Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers, 1679-1984, undated A&M.1561

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers, 1679-1984, undated A&M.1561


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.1561
Title
Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers1679-1984, undated1840-1960
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/4256
Quantity
20.6 Linear Feet, 20 ft. 7 in. (33 document cases, 5 in. each); (12 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (2 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 medium flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.); (3 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (3 large flat storage boxes, 1 1/2 in. each); (10 oversize folders, 1 in.); (2 record cartons, 15 in. each)
Creator
Cook, Roy Bird, 1886-1961
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
English
Abstract
Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and papers of the Hays family, including Samuel L. and Peregrine Hays of Gilmer County (1836-1884, 1952-1962, undated [includes facsimiles]); records of the Confederate 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and later correspondence, clippings, and papers about the regiment and its members (ca. 1856-1955, undated [includes facsimiles]); various collections of individual and family papers and Civil War correspondence (1793-1974, undated [includes facsimiles]); original and copies of Stonewall Jackson letters and papers, as well as papers pertaining to Jackson family members (1801-1963, undated [includes facsimiles]); and materials related to the history of pharmacy and medicine, with a special focus on West Virginia (ca. 1832-1961, undated [includes facsimiles]). There is also an extensive series of bound notebooks containing manuscripts, transcriptions, clippings, genealogies, pamphlets, and images regarding the following topics: Stonewall Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Colonel George Jackson, and Thomas Jackson Arnold; the Civil War, including historical sketches of battles as well as originals and copies of soldiers' diaries, journals, and letters; Lewis County; Charleston and the Kanawha Valley; Douglas S. Freeman; Granville Davisson Hall; Camden family; George Washington; and other topics.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 1561, Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Biographical / Historical

Roy Bird Cook (April 1, 1886 - November 21, 1961) was born in Lewis County, near Roanoke, WV. Cook was a pharmacist and prominent West Virginia historian. Cook wrote several books on the history of Lewis County and biographies of Stonewall Jackson and Alexander Scott Withers, and contributed historical articles to a wide variety of publications. He also collected Civil War and early West Virginia documents and memorabilia. More biographical information on Mr. Cook is available in the "Records of the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A." (see link in Instances).

The 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formed in the early weeks of the Civil War when Confederate General Robert E. Lee ordered the recruitment of troops to protect railroad lines running through western Virginia's northern counties. On May 4, Lee appointed Colonel George Porterfield to assume command of these forces, which were being raised primarily in Taylor, Marion, Harrison, Monongalia, and Barbour Counties. In the next few weeks, these new recruits found themselves in the war's first arena, a tactical struggle for control of the Confederacy's northwestern flank--the hills, rails, and rivers of what would soon become the nation's 35th state, West Virginia.

Composed of some of the war's earliest recruits, the 31st Virginia Infantry would see action under General Garnett, William L. "Mudwall" Jackson, Jones and Imboden, Stonewall Jackson, Jubal Early, and many more legendary Confederate commanders, at battles including Corrick's Ford, Cross Keys, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, New Market, and others. Approximately 57 of the 850 men who joined the regiment in 1861 witnessed Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

A detailed history of the 31st Virginia by James Dell Cooke is available online (see link in Instances).

Researchers are also referred to John M. Ashcraft's '31st Virginia Infantry' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988).

Granville Davisson Hall (September 17, 1837 - June 24, 1934) worked for the Wheeling 'Intelligencer' as a reporter and editor. He also recorded the proceedings of the Wheeling Conventions, which led to the creation of the state of West Virginia. His notes were later published as 'The Rending of Virginia.' Hall also served as secretary to Governor Francis H. Pierpont when the Reorganized Government of Virginia was set up by the Second Wheeling Convention in 1861. In the new state government, Hall was elected the first clerk of the House of Delegates on June 20, 1863. In 1865, he was elected Secretary of State and also served as private secretary to West Virginia's first governor, Arthur I. Boreman. After the Civil War, Hall held several positions in the railroad industry.

