Davis, Henry Gassaway (1823-1916). Papers 1865-1916
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Title: Davis, Henry Gassaway (1823-1916). Papers
Creator: Davis, Henry Gassaway (1823-1916)
Inclusive dates: 1865-1916

Extent: 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.)
Correspondence and other papers of a Democrat who served in the West Virginia Legislature, 1866-1871, and the U.S. Senate, 1871-1883. Davis was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1904 and a member of several Pan-American Commissions and agencies in the period 1889-1916. He had extensive interests in railroads, coal, lumber, and banking, and was largely responsible for development of the Elk Garden field in connection with the West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh railroad. Correspondents include: John D. Alderson, George W. Atkinson, Thomas F. Bayard, August Belmont, James G. Blaine, William J. Bryan, Johnson N. Camden, Andrew Carnegie, William E. Chilton, Alston G. Dayton, Spencer Dayton, General Porfirio Diaz, Stephen B. Elkins, Charles J. Faulkner, Sr., Charles J. Faulkner, Jr., John W. Garrett, Cardinal James Gibbons, Arthur P. Gorman, Benjamin Harrison, John E. Kenna, Daniel S. Lamont, Daniel B. Lucas, James M. Mason II, William A. MacCorkle, D.W. Voorhees, Thomas J. Walsh, William C. Whitney, and William Windom.

Call number: A&M No.: 13
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection