Clarke (John Davenport) Papers. 1889-1949.


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
John Davenport Clarke Papers
ID
Coll. No. 12
Date [inclusive]
1889-1949
Extent
5.75 cubic feet + 20 v.
Language
English
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical/Historical Note

John Davenport Clarke (1873-1933) was a U.S. Congressman who served Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Broome Counties in New York State from 1921 to 1925 and 1927 to 1933. He was born in Hobart, Delaware County, N.Y., graduated from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, and received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to becoming a Congressman, he was a farmer and also worked for the mining departments of Carnegie Steel Co. and the United States Steel Corp. During his years in Congress he was closely involved with local dairy and shoemaking interests and with land conservation. As a stimulus to local 4-H activities, he turned much of his property in Fraser, Delaware County, New York into a recreation site for their benefit. Clarke died while in office in 1933 and his seat was taken over by his wife, Marian Williams Clarke, until early 1935.

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Scope and Content Note

Political and personal papers of John Davenport Clarke include mostly correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs, along with publications, speeches, financial records, and estate papers, 1889-1949. Also contains some papers of Clarke’s sister, Eleanor Clarke Slagle, who was known for her work in occupational therapy.

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Series Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence. 2.5 cubic feet (6 boxes).

Business (subseries 1) and personal (subseries 2) correspondence of Clarke. Despite the division into subseries, there is still some mixing of both types of correspondence. Subseries 1 is arranged alphabetically. Subseries 2 is arranged both alphabetically and chronologically, as indicated in the inventory.

Series 2. Photographs, Publications, Speeches, Financial Records, Estate Papers, etc. 2.25 cubic feet (3 boxes).

The photographs are mostly Clarke’s personal and family photographs. This series includes Eleanor Clarke Slagle papers. Box 6 is arranged alphabetically. The arrangement scheme in boxes 7 and 9 is unknown.

Series 3. Scrapbooks. 1 cubic foot (1 box) + 20 volumes.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, invitations, publications, and other items. Arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Special Collections
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Accession Numbers

FM-44.72, NM-82.74

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1 – Correspondence

 Series 1, Subseries 1 – Business

 12.1 – Box 1
 12.1/1 — Agriculture, Dairymen’s League. 1919, 1930, undated.
 12.1/2 — Allen, J.W. 1929-1933.
 12.1/3 — Autographs. 1930-1939.
 12.1/4 — Bardwell, R.J. 1931.
 12.1/5 — Bills introduced, etc. 1930-1933, undated.
 12.1/6 — Bonds (pre-Civil War) – defaulted. 1930-1932, undated.
 12.1/7 — Chase Bank. 1928-1933.
 12.1/8 — Clarke-McNary Bill. 1928-1929.
 12.1/9 — Clarke-McNary Bill. 1930.
 12.1/10 — Editors. 1930-1931.
 12.1/11 — Editors. January – July 1932.
 12.1/12 — Endicott-Johnson Corporation. 1932-1933.
 12.1/13 — Extension service. 1933.
 12.1/14 — Forestry. 1931-1932, undated.
 12.1/15 — Fraser, Duncan. 1928 – February 1933.
 12.1/16 — Fraser, Duncan. March – November 1933.
 12.1/17 — Gabrielson, Jake. 1929-1930.
 12.1/18 — Gabrielson, Jake. 1931-1932.
 12.1/19 — Gabrielson, Jake. 1933.
 12.1/20 — Gleason, Lafayette B. 1932-1933.
 12.1/21 — Governor (Clarke’s candidacy for). 1931.
 12.1/22 — Hedley Gold Mining Company. 1927-1928.
 12.2 – Box 2
 12.2/1 — Hedley Gold Mining Company. 1929.
 12.2/2 — Hedley Gold Mining Company. 1930.
 12.2/3 — Hedley Gold Mining Company. 1931.
 12.2/4 — Hedley Gold Mining Company. 1932-1933.
 12.2/5 — Hedley Gold Mining Company. Stock shares. 1930.
 12.2/6 — Hill, William (Billy). 1931-1933.
 12.2/7 — Hoover for President. 1932.
 12.2/8 — Hosmer, Ralph. 1928-1932.
 12.2/9 — Hyde, Arthur M. 1929-1931.
 12.2/10 — Insurance. 1896-1933.
 12.2/11 — Invitations. 1931-1932.
 12.2/12 — Jackson, Anne and Louise Hymers (both from Clarke’s Washington, D.C. office). 1930-1933.
 12.2/13 — Keery (Thomas) Company. 1930-1931.
 12.2/14 — Luther, Thomas. 1928-1931.
 12.2/15 — MacDonald, Elizabeth. 1921-1922.
 12.2/16 — Mangan, Frank. 1930-1933.
 12.2/17 — Marston, Elizabeth. 1929-1930.
 12.2/18 — Mining interests other than Hedley. Includes stock shares. 1908-1931.
 12.2/19 — More, George. 1930-1932.
 12.2/20 — Morlando, James. 1923-1932.
 12.2/21 — Nuelle, J.H. 1927-1932.
 12.2/22 — Nuelle, J.H. Stuart Lakes Club. 1927-1929.
 12.2/23 — Nuelle, J.H. Stuart Lakes Club. 1930-1933.
 12.3 – Box 3
 12.3/1 — Positions. 1932.
 12.3/2 — Republican state chairman. 1931.
 12.3/3 — Requests. 1931, 1933.
 12.3/4 — Roosevelt, Theodore (son of the former President). Letter and Report of the Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1932-1933. 1932-1933.
 12.3/5 — School letters. 1931.
 12.3/6 — Sherman, Frank. 1932-1933.
 12.3/7 — Simmons, J.R. About forestry. 1928-1931.
 12.3/8 — Speeches. undated.
 12.3/9 — Swimming pool (Delhi). 1927-1930.
 12.3/10 — Swimming pool (Delhi). John Lennox. 1930-1932.
 12.3/11 — University Club. 1933.
 12.3/12 — Visitors. 1931-1932.
 12.3/13 — Visitors. 1933.
 12.3/14 — Walton Fair. 1931.
 12.3/15 — Washington (George) Bicentennial. 1931-1932.

