Papers (including correspondence) of Eva V. Beard, Nannie S. Beard, and John Link Beard of Augusta County, Virginia. Includes letter, 1843, of J. E. Carnes describing a trip by land and river boat from Augusta County, Virginiaa. to Licking County, Ohio (describing Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, particularly Cincinnati); a portion of John L. Beard's account book, 1834-1865, listing coffins made; and an order for exchange of Civil War prisoners at Richmond.
Papers, circa 1880s-1890s, of John Church, a music publisher from Cincinnati, Ohio. Includes legal documents, financial documents, letters, photographs, a book relating to music theory, and material relating to the settlement of Church's estate after his death. Also includes records from the John Church Company, 1924-1929.
Ledgers, 1835-1876, of Edgerly Pierson and Sons, a lumber mill company from near Lima, Ohio. Contains lists of customers, how much they paid, the types of wood used, and the services that they received. Services received include grinding corn, cutting wood, and building items such as fence posts, sleds, flooring, and other items.
Letters, 1821-1858, received by George D. Glenn, iron founder at Isabella Furnace near Luray, Page County, Va. from family (members of the Bradley, Groves and Dowdell families) and friends who have left Page County for West Virginia, Ohio and Oregon. A few letters concern patterns and moldings for iron castings and there are three letters, 1826-1831, written by a Quaker, Abraham Alderdice of Wilmington, Del.
Diary, 1860, of John Montgomery of Wheeling, Virginia. Diary primarily concerns Montgomery's travel on various steamboats from Wheeling to Hennepin, Illinois and includes stops in St. Louis, Missouri, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Includes information on the public reaction to John Brown, crime on steamboats, animals seen while on the river, and observations about the relationship between rivers and the economy, among many other topics.
Diary, 1890, of Daniel J. Smith of Aultman, Ohio on a trip to Corvallis, Oregon. Includes the names of hotels at which Smith stayed, his expenses during the course of his trip, conditions of the roads on which he traveled, and the names and addresses of people that he met along the way. Also included is discussion of local politics in various locations which Smith visited.