Congressman and Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins (November 10, 1830 - May 21, 1864) was born at Green Bottom, Cabell County. He practiced law in (West) Virginia and served in the U.S. Congress from 1857 to 1861. At the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted recruits for a Virginia unit called the Border Rangers and was elected their captain. In August of 1861, he formed the 8th Virginia Cavalry and became its colonel. In early 1862, Jenkins was elected to the First Confederate Congress. In August of 1862, he was appointed brigadier general. He went on to command a battalion of cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg. Jenkins died of wounds he received at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain. Jenkins' Green Bottom plantation house, maintained as an historic site by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Jonathan McCally Bennett (October 4, 1816 - October 28, 1887) was born in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. He married Margaret Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of Captain George W. Jackson, cousin of Stonewall Jackson. Bennett was law partner of Gideon D. Camden, and in 1846 became the first Mayor of Weston. He served as a member of the General Assembly in 1852-1853, was president of the Exchange Bank of Virginia at Weston in 1853, served as First Auditor of Virginia from 1857 to 1865, and served on the West Virginia Senate from 1872 to 1876. During the Civil War, he sided with the Confederacy. For additional collections related to J.M. Bennett and the Bennett family, see also A&M 32, 35, 572, and others.

Scope and Contents

Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics.

Materials include letters and papers of the Hays family, including Samuel L. and Peregrine Hays of Gilmer County (1836-1884, 1952-1962, undated [includes facsimiles]); records of the Confederate 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and later correspondence, clippings, and papers about the regiment and its members (ca. 1856-1955, undated [includes facsimiles]); correspondence, photographs, and scrapbook-style notebooks of Roy Bird Cook (1896-1961, undated [includes facsimiles]); various collections of individual and family papers and Civil War correspondence (1793-1974, undated [includes facsimiles]); original and copies of Stonewall Jackson letters and papers, as well as papers pertaining to Jackson family members (1801-1963, undated [includes facsimiles]) (the original letter by T.J. Jackson has been separated to A&M 435); and materials related to the history of pharmacy and medicine, with a special focus on West Virginia (ca. 1832-1961, undated [includes facsimiles]).

There is also an extensive series of bound notebooks containing manuscripts, transcriptions, clippings, genealogies, pamphlets, and images regarding the following topics: Stonewall Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Colonel George Jackson, and Thomas Jackson Arnold; the Civil War, including historical sketches of battles as well as originals and copies of soldiers' diaries, journals, and letters; Lewis County; Charleston and the Kanawha Valley; Douglas S. Freeman; Granville Davisson Hall; Camden family; George Washington; and other topics.

Please note: Additional processing took place in spring and summer 2012. Box and folder numbers from previous citations may no longer be accurate.

Series 1. Hays Family Papers; 1836-1884, 1952-1962, undated (includes facsimiles); box 1.

Series 2. Records of the 31st Virginia Infantry; ca. 1856-1955, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 2-3.

Series 3. Roy Bird Cook Personal Papers; 1896-1961, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 4-5.

Series 4. Miscellaneous History; 1783-1961, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 6-7b.

Series 5. Individual, Family, and Civil War History Papers; 1793-1974, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 8-9.

Series 6. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Papers; 1801-1963, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 10-14c.

Series 7. Historical Articles and Other Printed Papers; 1928-1962, undated (includes facsimiles); box 15.

Series 8. Bound Notebooks; 1679-1984, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 16-40.

Series 9. Miscellaneous; ca. 1850-1866, 1909-1958, undated; box 41, folders 1-4.

Series 10. History of Pharmacy and the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association; ca. 1832-1961, undated (includes facsimiles); box 41, folder 5 - box 42, folder 3 (includes unfoldered material).

Series 11. West Virginia Medical History and Biography; 1870-1911, 1936-1958, undated (includes facsimiles); box 42, folders 4-7.

Series 12. American Pharmaceutical Association; 1868, 1939-1961, undated; box 43.

Series 13. A.J. Volck Confederate Sketches; ca. 1880, 1915-1954, 2012, undated (includes facsimiles); box 44.

Series 14. Glass Plate Negatives; undated; box 45.

Series 15. Oversize Material; 1774-1964, undated (includes facsimiles); boxes 46-52 and map cabinet 1, drawer 19.

Related Material

81, 858, 895, 1309, 1379, 1528, 1561

Separated Material

Many items were transferred to the Printed Ephemera Collection, including "Mark Twain's Family in Early History of West Virginia," by Robert Harrison Ferguson, A.M. Superintendent Mason County Schools, Point Pleasant, West Virginia (see P8616 in the Printed Ephemera Collection).

