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1 Baptist Record. Vol. IV, No. 1, Wednesday, March t, 1872. Charle
19TH-AM-WV-CHARLESTON 
The Baptist Record. Vol. IV, No. 1, Wednesday, March 6, 1872. Whole No. 51. Charleston, W. Va. 4pp, large newspaper format: 20 x 26 inches, with many folds, light foxing, ads--including a large one for Bethany College in WV. Contents include: Indian Creek Association, Immersion in a Hospital, Proceedings of the West Virginia Convention, & Snow Blockade on the Union Pacific. 
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2 BIBLE. ENGLISH. 1900. Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of t
1900 
BIBLE. ENGLISH. 1900. Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, by His Majesty's Special Command. [At head of title:] The S. S. Teacher's Edition. Oxford: Printed at the University Press, no date [circa 1900?]. Pearl 16mo. Refs.

Bound full original brown morocco with slight raised bands, "S. S. Teacher's Edition" stamped at bottom of spine, most of gilt on spine lettering worn away, rubbed at all edges, worn through leather at small spots at all four corners, corners bumped, page edges originally gilt but most is rubbed away, rear free endpaper tattered at edges, text set in double columns with references in side margins, foxing throughout with a slight tanning overall. 3? x 5? inches.

Collation: A2-15, B-Z16, Aa-Hh16, Ii4; a16, b8; A-B16, C8; B-H16, I8; a2-16; plus 12 leaves maps. OT ends on verso of Aa14, NT begins on recto Aa15, NT ends verso of Ii4. Apparently lacking a half title page at beginning. Pagination: title leaf, 5-1000pp; Help to Students of the Bible, 48pp; Index to Persons, Places and Subjects, (80)pp; Cruden's Complete Concordance, 239pp; (1) blank, Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names, (3)-31; 12 leaves of light color maps.

This Bible has notes in the margins giving a text, marked in parenthesis, and then in the margin giving a date, a minister's name and sometimes a place. Apparently they were texts of sermons the owner heard (J. F. Pollock written on front free endpaper). The names are of Presbyterian ministers from Greenbrier, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia (Greenbrier Presbytery) dates 1901-1910. Examples: G. W. Nickell, Hillsboro 11/28/01; Dr. [F. P.] Sydenstricher, Green Bank, Sept 01; G. W. Nickel, 9-30-06, Blue Sulphur [Springs]; J. H. Lewis Sep 28/02 B. Sul. [Blue Sulphur Springs]; F. A. Brown May 17, McElh. [May?] 24 1902, Muddy Creek; Dr. P.H. Hoge, Withvill[e], Synod; Dr. A. Jones 5/7/03 Marlinton; Pattisson Sep 10/02 Greenville, Pres.; Installation of Rev. Kilham Baptist Ch. Alder 
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A love letter with plans for property and marriage and a trip to Ohio, Cecil
3 Cecil A love letter with plans for property and marriage and a trip to Ohio
1916 Manuscript letter 
Manuscript love letter re plans for property in Ohio & marriage, WV[?] Feb 8, 1916

A love letter with plans for property and marriage and a trip to Ohio. Three sheets of linen style paper 16.3 x 26.2cm folded 2 ways. In gray neat hand. Some light foxing. Dated Feb. 8, 1916. $45.00

The letter starts with "Hellow Monchere Feb. 8,-1916. My Dear Dear Lover:" It commences with a lengthy apology for not writing sooner then recounts a trip the author took to Ohio to visit friends to look and try to purchase a farm. "You know I have had a little trip out in Ohio of late and was among friends and in the level country for just a week.... Then E.E. and I left Ron. [Ronceverte?] on No. 5. And arrived at Rushylvania Ohio at 5 o'clock Fri. evening, went out to my Friends Mr. McCulloch's and spent the night. Then Sat. morning John McC., Earl and I went out to the farm there which joins to theirs, and took a good look over all of it, and the buildings as well, everything about the place looked very well and very well it had been cared for.... I started home Thursday morning and after having a good chance to look over a part of Columbus left there at 4-20 and arrived home next morning on No. 4. had quite a long wait in Huntington at night for 4, which was late... altho there wasn't a bit of snow there, when I left, but plenty here when I got home. Most every one out there that knew me wanted to know what time this spring I was going to get married and come there to live.... Now You are anxious to know of course if Earl and I made a deal. We have not closed it yet but I am almost shure we will because his is anxious to get out there providing the better half will get the same notion soon.... You know Honey I sometimes think I am missing the happiest part of this life by going on as I have and never having a home of my own with the one I love... And I will say just now that is one of the reasons why I considered a proposition of my brothers, And if we close this deal, which I expect we will soon, it will make a great deal of difference with me about the future, in regard to asking You to become my wife..." In the last paragraph he discusses visiting her again soon with her permission but "as the roads and traveling is now, it makes a trip that far quite a task, And I don't know how would be the easiest way of going. Any way I am coming to see You some time soon if You will permit me to do so. I will look for Your letter some time soon. And will close with all love and greetings to You My Dear. A sweet good by with love, Cecil."
(17784) 
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4 COOK, ROY BIRD. Battle of Carnifex Ferry. An Address at Carnifex Battlefield, Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Before Five Thousand People Assembled to Commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of Battle, September 10, 1931.

COOK, ROY BIRD. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. An Address at Carnifex Battlefield, Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Before Five Thousand People Assembled to Commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of Battle, September 10, 1931. [Caption title, n.p., n.d., 1931?] Octavo.

Original pamphlet sewn into modern acid-free paper wrapper with modern printed title label, nice, pages untrimmed. (8)pp. Shetler: West Virginia Civil War Literature #143.

Carnifex Ferry was a strategic crossing of the Gauley River 8 miles southwest of Summersville, WV. The forces of General John B. Floyd defending a camp on the north side of the river above the ferry and numbering 1700+ men, held off a much larger attacking Federal force of General Rosecrans. Then under the cover of darkness, Floyd finding his position untenable made a brilliant nighttime retreat across the river, saving his army. Two future presidents fought in this battle on the Federal side: "Major Rutherford B. Hayes" and private William McKinley from Poland, Ohio (p.7).
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5 DAYTON Lewisburg Landmarks. Drawings by Naomi S. Hosterman.
Book Ruth Wood Dayton
DAYTON, RUTH WOODS. Lewisburg Landmarks. Drawings by Naomi S. Hosterman. Charleston, WV, Education Foundation, Inc., 1957. 20 x 26.5cm.

Bound light red or rose colored cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, endpapers slightly tanning, contents clean, dj in mylar sleeve and is soiled some, a few small tear in dj. 62pp, illustration on every page, ow good+ condition. The book devotes one page to each historical house or building in Lewisburg, WV, for a total of 52 places. Each one of these is illustrated with a pencil drawing by Naomi S. Hosterman. This copy is signed by the author: "Ruth Woods Dayton" on the front free endpaper. (7980) 
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6 FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 1916. Marion County in the Making. By the J. O. Watson Class of the Fairmon
NEWMAN 
FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 1916. Marion County in the Making. (James O. Watson, c1917; Baltimore, Md., Press of Meyer & Thalheimer) octavo. "By the J. O. Watson Class of the Fairmont High School, West Virginia. Under the supervision and direction of Dora Lee Newman, Head of the Department of History in the High School." 362pp, many ills., bound green cloth spine and corners with light green paper over boards, paper rubbed & chipped at edges, soiled some. 
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Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885., FINLEY, GEORGE W.
7 FINLEY, GEORGE W. Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885.
Diary 1884-85, of George W. Finley--Went over the Wall beside Armistead at Gettysburg, then as POW, one of the 'Immortal 600;" Presbyterian minister in Romney, WV 1884-85 Leather The journal is bound in black morocco leather with a fold-around flap to protect pages when carried in a pocket. Small gilt oval on flap that reads "Standard Diary No. 159. Small metal piece on back cover that reads "Patented June 29, 73." Leather at bottom of spine and bottom of edges is starting to fray or tatter, leather split along bottom 5cm of rear hinge, rubbed at all edges, pencil notes on endpapers, pages are lightly tanned but in good condition. 6 x 15.5cm. Romney, WV 
FINLEY, GEORGE W. Manuscript Diary of George W. Finley, Romney, WV, covering years 1884-1885. 6 x 15.5cm.

