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Davis Family Collection
Ms2011-006

Processed by Bryan Richards


Descriptive Summary

Title: Davis Family Collection
Span Dates: 1787-1989
Bulk Dates: 1900-1949
ID No: Ms2011-006
Donor: Robert R. Davis Jr., Bridgeport, West Virginia
Extent: 14 large boxes, 6 small boxes, 1 oversized folder, 18 loose books
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, West Virginia
Abstract: This collection is an assortment of financial records, correspondence and notes relating to Davis family businesses. Some of the more prominently featured businesses are the Horner-Gaylord Company, the Clover Farms Grocery Company and a variety of natural resource endeavors. Some of the more interesting documents include the family’s dealings with the Watson family of Consolidated Coal fame, a Civil War amnesty oath for Erasmus Rhodes, Confederate and Virginia county currencies, among other oddities. The collection also features historic advertisements, historic record keeping techniques in the form of ledger books, a variety of maps and blueprints, and several unidentified photographs.


Box 1

Folder 1
Edward R. Davis Estate – Administrator’s Report

Folder 2
Roy Rhodes Horner – Income Tax 1920-1925; Gross Income Tax Returns 1933-1936; Life Insurance Receipts; “Notes Receivable”

Folder 3
Roy Rhodes Horner – Personal
Property Tax Returns 1922-1936; Army Engineer Papers

Folder 4
Roy Rhodes Horner – Tax Documents 1926-1936

Folder 5
Roy Rhodes Horner – Personal Finance Records 1922-1937

Folder 6
Estate of Mary V. Horner – Financial Statements; Executor of Property Papers (Roy Horner)

Folder 7
Mary V. Horner Estate – Federal Estate Tax Documents and Notes

Folder 8
Mary V. Horner Estate – Checks from Settlement Bills; Property Deed and Notes; Property Taxes; Estate Income and Expenses Report; Memorial Fund

Folder 9
Estate of Mary V. Horner – Will; Settlement Notes; Memo

Folder 10
Estate of Mary V. Horner – Estate Value Assessment; New York Times: Sunday, September 1, 1935; Finance Notes; Receipts; Final Settlement; Estate Funds Recipients

Folder 11
Mary V. Horner Estate – Inheritance and Estate Tax Documents and Notes; Income Tax Documents 1921-1938

Folder 12
E. R. Davis Estate – Income Taxes 1913-1919; Financial Statements; Income Statements and Notes

Folder 13
E. R. Davis Estate – Income Taxes 1920-1933; Estate Documents and Letters

Folder 14
E. R. Davis Estate – Papers Relating to Distribution of Assets as of December 31, 1932

Folder 15
West Fork Glass Company Data – Letters, Envelopes, Legal Matters


Box 2

Folder 1
Davis-Horner Company – Company Receipts, Records, and Notes

Folder 2
Davis-Horner Company – Business Records, Papers, and Notes

Folder 3
Davis-Horner Company – Assessment Lists; Receipts

Folder 4
Davis-Horner Company – Realty Development Company

Folder 5
Davis-Horner Company – Tax Records, Notes, and Returns

Folder 6
Davis-Horner Company – Tax Records and Notes; Tax Returns

Folder 7
Davis-Horner Company – Business Documents, Records, and Notes

Folder 8
Davis-Horner Company – Deeds

Folder 9
Edward R. Davis – General Repairs, Frame Building in Clarksburg

Folder 10
Edward R. Davis – Unspecified Property, Miscellaneous Repairs

Folder 11
Edward R. Davis – Insurance Records

Folder 12
Edward R. Davis – Repairs, Steel Building

Folder 13
Edward R. Davis – Miscellaneous Sales, Documents, and Notes (Kanawha City, D.C., Maryland)

Folder 14
Edward R. Davis – Lot Deeds, West Virginia

Folder 15
Monticello Property – Plumbing, Street Repair, Carpenter Repairs

Folder 16
Edward R. Davis – Salem Property in Clarksburg – Repair Documents

Folder 17
Monticello Property – Sales Records

Folder 18
Monticello Street and Main Street Property – Clarksburg – Documents; Correspondence with Simpson Motor Truck Company; Expense Documents

Folder 19
Tax Brochures, Plant Conservation, Printed Picture

Folder 20
Davis-Horner Company – Standard Oil (Christ Episcopal Church)

