Estate of Lady Musgrave (Jeanie Lucinda Musgrave) – 1919-1921


Box 24
1. New York Life Insurance, James F. Brown – 1879-1918
2. New York Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1936-1947
3. Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, James F. Brown – 1890-1920
4. Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1940-1942
5. New England Mutual Life Insurance Company – 1933
6. Union Central Life Insurance Company, Certificate of Protest - 1887
7. Union Central Life Insurance Company, James F. Brown – 1886-1916
8. Union Central Life Insurance Company, James F. Brown – 1918-1921
9. Union Central Life Insurance Company – 1924-1925
10. Union Central Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1936-1948
11. Union Central Life Insurance Company – [n.d.]
12. National Union Life Insurance Company , James F. Brown – 1901-1919
13. Columbus Mutual Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1933
14. George Washington Life Insurance, Printed material – 1924-1934
15. George Washington Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1936-1946
16. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1924-1948
17. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1936-1948
18. National Bureau of Analysis, Benjamin B. Brown – 1935-1937
19. National Bureau of Analysis, Benjamin B. Brown - 1943
20. The Equitable Life Insurance Company, Benjamin B. Brown – 1936-1948
21. Miscellaneous Material, Benjamin B. Brown – 1942
22. Veterans Administration, Benjamin B. Brown – 1936-1947
23. Clippings – 1915
24. Miscellaneous Office Supplies and Forms (Blank), Kanawha Valley Bank – [n.d.]
25. Benjamin B. Brown, Correspondence, Denver, Colorado – 1890-1896 – Pt. 1
26. Benjamin B. Brown, Correspondence, Denver, Colorado – 1890-1896 – Pt. 2
27. Benjamin B. Brown, Correspondence, Denver, Colorado – 1890-1896 – Pt. 3
28. Charleston Street Railway – 1887
29. Carver Bros. Company, John L. Dickinson, Kanawha and Fayette Counties – 1909
30. Kanawha War Relief Benefit, Program – 1916
31. City of Charleston, James F. Brown, Miscellaneous Business Papers -1888-1916
32. House Bill No. 101 – 1913
33. Report of the Municipal Code Commission, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1910
34. Bluefield Case, Mercer County – 1910
35. Opinion, Ordinance on Stables, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1877
36. Water Works Franchise, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1914-1916
37. Kanawha Water and Light Company – 1905
38. “Coals and Cokes in West Virginia”, William Seymour Edwards – 1892
39. “Address by Ex-Gov. A. B. Fleming Upon the Resources of West Virginia” – 1894
40. “Report of the Special Joint Committee of the Legislature of West Virginia” – 1897
41. “Prospectus of Coal River Lands and Railroad”, Coal River Railroad Company – 1897
42. “Coal and Timber Lands in West Virginia – Saint Albans and Its Surroundings” – 1887
43. “Kanawha City. Its Location, Advantages for Manufactories, Etc.” – [n.d.]
44. “West Virginia Geological Bulletin”, No. 1, Samuel B. Brown – 1901
45. “Reports of John G. Stevens – Coal River Region of West Virginia” – 1888
46. “Physical Survey of West Virginia – Preliminary Report No. 1”, M. F. Maury – 1868
47. “Description of Upper Potts Creek Iron Ore Beds” – 1892
48. “Coal – Ohio and Mississippi Valley, Locks and Dams”, U. S. Engineers Reports – 1887
49. “Coal and Coke”, Charleston Industrial Development Association – [n.d.]
50. “Speech of Hon. Charles A. Faulkner, Mineral and Agricultural Resources, West Virginia” – 1876
51. Coal Resources, Printed Material, West Virginia
52. “Charleston, West Virginia, Its Advantages and Resources”, W. A. McCorkle – 1887


