John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection A&M.4405

John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection A&M.4405


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West Virginia and Regional History Center

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu

Jane LaBarbara

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.4405
Title
John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection1786-19931817-1913
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/4515
Quantity
.6 Linear Feet, 6 1/2 in. (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.); (1 document case, 5 in.)
Creator
Holt, John Mathew, 1936-2018
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

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

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Preferred Citation

A&M 4405, John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Scope and Contents

Material collected by John Holt. Includes legal documents (court papers, summonses, land grants, and more), financial records (such as receipts), correspondence, photographs, clippings, printed material, and more. Subjects include Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) and his family, the Holt family, Lewis County, and more. Highlights include court papers regarding debt of Thomas Jackson, which may be due to him leaving his post as constable of Lewis County in order to attend West Point; documents pertaining to his work as constable; a document regarding the transfer of enslaved girls as property; and Confederate bonds.

There are six series in this collection:
Series 1. Thomas Jackson Materials; 1841-1993.
Series 2. Jackson Family Materials; 1818-1854.
Series 3. Holt Family Materials; 1837-1971.
Series 4. Lewis County History; 1817-1957.
Series 5. Miscellaneous; 1838-1878, 1906-1916.
Series 6. Oversize; 1786-1961.

Subjects and Indexing Terms


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Container List

Archival Resource Key
Series 1. Thomas Jackson Materials
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 to 121841–1993
Scope and Contents

This series contains material pertaining to Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, who was appointed constable of Lewis County on June 8, 1841, at age 17. He left the position the following year to enroll in West Point. This series includes legal documents, financial documents, correspondence, photographs and other images, and more. Highlights include documents pertaining to financial trouble that resulted from him leaving his post as constable. (This was discussed by author James I. Robertson, Jr. in his biography Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend on pages 21 and 25.) See also Series 6. Oversize for additional items related to Jackson.

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Series 2. Jackson Family Materials
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 13 to 161818–1854
Scope and Contents

Includes legal and financial documents pertaiing to members of the Jackson family in Lewis County. See also Series 4. Lewis County History for additional documents that name Jackson family members.

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Series 3. Holt Family Materials
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 17 to 201837-1971
Scope and Contents

Includes legal documents and correspondence of the Holt family, horse breeding information, and material on the history of the Boso family. See also Series 4. Lewis County History for additional documents that name Holt family members.

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Series 4. Lewis County History
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 21 to 401817–1957
Scope and Contents

Includes legal and financial documents, as well as some photographs and images on postcards. Much of the material pertains to matters of the Lewis County court, ca. 1820-1880. Some material pertaining to members of the Jackson and Holt families can be found in this series, specifically in the summons documents. See also Series 6. Oversize for additional Lewis County documents.

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Series 5. Miscellaneous
Mixed Materials Box: 11838-1878, 1906-1916
Scope and Contents

Includes a booklet, as well as legal and financial documents from outside Lewis County.

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Series 6. Oversize
Mixed Materials Box: 21786–1961
Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials such as legal documents, financial documents, and clippings. Subjects include Lewis County, Thomas Jackson, the Civil War, and more.

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