Folder 21
Davis-Horner Company – Christ Episcopal Church (Standard Oil)


Box 3

Folder 1
Robert R. Davis and Roy R. Horner – Commercial Banking and Trust Company – Stocks and Correspondence, Pamphlets

Folder 2
Cowen Wholesale Feed and Grocery Company - Notebook

Folder 3
Clover Farm Grocery Stores – Shelf Blueprint, Remodeling Program Book

Folder 4
Fox Grocery Company – Stock Catalogue, Shipping Agreement

Folder 5
Horner-Gaylord Company – Assets Report

Folder 6
Horner-Gaylord Company – Freight Shipping Instructions, Correspondence

Folder 7
Robert Davis Jr. – Military Correspondence with Envelopes

Folder 8
Robert Davis Jr. – Military Correspondence, Bank Book, Vehicle Records

Folder 9
Robert Davis Jr. – Military Papers, Career/Job Papers

Folder 10
Robert R. Davis Jr. – Personal Papers, Letters, and Correspondence

Folder 11
Robert R. Davis Jr. – State Road Commission Data

Folder 12
Robert Davis – Insurance Data

Folder 13
Robert R. Davis – U.S. Army, School Transcripts

Folder 14
West Union Grocery Company – Deeds, State of West Virginia Certificates

Folder 15
Union National Bank Special, Davis-Horner Company, Hartland Improvement Company

Folder 16
Robert r. Davis – Insurance, AAA, Social Security, Medicare

Folder 17
Horner-Gaylord Company – Stock Data, Information of Stockholders, (Grocer’s Division)

Folder 18
Robert R. Davis – Social Security, Stock Option Letter

Folder 19
Robert R. Davis – Security Inc.

Folder 20
Union National Bank Statements

Folder 21
Robert R. Davis – Retirement

Folder 22
Robert R. Davis – Special License Plate Papers and Letters, Information

Folder 23
Robert R. Davis – Subscriptions, Memberships, Donations

Folder 24
Robert R. Davis – Volunteer Accolades, Building Plans (Union Protestant Hospital)

Folder 25
Robert R. Davis – W.J. Perkins Paint Contractor and Car Maintenance

Folder 26
Robert R. Davis – Health Company Receipts (See also: The Clarksburg Exponent – November 19, 1930 and June 25, 1935)

Folder 27
Robert R. Davis – Son’s Education

Folder 28
Robert r. Davis – Correspondence with Gertrude Domenici/Rhodes

Folder 29
Robert R. Davis – Fraternity Donations as an Alumni, College Donations

Folder 30
West Fork – Drainage and Conservation

Folder 31
Robert R. Davis – Bills and Notifications – Various Companies

Folder 32
Robert R Davis – Receipts – Various Companies

Folder 33
Correspondences – Robert R. Davis, John Davis, Edward Steinmetz, Others

Folder 34
Robert R. Davis – Bills, Receipts, and Notifications – Various Companies

Folder 35
West Union Grocery Company – Ben Maulsby Papers, Correspondence

Folder 37
West Union Grocery Company – William McLane Letters

Folder 38
West Union Grocery Company – Requests for Tax Receipts and Documentation, Notes

Folder 39
West Union Grocery Company – Sale to T.F. Moats and Son – Related Correspondence and Notes

Folder 40
West Union Grocery Company – Legal Documents (Taxes, Case against Knight and Knight)

Folder 41
West Union Grocery Company – Business Documents and Reports, Notes, Information Packet Mailed to R.R. Horner

Folder 42
West Union Grocery Company – Profit/Loss Tables, Handwritten Lease Copies, Affidavit, Leases, Resolutions, Stockholder Information, Notices of Dissolution, Notes, Notebook

Folder 43
West Union Grocery Company – Board of Director’s Reports, Assets/Liability Statements, Notes Receivable, Accounts, Notes, Sales Statements

Folder 44
West Union Grocery Company – Inventory Lists, Profit/Loss Statements, Assets/Liabilities/Accounts Statements, Liquidation Papers, Notes, Store Lease

Book 1
Audit Report: The West Union Grocery Company—West Union, W.VA. December 31, 1924


Box 4

Folder 1
“Economic Resources of Upper Monongahela County” by Paul H. Price, “Historic Periods of Fredericksburg,” “Old Yorktown and Its History”