George Williamson Finley (1838-1909) First Lieutenant, 56th Virginia Infantry, one of the few men who crossed the stone wall beside Gen Lewis Armistead at Gettysburg during Pickett's charge. Finley was beside Armistead as the general lost consciousness on the battlefield. He was taken prisoner, spending the next two years in Unions prisons including at Hilton Head were he became one of the Confederate "Immortal 600." Finley was born Dec. 1, 1838 in Yanceyville, NC. but was raised in Clarksville, VA. He entered Hampden-Sydney College but graduated from Washington College (now Washington & Lee) in 1856. Finley enrolled as a captain in the Confederate Army on May 12, 1861. While he was a prisoner, he decided to become a minister and entered Union Theological Seminary in 1866. He served as pastor in Romney, WV from 1870-1892; then was appointed evangelist for the Abingdon, Virginia Presbytery; and then pastor of the Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church, Fishersville, VA 1903-1909.

The journal consists of lined pages with one page for every day of the year. Finley used the same journal for both 1884 and 1885. The same date as 1884 has the correct day of the week penned in along with "85" at the head of the entry. Pagination of the journal: (32) printed pages including color title & typical almanac material, (366) lined pages for each day, (3) lined memoranda pages, (39) ledger accounting pages. The contents are brief summary of what he did most days, from riding to a parishoner's house to baptize their infant or perform a marriage to "Bred our cow to Bob Fisher's Jersey" or "went fishing quite successful," and "At home--in garden Planted potatoes." It references a revival/special meetings in his church in Jan/Feb. of 1884: "All agree that this meeting must go on prayer meeting to preaching. For several nights I have invited after preaching, all who desired God's blessing in themselves or others to come into the Lecture room. Almost the whole congregation comes--a Solemn Service." Feb. 3 "Closed meeting a very solemn service. Praise to God for His wonderful mercy--Oh to be more faithful. In one way or another about 30 persons express some interest in Salvation, 10 or 12 indulge hope. On May 4, 1884 he mentions his 25th wedding anniversary: "Cumberland, Md.... This is the 25th Anniversary of My Marriage. How great the Lord has been to spare my dear wife to me so long." He and his wife had 14 children of which 9 survived his death. He mentions them Sept 4, 1885 "John & Willie started to Mossy Creek, Jno. to teach & Willie to go to school. God bless the dear boys..." Ledger pages at the end are filled in with financial records for his church.

Entries also include references to his past in the Confederate army: May 29, 1885 "Moorefield before 3pm Address to Ladies Memorial Association to aid them in purchasing Headstone for the Confederate Dead buried in the Cemetery at M." or Aug. 13 1884 "Reunion of Ex. Confederates at Pancakes Sulpher Spring. Large attendance--pleasant day..." June 6, 1885 "Came home to attend the Exercises of Memorial Day. The largest crowd I ever saw in Romney... 12 or 1500 people..."

He traveled a good bit on the newly built railroads in his area: Aug. 20, 1884 "Started with Willie for Thomas on W.Va. Central & Pittsburgh R.R...." Aug. 22, 1884 "Walked with Willie over to the mouth of Beaver Creek on Blackwater--the proposed site of Davis the present terminus W.Va.C. & P. R.R. Boarded at Robt. Eastham's the only home except a few laborer's huts. Aug 24, 1884 "At Easthams to preach forbidden by the Dr. because my throat. How I long to quicken those RailRoad hands & preach to them. No Sabbath for these poor people in the wilderness." Then on Sept 1, 1884 "Cora, Jno. & Lul Eggleston left 1st train over So. Branch Railway..." On that date the South Branch Railroad Company complete its first section from its connection with the B&O RR at Green Spring, WV to Romney WV. Finley also made many trips to Richmond Va. where he was on the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sidney College "H.S. College."

Sold with the journal: Finley's 1889 pass for travel on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, boldy signed by him on the verso, "Order for Clerical Ticket. This Order is good only when Officially Stamped for the purchase of tickets to and from Stations on Main Line and Branches East of the Ohio River." Good+ condition.

