Scope and Contents
John William Davis' correspondence encompasses the years in which he served as solicitor general. The major portion of that correspondence deals with letters of endorsement regarding a Supreme Court vacancy; inquiries from citizens seeking positions with the federal government; petitions for military commissions during the war years; and Davis' carbon responses as well. These papers were found among the William J. Hughes, Jr. Papers and in consideration of Davis' position, it warranted a separate collection.
- Other: 1914 - 1916
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From the Collection: 4.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
The bulk of Davis' correspondence pertains to individuals seeking positions and/or appointments in the federal government. Davis' replies are also maintained.
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