Folder 2
Horner Family History

Folder 3
Horner Reunion

Folder 4
Roy R. Horner – Internal Revenue Service, IRS

Folder 5
Roy R. Horner – Morrisville, PA Property (Correspondences and Receipts), Sketches and Blueprints, Notes

Folder 6
Roy R. Horner – Sanitary Dairy Company – Correspondence with Sidney M. Morrison

Folder 7
Sanitary Mausoleum Company

Folder 8
Roy R. Horner – Union National Bank

Folder 9
Papers between Roy R. Horner and lawyers Watson, Coit, Morse, and Grindle; “Artificial Stone” Patent

Folder 10
Riverside Development Company – Tax Information

Folder 11
Settlement of Edward R. Davis Estate; Deed between Roy R. Horner and Maude Carney

Folder 12
Charles A. Rhodes – Letters and Telegrams; Land deal at Yakima, Washington

Folder 13
Davis-Horner Company – Deposit Slips (1920’s-1940’s); Notes; Receipts

Folder 14
Riverside Development Company – Federal, State, City, County Tax Returns and Receipts

Folder 15
West Union Grocery Account Books

Folder 16
Letters with envelopes of Roy R. Horner, West Union Grocery Company, and William McLane; West Union Grocery Company Legal Papers; Mary V. Horner Legal Matters; Notes

Folder 17
West Union Grocery Company – Cashed Checks, Deposit Slips, Accounts with Colombian Carbon Company, Receipts, Notes

Folder 18
West Union Grocery Company – Deeds, Leases, Management Correspondences, Mary Horner Estate, Gaylord Estate, Tax Documents, Notes

Folder 19
West Union Grocery Company – Union National Bank Documents, Cashed Checks, Deposit Slips

Folder 20
Hartland Improvement Company – Deeds, Abstract of Title
Robert R. Davis – Business Correspondences and Notes
Davis-Horner Company – Savings Bonds and Resolutions, Deeds

Folder 21
Horner Genealogical information

Folder 22
Horner Family History – Certificates, map, Sons of the American Revolution, Genealogy

Folder 23
Erasmus Rhodes – Property Map (Horner Property)

Folder 24
“The Penn Mutual’s Lineage History” pamphlet

Folder 25
Roy Family History, Horner-Gaylord Office Memo, Davis Receipt (1970), Credit Rate Update Notice (E.R. Davis)


Box 5

Ledger Books:
March 28, 1927-October 3, 1929
April 21, 1926-March 26, 1927
June 3, 1925-April 21, 1926
June 12, 1923-December 29, 1924
July 12, 1922-December 1, 1925
December 7, 1925-November 21, 1928
July 17, 1923-February 2, 1932
November 24, 1928-July 17, 1930
December 14, 1929-May 16, 1931
May 16, 1931-June 25, 1932
April 14, 1923-August 1, 1924
May 3, 1928-September 10, 1929
July 8, 1927-May 3, 1928
March 20, 1926-July 5, 1927
December 8, 1923-May 4, 1925
May 5, 1925-March 13, 1926
May 14, 1926-April 30, 1927
May 2, 1927-July 3, 1928
July 5, 1928-May 24, 1930
August 1, 1924-May 10, 1926


Box 6

Folder 1
Instructions for preparing 1967 West Virginia income tax returns

Folder 2
Pine Grove Manufacturing Land and Improvement Company – minutes from stockholders’ and directors’ meetings, 1934

Folder 3
Riverside Development Company – minutes from stockholders’ and directors’ meetings, 1934-1937

Folder 4
Certificate of Incorporation, blank

Folder 5
Inventory Data, 1954-1957

Folder 6
Horner-Gaylord Company – 1930 Distribution of Cost Study by P.H. Phillips; letters; notes

Folder 7
Horner Gaylord Company – Roy R. Horner – Special Reports, 1928-1936

Folder 8
Robert R. Davis – Expense Account, 1953-1955

Folder 9
Horner-Gaylord Company – Group Hospitalization and Surgical, 1950-1954

Folder 10
Notices of annual meetings of stockholders, 1944-1950

Folder 11
Stealey Heights Land Company – meeting minutes, 1934

Folder 12
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly chart of accounts, 1931

Folder 13
Horner-Gaylord Company – Balance Sheets, 1929

Folder 14
Horner-Gaylord Company – Balance Sheets, 1930

Folder 15
Horner-Gaylord Company – Balance Sheets, 1931

Folder 16
Horner-Gaylord Company – Balance Sheets, 1932

Folder 17
Horner-Gaylord Company – Directors’ meetings; commissions; miscellaneous; 1955-1956

