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11. A Pocket Compass. Used by early West Virginia Explorers.

12. Oyster Shell with pipe adhering thereto.

13. Hand Mail-Bag. In use in the Great Kanawha Valley from 1845 to

14. Twig from an elm tree which grew at the grave of Anne Bailey, the
Pioneer Heroine of the Great Kanawha Valley.

15. A Military Pass. Issued at Charleston, May 10, 1S65.

10. A Facsimile in Wax of a Stone recently dug up on Wheeling Island.

17. A Pony Shoe found in the Detroit Mine, after an explosion in which
nineteen miners lost their lives.

IS. A Surgical Instrument used for extracting bullets from wounds dur-
ing the Revolution.

19. Miniature Model of the Santa Maria, in which Columbus sailed on
his voyage of discovery.

20. Breast-Pin worn in West Virginia more than a hundred years ago.

21. Knee-Buckles. Once the property of Thomas Neale, the grand-father
oc Stonewall Jackson.

22. Mittens knit by Bertie Cole, a blind pupil in the schools for the
Deaf and Blind at Romney, Hampshire county.

23. A Military Pass. Issued by a Federal Officer at Charleston, in 18G3.

24. Slippers made by Ida Bowers, a blind pupil in the schools for the
Deaf and Blind, at Romney in Hampshire county.

25. A Picture of the Hospital for the Insane at Weston, Lewis county.

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26. Gun-Flints, of which every merchant in West Virginia kept a sup-
ply a hundred years ago.

27. A Flint-Lock Rifle. Once the property of Mathias Van Bibber, prom-
inent West Virginia Pioneer.

28. A Blunder-Buss — An old English piece, early introduced into the
American Colonies.

29. A Squirrel Rifle. One of those in use by first West Virginia set-

30. Bullets, from battlefield of Point Pleasant, March 30, 1SG3.

31. Pistol carried by Dr. John P. Hale of Charleston, while commanding
"Hale's Battery," C. S. A.

32. A Flint-Lock Musket made in Richmond in 1815. Such as this were
used in arming the Militia of Western Virginia nearly a hundred
years ago.

33. A Flint-Lock Musket. Used by the early Militia of West Virginia.

34. An Historic Rifle, once the property of Lewis Wetzel. Changed to
percussion lock more than fifty years ago.

35. A Musket left in Fairmont, at the time of General Jones' Confeder-
ate Raid, in 18G3.

3G. A Flint-Lock Musket used by Confederates at the battle of Scarey,

Putnam county, July 17, 1861.
37. A Flint-Lock Rifle used in the war of 1812.
3S. A Bullet from Braddock's Field. Battle fought July 9, 1755.
39. A Flint-Lock Pistol — A Specimen of the first pocket arms in use in

West Virginia.


In this case were a number of copies of rare old newspapers taken from
a large collection of similar ones in the Library Section of the State
Department of Archives and History.



1. A Pocket Handkerchief. Used in the Mexican War: Has picture
of Zachary Taylor in the center, and of battle and other scenes
around margins and in corners.

2. Map of Virginia engraved in 17S7, to accompany Jefferson's "Notes
on Virginia."

3. A "Charmed Shirt" worn by the native soldiers of the Philippine
Islands in the belief that they can not be killed while wearing it.



1. Mrs. Malinda Baldwin of Kanawha County, West Virginia, when in
the one hundred and fourth year of her age.

2. A group of officers of the First and Second West Virginia Volunteer
Regiments, in the Spanish-American War.

3. A Parade, participated in by boys, inmates at the West Virginia
Reform School.

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4. An Emigrant Scene in the mountains of the State of Wyoming.

5. A Group of Soldiers of the Second Regiment West Virginia Volun-
teer Infantry in the Spanish-American War.

6. A Group of Officers of the First Regiment West Virginia Volunteer
Infantry in the Spanish-American War.

7. Old M. E. Church, on Virginia Street, Charleston, West Virginia,
in which the Second Constitution of the State was framed, 1872.

8. Petroleum Fields near Wolf's Summit on the line of the Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad, in Harrison county, West Virginia.