Box 25
1. Gauley, Taxes, No. 3 – 1905-1917
2. Receipts and Taxes, Nicholas, Fayette and Kanawha Counties – 1890-1901
3. Lewis L. & Co., Taxes – 1914
4. Gauley Lands, Mr. Lewis, Reports, C. C. Lewis – 1905-1913
5. Twenty Mile Land, Receipts, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1919
6. Gauley Lands, Newspaper Notices, Taxes and Other Sales – 1909-1914
7. Henry C. Flesher, Correspondence & Materials, Elkhorn, McDowell County – 1890s
8. Cornelius Woods Tract, Report, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1927
9. Gauley Lands, Taxes, No. 1, Receipts, Redemptions, Certificates – 1895-1915
10. Gauley, Taxes, No. 2, Correction of Assessment – 1893-1908
11. Gauley, Reports As To Coal – (Map)
12. Gauley, Lewis Land and Coal Company – 1931
13. Kelly’s Creek, Twenty Mile & Camden Railroad – 1907-1908
14. Gauley Land, Oil and Gas Lease -1912
15. Gauley Land – 1915-1919
16. Reports As To Coal, Twenty Mile Creek, Gauley – [n.d.]
17. MacQueen Realty Company – 1918-1922
18. MacQueen Realty Company – 1921-1929


Box 26
1. Russell G. Quarrier, James F. Brown, West Charleston Improvement – 1904-1908
2. Russell G. Quarrier, James F. Brown, West Charleston Improvement – 1905-1911
3. Benjamin Beuhring Brown, Princeton University Booklets – 1910
4. Benjamin Beuhring Brown, Correspondence from Princeton University – 1910-1914
5. Benjamin Beuhring Brown, Correspondence from Princeton University – 1911-1914
6. “Princeton Alumni Weekly” [one page], Commencement, Alumni in Military Service – 1942
7. Kanawha Presbyterian Church and Material – 1867-1872
8. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Receipts – 1855-1861
9. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Receipts – 1855-1896
10. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Papers and History, 1864-1868
11. “The Christian Commonwealth”, Newspaper, Louisville, Kentucky – 1866
12. Kanawha Presbyterian Church – 1867-1898
13. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Offers – 1872
14. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Program – 1887
15. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Clear Creek Correspondence – 1895-1898
16. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Correspondence – 1898
17. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Booklet – 1904-1905
18. Kanawha Valley Presbyterian Church, Correspondence – 1907-1908
19. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Programs – 1908
20. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Program – 1910
21. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Clippings, “Charleston Mail” – 1915
22. First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, Souvenir Booklet – 1915
23. “Centennial of Presbyterianism”, Program, Kanawha Valley – 1919
24. “Aunt Lucy Barber’s Recollections”, Kanawha Presbyterian Church – 1928
25. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Reminiscent of Mrs. W. S. Laidley – 1928
26. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Programs – 1930
27. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Recollections of J. D. Baines
28. James H. Brown, Complaints Against the Presbytery” – 1898
29. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Historical and Biographical – [n.d.]
30. Kanawha Valley Hospital and Sanitorium, Barber, Brown – 1909
31. Thomas M. Barber, Military Papers – 1917-1918
32. Kanawha Valley Hospital and Sanitorium, Barber, Brown – 1905-1915
33. Kanawha Valley Hospital and Sanitorium, Barber, Brown – 1882-1917
34. Kanawha Valley Hospital and Sanitorium, Barber, Brown – Miscellaneous Papers
35. James F. Brown, U. S. Naval Reserves – 1942
36. James F. Brown, U. S. Naval Reserves, Newspaper – 1942


Box 27
1. Ed Maguire, Ripley Lots, Jackson County Lands – 1869-1888
2. Virginia Bonds, Memo, John C. Williams – 1886-1888
3. Virginia Bonds, Memo – 1875, 1876, 1890, 1896
4. R. R. Delaney, Judgements – 1885-1887
5. J. B. Gebhart, Notes, Poor Fund – 1876
6. George M. Edgerton, St. Albans – 1884
7. C. A. Cobb House – 1892-1893
8. Gideon Burton vs John A. Gibson, Kanawha County – 1875-1877
9. Gideon Burton vs John A. Gibson, Kanawha County – 1875-1888
10. Middleburg/Midleburg, Property, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1899
11. Merchants Bank of Charleston – 1866-1869
12. Merchants Bank, Assignment, N. B. Cabell, J. H. and J. F. Brown – 1870-1877
13. Merchants Bank, Statement of City Bonds – 1879
14. Merchants Bank, Miscellaneous Papers and Notes – 1872-1884
15. William H. Hill, Gauley Bridge, Opinion of Title – 1889-1894
16. Charles Phillips Dorr and Col. Elihu Hutton, Pratt Papers, 1895-1896
17. Elihu Hutton, Papers – 1872-1895
18. Truslow Estate, John A. Truslow, Account Book – 1888-1890
19. Truslow Estate – 1886-1901
20. Truslow Estate – 1890-1902
21. Truslow Estate – 1890-1912
22. Truslow Estate – 1893-1912
23. Truslow Estate, John A. Truslow, , Charleston, Receipts and Notes – 1868-1880
24. W. S. Lovell, Settlement With Creditors – 1886-1889
25. Harrison vs Harrison, Kanawha County – 1886-1889


