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  • Papers, 1786-1963, consisting of daybooks, ledgers, correspondence, subject files, newspapers, and pamphlets of the Haller-Gibboney family of Wythe County, Virginia. SERIES I (misc. reel 2293) contains daybooks, 1819-1839, and a ledger, 1815-1830, for Dr. John Haller (1780-1839) of Wythe County, Virginia. These list the patient's name and the ailment diagnosed and treatment prescribed. This series also contains a page from the Bible of Andrew P. Bourne (1841-1863), Company F, 4th Regiment, 1st Brigade Virginia Infantry
  • SERIES II (misc. reels 2294-2295) is correspondence and subject files. Reel 2294 contains: 1) letters, 1840, from Hamilton Ray Bogle (1816-1870) to Sarah Ann Cecil (b. 1818) concerning their marriage; 2) letter, 1842, concerning William Gibboney (b. 1815) of Wythe County; 3) Civil War letters, 1861-1865, to Sallie Ann Crockett Bogle (1844-1897) at Wytheville Female College and in Tazewell County from Albert Haller Gibboney (1845-1917) at Emory & Henry College and in Heth's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, C.S.A.; 4) letter, 10 May 1913, from Albert H. Gibboney concerning his service in the Civil War; 5) letters, 1894, 1923, written by or concerning William Fortesque, General John McCausland (1836-1927), Albert H. Gibboney, Frances Gibboney (d. 1845), and William Gibboney; 6) letters, 1872, 1895, written by and concerning Henry Heth (1825-1899) and Albert H. Gibboney's application for steward of the Wythe County Asylum; 7) miscellaneous papers, 1840, 1841, concerning the Haller-Gibboney family and the death of Hamilton R. Bogle; 8) Card index for items from the Haller-Oewel House; 9) Sales ledger, 1890-1897, for an undisclosed Wythe County store; 10) sales ledger, 1896, for Mrs. Powell's grocery store account with James Topham; 11) check book, 1895, for the Oewel-Haller family household; 12) postcards, 1879-1883, sent to J.A.G. Oewel (b. 1823) principally from John P. Pettyjohn (1846-1939) a building materials dealer in Lynchburg, Virginia; 13) receipts, 1879-1880, principally issued to J.A.G. Oewel by businesses in Baltimore, Maryland and New York, New York; 14) invoices, 1879-1880, issued to J.A.G. Oewel by John P. Pettyjohn; 15) one Forget-Me-Not booklet; and 16) one copy of "Psychological Memory: Parts I-III" by Professor A. Loisette
  • SERIES II, subject files, also contains on reel 2295: 17) "Miniature Advertiser", Volume 2, No.1, Jan. 1892; 18) Chicago College of Science course catalog, 1891; 19) obituary, 1877, of Dr. Jacob Haller (1796-1877); 20) letters, 1826-1933, principally written by or concerning Dr. George Luther Nye (1841-1909) of West Virginia or his son Dr. Luther A. Nye (b. 1874) of Oklahoma; 21) report, July 1864, of the sick and wounded for 45th Virginia Infantry (G.L. Nye's unit); 22) plat, n.d., for property owned by the Nye family; 23) miscellaneous papers, 1854, including a Medical College of Virginia admission ticket for George L. Nye; 24) receipts, 1795-1874, principally issued to George or Abraham Weaver (b. 1807) for Wythe County property taxes; 25) miscellaneous bonds and suit papers concerning the Weaver family of Wythe County; 26) letters and postcards, 1877, principally to J.A.G. Oewel from Edmund Gibbs in England; 27) miscellaneous court martial records from Revolutionary War Records; 28) appointment, 1815, by President James Madison of Hugh McGavock (1761-1844) to the position of federal tax assessor; 29) account book, 1786, of the auditor of Virginia; 30) map, n.d., of the tinder, iron, and coal lands of Thomas Jefferson Boyd (1804-1893); 31) Civil War letters, 1861, of David McAnnally Sharitz (1834-1862) of Wythe County, Virginia to his father
  • SERIES III consists of newspaper clippings, booklets, and pamphlets. Clippings, 1853-1976, are from various Virginia newspapers and concern matters of unknown importance to the Haller-Gibboney families. The booklets and pamphlets, 1861-1913, were originally owned by the Haller family and Albert H. Gibboney. There are copies of "War Days in Fayetteville, North Carolina" by Albert H. Gibboney and compiled by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1910; and a yearbook, 1908, of the New York Southern Society whose secretary was Stuart G. Gibboney
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  • Dr. John Haller (1780-1839), Wytheville, Virginia's first resident physician and a native of York, Pennsylvania, opened a "medical school" dubbed the "Institute" along with Dr. Jacob Haller, Dr. Robert Gibboney, and Captain John P. Nye in Wytheville. Members of the Gibboney, Nye, and Oewel families attended the school which opened about 1820 and continued until 1860. John Haller was born on 29 July 1780 to John Jacob (1750-1824) and Magdalena Haller (1752-1823). He earned his medical education in Philadelphia before practicing in the city for a short time. John Haller then came to Virginia sometime in the late 1790's and first owned land in Albemarle County. From 1811-1813, Haller served in the Virginia General Assembly as a delegate from Wythe County. In 1815 John was appointed coroner for Wythe County. In this year he also married Catherine Salome Goering (1791-1870) of Pennsylvania on 28 April. He died on 5 June 1839 and is buried in St. John's Lutheran Church cemetery in Wytheville. His daughter, Frances Ann married William Gibboney in 1841; hence, the Haller-Gibboney connection.
  • John Haller's nephew Dr. Jacob Haller, Jr., born in York, Pennsylvania on 29 Nov. 1796, came to Wythe County around 1818. He married Malinda Priscilla on 7 Feb. 1822, and they had 10 children. Also a Mason and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Jacob Haller died 31 Jan. 1877 and was interred in the Presbyterian Church cemetery in Wytheville.
  • Albert Haller Gibboney was born in Wytheville, Virginia on 16 April 1845, the son of William and Frances Ann Gibboney. He volunteered his services to the Confederacy in April 1862, elisting at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in Company H, 22nd Virginia Regiment, "Kanawha Riflemen." Later in the war he was transferred to the staff of General Henry Heth. Under Heth's command, Gibboney saw battle at nearly every major campaign including Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, Petersburg, the Wilderness, the Crater, and the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. But he was never wounded. During the battle of Gettysburg, Gibboney pulled Heth from the field after the latter had been struck by a live round. After the war Gibboney worked with his father as a dry goods merchant at William Gibboney & Son in Wytheville. He married Sallie Ann Crockett Bogle (1844-1897), daughter of Hamilton Ray and Sarah Ann Cecil Bogle, in Wytheville on 16 Jan. 1866. They had two children. Gibboney died at his home in Wytheville on 1 June 1917.
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Originals are located at the Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum in Wytheville, Virginia.
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Parker, Kimberly
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Arranged in three series: I. Daybooks and ledgers (misc. reel 2293); II. Correspondence and subject files (misc. reels 2294-2295); III. Newspaper clippings, booklets, and pamphlets (misc. reel 2296).
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