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: 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.

Agricultural machinery
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Legal instruments
Account books
Dennis, Roland Russell
Whitman and Barnes Company
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
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[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
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1Box 1: Indexed Correspondence, 1835-1912 Correspondence, 1831 - March 1895
Box 1, Folder 1Indexed Correspondence, 1835-1912
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1831- June 1892
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, July 1892 - September 1892
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, October 1892 - January 1893
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, February 1893 - August 1893
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, September 1893 - February 1894
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, March 1894 - July 1894
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, August 1894 - January 1895
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, February 1895 - March 1895
Box 2Box 2: Correspondence, April 1895 - 1905
Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence, April 1895 - May 1895
Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence, June 1895 - July 1895
Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence, August 1895 - October 1895
Box 2, Folder 4Correspondence, November 1895 - May 1896
Box 2, Folder 5Correspondence, June 1896 - July 1897
Box 2, Folder 6Correspondence, August 1897 - 1900
Box 2, Folder 7Correspondence, 1901 - May 1903
Box 2, Folder 8Correspondence, June 1903 - February 1904
Box 2, Folder 9Correspondence, March 1904 - December 1904
Box 2, Folder 10Correspondence, January 1905 - June 1905
Box 2, Folder 11Correspondence, July 1905 - December 1905
Box 3: Correspondence, 1906-1913 Letter Press Books, 1890-1896
Box 3, Volume 1-3Letter Press Copy Books (3), 1890 - 1896
Box 3, Folder 1Correspondence, 1906 - 1911
Box 3, Folder 2Correspondence, 1912 -1913
Box 4Box 4: Letter Press Books 1897-1911; Account Books 1882-1896
Letter Press Copy Books, 1897-1911
Account Books, 1882-1896
Address Book
Box 5: Legal and Financial Papers, 1864-1913
Folder 1. Patents for Rubber Horseshoes, 1890-1894
Folder 2. Legal Documents and Agreements Concerning Horseshoe Patents, 1894-1897
Folder 3. Financial Patent Papers Concerning Horseshoe Patents, 1894-1898
Folder 4. Miscellaneous Legal and Patent Papers, 1892-1903
Folder 5. Corporate Statements and Stock Prospectuses, 1892-1913
Folder 6. Whitman and Barnes Company: Annual Reports, Statements, Stockholders, 1900-1908
Folder 7. Personal Statements of Accounts, 1892-1910
Folder 8. Legal Papers Concerning Estate of Ernest Dore of which Dennis was Appointed Executor, 1911
Folder 9. Bills and Receipts, 1891- March 1893
Folder 10. Bills and Receipts, Apri - December, 1893
Folder 13. Bills and Receipts, 1894
Folder 14. Bills and Receipts, January- May, 1895
Folder 15. Bills and Receipts, June- December, 1895
Folder 16. Bills and Receipts, January- June, 1896
Folder 17. Bills and Receipts, July 1896- 1913
Folder 18. Civil War Appointments, 1864, 1865 Special Agent Appointment, 1907
Folder 19. Advertisements
Folder 20. Clippings
Folder 21. Memorabilia
Folder 22. Real estate in Seattle, Washington
Patents, 1894-1897

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