Thomas W. Dixon, Collector, Papers, 1869-1964 A&M.1855

Thomas W. Dixon, Collector, Papers, 1869-1964 A&M.1855


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Thomas W. Dixon, Collector, Papers1869-1964
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Dixon, Thomas W.
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Scope and Contents

Xerox copies of the correspondence of William White, Cregan Cave (Greenbrier County) 1871-1897. William White (II) fitted himself to become a land surveyor, and for many years held the official position of surveyor of Greenbrier County. Letters relate to surveys and sale of several acres of land for George S. and John C. Knox and E. C. Halliday.

Other letters relating to property and deeds are from G. W. Black, Elvira Fenton, J. R. Crawford, J. W. Watson, Dennis Landis, Lucy A. Burns, and Virginia B. Knox

A notice of appointment of William White and Mr. H. Miller as delegates to the Congressional Convention in Charleston 1883 Mar 31, signed by J.M. McAhorter; copies of cancelled bank checks 1869 May 5, 1897, Jan 30 (7items) financial records for the Presbyterian Church and Masonic Hall at Alderson, 1874-1882 (11 items); by-laws of the Grange Co-operative Association, bills, receipts, and correspondence concerning the Grange (12 items); school records for McVeigh Miller- Greenbrier Seminary 1893, Irene Miller- Alleghany Collegiate Institute [1807-99], Jonnie Alderson 1900- Public School Work; statement from Armstrong Junior College to T. J. Simmons 1933; condensed report of the condition of the First National Bank, Alderson 1964 June 30; broadside- Trustee's Sale! The Alderson Enterprise, signed J. G. Lobban, 1882 July 20; a deed released to M. Dot Woodson, signed M. L. Woodson and E. E. Woodson 1915 Sep 9; 1869 promissory note; 1884 receipt for money from the estate of [Wm.] A. Anderson; tax receipts 1890s for capitation and personal property in the Irish Corner District signed by the Sheriff of Greenbrier County copy of a survey of two lots in the town of Ronceverte 1883, for Ben Hurxthal 9 with sketch showing lots); bill of costs for the Lebanon Church; and a tribute in memoriam, to Alexander McVeigh Miller Jr., president of the WVU Law class of 1900-1901. He received his A. B. and L. L. [D.] degrees the day before he was 21 years of age.

Original reports from the Centerville (1879 Aug 1883 Sep), and Indian Creek (Monroe County) (1883 Oct 1884 Dec) branches of the Alderson Grange Co-operative Association as given to the Manager of Alderson for his monthly report to the directors.

Addition Letters (1881-1885) and account books ( 4 items, 1879-1886) of the Grange Cooperative Association, Alderson, West Virginia, with material from Centerville (now Greenville), W. Va., Grange Branch Store. There is correspondence of the Grange's Business Manager, P. B. Miller (1880-1886) with various businesses and J. W. Francis, R. M. Gardner, R. J. Bell, the Grange's agents at the Centerville store. Original monthly reports (scattered) 1879-1883 from the Centreville agent to Miller. Also hand-printed histories by Dixon of the Grange Cooperative of Alderson (1878-1888) and the Bright Mill of Alderson (1875-1910).

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Alderson Enterprise
  • Alderson, Jonnie
  • Alleghany Collegiate Institute
  • Armstrong Junior College
  • Banks - First National Bank, Alderson.
  • Brights Mill
  • Churches -- Alderson
  • Churches -- Presbyterian
  • Dixon, Thomas W.
  • Grange Cooperative Association
  • Greenbrier County (W. Va.)
  • Greenbrier Seminary
  • Miller, Alexander McVeigh Jr.
  • Miller, Irene
  • Miller, McVeigh.
  • Patrons of Husbandry.
  • Railroads - Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
  • Surveyors and surveying.
  • Taxation
  • White, William.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alderson, Jonnie
  • Dixon, Thomas W.
  • Miller, Alexander McVeigh Jr.
  • Miller, Irene
  • Miller, McVeigh.
  • White, William.