Maxwell Family Papers A&M.0010

Maxwell Family Papers A&M.0010


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West Virginia and Regional History Center

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P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.0010
Title
Maxwell Family Papersca. 1845-1950, 2017ca. 1845-1950
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/1522
Quantity
10.1 Linear Feet Summary: 10 ft. 1/2 in. (20 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (1 large flat storage box, 3 in.); (2 wrapped scrapbooks, 1 in. each); (1 wrapped diary, 2 1/2 in.); (wrapped galley proofs, 1 in. ); (wrapped diplomas, 2 items); (3 wrapped ledgers, 1 in. each); (1 card file box, 4 in.)
Quantity
0.0641 Megabytes One PDF file
Creator
Maxwell family
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
Papers of Hu Maxwell (1860-1927), historian, editor, and author of several county histories of West Virginia, along with papers and records of other family members. There are manuscripts of fiction, verse, and local history written by Maxwell, as well as a number of his manuscripts and publications dealing with forestry which were prepared while he was a member of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Maxwell kept a diary during the years 1901-1919 while residing in Morgantown, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., which is extensive for the period of World War I and which contains notes on the diary of Rufus Maxwell (1855-1907). See scope and content note for more detail.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 0010, Maxwell Family Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Scope and Contents

Papers of Hu Maxwell (1860-1927), historian, editor, and author of several county histories of West Virginia, along with papers and records of other family members. There are manuscripts of fiction, verse, and local history written by Maxwell, as well as a number of his manuscripts and publications dealing with forestry which were prepared while he was a member of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Maxwell kept a diary during the years 1901-1919 while residing in Morgantown, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., which is extensive for the period of World War I and which contains notes on the diary of Rufus Maxwell (1855-1907).

Other Rufus Maxwell items include an 1845 map of Weston and his correspondence. There are multiple typescript and handwritten versions of an unpublished autobiography of Abraham Bonnifield (1837-1885), of Randolph and Tucker counties, as well as a modern typescript of some pages; an account book of the Tyrone Forge, Monongalia County, 1807-1814; a few records of the Rector College Literary Society, Pruntytown, 1848-1849; St. George Academy records; and other materials on politics, the statehood movement, and the Civil War in West Virginia. Box 16 includes a letter authored by Confederate General George A. Porterfield dating from 1899 regarding the Battle of Philippi.

There are artifacts in the collection.

There are eyeglasses with rimless lenses that are octagonal in appearance, with rounded edges at the top, and silver temples and bridge with mother of pearl nose guards. They were stored in a leather hinged case labeled "E. M. Stanton, 108 N. State St., Chicago" in gold letters.

There are also two brooches, including one featuring a blue, oval shaped stone with a marble appearance mounted on a metal frame; the pin on its back is a "captured or tombstone" clasp which became popular after 1900. The other is straight and thin (2 1/2 inches long) with a flower motif on a white (possibly ceramic) background; the clasp is a "C" shape popular before 1900.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Academies (Private schools)
  • Account books
  • Agriculture
  • Bongiorni, Joseph P.
  • California
  • Civil War -- Confederate Army
  • Civil War battles - Philippi.
  • Diaries and journals.
  • Education
  • Laurel Hill.
  • Literature -- Societies, etc
  • Lumber trade
  • Maps.
  • Maxwell family
  • Maxwell, G. Ralph.
  • Maxwell, H.
  • Maxwell, Mrs. S.J.
  • Maxwell, Rufus.
  • Mining. SEE ALSO Coal mining.
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Morgantown (W. Va.)
  • Politics and government.
  • Porterfield, George A.
  • Pruntytown (W. Va.)
  • Randolph County (W. Va.)
  • Rector College
  • Saint George Academy
  • Saint George.
  • Schools. SEE ALSO Academies
  • Statehood politics -- West Virginia
  • Tucker County (W. Va.)
  • Tyrone Forge.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States. Forest Service
  • Universities and colleges
  • West Virginia
  • White, Capt. James L.
  • World War, 1914-1918

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bongiorni, Joseph P.
  • Maxwell, G. Ralph.
  • Maxwell, H.
  • Maxwell, Mrs. S.J.
  • Maxwell, Rufus.
  • Porterfield, George A.
  • White, Capt. James L.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • California
  • Laurel Hill.
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Morgantown (W. Va.)
  • Pruntytown (W. Va.)
  • Randolph County (W. Va.)
  • Saint George.
  • Tucker County (W. Va.)
  • Tyrone Forge.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • West Virginia