Folder 18
United Trading Stamp Corporation, 1955

Folder 19
Ledger Notes

Folder 20
Horner-Gaylord Company – Sales Accounts, 1954-1955

Folder 21
Horner-Gaylord Company – Food order forms

Folder 22
Standard Oil Company of Indiana

Folder 23
American Telephone and Telegraph

Folder 24
American Sheet Glass Company – Clarksburg Glass Company – Reorganization plan

Folder 25
Clarksburg, WV – Street Map, 1948

Folder 26
Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan district street map, 1939

Folder 27
Horner-Gaylord Company – Ledger Notes

Folder 28
Horner-Gaylord Company – activity, 1955-1959

Folder 29
Horner-Gaylord Company – Assets and Liabilities 1957-1958; notes; correspondences

Folder 30
Horner-Gaylord Company – Stocks; correspondences; notes; White Truck Company


Box 7

Folder 1
Proposals and Specifications for drilling wells; Valley Falls Coke Company Coupons

Folder 2
Riverside Development Company – telephone line letter; Roanoke, WV

Folder 3
Roy R. Horner – Union National Bank – Stockholder’s receipt and check

Folder 4
Horner – Valley Falls Coal and Coke Company – Hertford Gas Company – Stock certificate

Folder 5
Watson – Stalnaker – Horner – deeds

Folder 6
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – leases for oil and gas; gas purchase contracts

Folder 7
George Davis and T. Minter Lawson – Hope Natural Gas Company

Folder 8
George Davis and T. Minter Lawson – West Fork Oil and Gas Company – Legal Documents

Folder 9
Roy R. Horner – Contents of an envelope pertaining to drilling; notes; receipts

Folder 10
Roy R. Horner – Union National Bank Account Statement, Oil Well Supply Co. gas well advertisement, receipts, check stubs

Folder 11
Mary V. Horner – Drilling Contracts

Folder 12
Horner – Drilling documents and notes

Folder 13
T. Minter Lawson – legal contracts, agreements, deeds, etc.

Folder 14
Hope Natural Gas Company and Horner-Gaylord Company – legal agreements and deeds

Folder 15
Roy R. Horner – Legal contracts, deeds, agreements, leases, etc. with Stalnaker

Folder 16
Horner-Gaylord Company – Record of Lots etc. – Hartland, Stealey Heights, Pine Grove, and Riverside Part 6

Folder 17
Horner-Gaylord Company – Record of Lots etc. – Hartland, Stealey Heights, Pine Grove, and Riverside Part 5

Folder 18
Horner-Gaylord Company – Record of Lots etc. – Hartland, Stealey Heights, Pine Grove, and Riverside Part 4

Folder 19
Horner-Gaylord Company – Record of Lots etc. – Hartland, Stealey Heights, Pine Grove, and Riverside Part 3

Folder 20
Horner-Gaylord Company – Record of Lots etc. – Hartland, Stealey Heights, Pine Grove, and Riverside Part 2

Folder 21
Horner-Gaylord Company – Record of Lots etc. – Hartland, Stealey Heights, Pine Grove, and Riverside Part 1

Folder 22
Upper Monongahela Valley Association – Newspaper Clippings

Folder 23
State Road Commission – Newspaper Clippings

Folder 24
Roy R. Horner – assorted notes with original envelope (oil and natural gas)


Box 8

Folder 1
Robert R. Davis – Receipts – City Fees, Taxes 1932-1982, Notes, Assessor’s Letters

Folder 2
Robert R. Davis – Tax Receipts 1

Folder 3
Robert R. Davis – Tax Receipts 2

Folder 4
Robert R. Davis – Tax Receipts 3

Folder 5
Envelope No. 7 – Part 1

Folder 6
Envelope No. 7 – Part 5

Folder 7
Envelope No. 7 – Part 4

Folder 8
Envelope No. 7 – Part 3

Folder 9
Envelope No. 7 – Part 2

Folder 10
Life Insurance Receipts Envelope – Sleeve 4

Folder 11
Life Insurance Receipts Envelope – Sleeve 3

Folder 12
Life Insurance Receipts Envelope – Sleeve 2

Folder 13
Life Insurance Receipts Envelope – Sleeve 1

Folder 14
Davis – Life Insurance Letters

Folder 15
Envelope No. 1 – County and City Taxes, supported by 20 canceled checks, Amount of $4,527.31