Box 28
1. James F. Brown, Rent Settlement, Receipts - 1899-1904
2. Lease, James F. Brown and Samuel Berman – 1916
3. Membership Cards, Business Cards, James F. Brown and Benjamin B. Brown
4. Virginia and Clendenin Streets Lot, Charleston, Kanawha County – 1894-1914
5. Lewis Summers, “Walnut Grove”, Settled – 1890-1910
6. Deeds (originals), Various Kanawha County Citizens
7. Deeds (originals), Various Kanawha County Citizens – Pt. 2
8. Lincoln County, Deed, Compromise, Beech and Norton Survey – 1899
9. W. G. Hubbard, Notes, Wacomah Coal Company – 1904-1906
10. Kanawha County Orders – 1904-1906
11. William J. Follett, Follett and Company Wool, Settled – 1896 -1913
12. Colorado National Insurance, James F. Brown – 1907-1911
13. J. Dawson Hawkins, Colorado Springs - 1913
14. Charleston, Letters – 1909
15. “Charleston’s New Charter” – 1909
16. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1900
17. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1901
18. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1905
19. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1906
20. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1907
21. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1908
22. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1909
23. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1910
24. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1911
25. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1912
26. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1913
27. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1914
28. Marmet Coal Company, Correspondence – 1915


Box 29
1. Ward Estate – 1910
2. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1930
3. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1930-1931
4. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1931-1932
5. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1933
6. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1933
7. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1933-1934
8. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1933-1934
9. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1934
10. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1934
11. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1934
12. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1934-1935
13. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1935
14. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1935
15. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936
16. D. Ward Estate. Checks – 1936
17. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936
18. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936
19. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936
20. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936
21. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936-1937
22. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1936-1937
23. D. Ward Estate, Checks - 1936-1937
24. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1937
25. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1937
26. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1937-1938
27. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1937-1938
28. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1937-1938
29. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1938
30. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1938-1939
31. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1939
32. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1939
33. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1939-1940
34. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1940
35. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1940
36. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1940-1941
37. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1941
38. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1941
39. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1941-1942
40. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1942
41. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1942
42. D. Ward Estate, Checks – 1942-1943


Box 30
1. Book, “Transcript of the Record, United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Virginia & West Virginia Coal Company, Plaintiff in Error, vs. Green Charles, Defendant in Error, In Error to the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Virginia, at Lynchburg”, 1917 [?]
2. Book, “United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Virginia & West Virginia Coal Company, Plaintiff in Error, vs. Green Charles, Defendant in Error, In Error to the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Virginia, at Lynchburg, Brief of Virginia & West Virginia Coal Company, Plaintiff in Error”, [n.d.]
3. Pamphlet, “United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Virginia and West Virginia Coal Company, Plaintiff in Error, vs. Green Charles, Defendant in Error, In Error to the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Virginia, at Lynchburg, Reply Brief of Virginia & West Virginia Coal Company, Plaintiff in Error,” [n.d.]
4. Pamphlet, “In the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Charleston, State of West Virginia, Plaintiff Below, Plaintiff in Error, vs. Dudley Milam, Defendant Below, Plaintiff in Error, and The Rowland Land Company, et. Al., Defendant Below, Defendant in Error, From the Circuit Court of Raleigh County, Brief for Dudley Milam, Plaintiff in Error”, [n.d.]
5. Pamphlet, “In the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Charleston, State of West Virginia, Plaintiff Below, Plaintiff in Error, vs. Dudley Milam, Defendant Below, Plaintiff in Error, and The Rowland Land Company, et. Al., Defendant Below, Defendant in Error, From the Circuit Court of Raleigh County, Petition for Re-Hearing by Dudley Milam, November 12, 1925”
6. Pamphlet, “In the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Charleston, State of West Virginia, Plaintiff Below, and Dudley Milam and Sena C. Milam, Defendants Below, Appellants, vs. Dudley Milam and Sena C. Milam, Defendants Below, Appellants, and , Rowland Land Company and S. C. Rowland and J. Roman Way, Defendants Below, Appellees, From the Circuit Court of Raleigh County, Brief of Counsel for Appellees, Rowland Land Company, S. C. Rowland and J. Roman Way,” [date stamped 1921]
7. Book, “In the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Charleston, State of West Virginia, Plaintiff Below, Plaintiff in Error, vs. Dudley Milam, Defendant Below, Plaintiff in Error, and The Rowland Land Company, et. Al., Defendant Below, Defendant in Error, From the Circuit Court of Raleigh County, 1923”
8. Pamphlet, “In the Supreme Court of the United States, Eliza T. Fay and William Fay, Her Husband, Plaintiffs in Error, vs. Samuel A; Crozier, Et. Al., Trustees, Turkey Gap Coal and Coke Company, and Houston Coal and Coke Company, Defendants in Error, Brief and Counsel for Defendants in Error, 1910”
9. “In the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, W. J. McGuire, Plff. Below, Deft. In Error, vs. On Writ of Error, Old Sweet Springs, Deft. Below, Plff. In Error, Brief of Brown, Jackson & Knight and O. P. Fitzgerald of Counsel for Plaintiff in Error, 1913”