An original letter from T.J. Jackson to Laura Ann Jackson Arnold, 26 October 1847, from Mexico City, Mexico, has been separated to the rare signature collection, A&M 435.

Five original letters have been separated from Series 5. Individual, Family, and Civil War History Papers to A&M 435. These are original manuscript letters authored by William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, George McClellan, John S. Mosby, and Louis Philippe, and an original typescript letter from Theodore Roosevelt.

"Front Elevation of Lunatic Asylum, West of the Alleghany Mountains", "R. Snowden Andrews, Architect, Baltimore, MD" (1859; 12 1/2 in. x 49 in.) separated to A&M 4071, Weston State Hospital.

Most photographs in this collection have been separated and digitized -- see scope and content note for link to photographs in West Virginia History OnView. Two of the photos were separated to A&M 4168, Panoramic Photos Collection: Sheltering Arms Hosptial and Kanawha Falls.

Lists of separated materials in the following categories can be found in the control folder: Broadsides & Programs, Newspapers/Periodicals, Circulars & West Virginia Pamphlets, and Maps.


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Container List

Archival Resource Key
Series 1. Hays Family Papers
Mixed Materials Box: 11836-1884, 1952-1962, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence, business papers, and biographical notes of Samuel L. Hays, his son Peregrine, and the Hays family of Gilmer County. Subjects include: the formation of Gilmer, Calhoun, Roane, and Upshur Counties; the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850; "Stonewall" Jackson's boyhood; early frontier conditions in the Wisconsin Territory; immigration, farming, milling, and land speculation in Minnesota, 1857-1870; Charleston and Braxton turnpike; slave sales; Early's Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864; conditions in Richmond during the Civil War pertaining to livestock, tobacco, and cotton trade; the West Virginia Capitol question, 1877; and the Senatorial contest, 1876. Correspondents include J.M. Bennett, Louis Bennett, John Brannon, Gideon Camden, J.N. Camden, William P. Cooper, H. G. Davis, John J. Davis, Spencer Dayton, John S. Hoffman, William L. Jackson, John E. Kenna, Theodore Lang, and George W. Silcott. [note: not all of the subjects and personal names listed for series 1 were verified during reprocessing]

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Series 2. Records of the 31st Virginia Infantry
Mixed Materials Box: 2-3ca. 1856-1955, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes military records pertaining to the 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army. Military records include personnel papers (regarding death, desertion, and discharge), financial papers (receipts, inventories, etc.), judicial materials (charges and courts martial), correspondence, orders, a company book, muster rolls, etc. The series also includes maps, clippings, photographs, research correspondence, manuscript and typescript writings pertaining to the 31st Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States Army, and the correspondence and papers of D.C. Gallaher. D.C. Gallaher collected some of this material on the 31st regiment, which later came into the hands of Roy Bird Cook. For additional D.C. Gallaher material, see also Series 8, Bound Notebooks 26-28, Civil War I-III.

Military correspondence and orders include letters from J.M. Bennett, G. D. Camden Jr. and Sr., W.P. Cooper, John W. Daniel, Cyrus Hall, John S. Hoffman, A.H. Jackson, William L. Jackson, and William Smith. Additional correspondence includes letters to Roy Bird Cook pertaining to the regiment. Military orders are from the Army of Northern Virginia, the Army of Northwestern Virginia, Early's Division, and the 31st Virginia Infantry. Typescript writings include material related to soldiers and Civil War activities in Pocahontas, Upshur, and Lewis Counties; "A History of the Thirty-First Virginia Regiment Volunteers C.S.A." by James Dell Cooke of WVU (1955); copies of W.P. [William Pope] Cooper diaries, letters, etc.; and "Material Pertaining to Civil War Soldiers [Most of Whom Fought in the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry]" (ca. 1926-1940).

Please note, typescript copies of some of the original material in box 2, folders 1-9 can be found in box 3, folders 10-14.

For additional records of the 31st Virginia Infantry, see also: Series 15, Oversize Material -- 31st Virginia Infantry, boxes 49-51; and A&M 1528 Series 6, Military Records, and Series 9, Oversized.

