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The Campbell-Staats collection consists of two separate series of information. The first series is comprised of the Jennie Ratliff Campbell papers. These papers consist mainly of personal correspondence to Miss Ratliff dating from 1875-1888. The majority of these letter were from two particular individuals, R. G. Drysdale and W. S. Livengood, and concerned everyday occurrence and mutual acquaintances. The remainder of the series is made up of samples from her schoolwork, songs she had copied, business correspondence, and a book of poetry given to her by her fiancee, C. W. Campbell.

The second series is comprised of the Campbell-Staats family papers. This series contains letters addressed to C. W. Campbell and to Nan Staats, the daughter of Mrs. C. W. Campbell and Mrs. Jennie Ratliff Campbell. The series also contains miscellaneous cards and announcements sent to the family. The bulk of the series is comprised of receipts, invoices and information concerning the construction and decoration of the Campbell-Staats family home located at 1040 13th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia. The remainder of the collection contains miscellaneous items (news clippings, a photograph, receipts, et cetera) relating to the Campbell-Staats family.


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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1875-1925