Box 31
1. “Brown, Jackson & Knight. Sun Lumber Company vs. Nelson Fuel, Et. Al.”


Box 32
1. Agreement, State Normal School of West Virginia and William McCoy for erection of normal school building at Glenville, August 7, 1893
2. West Virginia University, Montgomery
3. Correspondence, regarding West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, West Virginia University, 1890-1893
4. Economics of the Project for University Light, Heat and Power Plant, West Virginia University
5. Correspondence, George W. Atkinson to James F. Brown, regarding West Virginia University presidency, July 24, 1897
6. Correspondence/Recommendations, George D. Purinton, West Virginia University presidency, 1885-1893
7. Correspondence, Thomas M. Harris to James F. Brown, regarding West Virginia University presidency, March 19, 1895
8. Correspondence, Eli M. Turner to James F. Brown, regarding West Virginia University presidency, 1892-1897
9. Correspondence, P. B. Reynolds to James F. Brown, regarding West Virginia University presidency, 1894-1897
10. Correspondence, regarding Dr. E. H. Murfee, Arkansas Ind. University, 1894
11. Correspondence, regarding Board of Regents, President Jerome H. Raymond, and professors, West Virginia University, 1898-1900
12. Correspondence, James W. Hartigan to Jerome H. Raymond, regarding medical courses, West Virginia University, March 21, 1899
13. Correspondence, from President Jerome H. Raymond, 1898-1900
14. Correspondence, James F. Brown to George C. Sturgiss, July 5, 1901
15. Correspondence, George C. Sturgiss to James F. Brown, 1901
16. Correspondence, Robert Douglas ___ to James F. Brown, regarding Board of Regents, West Virginia University, banning dances in gymnasium while supporting baseball club, April 26, 1899
17. Correspondence, regarding professors and Board of Regents, West Virginia University, 1892-1894
18. Correspondence, from James F. Brown, regarding Board of Regents, West Virginia University, 1899-1901
19. Notifications of meetings of the Board of Regents, West Virginia University, 1893-1900
20. Minutes of the Board of Regents, West Virginia University, 1899
21. Correspondence, regarding disorder by students at West Virginia University, 1896-1897
22. West Virginia University Law College, 1893-1898
23. Humor, West Virginia University leadership
24. Correspondence, regarding oath for Corps of Cadets, West Virginia University, 1897
25. Correspondence, P. B. Reynolds to James F. Brown, regarding Corps of Cadets, West Virginia University, September 19, 1893
26. Correspondence, regarding vacancies in Corps of Cadets, West Virginia University, district of Regent James F. Brown, 1890-1899
27. Lists of cadets, Corps of Cadets, West Virginia University, 1893-1895
28. Notification of vacancies in Corps of Cadets, West Virginia University, 1893-1895
29. Enlistment/Appointment forms, Corps of Cadets, West Virginia University
30. Regulations and General Orders Governing the Corps of Cadets of West Virginia University, 1895/1897
31. Article, “West Virginia University. Progress of One of the Leading Institutions of the Country,” Manufacturers’ Record, October 13, 1899
32. Address List of Alumni, West Virginia University Bulletin, May 1913
33. Alumni Record, West Virginia University Bulletin, May 1917
34. Program, West Virginia University Commencement, June 22, 1899
35. Correspondence, Okey Johnson, Dean of Law Faculty, West Virginia University, to James F. Brown, 1892-1896
36. Correspondence, J. Garland Butler, Military Department, West Virginia University, 1899
37. Envelopes
38. Opinion of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in the Habeas Corpus Cases Sustaining the Governor’s Proclamation of Martial Law and Appointment of Military Committee to Try Violators of the Law
39. Charleston City Hospital, 1896-1904