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Series 3. Roy Bird Cook Personal Papers
Mixed Materials Box: 4-51896-1961, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence (box 4) and personal papers of Roy Bird Cook (box 5).

Correspondence includes mainly incoming invitations, letters, photo postcards, clippings, etc. Topics include: T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson; comments on several books (including 'Lee the American' by Gamaliel Bradford, 'Lewis County in the Civil War' by Cook, and 'They Called Him Stonewall' by Burke Davis); various areas of West Virginia history; family histories (notably of the Peterson and Rhea families); Civil War participants (e.g. General Jubal A. Early); the Civil War Round Table, Incorporated; the Jackson House (in letters from Isabel Arnold); Ann Bailey; George Washington's Ohio River trip; an exploration by James Patton; material on Fred Fousse, a Civil War illustrator; and biographical material on Roy Bird Cook.

Correspondents include: Thomas Perkins Abernathy (Corcoran School of History, University of Virginia), Holmes M. Alexander, Isabel Arnold (descendent of Stonewall Jackson's sister Laura, who married an Arnold), Thomas J. Arnold, John Bakeless, Albert J. Beveridge, Edward Bok, Alva J.C. Bond (Dean Emeritus, School of Theology, Alfred University), Gamaliel Bradford, Senator Harry F. Byrd, Lenoir Chambers, Dr. Earl L. Core, Burke Davis, Ruth Woods Dayton, H.A. DuPont, Douglas Southall Freeman, Granville Davisson Hall, Dr. Matthew S. Holt (father of Rush D. Holt), Jay W. Johns (President, Stonewall Jackson Memorial, Incorporated), Harnett T. Kane, John A. Klein (Adjutant General of the United States), Dr. O.D. Lambert, Foreman M. Lebold, Eli Lilly, Henry T. McDonald (President, Storer College), Clarence W. Meadows (former Governor), Meade Minnigerode, Judge Ben Moore, Oren F. Morton, Drew Pearson, Mrs. Randolph (Julia J.) Preston (Stonewall Jackson's granddaughter), Frederick F. Seely (Department of English, Allegheny College), Lawrence Sherwood, Kenneth Stuart (Art Editor, 'The Saturday Evening Post'), Boyd B. Stutler, Allen Tate, Albert Payson Terhune, Cecil H. Underwood, and John W. Wayland.

Personal papers include photographs of Cook and scrapbook-style notebooks containing correspondence, printed materials, and ephemera from Cook's life. Topics include Cook's time in school, American Pharmaceutical Association meetings, Cook's honorary LL.D. awarded by West Virginia University, his Kiwanis Personal Achievement Award, and an attempted burglary at his home.

Additional correspondence to and from Cook, writings by Cook, etc. can be found throughout the collection. For Cook family genealogy and other Cook material, see Series 8, Bound Notebook 67, Cook-Bird-Hull-Conrad Papers, and Series 15, Oversize Material.

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Series 4. Miscellaneous History
Mixed Materials Box: 6-7b1783-1961, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes manuscript originals and facsimiles, newspaper and magazine clippings, typescripts, and printed items regarding Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia businesses, Geary Securities Company (see also Series 15, Oversize Material), book reviews and excerpts, West Virginia elections, the West Virginia Capitol and capital city, and the history of West Virginia.

For material that was separated from this series, see Series 15, Oversize Material, box 47, folders 3 and 8.

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Series 5. Individual, Family, and Civil War History Papers
Mixed Materials Box: 8-91793-1974, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes individual and family papers (manuscript and typescript letters, clippings, images, etc.) of West Virginians; manuscript and typescript letters, clippings, commissions, etc. regarding the Civil War, West Virginia politics, and other topics; a manuscript roll book of a Confederate sergeant (1862); and two manuscript Civil War diaries (Confederate diary: 1864; Union diary: 1864-1865).

