Carleton Custer Pierce (1877-1958) Papers, ca. 1840-1955 A&M.1674

Carleton Custer Pierce (1877-1958) Papers, ca. 1840-1955 A&M.1674


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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

Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.1674
Title
Carleton Custer Pierce (1877-1958) Papersca. 1840-1955
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/3647
Quantity
1.3 Linear Feet, Summary: 1 ft. 4 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 ledger, 1 in.)
Creator
Pierce, Carleton Custer.
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
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
Military records, business papers, and correspondence of a brigadier general, Kingwood attorney, state legislator, secretary of the West Virginia Horticultural Society, state adjutant general, and state Selective Service director. Other papers include a letter book, West Virginia National Guard, 1903-1907; state Selective Service memoranda, 1940-1947; and a "Historical Record of Selective Service in West Virginia." Other subjects include the Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad, Pierce's coal mining, public utilities, oil, timber, gas, fruit growing, and other business activities. Correspondents include William G. Conley, William M.O. Dawson, Davis Elkins, William E. Glasscock, Walter S. Hallanan, Lewis B. Hershey, Homer A. Holt, Harley M. Kilgore, J. Howard McGrath, Edward Martin, Clarence W. Meadows, E.F. Morgan, Matthew M. Neely, Okey L. Patteson, Chapman Revercomb, and Howard Sutherland. This collection also includes the business and legal papers, ca.1840-1890, of James H. Carroll, Kingwood attorney and editor of the PRESTON COUNTY HERALD.? Subjects include the presidential elections of 1856 and 1884 in West Virginia.? Other papers relate to Kingwood and area mercantile firms, and the operation of the PRESTON COUNTY JOURNAL, 1891-1894; and a circulation record of Preston County newspapers, 1889-1897. Correspondents include Gideon D. Camden and Henry G. Davis.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 1674, Carleton Custer Pierce (1877-1958) Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Separated Material

Separated to A&M 4168, Panoramic Photos Collection: Governors Inspection, 201st Infantry, Camp Dawson, WV, 1929


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Agriculture
  • Camden, Gideon D. (1805-1891)
  • Carroll, James H.
  • Coal mining.
  • Conley, William G. (William Gustavus), 1866-1940
  • Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916
  • Dawson, William M.O.
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Editors - letters and papers.
  • Election of 1856.
  • Election of 1884.
  • Elections
  • Elkins, Davis, 1876-1959
  • Gas industry
  • General stores
  • Glasscock, Wm. E. (William Ellsworth), 1862-1925
  • Hallanan, Walter S. (Walter Simms), 1890-1962
  • Hersey, Lewis B.
  • Holt, Homer Adams, 1898-1975
  • Kilgore, Harley Martin, 1893-1956
  • Kingwood (W. Va.)
  • Lawyers - letters and papers.
  • Lumber trade
  • Martin, Edward.
  • McGrath, J. Howard (James Howard), 1903-1966
  • Meadows, Clarence W.
  • Morgan, E.F.
  • Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958
  • Patteson, Okey L.
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Pierce, Carleton Custer.
  • Preston County (W. Va.)
  • Preston County Herald.
  • Preston County Journal.
  • Railroads
  • Railroads - Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad.
  • Revercomb, Chapman, 1895-
  • Sutherland, Howard
  • United States National Guard - West Virginia.
  • United States. Bureau of Selective Service
  • West Virginia State Horticultural Society
  • West Virginia. Legislature

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Camden, Gideon D. (1805-1891)
  • Carroll, James H.
  • Conley, William G. (William Gustavus), 1866-1940
  • Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916
  • Dawson, William M.O.
  • Elkins, Davis, 1876-1959
  • Glasscock, Wm. E. (William Ellsworth), 1862-1925
  • Hallanan, Walter S. (Walter Simms), 1890-1962
  • Hersey, Lewis B.
  • Holt, Homer Adams, 1898-1975
  • Kilgore, Harley Martin, 1893-1956
  • Martin, Edward.
  • McGrath, J. Howard (James Howard), 1903-1966
  • Meadows, Clarence W.
  • Morgan, E.F.
  • Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958
  • Patteson, Okey L.
  • Pierce, Carleton Custer.
  • Revercomb, Chapman, 1895-
  • Sutherland, Howard

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Kingwood (W. Va.)
  • Preston County (W. Va.)