Box 33
1. Kanawha Valley Bank, Statement of Condition – 1907
2. DeWitt Clinton Survey, 142,000 acres – 1906 –[also see Map Collection]
3. Rufus Switzer – 1910-1911
4. Debt Settlement, Hawkins to DeGruyter – 1910
5. Settlement, Theresa Read, Wood & Hall – 1890-1911
6. T. Hill Marshall, John Barlow, Memo of Balance – 1910
7. W. L. Hutton, Note – 1902
8. R. S. Carr, South Charleston Lots, Payments – 1902
9. George D. Gates, Debt Settlement – 1911
10. Statement of Arthur Brown, Debt – 1912
11. John Brown, Note – 1905
12. G. H. Shrewsbury, Settlement – 1908-1915
13. Lewis – Blankenship Case – 1913
14. Memo, Bowen Notes – 1910
15. The Knoxville Table and Chair Company, Tennessee – 1906
16. Receipts, Big Sandy District – 1927
17. W. B. Geary – 1912
18. Settlement, John W. and Helene A Lee – 1916
19. School Lands, Boone County, J. E. Chilton - 1882
20. Lucas, Fowler, School Lands, Boone County – 1908
21. W. G. Krutz, Chicago – 1910
22. Will of George W. Jenkins, Sr. – 1917
23. Russell Wheel and Foundry Company, Interstate Lumber Company – 1908
24. Stephen Rigg vs. Swann – 1908
25. C. H. Rippey, San Diego, California – 1909
26. Settlement, Kaufman, Lafollette – 1904
27. Settlement, Lydia McLaughlin – 1905
28. A. B. Phillips to James F. Brown, Eagle – 1904
29. Will of Joseph Miller, Kanawha County – 1900
30. Statement, Mordacai McClure, Lincoln County – 1899
31. Postcard, Evelyn to Harry Snyder, Charleston – 1933
32. Kanawha Banking and Trust Company vs Mecca Colliery Company – 1916
33. Deed, T. L. Smith & Benjamin H. Smith, James H. Brown, Kanawha County – 1861
34. James F. Brown, Home Repairs, Receipts – 1906-1914
35. Milburn Coal Company – 1917
36. R. G. Poff, Provident Life & Casualty Company – 1914
37. Statement of Rent and Expense on Estell House by W. S. Lovell – 1900
38. O. D. [Owen Duffy] Hill, Kendalia, West Virginia – 1902, 1912
39. Judge J. S. Alexander to James F. Brown – 1920
40. Letter from Polly, Lowell-Moore Hardware Company, Fort Collins, Colorado – 1917
41. Letter from Aunt to James F. Brown, Denver, Colorado – 1916
42. Harrison B. Smith to James F. Brown – 1907
43. Benjamin B. Brown, Receipt for a Suit – 1881
44. James F. Brown, Letter of Election to American Bar Association – 1921
45. Building Contractors’ Association, Charleston, West Virginia – 1921
46. Deed, James F. Brown and Jennie M. Brown, E. M. Young, Kanawha County – 1917
47. W. Mollohan Remembrance – [n.d.]
48. “The First Half Million Army” – [n.d.]
49. “From a Traveller”, Clippings – [n.d.]
