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Title: Davenport family papers,
Inclusive dates: 1800-1941.
41.2 cubic ft; 29 v.; 2 reels movie film; 3 oversize folders.

Correspondence, accounts, deeds, mortgages, tax statements, wills, bonds, stock certificates, bills, receipts, business and legal papers, maps, photographs, and movie films of the Davenport family of Angelica, Allegany County, New York and Bath, Steuben County, and of related Cameron, Waterman, French, and other families. Featured most prominently are Charles and Ira Davenport, and their agent, J. W. Waterman. The collection pertains chiefly to investments in lands in New York State, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Nebraska, to interests in mining, railway, mercantile, banking, and other business ventures, and to the settlement of family estates. Includes papers of the Davenport Home for Girls (also known as the Davenport Home for Female Orphan Children), Bath, New York, and the Bath Presbyterian Church.

Call number: 539
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library