9. Scene in an Oil Field at Cairo on Hughes River, in Ritchie county.

10. Oil wells at Ellenboro, Ritchie county, West Virginia.

11. Sistersville — a busy town in the greatest oil field in West Virginia.

12. A Scene in a Petroleum field on the Ohio River in Tyler county.

13. View in an Oil Field in Doddridge county, West Virginia.

14. An Oil-Well Scene in a Mannington Oil Field, in Marion county, West

15. A Monument reared at Salem, Virginia, by the Margaret Lynn Lewis
Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution to the Memory of Gen-
eral Andrew Lewis, the "Hero of Point Pleasant and of the Revolu-

1G. A Monument. It marks the Grave of Hon. John S. Carlile in the
Odd Fellows Cemetery at Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was a leader
in the formation of West Virginia.

17. The House, still standing at Beckley, Raleigh county, West Virginia,
in which Major (afterward President) William McKinley, had his
head-quarters in the winter of 1S61-62.

18. Scene of the last public execution in West Virginia; that of John F.
Morgan at Ripley, Jackson county, December 16, 1.897. State law
now requires all executions to take place at the State Penitentiary.

19. The Historic town of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, as seen from
Loudoun Heights.

20. Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, as seen from Bolivar Heights.

21. Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, as seen from Maryland Heights.

•22. A Monument — ei ected to the memory of Meriwether Lewis, of the
Lewis and Clark Expedtion of 18S1-5-G, at his grave in Lewis county,

23. A Photographic view of the Battle of Point Pleasant, West Vir-
ginia, between white men and Indians, October 10, 1774.

24. A Monument marking the grave of General Thomas M. Harris, of
Ritchie county, West Virginia. A Federal officer.

25. A Mountain Town in the Rocky Mountains, Wyoming.

2G. A Photograph of the Home of Governor Francis H. Pierpont, still
standing at Fairmont, Marion county, West Virginia.

27. George Washington's Head-quarters at Fort Loudoun, now Winches-
ter, in the Shenandoah Valley, while defending the early West Vir-
ginia settlements during the French and Indian Wars.

28. The Cottage in which Stonewall Jackson was born. It stood on
Main Street, Clarksburg, West Virginia. Site now occupied by the
mercantile establishment of Mr. David Davidson.

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29. A winter Scene on the Great Kanawha — Steamboats being cut down
at the mouth of Elk river in January, 1S7S.

30. Winters' Tavern, on an eminence about five miles east of Clarks-
burg, West Virgina. It was long prominent in the early history of
the old Northwestern Turnpike.

31. The Leaden Plate buried by the French at Point Pleasant, West "Vir-
ginia, August 18, 1749, asserting their claims to the region, over
that of the English.

32. The Old Stone Tavern, still standing, in Pennsboro, Ritchie county,
West Virgina. Erected to accommodate Travelers, on the Old North-
ern Turnpike. Erected in 1845.

33. A Photographic copy of an Autograph Letter of John Letcher, Gov-
ernor of Virginia.

34. A Photographic picture of a Masonic Apron worn by Meriwether
Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Now the property of a
gentleman residing in Lewis county, West Virginia.

35. A Photographic picture of a watch once the Property of Meriwether
Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Now owned by a resi-
dent of Lewis county, West Virginia.

36. General Robert E. Lee and Staff on the battle-field at Spottsylvania
Court House, Virginia, early in 1SG3. Stonewall Jackson of West
Virgina is beside him.


1. A View of the State University Buildings at Morgantown.

2. A Sketch showing a birds-eye view of the town of Weston, in Lewis



1. The Shaw Memorial. An important document relating to the Civil

2. A Biography of Gen. John H. Ohley, prominent in both the civil
and military history of the State.

3. A History of the Wilson Family, of the New River Valley.

4. An Orderly and Record Book of Captain John Wilson's Company
of Kanawha Riflemen in the War of 1S12.

5. Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Great Kanawha Valley, by
Dr. John P. Hale.