The journal is bound in black morocco leather with a fold-around flap to protect pages when carried in a pocket. Small gilt oval on flap that reads "Standard Diary No. 159. Small metal piece on back cover that reads "Patented June 29, 73." Leather at bottom of spine and bottom of edges is starting to fray or tatter, leather split along bottom 5cm of rear hinge, rubbed at all edges, pencil notes on endpapers, pages are lightly tanned but in good condition.
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8 HOLIDAY Politics in Fayette County.

HOLIDAY, ROBERT KELVIN. Politics in Fayette County. Montgomery (WV) The Montgomery Herald, Inc., 1956, (8) 53pp, 2 portrait in text, endpaper lightly foxing, bound original blue cloth, good+ cond. Title signed by author. 
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9 HUMPHREYS Military Operations in Fayette County, West Virginia. 1861-63.

HUMPHREYS, MILTON W. Military Operations in Fayette County, West Virginia. 1861-63. [Fayetteville, WV, Privately Issued by Charles A. Goddard, 1931?] Octavo. Bound in modern acid free brown heavy paper wrapper with printed paper title label on front cover, nice, contents side-stapled, light foxing, untrimmed and uncut. Pagination: [1]-31, [32-35] 36-38 [39-40], pamphlet in original printed paper covers, but without 1st 2pp which included the title leaf. This is probably the 5th issue after the first of 1926, all with varying content. See Shetler: West Virginia Civil War Literature #'s 361-364A. Our copy is most similar to #364A the fifth issue, published without the portrait of Humphreys, but with the following pictures: Confederate Battery on Cotton Mt. Shelling Union Camp at Gauley Bridge, p.20; Bridge built by Union Army at Gauley Bridge, p.26; View of New River Canyon from Hawks Nest Rock, p.[27]; War Time View of Kanawha Falls, p.[34]; Gauley Mount--Home of Col. C. Q. Tompkins, p.[40]. Contents includes: pp[1]-26 "Military Operations...;" pp28-31 "Gunnery Notes"(Humphreys developed the "defilade" or indirect method of firing); pp.35-38 by J. L. Vance: "The Retreat of Union Forces Under Lightburn From Fayetteville and Gauley Bridge, September, 1862; page 39 contains "An Important Military Point" by Union Gen'l Cox. 
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10 HUMPHREYS Military Operations in Fayette County, West Virginia. 1861-63.

HUMPHREYS, MILTON W. Military Operations in Fayette County, West Virginia. 1861-63. [Fayetteville, WV, Privately Issued by Charles A. Goddard, 1931?] Octavo. Bound original brown paper cover with title in black ink on front cover printed within red solid border, rubbed at edges, contents side-stapled, light foxing, untrimmed. Pagination: [1]-31, [32-35] 36-38 [39-40], pamphlet in original printed paper covers, but without 1st 2pp which included the title leaf. This is the probably the 5th issue after the first of 1926, all with varying content. See Shetler: West Virginia Civil War Literature #'s 361-364A. Our copy is most similar to #364A the fifth issue, published without the portrait of Humphreys, but with the following pictures: Confederate Battery on Cotton Mt. Shelling Union Camp at Gauley Bridge, p.20; Bridge built by Union Army at Gauley Bridge, p.26; View of New River Canyon from Hawks Nest Rock, p.[27]; War Time View of Kanawha Falls, p.[34]; Gauley Mount--Home of Col. C. Q. Tompkins, p.[40]. Contents includes: pp[1]-26 "Military Operations...;" pp28-31 "Gunnery Notes"(Humphreys developed the "defilade" or indirect method of firing); pp.35-38 by J. L. Vance: "The Retreat of Union Forces Under Lightburn From Fayetteville and Gauley Bridge, September, 1862; page 39 contains "An Important Military Point" by Union Gen'l Cox. 
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11 PEPPER Life and Times of Henry Gassaway Davis 1823-1916.

PEPPER, CHARLES M. The Life and Times of Henry Gassaway Davis 1823-1916. NY, The Century Co., 1920 (c1920, Published, February, 1920) octavo, xi (1 blank) 318pp, 16 illustrations including frontispiece, index; deckle page edges, light browning, bound blue cloth, mottled spots on spine and edges of covers--i.e., varnish coming out of cloth in spots; otherwise in good condition. Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Railway builder & U.S. senator. Began his career as a brakeman for the Baltimore & Ohio RR in 1842. In 1881 he began construction of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Railway, completed in 1904. 
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