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Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0013

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.


  • 1865-1916


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


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.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US