6. A Valuable Manuscript prepared for the late Dr. John P. Hale, of

7. A History of the Engles-Draper Family of Southwest Virginia.

8. A Report on the Archaeology of the New River Valley. By Dr. John
P. Hale.

9. A Monograph — The History of the Hagans Family of West Virginia
10. Reminiscences of Great Kanawha Valley. By Alva Hansford. Dic-
tated to Mr. William H. Edwards in 1SS4.











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1. A Virginia Land Grant Issued to Samuel Hanway in Montgomery
county, Virginia.

2. A Parchment Deed of Transfer from Charles Calvert, (Lord Balti-
more. )

3. A Virginia Land Grant for lands in Monongalia county.

4. A Virginia Land Grant for 500 acres of land in Monongalia county.

5. A Virginia Land Grant for 198 acres of land in Hampshire county.

6. A Fairfax Deed executed July 6, 1760, for land in Frederick county,

7. A Virginia Land Grant, for 200 acres in Hampshire county.

8. A Virginia Land Grant. Issued to John Prickett for 400 acres of
land on Monongahela river.

9. A Virginia Land Grant, for 1000 acres of land in Monongalia county.

10. A United States Land Warrant. Issued to Joseph Engles for 150
acres of land

11. A Maryland Land Grant from Charles Calvert to Francis Billingsley.
■dated September 11, 1G64.

12. An Autograph Letter, written by William A. Harrison of Clarksburg,
November 1, 1833.

13. An Autograph Letter. Written in Richmond, Virginia, May 15,

14. Succession in Office: — Johnson Reynolds succeeded John A. North
as clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals sitting at Lewisburg.


1. Nails from the ruins of the Virginia University buildings burned
October 24, 1895.

2. Miniature Idol from Yucatan.

3. Copies sold by early merchants of West Virginia to Children learn-
ing to write.

Children learning to write.

4. Linen Cloth, made in a West Virginia home before the Civil War.

5. Horn or Tusk of some extinct animal. From the Valley of the Big
Sandy River.

6. Cotton Cloth made from cotton grown in West Virginia during the
Civil War.

7. A bit of Glass from the window of a Church destroyed by the
Johnstown flood.

8. A Fragment of Marble from the grave of Stonewall Jackson.

9. A Collar for Ladies. Worn in West Virginia ninety years ago.

10. A Ball of Hair. Found in the stomach of a hog in Pocahontas

11. A Razor. Once the property of Mathias Van Bibber, a personal
friend of Daniel Boone.

12. Cane. The handiwork of a Confederate Soldier from Harrison Count-
ty while a prisoner of War.

13. Cane. Cut by Daniel Boone in the Yew Pine Mountains of Upper

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Gauley. Left in Great Kanawha Valley when he removed to Mis-
souri in 1798.

14. Cane. Made from the hull of the British Man-of war Charon, sunk
in York River in 1781.

15. A Spy-Glass once the property of George "Washington.

1G. A Singular Fungus growth. Grew on a post in a coal mine on
New River.

17. Snuff-Box. Once the property of H'arman Blennerhassett.

18. Litchens. Carved by Mrs. G. H. Hill of Bluefield, West Virginia.

19. A Letter Trunk. — Owned by the Fleming Family of Marion county,
for a hundred years.

20. Copy of the Ohio Magazine Almanac, — 1830.

21. A Persian Spoon.

22. A Military Pass issued at Parkersburg in 1862.

23. A Miniature Confederate Flag, made in Kanawha county in 1862.

24. An Archaeological Specimen from Puerto Rico.

25. Singular growth of the Root of a white-oak tree. From Clay coun-

26. Peculiar growth of the limb of an apple tree. From Kanawha coun-



1. Of John S. Lewis, born in Mason county in 1801.

2. Of John Henderson, a Revolutionary Soldier and pioneer settler of
Mason county.

3. Of James Wilson of Kanawha county. An attorney selected by Har-
man Blennerhassett for his defense.

4. Of Dr. Jesse Bennett, first regularly educated Physician of Mason

5. A Birds-eye View of the town of Fairmont.

6. Of General Lee and Stonewall Jackson, on the battlefield of Spott-
sylvania Court House.

7. Of a Church erected at Point Pleasant in 1816.

8. Of the Burial Place of James Rumsey, in St. Margaret's Church,
Westminister Abbey.

9. Of General Peter H. Steenburgen, of Mason county. A Soldier of the
War of 1812.

10. Of the late Mrs. Agnes Sehon, of Point Pleasant, a grand-daughter
of Col. Charles Lewis, killed at the battle of Point Pleasant, Octo-
ber 10, 1774.