Folder 16
Envelope No. 12

Folder 17
Envelope No. 13

Folder 18
Envelope No. 11

Folder 19
Envelope No. 6

Folder 20
Envelope No. 5

Folder 21
Envelope No. 10

Folder 22
Envelope No. 9

Folder 23
Envelope No. 8

Folder 24
Envelope No. 3

Folder 25
Envelope No. 4

Folder 26
Envelope No. 2

Folder 27
Robert R. Davis – Records from Traveler’s Checks; Birthday Card; Preston County Club Button


Box 9

Folder 1
Dan and Broad Street, Inc. Reports – Browning’s Inc.; Blue Bird Stores

Folder 2
Horner-Gaylord Company – “Report of Examination and Supplementary Data” booklet

Folder 3
Horner-Gaylord Company – Hunsaker correspondence and notes

Folder 4
Horner-Gaylord Company and Clover Farm Stores – Data 1

Folder 5
Horner-Gaylord Company and Clover Farm Stores – Data 2

Folder 6
Horner-Gaylord Company and Clover Farm Stores – Data 3 (newspapers)

Folder 7
Horner-Gaylord Company and Clover Farm Stores – Letters and notes 1

Folder 8
Horner-Gaylord Company and Clover Farm Stores – Letters and Notes 2

Folder 9
Robert R. Davis (Horner-Gaylord Company) – Clover Farm Stores Corporation Correspondences

Folder 10
Horner-Gaylord Company – Thornhill Clover Farm Store

Folder 11
West Union Grocery Company – West Union Bank

Folder 12
West Union Grocery Company – Douglas P. Farr

Folder 13
West Union Grocery Company – John Burkhammer Gas Well

Folder 14
West Union Grocery Company – Income tax returns and notes

Folder 15
West Union Grocery Company – Dissolution

Folder 16
West Union Grocery Company – Federal and State taxes

Folder 17
West Union Grocery Company Correspondences

Folder 18
Horner-Gaylord Company – Accounts receivable – December 1939

Folder 19
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1940; notes

Folder 20
Horner-Gaylord Company – Statistics from managers’ stores – June 1941

Folder 21
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1941

Folder 22
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1942

Folder 23
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1943

Folder 24
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1944

Folder 25
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1945

Folder 26
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1946

Folder 27
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1948

Folder 28
West Union Grocery Company – Union National Bank statements and book

Folder 29
Horner-Gaylord Company – letters and notes for deals with Craft in Morgantown, WV and Nutter in Fairmont, WV

Folder 30
Piedmont Grocery Company Financial statements; letters to William T. Nutter; North Central Builders Supply Company Memo

Folder 31
Various Grocery Company Notes

Folder 32
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1933

Folder 33
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1934

Folder 34
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1935

Folder 35
Horner-Gaylord Company – Estimated liquidating assets based on balance sheet as of January 1, 1936

Folder 36
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1936

Folder 37
Horner-Gaylord Company – Accounts receivable – June 1937

Folder 38
Unidentified Note

Folder 39
Letter from Horner-Gaylord Company to Robert Davis; note

Folder 40
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1937

Folder 41
Resolution Regarding the death of Roy Rhodes Horner

Folder 42
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1938

Folder 43
Horner-Gaylord Company – Accounts Receivable – December 1938

Folder 44
Horner-Gaylord Company – Monthly Balance Sheets – January-December 1939

Folder 45
Horner-Gaylord Company – notes

Folder 46
Horner-Gaylord Company – December 1951 – assets and liabilities sheet; notes

Folder 47
Horner-Gaylord Company – December 1950 Assets and liabilities sheet; notes


Box 10

Folder 1
Riverside Development Company – Deeds and other legal documents

Folder 2
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – Letter with enclosed newspaper and other documents

Folder 3
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – Tax information; Riverside and North property

Folder 4
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – correspondences

Folder 5
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – notes to accompany checks (in a separate box)

Folder 6
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – Deeds and Legal agreements

Folder 7
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – financial and tax information; notes

Folder 8
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – tax information

Folder 9
Pine Grove Land Improvement Company – federal, state, county, and city tax returns and receipts

