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

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


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Jane LaBarbara

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M 4405
Title
John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection 1786-1993 1817-1913
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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Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection, A&M 4405, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, West Virginia.


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
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 to 12 1841–1993
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.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 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
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Constable Bond for Thomas J. Jackson (copy?; signed by C. E. Cummins and Minter Bailey)
      1841/06/10
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Summons for Thomas Jackson, Cummins Jackson, and Minter Bailey
      1843/04/08
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 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
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Summons for Thomas Jackson, Cummins E. Jackson, and Minter Bailey
      1844/03/06
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Summons for Thomas Jackson, Cummins E. Jackson, and Minter Bailey
      1844
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 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
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Rockbridge County Summons for Thomas Jackson to appear in court in Lewis County
      1852
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Facsimile of Lewis County Tuition Document (teacher was Thomas J. Jackson)
    1841
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    T. J. Jackson Constable Receipt Listing Warrants Served (includes two color facsimiles and original)
    1841
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Contract Involving Morgan Morgan, William Bailey, and Pattons (names Thomas Jackson as constable in custody of material)
    1842
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    Receipt from Thomas Jackson
    1842
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Receipt for Accounts Collected by Thomas J. Jackson, Constable
    1842
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 7 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
    Typescript Facsimile of Letter from T.J. Jackson to Colonel Samuel Hays, from Fort Hamilton, Long Island, NY
    1849
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Facsimile Letter from T.J. Jackson to a Doctor (on the reverse of a VMI Military Ball invitation, 1853)
    ca. 1853
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
    "The Jackson Song" Lyrics
    1863
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 11 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
    Miscellaneous Thomas Jackson Material
    ca. 1900-1993
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Small Mounted Photos at Jackson's Mill (showing John Earl Hall in dry riverbed; 2 items)
      early 1900s
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Photo of a Portrait of Thomas J. Jackson
      undated
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Image of Thomas J. Jackson on a Horse
      undated
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Image Including Thomas J. Jackson Portrait and Images of his Boyhood Home
      undated
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Clipping of Tribute to Stonewall (on 50th anniversary of his death)
      1913
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Clipping, "Stonewall" (second part of a newspaper article)
      1993
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      "Tom Jackson" by John Strange Hall (three handwritten pages)
      undated
Archival Resource Key
Series 2. Jackson Family Materials
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 13 to 16 1818–1854
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.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 13 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
    Jackson Family Legal Documents (1 surveying receipt, 1 notice)
    1828–1831
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
    Material Regarding Bill of Complaint Involving Cummins Jackson
    1831
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
    Claim/Receipt for Money by Overseer of the Poor (signed by G. R. Jackson and J. M. Jackson)
    1854
Archival Resource Key
Series 3. Holt Family Materials
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 17 to 20 1837-1971
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.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
    Legal Documents Pertaining to the Holt Family (a writ and a memorandum)
    1837–1841
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 18 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
    Horse Breeding Information (pertaining to members of the Holt family)
    ca. 1934
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
    Boso Family Material
    ca. 1959-1971
Archival Resource Key
Series 4. Lewis County History
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 21 to 40 1817–1957
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.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
    Lewis County Summons Documents (two from 1819 pertaining to Jonathan Jackson)
    1819-1820s
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
    Lewis County Summons Documents (one pertaining to Holt family members)
    1830s
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
    Lewis County Summons Documents (some pertaining to Holt family members and one pertaining to Stephen P. Jackson)
    1840s
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 24 Archival Resource Key
    Lewis County Summons Documents
    1851, 1885
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
    Miscellaneous Legal Documents (includes notices, an indenture, a deposition, and more)
    1817–1872
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
    Legal Documents Stemming from the Death of David Doyle
    1821–1822
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 27 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
    Justice of the Peace Appointments, Lewis County (1841 appointment names George A. Jackson)
    1837–1841
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
    Summons Documents from Lewis County to Other Counties (four for Wood County, one for Harrison County)
    1841–1854
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 30 Archival Resource Key
    Financial Documents (3 items)
    1842–1855
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
    Letters from H. O. Middleton (three letters, all to different recipients)
    1842–1844
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
    Lewis County Inquests Regarding Accidental Deaths (2 items)
    1842–1862
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
    Lewis County Inquests Regarding Infant Deaths (2 items)
    1845–1850
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 34 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
    Financial Statements Etc. Regarding Road Construction and Repairs, Lewis County
    1851
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 36 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
    Documents Signed by John C. Jackson as Clerk of Lewis County Court
    1871
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
    Orders of Publication
    1871–1882
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
    Photographs
    1900, undated
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
      Mounted Group Portrait of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Union Veterans Meeting in Weston
      undated
    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 40 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
Archival Resource Key
Series 5. Miscellaneous
Mixed Materials Box: 1 1838-1878, 1906-1916
Scope and Contents

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

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

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 unfoldered Archival Resource Key
    Indenture (land record pertaining to Josiah and Mary Shaw, and George Arnold; item is fragile)
    1800
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 1 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Virginia Land Grant Signed by Beverley Randolph (for Henry Flesher, land in Harrison County)
    1787
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    School Commission Documents, Lewis County
    1833–1838
    • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Quarterly Document Listing Students and Fees
      1833
    • Mixed Materials Box: 2 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Indenture, Etc. Involving John Talbot, John Lorentz, and Jonathan Bennett, Lewis County
    1842
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 5 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 6 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
  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
    Monongalia News , Civil War Centennial Issue (regarding Battle of Philippi and West Virginia Statehood)
    1961