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Davis, John J. (John James), 1835-1916


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur I. Boreman Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0639
Overview Personal and business papers of Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896), lawyer, U.S. senator, circuit court judge, and first governor of West Virginia. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to his judgeship and to the law firm of Boreman and Bullocks, Parkersburg, WV. Series include correspondence, notes on cases tried before Judge Boreman, envelope cases of material regarding legal cases in which Boreman was involved, financial material, and political and judicial printed material....
Dates: 1830-1949

Cane Gifted by John W. Davis to his Father John J. Davis

Collection Number: A&M 4480
Scope and Contents One artifact, consisting of a wooden walking stick owned by John J. Davis (1835-1916) gifted to him by his son John W. Davis (1873-1955). The top of the stick is capped with metal with the inscription "John J. Davis from J.W.D." John James Davis was an attorney and politician who helped found West Virginia and later served as a United States Representative in Congress from that state. His son John William Davis was an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer who served under President...
Dates: undated

Davis & Davis Law Firm Records

Collection Number: A&M 3046
Scope and Contents The printed and bound legal briefs and law reports of the Clarksburg firm of Davis & Davis. The firm was composed of father, John J. Davis, and son, John W. Davis. Both men were prominent in politics. The elder was a member of the second statehood convention and a U. S. Congressman during Reconstruction. The younger became ambassador to Great Britain during World War I and the 1924 Democratic presidential contender. These volumes, which are numbered and labelled with the name of the...
Dates: 1895-1913

Davis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1946
Scope and Contents One box of material including original and typescript copies of letters exchanged between Anna Kennedy and J.J. Davis for the period 1860-1862. Also included is material on the Chapin family, Davis and Steen family genealogy and Reed family Bible. Correspondents are J.J. Davis, Anna Kennedy, J.W. Davis, Phineas Chapin, Rev. Asa Brooks, and J. W. Wayland. John W. Davis' certificate of Admission to practice before the Supreme Court of West Virginia dated 1896. His sponsor was Melville...
Dates: 1800-1941

Herman Guy Kump (1877-1962), Lawyer and Politician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1609
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal papers, speeches, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a Randolph County prosecuting attorney, mayor of Elkins, judge of the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit, Democratic politician, and state governor, 1933-1937.Subjects include John T. McGraw's senate contest, 1911; Canadian Reciprocity Agreement, 1911; women suffrage; State Prohibition Amendment, 1911-1912; VIRGINIA v. WEST VIRGINIA; Joseph Brown lynch case; New Deal operations and agencies in the...
Dates: 1883-1960

John J. Davis (1824-1916) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1366

Papers of John J. Davis, a lawyer and politician from Clarksburg, West Virginia. This collection contains correspondence, account books, photographs, essays, speeches, and other material. Also included in this collection are writings of Davis' granddaughter, Julia McDonald Davis. There are also artifacts, including a school slate and three leather billfolds. Please see "Scope and Contents" for further detail.

Dates: 1824-1935

Preston Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2201

Correspondence, legal papers, and business papers of John J.D. Preston, his ancestors, and his relatives. The correspondence is primarily between members of the Preston family with topics being discussed, such as living conditions, business conditions, military training camps, Civil War battles, politics and campaigns, political personalities, education, schools, and the World Wars. Correspondents include John Preston, Rev. David Preston, John J. Davis, and John W. Davis.

Dates: 1817-1945

Waitman T. Willey Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0003
Overview Papers of Waitman T. Willey (1811-1900), lawyer, senator, and founding father of West Virginia. A resident of Monongalia County, Willey was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1850, the Secession Convention of 1861, the First Wheeling Convention of 1861, and the Constitutional Convention of 1871. He was U.S. Senator from the Restored Government of Virginia (1861-1863) and Senator from West Virginia (1863-1871). Includes several thousand pieces of incoming correspondence to Waitman...
Dates: 1820-1917

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Lawyers - letters and papers. 4
Politicians -- United States 4
Politics and government. 4
Account books 3
Clarksburg (W. Va.) 3
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Elections 3
Secession 3
Statehood politics -- West Virginia 3
United States -- Politics and government 3
Churches -- Presbyterian 2
Confederate States of America - secession crisis. 2
Genealogy 2
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 2
West Virginia - Politics and government - 1861-1865. 2
West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Berkeley County (W. Va.) 1
Bourbon politics. 1
Canadian Reciprocity Agreement 1
Churches -- West Virginia -- Harrison County 1
Civil War -- Norfolk (Va.) 1
Civil War battles. 1
Clarksburg and Philippi Turnpike. 1
Coal mines and mining 1
Coal mining -- Strikes 1
Coal mining. 1
Debts, Public -- Virginia 1
Debts, Public -- West Virginia 1
Diaries 1
Education 1
Education. SEE ALSO Schools. 1
Harrison County (W. Va.) 1
Harrison County (W.Va.) - history - Civil War 1
Jefferson County (W. Va.) 1
Judges - letters and papers. 1
Judges -- West Virginia 1
Know-Nothingism. 1
Lexington, V.A. 1
Lincoln-Douglas debates 1
Mississippi 1
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 1
Morgantown (W. Va.) -- History 1
New Deal, 1933-1939 1
Norfolk, Va. - Civil War. 1
Politicians 1
Presidential Elections, 1896-1908 1
Railroads 1
Railroads - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 1
Randolph County (W. Va.) 1
Schools. SEE ALSO Academies 1
Steamboats 1
Supreme Court of West Virginia 1
Temperance 1
Turnpikes. SEE ALSO Roads. 1
Virginia Springs 1
West Virginia - Five Year Plan. 1
West Virginia - Governors. 1
West Virginia - Politics and government. 1
West Virginia - Prohibition Amendment. 1
West Virginia -- Politics and government 1
Wheeling (W. Va.) -- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1
Women -- Suffrage 1
Women -- United States -- History 1
Women's history -- 1900-1929 1
Women's history -- 1929-1950 1
World War, 1914-1918 1
World War, 1914-1918 -- Military training camps 1
World War, 1939-1945 1
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