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Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955


Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Vinson Clark, Compiler, Manuscript

Collection Number: A&M 1430

Unpublished manuscript, "Mountain Ballads and Hymns," compiled by Mary C. Clark with a foreword by John W. Davis. The collection also includes a few miscellaneous ballads and notes on balladry.

Dates: n.d.

Photographs of John W. Davis, Lawyer and Politician

Collection Number: A&M 4031

Photographs of John William Davis (1873 - 1955), an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. Includes photographs documenting his professional career. Over a 60-year legal career, Davis argued 140 cases before the US Supreme Court. Davis is best known as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States during the 1924 presidential election, losing to Republican incumbent Calvin Coolidge.

Dates: 1921, 1924-1937, 1949, 1952

Political Campaigns and Elections Material

Collection Number: A&M 2818

Buttons, pins, and stickers for West Virginia political campaigns, including Gubernatorial and Senatorial races. Politicians represented include William Barron, Robert Byrd, Darrell McGraw, Mollohan, Arch Moore, Okey Patteson, Charlotte Pritt, Jennings Randolph, Jay Rockefeller, Jim Spouse, and Cecil Underwood.

Dates: 1948-2002

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

Sallie Bennett Papers regarding World War I Flying Ace Louis Bennett, Jr.

Collection Number: A&M 1590
Overview Personal correspondence, legal and financial papers, diary, and newspaper clippings of Mrs. Sallie Maxwell Bennett of Weston, wife of Louis Bennett, Sr., the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 1908. The collection concerns the career of her son, Louis Bennett, Jr., particularly his student days at Yale, his pioneer efforts to organize the West Virginia Flying Corps, his service in the Royal Air Force [RAF], and his subsequent death in World War I. Additional topics include Mrs. Bennett's...
Dates: 1873-2009; Majority of material found within 1904-1926

Samuel T. Mallison Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1913
Overview Correspondence, speeches, reminiscences, and newspaper clippings of a West Virginia newspaperman, state auditor, 1927-1929, and businessman. Subjects covered include the West Virginia gubernatorial campaign of 1924, Rush D. Holt's decision to run for the U.S. Senate in 1934, oil wildcatting ventures of Michael Benedum and J.C. Trees, the economy, oil imports, depletion allowances on the production of oil and gas, and labor legislation. Correspondents include Holmes Alexander, Robert C. Byrd,...
Dates: 1915-1964 ca.

Walter Simms Hallanan (1890-1962) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1659
Overview Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed material of the Republican national committeeman, state political leader, and president of the Plymouth Oil Company. Subjects include Republican national conventions, 1928-1960; state and local politics, 1919-1961; National Petroleum Council; Plymouth and related oil companies; Republican rejection of the League of Nations; and Hallanan's role as temporary chairman of the 1952 Republican National Convention. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1919-1961

Walter Stuart Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0910
Scope and Contents

Correspondence received by Mr. Stuart as editor of the West Union Record, West Union, including letters from John W. Davis, Douglas S. Freeman, Pearl S. Buck, Allen Nevins, William Jennings Bryan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, W. E. Chilton, Louis Johnson, Rush D. Holt, James A. Farley, John J. Cornwell, H. G. Kump, Homer A. Holt, and others.

Dates: 1910-1949

Walter Stuart Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1884
Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks of Walter Stuart, editor and publisher of the West Union Record. Clippings are from the Congressional Record and editorials from the newspaper. There are a few letters, including from John W. Davis (1942-1947), one from Henry D. Hatfield (1945), and one from Alben W. Barkley (1948).

Dates: 1924-1950

West Virginia State Board of Control, Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1976
Overview Correspondence of the West Virginia State Board of Control, which was responsible for all state correctional institutions, educational institutions, and hospitals from 1909 to 1949. Individuals serving on the three-man board at various times were John S. Lakin, J.W. Barnes, J.A. Chambers, J.S. Darst, Edgar B. Stewart, J.Z. Terrell, W.R. Thurmond, John B. White, and F.W. McCullough. State institutions covered in the correspondence are Bluefield State College; Berkeley Springs Sanitarium;...
Dates: 1909-1949

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Politics and government. 18
Elections 13
Lawyers - letters and papers. 9
Women's history -- 1900-1929 8
Account books 6
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World War, 1914-1918 6
Clarksburg (W. Va.) 5
Editors - letters and papers. 5
Politicians -- United States 5
Universities and colleges 5
Women's history -- 1850-1899 5
Diaries and journals. 4
Genealogy 4
New Deal, 1933-1939 4
United States -- Politics and government 4
Women's history -- 1929-1950 4
Hospitals and sanitariums. 3
Judges - letters and papers. 3
Railroads 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 3
World War, 1939-1945 3
Academies (Private schools) 2
African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans. 2
Churches -- Presbyterian 2
Coal mining - coal companies. 2
Coal mining -- Strikes 2
Coal mining. 2
Confederate States of America - secession crisis. 2
Democratic National Convention 2
Education. SEE ALSO Schools. 2
Fairmont. 2
General stores 2
Huntington. 2
Labor organization. SEE ALSO Coal mining - labor 2
Marion County (W. Va.) 2
Medicine. SEE ALSO Folk medicine. 2
Mills and mill-work 2
Mountain Lake Park (Md.) 2
Petroleum industry and trade 2
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 2
Secession 2
Statehood politics -- West Virginia 2
Unions. 2
West Union Record 2
West Union. 2
West Virginia - Governors. 2
West Virginia - Politics and government. 2
Women -- Suffrage 2
Women's history -- 1951-present 2
Aeronautics 1
African Americans -- Business enterprises 1
Agriculture 1
Armistice -- 1918 1
Art and artists 1
Authors -- Letters and papers 1
Banks - Union Bank and Trust Company. 1
Banks and banking 1
Baptists 1
Berkeley County (W. Va.) 1
Berkeley Springs Park. 1
Bourbon politics. 1
Boy Scouts of America - Colored Boy Scouts of Charleston. 1
Business - African American. 1
Cabell County (W. Va.) 1
Canadian Reciprocity Agreement 1
Cemeteries -- Indian Mound Cemetery 1
Charleston Gazette 1
Charleston. 1
Cheat Lake (W. Va.) 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 - Labor organization. 1
Coal mining - Miners' Hospitals 1, 2, 3. 1
Coal mining - coal operators associations. 1
Court records 1
Debts, Public -- Virginia 1
Debts, Public -- West Virginia 1
Depression. 1
Diaries 1
Droop Mountain Battlefield. 1
Education 1
Election of 1912. 1
Election of 1924. 1
Elections - 1920. 1
Elections - 1924. 1
England 1
Epidemics 1
Europe 1
Fairmont Index. 1
Fairmont Times. 1
France 1
Gas industry 1
Great Britain 1
Gubernatorial election campaigns - 1968. 1
Harrison County (W. Va.) 1
Harrison County (W.Va.) - history - Civil War 1
Hymns. 1
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