 Series 1, Subseries 2 – Personal

 12.3 – Box 3 – Alphabetical arrangement
 12.3/16 — A. 1929-1933.
 12.3/17 — B. 1928-1933.
 12.3/18 — C. 1928-1932.
 12.3/19 — Clarke, Jack. 1928-1933.
 12.3/20 — Clarke, Marian. 1928-1933.
 12.4 – Box 4 – Alphabetical arrangement
 12.4/1 — D. 1928-1933.
 12.4/2 — E. 1928-1932.
 12.4/3 — F. 1928-1932.
 12.4/4 — G. 1928-1933.
 12.4/5 — H. 1928-1933.
 12.4/6 — I. 1930-1933.
 12.4/7 — J. 1928-1932.
 12.4/8 — K. 1931-1933.
 12.4/9 — L. 1928-1933.
 12.4/10 — M. 1928-1933 (1 of 2).
 12.4/11 — M. 1928-1933 (2 of 2).
 12.4/12 — N. 1929-1932.
 12.4/13 — O-Q. 1928-1933.
 12.4/14 — R. 1928-1933.
 12.4/15 — S. 1928-1933.
 12.4/16 — Slagle, Eleanor Clarke. 1928-1933.
 12.4/17 — T. 1928-1933.
 12.4/18 — W. 1928-1933.
 12.4/19 — X-Z. 1929-1933.
 12.5 – Box 5 – Chronological arrangement
 12.5/1 —  1889-1906.
 12.5/2 —  1907-1909.
 12.5/2A —  1928-1933.
 12.5/3 —  June – October 1930.
 12.5/4 —  November – December 1930.
 12.5/5 —  January – March 1931.
 12.5/6 —  April – May 1931.
 12.5/7 —  June – July 1931.
 12.5/8 —  July – September 1931.
 12.5/9 —  September – December 1931.
 12.5/10 —  January – February 1932.
 12.5/11 —  March 1932.
 12.5/12 —  April 1932.
 12.5/13 —  May 1932.
 12.5/14 —  June – July 1932.
 12.6 – Box 6
 12.6/1 —  August – November 1932.
 12.6/1A —  December 1932.
 12.6/2 —  January – April 1933.
 12.6/3 —  May – June 1933.
 12.6/4 —  June – July 1933.
 12.6/5 —  August – October 1933.
 12.6/6 —  October – November 1933.

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 Series 2 – Photographs, Publications, Speeches, Financial Records, Estate Papers, etc.

 12.6 – Box 6
 12.6/7 — Estate papers. 1928-1936.
 12.6/8 — Financial documents and 1926 voter petition. 1919-1927.
 12.6/9 — Publications, writings, speech, correspondence, financial documents, and other papers. 1901-1949.
 12.6/10 — Slagle (Eleanor Clarke) papers and John Davenport Clarke estate papers. 1931-1940.
 12.7 – Box 7
Contains mostly photographs, in albums and loose, along with newspaper clippings, published memorial addresses about Clarke delivered in Congress, Clarke congressional speeches, and a 1902 Colorado College yearbook. circa 1885-1934.
 12.9 – Box 9
Contains Marion Clarke family photographs, along with ephemera and artifacts. circa 1870-1936.

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 Series 3 – Scrapbooks

 12.8 – Box 8
 12.8/1 —  1889-1900.
 12.8/2 —  1899-1900.
 12.8/3 —  1919-1921.
 12.8/4 —  1922-1923.
 12.8/5 —  1921-1922.
 12.8/6 —  1923-1924.
Volumes
 12.v1 —  1924-1925.
 12.v2 —  1925-1926.
 12.v3 —  1926-1927.
 12.v4 —  1927.
 12.v5 —  1927.
 12.v6 —  1927-1928.
 12.v7 —  1928-1929.
 12.v8 —  1929.
 12.v9 —  1929-1930.
 12.v10 —  1930.
 12.v11 —  1930-1931.
 12.v12 —  1931.
 12.v13 —  1931-1932.
 12.v14 —  1932.
 12.v15 —  1932.
 12.v16 —  1932.
 12.v17 —  1932-1933.
 12.v18 —  1933.
 12.v19 —  1933.
 12.v20 —  1933-1934.

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