50. Letter to James H. Brown from Sister, Nice, [France] – [n.d.]
51. Estate of Russell Sage, New York – [n.d.]
52. Statement of Thomas Shoe Company – 1916
53. Deed, James S. Atkinson to J. F. Brown, West End Addition, Charleston – 1898
54. Lewis Rogers, “Can’t Be Found – No Such Defendant” – 1898
55. Season’s Greetings, December – 1962
56. Tax Receipt, W. S. Laidley, Kanawha Valley Bank – 1880
57. Fork Creek & Lock No. 5, Boone County, Taxes and Memos – 1860-1888
58. Campbell Circuit Court, Robert Reid, Rustling, Virginia – 189[?]
59. Electra Wilson, E. K. Reedy, Charleston -1903
60. Julius J. Bantlin vs Shearer – 1888
61. The Farmers’ Advocate – 1891-1898
62. National Geographic Society, James F. Brown – 1906
63. The National Conference of Charities and Correction, James F. Brown – 1906
64. Logan District Bond Issue – 1921
65. Settlement, Bells Street Furniture Company vs J. J. O’Connor – 1888
66. American Road Machine Company vs Michaelson – 1888-1889
67. Toledo Splice Company vs Handley & Co. – 1890
68. Gilham Langhorne, Lewiston, West Virginia – 1888
69. Nordyke and Marmon Company vs E. L. Renick – 1888
70. Commonwealth of Virginia, Nicholas County vs John Hill – 1833
71. James R. Crenshaw to J. H. Brown – 1878
72. Joseph Ruffner, Goshorn, Kanawha County, Receipts – 1888
73. Trustee Sale, John H. and Lucy Carr – 1885
74. List of Delinquent Land and Tax for 1810, Cabell County – 1811
75. Arnold Abney and Company – 1891
76. Calvert Estate, Annie L. Calvert – 1915
77. Burkhardt Heirs vs H. C. Auvil – [n.d.]
78. A. [Alexander] T. Laidley – 1883
79. Kain, Duffy, Et. Als. Vs Samuel E. Young, Et. Als., Clay County, Declaration – 1890
80. Kortz, Champe and Herndon, Certificates of Deposit – 1890
81. Estate of Preston Conner, Kanawha County, Receipts – 1889
82. A. P. Sinnett, Receipt – 1888
83. H. O. Middleton, Hancock Tobacco Company, Receipt – 1890
84. Letters, Annie Brown to James F. Brown – 1895-1896
85. Letter, Cincinnati, [with partial transcript] – 1840
86. Jean Brown Letter Regarding Benjamin B. Brown – 1938
87. Settlement, James H. Brown, Kanawha County, to John Samuels, Cabell County – 1850
88. “Frederick George Louis Beuhring” by W. S. Laidley – 1905
89. Receipts, James F. Brown, Notes – 1878-1888
90. Dubois Widow Town Lot, Charleston, Map – [n. d.]
91. Miscellaneous Receipts – 1882-1942
92. Miscellaneous Documents and Letters – 1882-1926
93. Cancelled Checks, Numerous checks ranging mostly from the 1870s through the early 1900s. Some are loose, some are in wraps, some in a folder, and a folder of fragments of checks.