11. A Group of Confederate Soldiers just returned to Charleston from
Appomatox, 1865.


1. A Telegram sent by General Lee from Petersburg, Virginia, Feb.
21, 1861.

2. A Receipt given for money on account by Stonewall Jackson, when
a Constable in Lewis county.

1908] State History Exhibit.— Continued. 83

3. Eighteen Ballots — tickets — of Elections long past.

4. A Document relating to Lord Fairfax's Surveyors, dated September
15, 1746.

5. A Muster Roll of Captain McFarland's Company of Monongalia Ran-
gers in 1778.

6. An Autograph Letter. Written by Henry J. Fisher of Mason county
in 1813.

7. A Document pertaining to affairs in Greenbrier county, in 1845.

8. A Legal Document relating to matters in Kanawha county.

9. Kanawha County Court Papers, dated June 2, 1838.

10. An Autograph Letter. Written by Benjamin H. Smith of Kanawha

11. A Business Contract, having historical value. Dated September 25,

12. An Article of Agreement entered into between David Dixon of Ritchie
county, and Robert Tibbs, of Monroe county.

13. A Fairfax Document. An order of the King, authorizing the payment
of the Fairfax surveyors.

14. An Affidavit, relating to the Fairfax Surveyors.

15. A Petition of the Burgesses of Virginia to King Charles II.

16. A Deed for Land executed by Thomas Lewis to Walter Newman, for
land in Mason county, dated December 2, 1797.

17. A Diploma of Graduation. Granted by Yale College to Augustus A.
Stuart, of Greenbrier county.

18. A Fairfax Document. Relates to the survey of the "Northern Neck"
of Virginia, in which lay the counties of Berkeley, Morgan, Jefferson,
Hampshire and other territory in West Virginia.

19. An extract of a Letter. Written June 29, 1729, by Lieut-Governor
Gooch, of Virginia, to the Lords of Trade and Plantations in Lon-

20. Instructions given by Lord Fairfax, to his surveyors in 1773.

21. A Pension Certificate. Granted to John Jones of Kanawha county,
for services in the Revolution.

22. A Fairfax Document. Dated March 26, 1746. Relates to the boun-
dary of the great landed estate owned by him.

23. A Legal Document relating to the will of George Washington.

24. A Legal Document. Relates to the early History of the Great Ka-
nawha Valley.

25. A Report of an Early West Virginia Survey.

26. An Autograph Letter. Addressed to the Virginia Supreme Court of
Appeals sitting at Lewisburg.

27. A Fairfax Document. Addressed to Lord Fairfax by his surveyors,
October 31, 1736.

28. Part of a Report made to Lord Fairfax by his surveyors.


1. An Old Mirror. In use in a West Virginia Pioneer Home one hun-
dred and fifty years ago.

84 Archives and History. [W. Va.



1. Of the Yorktown Monument. Designed by Gen. William P. Craighill,
of Jefferson county, West Virginia.

2. Of the Statue of General Andrew Lewis, on the Washington Monu-
ment at Richmond, Virginia.

3. Of the Soldier's Monument at Wheeling.

4. Of the Oldest Tombstone in West Virginia. Erected in 1735.

5. Of a figure in human form. Arranged from Indian Arrow Points, in
the collection of Captain C. F. Hess, Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

6. Of Cummins Jackson's Home where Stonewall Jackson spent his
boyhood days.

7. Of Castle Rock on Guyandotte river, Wyoming county.

S. View of Cummins Jackson's home, where Stonewall Jackson resided

when a boy.
9. Of Captain French Enzer Chadwick, a native of Monongalia county,

and the Commander of the battleship "New York."

