Guide to the Charles Town (West Virginia) in a Nutshell, 1900

Summary Information

Title: Charles Town (West Virginia) in a Nutshell, 1900
Collection: AC.806
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 small flat box)
Abstract:

This unusual collection includes the abbreviated, pictorial history of Charles Town, West Virginia in an actual walnut shell, produced by Trio Novelty Company in 1900.

Creator: Trio Novelty Company.

Biographical/Historical Note

The nutshell history is a collectible item manufactured by Trio Novelty Company of Boston, Massachusetts in 1900. The history of Charles Town, West Virginia is printed on an accordion-style book placed inside a walnut shell. Charles Town, West Virginia is the county seat of Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a tiny, accordion-style booklet with twenty-five views of Charles Town, West Virginia tucked into a real walnut shell. It was manufactured in 1900.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection, with the nutshell inside a small box inside a small flat archival box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2001. Accession number AC.2001.048

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.806: Charles Town (West Virginia) in a Nutshell, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Charles Town (West Virginia) in a Nutshell, 1900 Box 1