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Sterrett Collection
Ms81-030


Descriptive Summary

Title: Sterrett Collection
Span Dates: 1840-1973
ID No: Ms81-030
Creator: Sterrett Family
Extent: 4 boxes
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Records of the Sterrett family of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia, and the Sterrett Farm (“Fairview”). Primarily Samuel A. Sterrett (1841-1937) and wife, Ann Hutchinson (1848-1930), and children Evelyn, Mary Louise (“Pearl”), George H., Bessie M., Ann Randolph, Samuel A., Katherine, Robert and Roslyn. Correspondence, diaries, ledger books, legal papers, correspondence of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, photographs, post cards and miscellaneous materials.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Thelma Lawson
Transfers:
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Sterrett Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.


Contents List:

Box 1

Folder 1: Estate of Samuel A. Sterrett
Folder 2: Administration of the Estate of Anna H. Sterrett - 1932
Folder 3: Benjamin Sterrett Lawsuit – 1893-1894
Folder 4: Sterrett Miscellaneous Business and Legal Correspondence
Folder 5: Administration of the Estate of Elizabeth Sterrett
Folder 6: Estate of Roslyn Sterrett
Folder 7: Administration of the Estate of Bessie Sterrett Foster
Folder 8: Sterrett Farm – Inventory – Furniture
Folder 9: Roslyn Sterrett – Federal Land Bank
Folder 10: Frances Gordon Correspondence – Sterrett Research – 1973
Folder 11: Sterrett Farm – House Inventory – 1972
Folder 12: Roslyn Sterrett – Income Tax Records
Folder 13: Roslyn Sterrett – Legal Papers
Folder 14: Administration of the Estate of Mary Louise (Pearl) Sterrett
Folder 15: Mary Louise (Pearl) Sterrett Estate
Folder 16: Sterrett Farm Sale Papers
Folder 17: Mary Louise (Pearl) Sterrett – “Capitol Inn” Papers
Folder 18: Sterrett – Sketch Book
Folder 19: Roslyn Sterrett – Medical Papers
Folder 20: Sterrett Farm Map and Miscellaneous Papers
Folder 21: Sterrett – Power of Attorney
Folder 22: Postcards with Messages
Folder 23: St. Albans Ice Cream Company Stock – Pearl Sterrett – 1922
Folder 24: Mary Louise (Pearl) Sterrett Papers and “Thoughts” Book
Folder 25: Miscellaneous Papers


