FAULKNER, Charles James, 1806-1884


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West Virginia University Library Libraries
West Virginia & Regional History Collection
Morgantown, WV
Papers: 1786-1892, approximately 400 items.
The papers of Charles James Faulkner contains correspondence documenting the following subjects: Virginia-West Virginia politics, 1827-1876; French Colonization Society; the Nat Turner insurrection; the slavery controversy; the Virginia Revolutionary debt claims; the Jackson-Calhoun schism; the nullification controversy; the election of 1840; Whig politics, 1841-1850s; the tariff of 1857; the presidential election of 1860; foreign affairs, 1868-1876; disposal of the Harpers Ferry Armory; German-American Naturalization Treaty, 1875; Belknap and the Indian Ring scandals; the speakership contest in the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congress; and the election of 1876 Other subjects include the opening of the Wheeling bridge, 1849; Strother’s Hotel, Berkeley Springs; the Sixty-seventh Regiment of Virginia Militia at Martinsburg, 1846; a Thomas Haymond survey in Harrison County, 1844; the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; internal improvement schemes in Virginia and Pennsylvania; and local history of the Martinsburg and Shenandoah Valley area. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


College of William and Mary
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the John B. Floyd Papers, 1831-1863 and 1850-1863, 72 items.
Correspondents include Charles James Faulkner. An inventory is available in the repository.


Duke University Library
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1815-1883, 371 items.
The papers of Charles James Faulkner contain correspondence, legal papers, notes, and other papers. Much of the material is concerned with Faulkner as U.S. Minister to France, 1859-1861, his Civil War activities, and the West Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1872, to which he was a delegate. Other topics mentioned are Jackson’s veto of the Bank of the U.S., the presidential campaign of 1856, West Virginia politics and the senatorial election of 1887, slavery and slave insurrections, South Carolina and secession, Indian remains in West Virginia, and agriculture in New York. .

Papers: In the A.S. Chambers Daybook and Ledger, 1830-1901, 1 item.
A daybook of a general store in Martinsburg, West Virginia, which contains a ledger of blacksmith A. S. Chambers (1833-1864, 258 pp.), who lived in Martinsburg, W. Va., including accounts with Charles James Faulkner, diplomat and Congressman.


The Library Company of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the John A. McAllister Civil War Manuscripts Collection, 1854-1868, 0.42 linear foot.
Other authors include Charles James Faulkner.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Stonewall Jackson Papers, ca. 1800-1941, 120 items.
Correspondents include Charles James Faulkner.


The Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Tazewell Family Papers, 1756-1931, 14.56 cubic feet.
Other authors include Charles James Faulkner.


University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Faulkner Family Papers, 1846-1890, 13 items.
Persons represented include Charles James Faulkner. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Alexander H.H. Stuart Papers, ca. 1776-1878, approximately 600 items.
Other authors include Charles James Faulkner.


Virginia Historical Society Library
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Faulkner Family Papers, 1737-1954, approximately 12,000 items.
Persons represented include Charles James Faulkner. A finding aid is available in the repository.