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Cheney, Knight Dexter

Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Knight Dexter Cheney
Cheney family papers and business records by Cheney family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence between immediate and extended family members of the Cheney family from Manchester, Connecticut, namely Frank W. Cheney, Mary Bushnell Cheney, Emily Cheney Learned and her husband Barrett Learned, Howell Cheney, Ward Cheney, Knight Dexter Cheney, Charles Cheney, Mary Apthorp Bushnell, Horace Bushnell, Horace B. Cheney, Mary B. Howell Saw, and Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney, among others. A commonplace book kept by Mary Howell (Shaw), her diaries, and a transcript of those diaries are also part of the collection. Also business correspondence of Frank W. and Knight D. Cheney regarding their silk mill in Manchester. Frank's correspondence includes letters about the 16th Connecticut Volunteers reunions, erecting a statue at the site of Andersonville Prison, erecting a memorial to Joseph R. Hawley, his interests in railroads and insurance companies, his opposition to the Eight Hour movement, and his support of Civil Service Reform and a protective tariff. In planning for the two memorials, Frank corresponded with artists Bela Platt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French and Charles N. Flagg, and with Connecticut Senator Orville H. Platt. The collection also includes several essays Frank wrote to present to the Monday Evening Club. Records of Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company include trial balances, accounts, publications of the Silk Association of America, drawings of machinery, cargo insurance policies (many for trips from japan), product information for the Pioneer Parachute Company, reports to the State Library about the company's war efforts, information on the Mulberry Grove Silk Growing & Manufacturing Company of Ohio, the purchase of Cheney Brothers by J.E. Stevens & Co., and circular letters and advertising material. Letter books include three with copies of Frank W. Cheney's outgoing correspondence and one with copies of Knight D. Cheney's letters, plus two volumes with original letters, some written by Ward Cheney while traveling in Europe, and one containing a commonplace books
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