Box 34
1. Cancelled Checks, Numerous checks ranging from the 1870s through the early 1900s [This is the overflow from Box 33 - #90.


Box 35
1. Check Stubs [Bound], James F. Brown – 7/21/1915-11/30/1917
2. Check Stubs [Bound], James F. Brown – 5/1/1913-7/1915
3. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1891-1892
4. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1901-1902
5. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1913-1914
6. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1915-1916
7. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1917-1918
8. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1919-1920
9. Cancelled Checks, James F. Brown – 1921-1922


Box 36
1. Docket Book, John Wehrle – J. F. Brown – 1885-1901


Newspapers

The Brown family apparently kept sections of newspapers which included articles of family, political, or business interest. Generally, they kept only the front pages and wrap around pages, which included four pages in total. In some instances, they retained only one or two pages.

1. “The Monroe Watchman” – 5/10/1910 – 4 pages – James F. Brown mentioned.
2. “The Star Tribune” (Charleston) – 5/2/1888 – 4 pages.
3. “The Star Tribune” (Charleston) – 11/12/1895 – Woman’s Edition – complete.
4. “Charleston Evening Mail” – 10/12/1893 – Industrial Edition – partial
5. “Kanawha Daily News” (Charleston) – 9/16/1871 – 4 pages.
6. “The Wyoming Weekly News” (Oceana) – 3/15/1889 – 4 pages.
7. “Charleston Daily Mail” – 2/25/1897 – 4 pages.
8. “Kanawha Republican” (Charleston) – 1/31/1863 – 4 pages.
9. “Kanawha Republican” (Charleston) – 9/19/1865 – 4 pages.
10. “Kanawha Republican” (Charleston) – 10/2/1865 – 2 pages.
11. “Kanawha Republican” (Charleston) – 6/26/1867 – front and 2nd page
12. “Kanawha Republican” (Charleston) – 9/4/1867 – 4 pages.
13. “Kanawha Republican” (Charleston) – 3/16/1904 – 4 pages.
14. “Charleston Star” – 7/10/1886 – 4 pages.
15. “The Weekly Register” (Pt. Pleasant) – 9/12/1865 – 4 pages.
16. “The West Virginia Journal” (Charleston) – 1/15/1865 – 4 pages.
17. “The West Virginia Journal” (Charleston – 3/21/1866 – 4 pages.
18. “The Evening Call” (Charleston) – 1/30/1883 – 4 pages.
19. “The Evening Call” (Charleston) – 1/31/1883 – 4 pages.
20. “The Wheeling Weekly Register” – 9/8/1865 – 4 pages.
21. “Wheeling Register” – 1/27/1883 – 4 pages.
22. “Wheeling Intelligencer” – 9/21/1865 – 4 pages.
23. “Wheeling Intelligencer” – 1/31/1883 – 4 pages.
24. “Wheeling Weekly Intelligencer” – 3/22/1866 – 4 pages.
25. “Wheeling Weekly Intelligencer” – 3/29/1866 – 4 pages.
26. “Wheeling Weekly Intelligencer” – 9/10/1868 – 4 pages.
27. “Wheeling Weekly Intelligencer” – 6/30/1870 – 4 pages / 2 copies.
28. “The State Tribune” (Charleston) – 1/27/1883 – 4 pages.
29. “The Patrol” (Charleston) – 2/28/1862 – 12th OVI – Camp Warren – 4 pages.
30. “Boston Evening Transcript” – 12/1/1917 – 4 pages – no front.
31. “Richmond Enquirer” - 10/10/1844 – 4 pages.
32. “Richmond Enquirer” – 1/28/1851 – 4 pages.
33. “The Richmond Whig” – 10/29/1867 – 4 pages.
34. “The Kanawha Vindicator” (Charleston) – 3/23/1904 – 4 pages.
35. “The Kanawha Vindicator” (Charleston) – 3/30/1904 – 4 pages.
36. “The Kanawha Vindicator” (Charleston) – 4/13/1904 – 4 pages.
37. “The Denver Post” – 2/25/1906 – 4 pages.
38. “The New York Evening Mail” – 5/23/1870.
39. “Financial Daily America” (New York) – 1/9/1918 – 8 pages.
40. “Charleston Gazette” – 3/6/1908 – 4 pages – no front.
41. “The Fayette Journal” – 1/18/1906 – 6 pages.
42. “The Sydney Morning Herald” (Sidney) – 5/17/1917 – 12 pages.
43. “West Virginia Avalanche” (Clay Court House) - 6/7/1895
44. “The Monongalian” (Morgantown) – 11/11/1897
45. ‘The New Dominion” (Morgantown) – 6/13/1898
46. “The Clarksburg News” (7/12/1895


