Guide to the George W. Van Metre papers, 1732-1943, bulk 1830-1910.
George Van Metre was a civil engineer, real estate dealer, local politician and local recorder of weather conditions at Martinsburg, West Virginia. The collection includes surveying notes, drawings, personal and business correspondence and papers of Van Metre as well as William Ferrel and members of his family. Also included are weather observations, account books and letters from a missionary in India.
- Collection Number
- George Van Metre papers
- 1732-1943, bulk 1830-1910
- Van Metre, George
- 9 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The collection is predominantly composed of surveying notes and drawings, together with personal and business correspondence and papers of Van Metre, of William Ferrel (1817-1891), meteorologist, and of other members of the Van Metre and Ferrel (Ferrell) families of West Virginia. The Van Metre and Ferrel families were connected through marriage. The collection also includes weather observations, business diaries, letters relating to family matters, medical records, letters from a missionary in India about her experiences and the people she encounters, and account books.
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[Identification of item], George W. Van Metre papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
George Van Metre was a civil engineer, real estate dealer, local politician and local recorder of weather conditions at Martinsburg, West Virginia.
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- Civil engineers -- Correspondence
- Meteorology -- Observations
- Missions -- India
- Missionaries -- Correspondence
- Meteorologists -- United States
- Surveying -- Records
The George W. Van Metre paers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1954.
Processed by: Rubenstein Library staff
Accessions described in this finding aid: 48-1860