Folder 10
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – Mary V. Horner gas lease

Folder 11
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – partnership tax returns

Folder 12
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – financial statements – drilling accounts and notes

Folder 13
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – financial statements – Lawson and Davis gas well

Folder 14
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – financial statements – assorted notes and receipts

Folder 15
Memorandum agreement between Roy R. Horner and Charles A. Rhodes and wife – “Re: Operation Gas Lease”

Folder 16
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – tax receipts

Folder 17
Davis-Horner Company – Lawson – Davis well

Folder 18
Davis-Horner Company – Pittsburgh and West Virginia Gas Company – Lawson Davis well

Folder 19
Davis-Horner Company – Hope Natural Gas Company – Lawson Davis well

Folder 20
Davis-Horner Company – Silas Ash lease (Lawson Davis well)

Folder 21
Davis-Horner Company – Lawson Davis gas well – notes

Folder 22
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – Nellie B. Watson gas lease

Folder 23
Roy R. and Lynn S. Horner – Lawson and Davis gas lease

Folder 24
Hartland Improvement Company – claim of E.A. Barte bank assessment, Belington, WV

Folder 25
Hartland Improvement Company – Tax documentation and notes

Folder 26
Hartland Improvement Company – Various documents and correspondences

Folder 27
Hartland Improvement Company – Charles B. Alexander

Folder 28
Hartland Improvement Company – Fuel City Box Company notes

Folder 29
Hartland Improvement Company – attorneys Steptoe and Johnson

Folder 30
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – Roy R. Horner trustee – tax data

Folder 31
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – Correspondences (Roy R. Horner trustee)

Folder 32
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – Roy R. Horner trustee – accounts and finances

Folder 33
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – Roy R. Horner trustee – property memorandums

Folder 34
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – Roy R. Horner trustee – deeds

Folder 35
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – labor and supplies

Folder 36
Fittro Heirs Gas Lease Hold – gas sales

Folder 37
Edward R. Davis, ET. AL. – data on Deison property

Folder 38
Edward R. Davis, ET. AL. – Mountain Lake Park property

Folder 39
United Gas Improvement Company – letter to Allan C. Griffith (stocks)

Folder 40
United Gas Improvement Company – letter to stockholders – December 22, 1942

Folder 41
Hartland Improvement Company – liquidation

Folder 42
Hartland Improvement Company – federal, state, county, and city tax returns and receipts

Folder 43
Edward R. Davis, ET AL – Monticello and Main Street Property – paving and sidewalk assessment, 1926-1932

Folder 44
Edward R. Davis, ET AL – Monticello and Main Street Property – financial statements, 1929-1939

Folder 45
E.R. Davis Estate – John W. Carpenter Property

Folder 46
Riverside Development Company – Financial documents, receipts, information, and notes

Folder 47
Riverside Development Company – correspondences

Folder 48
Stealey Heights – financial documents, notes, and correspondences

Folder 49
Stealey Heights – Heights Company – correspondences and notes

Folder 50
Stealey Heights Company – Heights Company – Deeds with other legal documents and certificates


Box 11

Folder 1
B.H. Maulsby Papers

Folder 2
West Union Grocery Company – Business Correspondences from late 1920’s to early 1930’s

Folder 3
West Union Grocery Company – general business operations; correspondences and documents from early 1930’s; tire advertisement

Folder 4
West Union Grocery Company - general correspondences from 1920’s to 1930’s; notes

Folder 5
West Union Grocery Company – Paid bills with associated notes and correspondences

Folder 6
West Union Grocery Company – Monthly financial statements (previously bound)

Folder 7
West Union Grocery Company – (formerly) bound financial statements

Folder 8
West Union Grocery Company – Advertisements

Folder 9
West Union Grocery Company – notes on inventory, customers; correspondences; stockholder meeting

Folder 10
West Union Grocery Company – customer information

Folder 11
West Union Grocery Company – Financial statements and notes

Folder 12
West Union Grocery Company – Financial statements separated by mailing envelope; audit report booklet with enclosed letter

Folder 13
West Union Grocery Company – Roy Horner – Special stockholders meeting and associated documents

Folder 14
West Union Grocery Company – judgement against J.B. Smith Store Company of Shirley, WV

Folder 15
West Union Grocery Company – Roy Horner correspondences with Olin C. Carter, Fred Underwood, and other Underwood family members – Lawsuit against Underwood J.B. Smith Store Company – J.W. Dark

