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Author: De Tomasi, Jane Davenport Harris,
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers of the Davenport family include personal and family correspondence, personal business and financial records, deeds, mortgages, tax records, insurance policies, wills and estate papers, photographs, blueprings, and school papers. Papers of note include letters and notebooks of Jane Dimon Davenport and Amzi B. Davenport, parents of C.B. Davenport, 1841-1862; maps, tax records and correspondence of C.B.
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Genre/Form: Photographic prints
Financial records
Deeds
Wills
Blueprints
Maps
Sketches
Insurance policies
Field notes
Watercolors
Diaries
Named Person: Jane Dimon Davenport; A B Davenport; Gertrude Davenport; Sterling Calder; Alexander Calder; Davenport family.; Harris family.; Alexander Calder; A B Davenport; Davenport family.; Harris family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: De Tomasi, Jane Davenport Harris,
OCLC Number: 155559949
Description: 7 cubic ft.

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Papers of the Davenport family include personal and family correspondence, personal business and financial records, deeds, mortgages, tax records, insurance policies, wills and estate papers, photographs, blueprings, and school papers. Papers of note include letters and notebooks of Jane Dimon Davenport and Amzi B. Davenport, parents of C.B. Davenport, 1841-1862; maps, tax records and correspondence of C.B. Davenport's wife, Gertrude, relating to property she owned in Kansas, 1931-1940; research material on the history and ownership of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory property, including transcript and original deeds (some dating to the 1660's), surveys, minutes, tax records, clippings and historical notes; correspondence of Jane Davenport Harris de Tomasi with her parents, her husbands, other relatives, friends and acquaintances, 1905-1964, including a few letters from Sterling Calder or his son Alexander Calder, 1921-1935; and artwork by Jane, including sketches, watercolors and prints as well as exhibit catalogs and photographs of sculpture.

Papers of Reginald Gordon Harris (1898-1936) include correspondence with his parents, brother, wife and other family members; papers from his undergraduate and graduate study in entomology at Brown University; proposals, notes, journals, maps and letters from work while on a fellowship in France, and on field trips in South America and North Africa studying entomology or eugenics; papers, articles and speeches on a variety of topics including education, eugenics, politics, and the ecology of the Hempstead Plains; records of the Long Island Biological Association; and diaries, military papers, financial records, insurance papers, and other personal and professional correspondence.

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