Roland Russell Dennis Papers

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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: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Letter press copy books
Series III: Legal and financial papers
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: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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.

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
Whitman and Barnes Company
Businessmen
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the estate of William Henry Seward III, April 1951.Access
The Roland Russell Dennis papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Roland Russell Dennis papers, A.D41, 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: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Indexed correspondence, 1835-1912
Box 1, Folder 2-9Correspondence, 1831-March 1895
Box 2, Folder 1-11Correspondence, April 1895-1905
Box 3, Folder 1-2Correspondence, 1906-1913
Series II: Letter press copy books
Box 3, Volume 1-3Letter press copy books, 1890-1896
Box 4, Volume 1-3Letter press copy books, 1897-1911
Series III: Legal and financial papers
Box 4, Volume 4-5Account books, 1882-1896
Box 4, Volume 6Address book
Box 5, Folder 1Patents for rubber horseshoes, 1890-1894
Box 5, Folder 2Legal documents and agreements concerning horseshoe patents, 1894-1897
Box 5, Folder 3Financial patent papers concerning horseshoe patents, 1894-1898
Box 5, Folder 4Miscellaneous legal and patent papers, 1892-1903
Box 5, Folder 5Corporate statements and stock prospectuses, 1892-1913
Box 5, Folder 6Whitman and Barnes Company: Annual reports, statements, stockholders, 1900-1908
Box 5, Folder 7Personal statements of accounts, 1892-1910
Box 5, Folder 8Legal papers concerning estate of Ernest Dore of which Dennis was appointed executor, 1911
Box 5, Folder 9-17Bills and receipts, 1891-1913
Box 5, Folder 18Civil War appointments, 1864, 1865; Special Agent appointment, 1907
Box 5, Folder 19Advertisements
Box 5, Folder 20Clippings
Box 5, Folder 21Memorabilia
Box 5, Folder 22Real estate in Seattle, Washington
Box 5, Folder 23Patents, 1894-1897


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