Maps

1. Paper on Fabric Map of Hansford, Kanawha County, showing streets and lots, surveyed and drawn by R. O. Ballie, 1923-1925
2. Blueprint Map of coal tracts, Hansford Estate, Kanawha County, West Virginia, surveyed and drawn by R. O. Baillie, 1888
3. Paper Plat Map of C. C. Bright, land in Mason County, West Virginia, surveyed by W. R. White of Gallipolis, Ohio, October 12, 13 and 20, 1892
4. Linen Map of Hansford, Kanawha County, listing lots 1/3 interest owned by Bettie Doddridge Ballie, 1/3 surveyed and drawn by R. O. Ballie, January 30, 1896
5. Linen Map of White Cemetery and Colored Cemetery, Hansford
6. Patent Map of the Sandy River Basins, West Virginia, Swann Estate, Land Office, December 19, 1891, State of West Virginia vs H. C. King, et al.
7. Map of Kanawha City by B. D. Avis, 1890
8. Map of Huntington, Central City and Kellogg, Cabell and Wayne, Co., William A. Flamm & Co., 1898
9. Glade Springs, Phase 1, A Development of Glade Springs Land Co., Daniels, West Virginia. An 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, Resort and Community Development Near Beckley, West Virginia, George W. Cobb, ASLA. Archie R. Davis, AIA. [James F. Brown III, October 17, 1970 written on back of original framing]
10. Map of Campus of West Virginia University, 1894
11. Pack, Survey or Distances [?]
12. Map Showing the Portions of a Tract of Land Originally Containing 6645 Acres. Platted fron Notes Furnished by P. H. Williams. Survey by W. C. Brooke, Engineer [McDowell County, West Virginia, and Buchanan County, Virginia – George K. Crozer]
13. Map. Land Owned by Geo. K. Crozer, Lying in McDowell County, W. Va., Containing 4115.8 Acres
14. Lansburg, 50,000 Acres, Crozer, Map by W. C. Reddy, Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 4, 1899
15. McKell Property Situated in Raleigh and Fayette Counties, W. Va.
16. Map Showing Location of Lands on Davis Creek, Kanawha County, W. Va.
17. Norfolk & Western Railway Co. Map and Profile of Briar Mountain Branch of the Norfolk & Western Railway as Located With the Names of the Owners of the Land Through Which It Runs, and of the Noted Places of the Same Stated Thereon. Office of Engineer Maintenance of Way, Roanoke, Va.; January 11th, 1901
18. The Morris Grant
19. DeWitt Clinton Survey. Surveyed by Gordon Cloyd 1795. Resurveyed by H. G. Johnson 1838. Resurveyed by J. S. Cunningham 1856
20. Map of the DeWitt Clinton Grant of 130,000 Acres Showing Exclusions. Fayette, Raleigh, Kanawha and Boone Counties, W. Va. Sept. 2, 1905
21. Plat Accompany Report of Reuben Slaughter, In Suit of Gardner, Et. Als., vs Cole & Others.
22. Map No. 4 Wm. Wilson, 85,000 Acres. John Green 1600 Acres
23. Survey. Armstrong Creek and Surrounding Area
24. Survey. Col. W. Cole and Others. U. S. Surveyors Report. David Stone. No. 2. Kanawha County – 1855
25. Reynolds Land Trace Map
26. The Baines & Laidley Subdivision of Glenwood
27. Map Showing Section of Kanawha River and Lands Flooded by New Pool Stage at Marmet, W. Va. May 1934 [map in two sections]
28. Part of Poca Company Lands
29. Property of Poca Coal Lumber Company. Charleston, W. Va. John S. Cole, Civil Engineer – 1908
30. James Mollineaux and Pollock, 9302.6 Acres, U. S. Geological Survey Map, Kanawha County, W. Va.
31. Copy of copy of a Map Made by A. P. Sinnett, Surveyor, In Case of Donnally vs Morris, Et. Als., Kanawha Circuit Court, 1854, Partitioning part of the James Patent
32. Map Showing Town of Pratt, W. Va. And Vicinity. Clark & Krebs , Inc., Registered Civil, Mining & Geological Engineers, Charleston, W. Va. - 1925
[Note: There are numerous other maps contained with the various boxes of this collection]


Oversized Items

1. Land Grant, James H. Brown, 1000 acres in Boone County, January 23, 1879
2. Indenture, Laidley & Matthews – (3 items)
3. Record of Loading for New River District, Thurmond, West Virginia, May 13, 1910
4. Carrier’s Address for the Patrons of “The Republican”, Charleston, (West) Virginias, 1860
5. Gallatin and Savary – 1927
6. United States Internal Revenue. Income Tax of Corporations, etc., [blank form] – 1894
7. Land Grant, Wm. Cline, 100 Acres Pike County, Kentucky. Examined and recorded – 1860
8. Land Grant, Samuel Smith, Jackson County, Middle Fork of Pocatalico, W. Va. – 1865


Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History