Folder 16
Charles A. Horner Estate – settlement; distribution; estate taxes; partial settlements; income; notes; receipts; correspondences

Folder 17
Estate of Charles A. Horner – correspondences with attorneys Phillip Steptoe and Louis Johnson

Folder 18
Estate of Charles A. Horner – finances, assets, records, and taxes from 1921-1923; administered by Roy Horner

Folder 19
Charles A. Horner – Income Tax Returns 1913-1914; Estate of E.R. Davis

Folder 20
Charles A. Horner – income tax and correspondence 1916-1917

Folder 21
Charles A. Horner – individual income tax returns 1917-1918; letter with data from finances with E.R. Davis

Folder 22
Mary V. Horner – individual income tax 1919-1920; letter with Charles A. Horner financial notes

Folder 23
Charles A. Horner – individual income tax returns 1920-1923; mail tracer


Box 12

Folder 1
Davis Family History – letter

Folder 2
Davis Family History – Letter from G. Arnold to Jacob Hevener – Pendleton County, (W)VA – Weston, Lewis County, (W)VA – 1844

Folder 3
Davis Family History – Letter from Brewer to Erasmus Rhodes – Rockingham County, VA – 1872

Folder 4
Davis Family History – Rhodes, J.E. Brewer, Catherine ? – Rockingham County, VA – Harrisonburg, VA – letter – 1866

Folder 5
Davis Family History – Jacob Hevener – Hevener’s Store – Highland County, VA – 1866

Folder 6
Davis Family History – Olive Rhodes – Legal Agreement – railroad – Lewis County – Roanoke, WV

Folder 7
Letters from W.S. Horner to Charles Horner – both from 1888 – found in same envelope (also included)

Folder 8
Letter from Charles Horner to his brother, W.S. Horner – 1889

Folder 9
Letter to Charles Horner to his brother, John Horner

Folder 10
Letter from Charles Horner to his brother, J.A. Horner – 1874

Folder 11
Letter from Mary Horner to Charles Horner

Folder 12
Rhodes nineteenth century genealogy

Folder 13
Letter from Mary Horner to Charles Horner – cloth included with letter in envelope – cloth and envelope also in folder

Folder 14
Letter to Charles Horner from his brother – 1889

Folder 15
Letter to Charles A. Horner from his cousin, George E. Kayser – 1888

Folder 16
Letter to Charles A. Horner from Mary Horner

Folder 17
Letter to Charles A. Horner from Mary Horner – 1889

Folder 18
Davis Family History – Letter to Charles A. Horner from J.M. Horner – Dayton, WV – Weston, WV – 1889 – Envelope included

Folder 19
Davis Family History – Letter to Charles A. Horner from his brother – Roanoke, WV – 1888 – envelope included

Folder 20
Davis Family History – Letter from John S. Horner to his niece – 1879

Folder 21
Roy R. Horner – Southern States Cooperative shareholder documentation

Folder 22
Charles A. Horner – deed – lot purchased in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clarksburg, WV from the trustees of Adelphia Lodge #8 I.O.O.F. – 1907

Folder 23
Davis Family History – letters from Hevener to Erasmus Rhodes – Hevener’s Store – Weston, WV – 1866, 1867 – Envelope of arrival included

Folder 24
Davis Family History – Rhodes family history narratives – letter – newspaper clipping – arrival envelope included

Folder 25
Davis Family History – Civil War amnesty oath – Erasmus Rhodes

Folder 26
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – Civil War – Confederate Currency – Virginia county currency

Folder 27
Davis Family History – letter from Eva (Swaney) to her brother, Erasmus Rhodes – Nokomis, IL – 1891

Folder 28
Davis Family History – letter from Eva (Swaney) to her brother, Erasmus Rhodes – Nokomis, IL

Folder 29
Davis Family History – land survey – G. Arnold – Erasmus Rhodes – nearby envelope included

Folder 30
Davis Family History – Letter from William Sweney (Swaney) to his brother-in-law, Erasmus Rhodes – Roanoke, WV – Highland County, VA – 1883 – envelope included

Folder 31
Davis Family History – Letter from Eva (Swaney) to Erasmus Rhodes – Roanoke, WV – Nokomis, IL – 1890 – envelope included

