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Includes official papers and correspondence concerning the Civil War service of Mr. Clarke's father, James E. Clarke, and his maternal grandfather, Zolman Van Ness; autograph and photograph albums of his mother, Julia Marie Van Ness Clarke, and maternal grandmother, Gloriana Gidney Van Ness; letters, veterans' pension documents, estate inventories, other business and legal papers, genealogy, sheet music, and miscellaneous items of the Clarke, Fowler, Gidney, Van Ness, and Van Zile families; Albany, Dutchess, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties. Also a scrapbook of correspondence, campaign publications, and clippings concerning the fund-raising drive of the National Contributors Committee, of which Mr. Clarke was executive secretary, conducted on behalf of the Republican National Committee during the 1924 presidential election campaign. Also, a report (Dec. 1924) of Payson & Clarke Company, New York City, concerning a proposed drive to sell American Realty Corporation stock as a means of financing a new American Woman's Association club house in midtown Manhattan; selected reports, plans, and form letters (1 v., Jan. to June, 1925); and an album of photographs of persons and events associated with this undertaking. Also includes Civil War memorabilia of James E. Clarke.

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