Davis, John J. (John James), 1835-1916
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
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....
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...
Collection Number: A&M.3046
Overview 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 legal...
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 Davisson...
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...
Collection Number: A&M.1366
Overview 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.
Collection Number: A&M.2201
Overview 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.
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 T....