10. Of Judge Daniel B. Lucas, of Charles Town, Jefferson county.

11. Of Colonel Kellian V. Whaley, member of Congress, under the Re-
stored Government of Virginia.

12. Of General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Confederate General, West Vir-
ginia. Killed in battle at Cloyd's Mountain, May 9, 1S64.

13. Of Lieutenant Andrew Summers Rowan of Monroe county, who bore
the message to Garcia.

14. Of Joseph H. Diss Debar, designer of the Coat-of-Arms and Seals of
the State.

15. Of an Old House, still standing, on the battlefield of Princeton, in
Mercer county. Civil War.

16. Of the Home of General Charles Lee, of the Revolution, at Leetown,
Jefferson county.

17. The home of Horatio Gates, of the Revolution, still standing in
Jefferson county.

18. The Site of Old Fort Loudoun at Winchester, in the Shenandoah Val-
ley, where General Washington made his head-quarters while defend-
ing Ihe West Virginia Frontier, during the French and Indian War.

19. An Old Cemetery. The Strode graveyard in Jefferson county.

20. Of Hon. Frank Hereford of Monroe county. A U. S. Senator.


1. A bird's-eye View of Morgantown, in Monongalia county.

2. Prints of Hon. James Clark McGrew, of Preston county. A member
of the Virginia Convention of 1861 which adopted the Ordinance of

3. Old Newspapers. In this Case are a number of copies of Old News-
papers taken from the Collection of many such in the State Depart-
ment of Archives and History.

l!ios| State History Exhibit. — Continued. 85

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1. One hundred and thirty specimens of State issues in circulation be-
fore the Civil War. Some of it represented the Colonial currency of
the Revolution. '


1. Candle Moulds (3 pairs) in use in West Virginia pioneer homes.

2. Candle snuffers (3 pairs), in use when candles were burned.

3. Old Grease Lamps, in use in West Virginia homes before the intro-
duction of candles.

4. Lanterns, (3 in number) in use in West Virginia from fifty to one
hundred years ago.

5. Miner's Lamp. Carried by a miner in the Detroit Mine, at Paint
Creek, Kanawha county, at the time of the explosion January 18,
1906, when nineteen persons lost their lives.

6. Glassware and Chinaware used in the Governor's Mansion at Rich-
mond, during the Administration of Joseph Johnson, the only West
Virginian ever Governor of Virginia. Served from 1851 to 185G.

7. An Earthen and a Pewter Basin. Both in use in Pricket's Fort, on
the West Fork of the Monongahela River, now in Marion county,
during the Indian Wars.

8. Knives and Forks. Made by a country blacksmith in West Virginia
more than a hundred years ago.

9. Candle Sticks (5 in number), in use in West Virginia sixty years

10. Mortar and Pestle. In use by a Pioneer Physician more than a hun-
dred years ago.

11. A Wooden Door Lock. In use on the doors of cabin homes, of West
Virginia settlers a hundred years ago.

12. Sickles used for reaping Grain; in use in West Virginia harvest
fields, before the introduction of the grain Cradle.

13. A Wooden Pitch-Fork. In use on the Seagrist Farm, in Mason coun-
ty, seventy-five years ago.

14. A Bottle made of Cowhide. Found on the battlefield at Point Pleas-
ant, Mason county, many years ago.

15. Flax Hackles, (2 in number), used for cleaning flax and making it
fit for spinning.

16. Flax which has been "hackled" and is ready for spinning.

17. Flax Thread, whcih has been spun and is ready for the needle.

18. A Reed used in loom for weaving linen and other cloths.

19. Shuttles: Used in the loom by the pioneer weaver.

20. A Bunch of Flax, "broken" and ready for the hackle.

21. A "Man's Saddle." Such as were in use for carrying burdens, by the
West Virginia Frontiersman a hundred years ago.

22. "Sanders," (3 in number) used for drying ink on paper before the
Introduction of blotting paper.