Box 2

Folder 26: Samuel A. Sterrett Recipe and Account Book – 1864-1888
Folder 27: Samuel A. Sterrett – Army Record – 36th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.
Folder 28: Samuel A. Sterrett – Correspondence – 1883-1933
Folder 29: Samuel A. Sterrett- Administration of Estate – 1893-1937
Folder 30: Samuel A. Sterrett to Pearl Sterrett – 1935-1936
Folder 31: Will of Samuel A. Sterrett
Folder 32: Roslyn Sterrett Correspondence – 1937-1972
Folder 33: Roslyn Sterrett – Trustee – Fairview Farm – 1932-1946
Folder 34: Roslyn Sterrett – Southeastern States Cooperative – 1952-1969
Folder 35: Roslyn Sterrett – Checks – 1970-1973
Folder 36: Roslyn and Katherine Sterrett – Business Correspondence – 1932-1957
Folder 37: Sterrett – Recipes
Folder 38: Deeds
Folder 39: Genealogical Sketch of Sterrett/Starett Family
Folder 40: Catherine Sterrett – Trust Deed – 1870
Folder 41: Randolph Venable
Folder 42: Sterrett Trust Deeds
Folder 43: James E. Middleton and James F. Hansford – Deed – 1867
Folder 44: B. A. Sterrett – Deed – 1889
Folder 45: B. F. Sterrett – 1867
Folder 46: Joe Marsh – Correspondence and Photos – 1941-1950
Folder 47: Mrs. A. H. Sterrett – Diary/Account Book – 1894-1938
Folder 48: Income Tax Returns – William Henry Beech Oldaker – 1951-1960
Folder 49: Nettie Rumley – Correspondence – 1895-1935
Folder 50: Sterrett Farm Maps
Folder 51: Bessie Sterrett – Teacher’s License – 1913, 1919, 1922
Folder 52: Bessie Sterrett Foster – Correspondence – 1935-1964
Folder 53: Dennis Higginbotham – Classification (Farm Worker) Papers – 1944
Folder 54: Sterrett Milk Customers
Folder 55: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – Correspondence – 1857
Folder 56: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – Correspondence – 1890-1915 (Misc.)
Folder 57: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – Printed Material – 1893-1901
Folder 58: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – Samuel A. Sterrett/J. C. Burr – 1895-1896
Folder 59: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – Whittet and Sheperson – 1892-1901
Folder 60: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – S. A. Sterrett – Account Book/Diary – n.d.
Folder 61: Buffalo Presbyterian Church – Homecoming – 1950
Folder 62: Hutchinson and Sterrett – Correspondence – 1889-1911
Folder 63: George W. Hutchinson – Will/Estate – 1894 (with 1857 letter)
Folder 64: Correspondence – Sterrett to Hutchinson – 1893-1894
Folder 65: Hutchinson – Sterrett Genealogy
Folder 66: Sermon Book with Contents
Folder 67: Evelyn Sterrett – Correspondence – 1903-1962
Folder 68: Benjamin H. Sterrett – Correspondence – 1840-1888
Folder 69: Francis Sterrett to Evelyn Sterrett – 1889-1890
Folder 70: William H. Sterrett – Correspondence – 1884-1901
Folder 71: Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 72: Katherine Sterrett – Correspondence – 1901-1964
Folder 73: Mary L. (Pearl) Sterrett – World War II Ration Book
Folder 74: Reminiscences of “Fish” – Co. A, 1st Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A.
Folder 75: “How to Wash – Gravity”
Folder 76: Simplex Ironer – ca. 1918
Folder 77: “Escape of Mary Ingalls”
Folder 78: Sterrett – Delco Light – 1923
Folder 79: Calendar – 1887-1888
Folder 80: U.D.C. Address of Mildred L. Rutherford – Savannah, GA – 1914
Folder 81: “The Woman’s Magazine” September – 1903
Folder 82 - Clippings


Box 3

Folder: Lt. Boyd B. Sterrett Ledger Book dated 1865 containing muster roll/clothing account for Co. A, 36th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. Remainder of book contains recipes.
Folder: Diary February-May 1941; Memorandum Book 1854-1868; Memorandum Book 1871-1880; Buffalo Church Correspondence 1920-1941 (22 items).
Folder: Roslyn Sterrett Income Tax Returns
Large Envelope: Bess Sterrett Foster – Checks/Income Tax – 1967


Box 4

Folder 83: Diary – 1874
Folder 84: Correspondence: Miss Franklin J. Sterrett – 1886-1896
Folder 85: Correspondence: Bettie Sterrett – 1887-1918
Folder 86: Photographs
Folder 87: Cards
Folder 88: Post Cards
Folder 89: Evelyn Sterrett – Buffalo Academy – 1887
Folder 90: Evelyn Sterrett – Augusta Female Seminary – 1887-1889
Folder 91: Evelyn Sterrett – Correspondence – 1887-1888
Folder 92: Pearl Sterrett – U.D.C. Certificate – 1921
Folder 93: Atkeson Cemetery Records
Folder 94: Miscellaneous
Folder 95: Pyrofax Gas Corporation
Folder 96: Bessie Sterrett – Merger & Oil Refining Co. Stock – 1919
Folder 97: Kirby Vacuum Sweeper
Folder 98: Sterrett Farm – Waiver of Liens
Folder 99: Pearl Sterrett (Mary Louise Sterrett)
Folder 100: Sterrett Obits and Clippings
Folder 101: Damaged Items


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