The individual and family papers include material related to the Barney, Bennett, Boyle, Cook, Jackson, Broun, Burner, Camden, Keister, McCausland, Quarrier, Laidley, Ruffner, Tavenner, Tompkins, and O'Neill families, among others; and material related to Mordecai Levi, J.A.J. Lightburn, James C. McFarland, Major T.P. Moore, John Morgan, Francis H. Pierpont, Adam See, Colonel William C. Tavenner, William Tompkins, and Robert E. Lee, among others. Topics of the family and individual papers include family matters, genealogy, business, and the Civil War. Mordecai Levi (1835-1914) invented the first method of brick paving in the U.S. and was an early paver of Charleston, WV. His papers include facsimile and original typescripts and correspondence, official documents, clippings, and other material [1871-1890, 1914-1974, undated].

Correspondence (mostly original letters) regarding the Civil War, West Virginia politics, and other letters includes the following correspondents, among others: John Echols, William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, George McClellan, Harman Blennerhassett, Lawrence A. Washington, Louis Philippe (King of France), Joseph Johnson (Governor of Virginia), and John Letcher (Governor of Virginia), among others. Original letters from McKinley, Hayes, McClellan, Louis Philippe, and Theodore Roosevelt have been separated to A&M 435.

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Series 6. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Papers
Mixed Materials Box: 10-14c1801-1963, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence, military orders, battle reports, legal documents, clippings, typescripts, print material, ephemera, photographs, and other material. Topics include T.J. Jackson's military service, his time as constable of Lewis County, his entrance into West Point, his application for position on the faculty of University of Virginia, the Jackson and Arnold families, memorial busts and statues of Jackson, Jackson biographies, etc.

Also includes personal belongings of Jackson and associated memorabilia, such as Stonewall Jackson souvenir or commemorative coins and medals, and hair from the tail of Jackson's horse, Old Sorrel.

Also includes letters, pension documents, clippings, and financial statements of Mary Anna Jackson, T.J. Jackson's wife. Topics include family life and books written by Mrs. Jackson about her daughter and her husband.

For additional memorabilia, sheet music, newspapers, and images related to T.J. Jackson, see Series 14, Glass Plate Negatives, and Series 15, Oversize Material. For other Jackson materials, see also Series 8, Bound Notebooks.

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Series 7. Historical Articles and Other Printed Papers
Mixed Materials Box: 151928-1962, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes unbound pamphlets and reprints of articles, as well as articles written by Roy Bird Cook. Topics include the history of Virginia and West Virginia, and the Civil War, among others.

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Series 8. Bound Notebooks
Mixed Materials Box: 16-401679-1984, undated (includes facsimiles)
Scope and Contents

This series includes typescripts, correspondence, clippings, genealogies, maps, ephemera, pamphlets, articles, photographs, and other material.

Prominent subjects include T.J. Jackson and his family, and the Civil War.

Material about T.J. Jackson includes articles and pamphlets about his life and military service; letters to, from, and about him; court records and legal documents regarding Jackson and his family; images of Jackson, Jackson's Mill, Jackson statues and memorials; reviews of books written about him, including Cook's 'The Family and Early Life of Stonewall Jackson'; and other items. Prominent Jackson family members include Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Colonel George Jackson, and Thomas Jackson Arnold. (Notebooks prominently featuring T.J. Jackson and his family include 2, 2A-2K, 4, 7, 9, 13, 23, 24, 32, 37, 38, 38A, 39, and 56.)

Civil War materials include historical sketches of battles; originals and copies of soldiers' diaries, journals, and letters; historical sketches and rosters of companies and regiments; articles and narratives about life during the Civil War; etc.

Additional subjects include genealogy, West Virginia history, prominent individuals, the Virginia Military Institute, Weston newspapers, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and the West Virginia Commission on Historic Markers.

Genealogical subjects include the Jackson, Neale, Arnold, Camden, Newlon, Sprigg, Williams, Ruffner, Hamilton, Holt, Byrne, Cook, Bird, Hull, and Conrad families, among others (Notebooks 2D, 42, 43, 48, 55, 67, and others).

West Virginia history subjects include Kanawha County Court records; Lewis County; Weston; Charleston; colonial and Civil War history of West Virginia; George Washington's travels and surveys in and around West Virginia; the Kanawha River, valley, and surrounding area; Blennerhassett Island; Wood County; and Parkersburg.

