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

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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

  • Holt family
  • Jackson family
  • Jackson, Thomas J.
  • Lewis County (W. Va.)
  • Slavery -- West Virginia

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Holt, John Mathew, 1936-2018
  • Jackson, Thomas J.

Container List

Archival Resource Key: Series 1. Thomas Jackson Materials, 1841–1993. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1 to 12,
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.

  • Archival Resource Key: Court Papers Regarding Debt of Thomas Jackson (some of this may be due to leaving his constable post prematurely for West Point), 1841–1852. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Constable Bond for Thomas J. Jackson (copy?; signed by C. E. Cummins and Minter Bailey), 1841/06/10. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Summons for Thomas Jackson, Cummins Jackson, and Minter Bailey, 1843/04/08. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Bond regarding Money, Pertaining to Thomas Jackson and Cummins Jackson, and John Hurst and William King (the Jacksons were owed money), 1843. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Summons for Thomas Jackson, Cummins E. Jackson, and Minter Bailey, 1844/03/06. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Summons for Thomas Jackson, Cummins E. Jackson, and Minter Bailey, 1844. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Legal Document regarding $2000 debt owed by Thomas Jackson, Cummins E. Jackson, and Minter Bailey (ca. 1843-1845), and list of notes and amounts received by Thomas Jackson as contable (ca. 1845), 1843–1845. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
    • Archival Resource Key: Rockbridge County Summons for Thomas Jackson to appear in court in Lewis County, 1852. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
  • Archival Resource Key: Facsimile of Lewis County Tuition Document (teacher was Thomas J. Jackson), 1841. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 2,
  • Archival Resource Key: T. J. Jackson Constable Receipt Listing Warrants Served (includes two color facsimiles and original), 1841. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 3,
  • Archival Resource Key: Contract Involving Morgan Morgan, William Bailey, and Pattons (names Thomas Jackson as constable in custody of material), 1842. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 4,
  • Archival Resource Key: Receipt from Thomas Jackson, 1842. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 5,
  • Archival Resource Key: Receipt for Accounts Collected by Thomas J. Jackson, Constable, 1842. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 6,
  • Archival Resource Key: Constable Order for Thomas Jackson (to seize property in order to satisfy debt; includes facsimile and original, with receipt noted on reverse), 1842. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 7,
  • Archival Resource Key: Typescript Facsimile of Letter from T.J. Jackson to Colonel Samuel Hays, from Fort Hamilton, Long Island, NY, 1849. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 8,
  • Archival Resource Key: Facsimile Letter from T.J. Jackson to a Doctor (on the reverse of a VMI Military Ball invitation, 1853), ca. 1853. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 9,
  • Archival Resource Key: "The Jackson Song" Lyrics, 1863. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 10,
  • Archival Resource Key: Postcards Regarding "Stonewall" Jackson (include images of Jackson's Mill, Jackson memorials, and Jackson himself; also includes one commemorative envelope regarding the USS Stonewall Jackson [SSBN-634]), ca. 1911-1965. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 11,
  • Archival Resource Key: Miscellaneous Thomas Jackson Material, ca. 1900-1993. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: Small Mounted Photos at Jackson's Mill (showing John Earl Hall in dry riverbed; 2 items), early 1900s. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: Photo of a Portrait of Thomas J. Jackson, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: Image of Thomas J. Jackson on a Horse, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: Image Including Thomas J. Jackson Portrait and Images of his Boyhood Home, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: Clipping of Tribute to Stonewall (on 50th anniversary of his death), 1913. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: Clipping, "Stonewall" (second part of a newspaper article), 1993. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
    • Archival Resource Key: "Tom Jackson" by John Strange Hall (three handwritten pages), undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 12,
Archival Resource Key: Series 2. Jackson Family Materials, 1818–1854. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 13 to 16,
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.

  • Archival Resource Key: Agreement Regarding a Contract signed by Edward Jackson, Jonathan Jackson, Christian Smith (?), Walter McWhorter, and Hugh McQuain (Edward and Jonathan may be Thomas's grandfather and father), 1818/09/21. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 13,
  • Archival Resource Key: Jackson Family Legal Documents (1 surveying receipt, 1 notice), 1828–1831. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 14,
  • Archival Resource Key: Material Regarding Bill of Complaint Involving Cummins Jackson, 1831. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 15,
  • Archival Resource Key: Claim/Receipt for Money by Overseer of the Poor (signed by G. R. Jackson and J. M. Jackson), 1854. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 16,
Archival Resource Key: Series 3. Holt Family Materials, 1837-1971. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 17 to 20,
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.

  • Archival Resource Key: Legal Documents Pertaining to the Holt Family (a writ and a memorandum), 1837–1841. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 17,
  • Archival Resource Key: Holt Family Correspondence (includes letters and envelopes; includes an envelope from Rush Dew Holt to John Mathew Holt, 1939, and an unsigned card from Helen and Rush Holt depicting Jackson's boyhood home), ca. 1900-1910, 1938-1939. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 18,
  • Archival Resource Key: Horse Breeding Information (pertaining to members of the Holt family), ca. 1934. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 19,
  • Archival Resource Key: Boso Family Material, ca. 1959-1971. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 20,
Archival Resource Key: Series 4. Lewis County History, 1817–1957. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 21 to 40,
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.

  • Archival Resource Key: Lewis County Summons Documents (two from 1819 pertaining to Jonathan Jackson), 1819-1820s. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 21,
  • Archival Resource Key: Lewis County Summons Documents (one pertaining to Holt family members), 1830s. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 22,
  • Archival Resource Key: Lewis County Summons Documents (some pertaining to Holt family members and one pertaining to Stephen P. Jackson), 1840s. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 23,
  • Archival Resource Key: Lewis County Summons Documents, 1851, 1885. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 24,
  • Archival Resource Key: Miscellaneous Legal Documents (includes notices, an indenture, a deposition, and more), 1817–1872. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 25,
  • Archival Resource Key: Legal Documents Stemming from the Death of David Doyle, 1821–1822. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 26,
  • Archival Resource Key: Miscellaneous Documents (includes a jail commission report from Lewis County, 1824; "Time Table of U.S. Couriers from Clarksburg to Gen. Rosencrans" [Rosecrans?], undated; and a county history typescript), 1824-1957, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 27,
  • Archival Resource Key: Justice of the Peace Appointments, Lewis County (1841 appointment names George A. Jackson), 1837–1841. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 28,
  • Archival Resource Key: Summons Documents from Lewis County to Other Counties (four for Wood County, one for Harrison County), 1841–1854. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 29,
  • Archival Resource Key: Financial Documents (3 items), 1842–1855. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 30,
  • Archival Resource Key: Letters from H. O. Middleton (three letters, all to different recipients), 1842–1844. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 31,
  • Archival Resource Key: Lewis County Inquests Regarding Accidental Deaths (2 items), 1842–1862. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 32,
  • Archival Resource Key: Lewis County Inquests Regarding Infant Deaths (2 items), 1845–1850. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 33,
  • Archival Resource Key: Document Regarding Enslaved Girls (14 year old girl named Susan and a 12 year old girl named Harriet were transferred as property from father to daughters in the Bastable family), 1845. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 34,
  • Archival Resource Key: Financial Statements Etc. Regarding Road Construction and Repairs, Lewis County, 1851. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 35,
  • Archival Resource Key: Legal Documents Regarding Jacob Henline, George Berlin, and Gibson Butcher (Butcher was clerk of court in Lewis County; two of the 1863 affidavits were notarized by G. A. Jackson), 1861–1875. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 36,
  • Archival Resource Key: Documents Signed by John C. Jackson as Clerk of Lewis County Court, 1871. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 37,
  • Archival Resource Key: Orders of Publication, 1871–1882. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 38,
  • Archival Resource Key: Photographs, 1900, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 39,
    • Archival Resource Key: Mounted Group Portrait of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Union Veterans Meeting in Weston, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 39,
    • Archival Resource Key: Mounted Group Portrait of B&O Corps Engineers (?) at Big Ditch Camp (?) March 3, 1900 (reverse lists names of each person in photo), 1900. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 39,
  • Archival Resource Key: Postcards of Lewis County Churches and More (also includes postcards of other Lewis County scenes, one leather-like postcard, and one postcard with penny attached), 1911, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 40,
Archival Resource Key: Series 5. Miscellaneous, 1838-1878, 1906-1916. Box: 1, Mixed Materials
Scope and Contents

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

  • Archival Resource Key: My Experience in the Confederate Army and in Northern Prisons booklet by John R. King, 1916. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 41,
  • Archival Resource Key: Miscellaneous Legal and Financial Documents, 1838-1878, 1906. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 42,
  • Archival Resource Key: Miscellaneous Material, 1944, undated. Box: 1, Mixed Materials Folder: 43,
Archival Resource Key: Series 6. Oversize, 1786–1961. Box: 2, Mixed Materials
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.

  • Archival Resource Key: Indenture (land record pertaining to Josiah and Mary Shaw, and George Arnold; item is fragile), 1800. Box: 2, Mixed Materials unfoldered,
  • Archival Resource Key: Three Virginia Land Grants Signed by Patrick Henry (for Michael Hillegas, land in Monongalia County; for John Vanderen, land in Monongalia County; for Thomas Augustus Taylor, land in Harrison County), 1786. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 1,
  • Archival Resource Key: Virginia Land Grant Signed by Beverley Randolph (for Henry Flesher, land in Harrison County), 1787. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 2,
  • Archival Resource Key: School Commission Documents, Lewis County, 1833–1838. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 3,
    • Archival Resource Key: Quarterly Document Listing Students and Fees, 1833. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 3,
    • Archival Resource Key: Quarterly Document Listing Students and Fees (includes an original and a facsimile; Thomas Jackson is listed as a student), 1838. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 3,
  • Archival Resource Key: Indenture, Etc. Involving John Talbot, John Lorentz, and Jonathan Bennett, Lewis County, 1842. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 4,
  • Archival Resource Key: Confederate Bonds (sheet of confederate bonds for $1000, with some of the slips already possibly redeemed; page includes portrait of Jackson), 1863. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 5,
  • Archival Resource Key: "The Confederate Reunion at Richmond" Clipping from Colliers (includes image of "The First Petit Jury Impaneled to Try Jefferson Davis", which includes African-American jurors), 1907. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 6,
  • Archival Resource Key: Monongalia News, Civil War Centennial Issue (regarding Battle of Philippi and West Virginia Statehood), 1961. Box: 2, Mixed Materials Folder: 7,