Roland Russell Dennis Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Roland Russell Dennis Papers
Creator: Dennis, Roland Russell
Call Number: A.D41
Dates: 1831-1913
Physical Description: 5 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
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.



Access
The ROLAND RUSSELL DENNIS PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact the Rare Books Special Collections & Preservation Department prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.



Use
In consultation with a curator, reproductions may be made upon request. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from a curator. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Scope and Content
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.



Subject(s):
Agricultural machinery
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Correspondence
Patents
Legal instruments
Account books
Dennis, Roland Russell
Businessmen
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the estate of William Henry Seward III, April 1951.

Citation
(Name of item, if applicable), ROLAND RUSSELL DENNIS PAPERS, 1831-1913. Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL: http://www.library.rochester.edu/rbscp


Content List
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 Dore; (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)


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