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|Named Person:||Louis Blanding|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Davis family.; Lizzie Bowdoin; Andrew Jackson Davis; Calvin P Davis; Erwin Davis; F R Pease; Ira Smith; George A Treadwell; George G Wright
|Description:||1 box (approximately 385 items)|
Papers include correspondence, bills, receipts, accounts, and various legal and financial records of Andrew Jackson Davis, 1852-1856, during the time Davis resided in Oregon as the operator of a coal mine in Coos Bay, including many letters from friends and family in Van Buren County, Iowa, and papers pertaining to his Coos Bay interests. Papers of Erwin Davis include correspondence and business papers, 1856-1876, from his early years as a mine operator and speculator in California. Many of the letters are from friends and family, including brother Calvin P. Davis, sister Lizzie Bowdoin, Ira Smith, George G. Wright, F.R. Pease, and many others. Also included are recipes for distilling whiskey and preparation of medicinal tinctures; share certificates for various California gold, silver, and copper mines; six cartes-de-visite portraits of unidentified sitters; newsclippings concerning the contested will of Andrew J. Davis and the sale of Erwin Davis's art collection; account book of Erwin Davis containing his journal for his 1856 trip from New York to California via Panama; 2 paper effigies with knotted string around their necks sent as a threat to Erwin Davis following his foreclosure of a mortgage on property owned by the Miners Ditch Co.; 9 page typed letter, dated New York Oct. 17, 1904, written by Erwin Davis's friend George A. Treadwell to Louis Blanding, giving an account of Davis's foreclosure of the Ditch Mining Co. mortgage and his subsequent escape from a lynch mob, along with other reminiscences of Davis and his business exploits.
- Blanding, Louis.
- Miners Ditch Co.
- Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Coal mines and mining -- Oregon -- Coos Bay.
- Lynching -- California.
- Mineral investment.
- Mining corporations -- California.
- Mining corporations -- Oregon.
- Mines and mineral resources -- California.
- Coos Bay (Or.)
- San Francisco (Calif.)
- Van Buren County (Iowa)