Prominent individuals include Andrew Jackson, Judge Nicholas Fitzhugh, Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr, Granville Davisson Hall, Jonathan McCally Bennett and the Bennett family, Colonel John Stuart, General Albert Jenkins, David Creigh, Mason Mathews, Henry F. Westfall, John Valley Young and family, Thomas Bland Camden, Johnson Newlon Camden, Daniel Boone, Harman Blennerhassett, John Esten Cooke, Colonel George Jackson, and Alexander Scott Withers, among others.

Correspondents include T.J. Jackson, members of the Bennett family, Charles W. Dabney, Douglas Southall Freeman, Thomas Jackson Arnold, Lyman C. Draper, Boyd B. Stutler, and Roy Bird Cook, among others.

For additional materials on David Creigh, see A&M 2201, Preston Family Papers, Box 1.

Descriptive System for Series 8:

The contents of the notebooks are described to the item level in the Contents List.
These items level descriptions are preceded with the items' genre and format in brackets.

Genres include:

article (from magazine or journal)
clipping (usually from newspaper)
ephemera
pamphlet
photo
typescript
ms [manuscript] letter
ts [typescript] letter
other

Formats include:

original
transcription
copy (for photocopies and other facsimiles)

Transcriptions are dated by creation date of the transcription, not the original.
Copies are dated by creation date of original.

Examples:

[ephemera and photo; original] invitation to the dedication of the equestrian statue of Jackson and Lee in Baltimore, two tickets to the dedication, and a photo of the statue

[ts letters; transcription] letters regarding T.J. Jackson's appointment as a cadet at Military Academy (This record describes a set of typescript letters transcribed from originals.)

[other; copy] T.J. Jackson's appointment as Brevet Second Lieutenant (This record describes a facsimile of an official appointment document.)

Arrangement

List of Bound Notebooks in Series 8:

Notebook 1 - Civil War Diary of James F. Ellis, Corporal, Company B, 15th (West) Virginia - Box 16
Notebook 2 - Jackson Letters - Box 16
Notebook 2A-K - Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Papers, volumes 1-11 - Boxes 16-20
Notebook 3 - Index to 1st-2nd-3rd Biennial Reports, Dept. of Archives and History, 1906-1911 - Box 20
Notebook 4 - Douglas Freeman, Historian - Box 20
Notebook 5A - Kanawha County Court Records, 1788-1803 (contains typescript transcriptions) - Box 20
Notebook 5B - Kanawha County Court Records, 1825-1831 (contains typescript transcriptions) - Box 21
Notebook 6 - Fitzhugh (bio of Judge Nicholas Fitzhugh and diary of Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr) - Box 21
Notebook 7 - Thomas Jackson Arnold Letters (includes letters from TJA to Roy Bird Cook) - Box 21
Notebook 8 - Granville Davisson Hall Papers - Box 21
Notebook 9 - Jackson Papers (includes many items once held by Mrs. Jackson) - Box 22
Notebook 10 - Weston Newspapers (includes material from 1800s) - Box 22
Notebook 11 - Bennett Papers (re J.M. Bennett and the Bennett family; see also Notebook 44) - Box 22
Notebook 12 - Pioneer Sketches of Lewis County (By Roy Bird Cook) - Box 22
Notebook 13 - Jackson's Mill (contains thesis 'The Pioneer State 4-H Camp: Jackson's Mill') - Box 23
Notebook 14 - B&O Railroad (extracts from dissertation re B&O in the Civil War by Festus Summers) - Box 23
Notebook 15 - Lewis County (historical sketches by Robert L. Bland of 'The Weston Democrat' ca. 1920) - Box 23
Notebook 16 - Oliver Letters (contains newspaper column re history of Weston, 1892) - Box 23
Notebook 17 - Vandalia (contains typescript re the Ohio Land Company and George Washington) - Box 23
Notebook 18 - Narrative of Colonel John Stuart of Greenbrier, 1798 (incl. info. on Indian wars) - Box 23
Notebook 19 - A.J. Volck Confederate Sketches - see Series 13
Notebook 20 - West Virginia Index (incl. material related to work of Commission on Historic Markers) - Box 23
Notebook 21 - West Virginia Review Index (incl. list of articles by RBC, and TOC for 1923-1942) - Box 24
Notebook 22 - Charleston Typescripts (regarding local history) - Box 24
Notebook 23 - Stonewall Jackson Pamphlets, number 1 - Box 25
Notebook 24 - Stonewall Jackson Pamphlets, number 2 - Box 25
Notebook 25 - General Albert Jenkins, Confederate States Army (incl. biographical information) - Box 25
Notebook 26 - Civil War I (mostly typescripts re various topics connected to the Civil War) - Box 26
Notebook 27 - Civil War II - Box 26
Notebook 28 - Civil War III - Box 27
Notebook 29 - 'West Virginia' by Colonel Robert White (part of volume 2 of a series) - Box 27
Notebook 30 - Mason Mathews Collection (notebook pp. 1-19; transcription of Civil War letters) - Box 27
Notebook 30 - Alkire Collection (pp. 20-49; trans. of Civil War scrapbooks made by Marcia Phillips) - Box 27
Notebook 30 - Diary of Henry F. Westfall (pp. 50-92; incl. typescript copy of Civil War diary) - Box 27
Notebook 31 - Young Family Civil War Papers - Box 27
Notebook 32 - Stonewall Jackson (includes mostly articles about Stonewall Jackson) - Box 28
Notebook 33 - Civil War, No. 3 - Box 28
Notebook 34 - Civil War, No. 4 - Box 28
Notebook 35 - Civil War, No. 5 - Box 28
Notebook 36 - Civil War, No. 6 - Box 29
Notebook 37 - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 29
Notebook 38 - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 29
Notebook 38A - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 29
Notebook 39 - Stonewall Jackson (includes articles and pamphlets regarding T.J. Jackson) - Box 30
Notebook 40 - Civil War--Camden (contains Civil War recollections by Thomas B. Camden) - Box 30
Notebook 41 - Johnson Newlon Camden - Box 31
Notebook 42 - Camden-Newlon-Sprigg-Williams Papers (genealogies) - Box 31
Notebook 43 - Camden Papers - Box 31
Notebook 44 - Bennett Papers (thesis re Civil War, VA Politics, and J. Bennett; see Notebk. 11) - Box 32
Notebook 45 - West Virginia Sketch Book I (contains historical sketches, etc.; includes TOC) - Box 32
Notebook 46 - West Virginia Sketch Book II (contains historical sketches, etc.; includes TOC) - Box 32
Notebook 47 - West Virginia Sketch Book III (contains historical sketches, etc.; includes TOC) - Box 33
Notebook 48 - Ruffner Kanawha Valley Scrap Book - Box 33
Notebook 49 - Romance of the Kanawha (scrapbook contains maps, clippings, letters, etc.) - Box 33
Notebook 50 - Daniel Boone--Early Kanawha Valley (material re D. Boone and General A. Lewis) - Box 34
Notebook 51 - Lewis County Sketch Book I - Box 34
Notebook 52 - Lewis County Sketch Book II - Box 34
Notebook 53 - Weston--Lewis County (scrapbook includes mostly newspaper clippings) - Box 35
Notebook 54 - Blennerhassett - Box 35
Notebook 55 - Hamilton-Holt-Byrne-Newlon - Box 35
Notebook 56 - Colonel George Jackson and Family - Box 35
Notebook 57 - Washington Papers (includes copies of maps of land owned by GW) - Box 36
Notebook 58 - Washington Papers - Box 36
Notebook 59 - Washington Papers (includes material regarding Fort Dearborn) - Box 36
Notebook 60 - Cooke Papers (includes many articles written by John Esten Cooke) - Box 37
Notebook 61 - Washington Papers - Box 37
Notebook 62 - Washington Papers - Box 38
Notebook 63 - Washington Papers - Box 38
Notebook 64 - Washington Papers - Box 38
Notebook 65 - West Virginia Archaeology - Box 38
Notebook 66 - 'Wood County Formation' by Alvaro F. Gibbens - Box 39
Notebook 67A - Jackson VMI (contains Board of Visitors report, July 1863) - Box 39
Notebook 67 - Cook-Bird-Hull-Conrad Papers - Box 39
Notebook 68 - Kanawha County - Box 40
Notebook 69 - Hardesty's Lewis County (incl. Lewis, Barbour, and Upshur Counties) - Box 40
Notebook 70 - Alexander Scott Withers (author of 'Chronicles of Border Warfare') - Box 40