23. Bottom of a Cask, found among the cle~bris floating in the Ohio river
just after the Johnstown flood.

86 Archives and History. [W. Va.

24. A Floor Rug, made by hand in Harrison county, by Mrs. Benjamin
Robinson more than eighty years ago.


1. The Residence of James Rumsey, at Shepherdstown.

2. Greenway Court, the residence of Lord Fairfax, while making deeds
for hundreds of thousands of acres of land in West Virginia.

3. A Pioneer Home, in West Virginia, a hundred years ago.


1. Portrait of James Rumsey, the Inventor of the Steamboat.

2. Hon. Daniel Lamb, of Wheeling, Ohio county, Compiler of the first
West Virginia Code.

3. Hon. John Hall, of Mason county, President of the first Constitutional
Convention of West Virginia.

4. Harman Blennerhassett, of Wood county, who engaged with Aaron
Burr in his scheme of founding a Southwest Empire.

5. Dr. Wills DeHass, of Ohio county, Author of "The Settlement and
Indian Wars of Western Virginia."

6. James Lawrence, of Kanawha county, whom Governor Wise, in 1S55,
appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia.

7. Jacob Edgar Boyers, first secretary of State of West Virginia.

8. A Muster-Roil of a Company of West Virginians in the War of 1812.

9. Fractional Currency of the United States during the Civil War.

10. A Pioneer Block-House, the simplest form of a place of defence, in
West Virginia during the Indians Wars.


1. Mrs. Margaret Blennerhassett, wife of Harman Blennerhassett.

2. Judge Lewis Summers an eminent Jurist of Kanawha county.

3. Samuel Price, of Greenbrier county. A Lieutenant-Governor of Vir-
ginia. 1863-1864.

4. Mrs. Thompson, the last surviving grand-daughter, of Colonel Charles
Lewis, who was killed at the battle of Point Pleasant.

5. A Confederate Note Memorial.

6. A Fac-simile of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

7. A Palisade Fort, one of the class of forts in West Virginia during
the Indian Wars.

8. Portrait of John Hursey of Harrison county, President of the Clarks-
burg Convention of April 23, 1861.

9. Thomas A. Morris, one of the Bishops of the M. E. Church. Born
in Kanawha county, now Cabell.

10. Lieutenant Andrew Summers Rowan, of Monroe county, whom Pres-
ident McKinley sent to carry the Message to Garcia.


1. Portrait of Major John Cantrell, of Mason county. Distinguished

2. Hon. William A. Quarrier, eminent Jurist of Kanawha county.

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3. A Flat-Boat on the Ohio River, 1817.

4. A Stockade Fort, one of the places of defense in West Virginia dur-
ing the Indian Wars.


1. Hon. William E. Chilton, ex-secretary of State.

2. Hon. Henry S. Walker, ex-Secretary of State.

3. Hon. Sobieski Brady, ex-Secretary of State.

4. Hon. J. M. Pipes, ex-Secretary of State.

5. Hon. Granville D. Hall. ex-Secretary of State.

6. Hon. William A. Ohley, ex-Secretary of State.

7. Hon. Peter Silman, ex- Treasurer of State.

8. Hon. Marmaduke Dent, ex-Judge Court of Appeals.

9. Rev. Asa Shinn, of Harrison county.

10. General Thomas Maley Harris, Federal General, of Ritchie county.

11. General Isaac Hardin Duval, Federal, of Brooke county.

12. General James A. J. Lightburn, Federal General, of Lewis county.

13. General Jesse Lee Reno, Federal General, of Ohio county.

14. General David H. Strother, of Berkeley county, Federal Officer of
the Civil War.


1. General Joseph H. Sprigg, ex-Attorney-General of the State.
t. Alexander Scott Withers, Author of "Chronicles of Border Warfare",
published at Clarksburg, in 1831.

3. Hon. Elisha Wesley McComas, of Kanawha county, Lieutenant-Gov-
. ernor of Virginia, under Henry A. Wise.

4. Arthur I. Boreman, first Governor of West Virginia, delivering his
Inaugural Address, June 20, 1863.

5. Thomas O'Brien, an ex-Treasurer of State.

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