Scope and Contents
Collection materials contain letters received from 1865 to 1916, copies of letters sent, miscellaneous maps, business documents, and account books. Letters received arranged alphabetically and chronologically in boxes which are grouped as Business, Coal and Coke, H. G. Davis and Bro., Miscellaneous, Personal, politics, Railroads, Real Estate, and Timber; many of the volumes have complete indices of addresses.
Among the correspondents are John D. Alderson, George W. Atkinson, W.H. Barnum, Thomas F. Bayard, August Belmont, James G. Blaine, Calvin F. Brice, William J. Bryan, Johnson N. Camden, Andrew Carnegie, R. Chaffey, William G. Dayton, Spencer Dayton, General Portirio Diaz, Stephen B. Elkins, Charles J. Faulkner, Sr., John W. Garrett, Robert Garrett, James Cardinal Gibbons, Arthur P. Gorman, Benjamin Harrison, Jed Hotchkiss, Elihu E. Jackson, John E. Kenna, Daniel S. Lamont, Adam B. Littlepage, James T. Lloyd, Daniel B. Lucas, James M. Mason 2nd, Charles F. Mayer, William A. McCorkle, J.R. McPherson, Joseph S. Miller, Oscar G. Murray, G. B. Roberts, William S. Scott, Samuel Spencer, Thomas Taggart, D. W. Voorhees, Thomas J. Walsh, William C. Whitney, William P. Whyte, and William Windom.
105.9 Linear Feet (Summary: 105 ft. 11 in. (249 document cases, 5 in. each); (3 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (14 ledgers, 18 in.); (6 oversize folders, 1/2 in.))