Dennis, Roland Russell

Title: ROLAND RUSSELL DENNIS PAPERS
Date range: 1831-1913
Location: A.D41
Size: 5 boxes (100 folders, 6 letter press copy books, 2 account books, 1 address book)





Background and Scope of Collection:

Letters of a business and personal nature, to and from Roland Russell Dennis. Also in the collection are European and American patents, legal and financial papers concerning patents, corporate and personal statements of accounts, bills and receipts, Civil War appointments and an appointment as a special agent to investigate trade conditions in Europe, letter press copy books, account books, an address book, advertisements, clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia. Letters have been indexed from William Henry Seward, William Henry Seward III and William Henry Seward IV, Anna D. Meyers Seward, Andrew Dickson White, Wendell Phillips Garrison, Charles Dana Gibson, Oscar Solomon Straus, William Renwick Riddell, Frederick James Volney Skiff, and Albert Bigelow Paine.

Roland Dennis was the European agent for the Whitman & Barnes Company during the 1890's and was in charge of their London office. He was concerned with the European promotion and sales of binders, farm machinery, and rubber horseshoes. His niece, Anna D. Myers, married William Henry Seward III on August 24, 1893.

From the estate of William Henry Seward III, April 1951.





Contents:

Box 1:
  • Correspondence, 1831-Mar. 1895 (33 folders)
  • Indexed Correspondence, 1835-1912 (1 folder)
Box 2:
  • Correspondence, Apr. 1895-1904 (34 folders)
Box 3:
  • Correspondence, 1905-1913 (11 folders)
  • Letter Press Copy Books, 1890-1896 (3)

Box 4:
  • Letter Press Copy Books, 1897-1911 (3)
  • Account Books, 1882-1896 (2)
  • Address Book

Box 5: Legal and Financial Papers and Miscellaneous Memorabilia, 1864-1913
  • Patents for Rubber Horseshoes, 1890-1894 (2 folders)
  • Legal Documents & Agreements Concerning Horseshoes (2 folders)
  • Patents, 1894-1897
  • Financial Papers concerning Horseshoe patents, 1894-1898 (1 folder)
  • Miscellaneous Legal & Patent Papers, 1892-1903 (1 folder)
  • Corporate Statements & Stock Prospectuses, 1892-1913 (1 folder)
  • Whitman & Barnes Company Annual Reports & Statements, 1900-1908 (1 folder)
  • Personal Statements of Accounts, 1892-1910 (1 folder)
  • Legal papers Concerning Estate of Ernest Doré (1 folder)
  • Bills & Receipts, 1891-1913 (7 folders)
  • Civil War Appointments and Appointment as Special Agent (1 folder)
  • Advertisements (1 folder)
  • Clippings (1 folder)
  • Memorabilia (1 folder)