Folder 32
Davis Family History – letter from Eva (Swaney) to Erasmus Rhodes – Roanoke, WV – Nokomis, IL – 1894 – Envelope included

Folder 33
Davis Family History - Davis Family History – letter from Eva (Swaney) to Erasmus Rhodes – Roanoke, Lewis County, WV – Nokomis, IL – 1892 – envelope included

Folder 34
Davis Family History – letter from unknown to Eva (Swaney) – Keezletown, VA – 1891

Folder 35
Davis Family History – letter from G. Brewer to his sister, Eva (Swaney) – Keezletown, VA – 1891

Folder 36
Davis Family History – letter from Eva Swaney to her brothers and sisters (Erasmus Rhodes) – Nokomis, IL – 1890

Folder 37
Davis Family History – letter to Jacob Hevener – Hevener’s Store – Pendleton County, (W)VA – 1844

Folder 38
Davis Family History – letter to Erasmus Rhodes from his sister, Eva (Swaney) – Roanoke, Weston County, WV – 1892 – Envelope inside

Folder 39
Davis Family History – ? Arnold – letter – Weston, (W)VA – 1844

Folder 40
Davis Family History – John Mitchel, David Smith – Lewis County, Weston, (W)VA – Promissory note, letter – 1826, 1825

Folder 41
Davis Family History – Rhodes – Rockingham County, VA – Letter – 1868

Folder 42
Davis Family History – Rhodes – Rockingham County, VA – letter – 1858

Folder 43
Davis Family History – letter – Weston, WV – Rockingham, VA – 1859 – envelope found nearby included in folder

Folder 44
Davis Family History – Jacob Hevener – West Fork River Survey Map – 241 Acres

Folder 45
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – Handwritten promissory note – 1869

Folder 46
Davis Family History – Jacob Hevener – Hevener’s Store – Highlands County – letter – 1866

Folder 47
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – Promissory note – Weston, WV – First Exchange Bank of Weston – 1871

Folder 48
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – handwritten promissory note – 1847

Folder 49
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – promissory note – Weston, WV – First Exchange Bank of Weston – 1872

Folder – 50
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – Promissory note – Weston, WV – 1869

Folder 51
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – promissory note – Weston, WV – National Exchange Bank of Weston – 1872

Folder 52
Davis Family History – promissory note – Weston, WV – Virginia Commonwealth seal – 1869 – Erasmus Rhodes

Folder 53
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – Weston, WV – promissory note of $250 for National Exchange Bank of Weston – 1871

Folder 54
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – various letters addressed to him – envelope included

Folder 55
Davis Family History – two unknown photographs: a bearded man and a small child – fringed cloth – craftwork – envelope in which items were found

Folder 56
Davis Family History – tobacco advertisement – Day and Night Tobacco Company – Red Light Mixture

Folder 57
Davis Family History – L? Hevener – unknown artifact – embroidered, damaged

Folder 58
Davis Family History – Jacob Hevener – letter – Highlands County, VA

Folder 59
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – gold bullion purchase receipt – 1852

Folder 60
Davis Family History – letter – from Jacob Hevener to his daughter and son-in-law (Erasmus Rhodes)

Folder 61
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – deed to land in the West Fork River area – 1859

Folder 62
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – deed copy – Lewis County – West Fork River – 1880

Folder 63
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – deed – Lewis County - 1882

Folder 64
Davis Family History – Jacob Heavener – deed – Lewis County – 1845

Folder 65
Davis Family History – Mary Rhodes – deed copy – 1855

Folder 66
Davis Family History – Jacob Heavener – deed – land in the West Fork River Area

Folder 67
Davis Family History – deed – George Arnold – land near the West Fork River – 1845

Folder 68
Davis Family History – I. Hevener Jr. – Survey map – Lewis County – 396 acres

Folder 69
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – survey map of West Fork River lands – 428 acres – 1870

Folder 70
Davis Family History – Erasmus Rhodes – deed to land in the West Fork River area – 1860

Folder 71
Davis Family History – land grant to James Anderson and Samuel Hanway – 1,000 acres – 1787

Folder 72
Garnett H. Davis – statement of transactions; notes

Folder 73
Robert R. Davis – business cards – West Virginia Department of Commerce Travel Development Division, arts and crafts survey – August 1962

Folder 74
Robert R. Davis – Penn Alps, Inc.

Folder 75
Robert R. Davis – Council of the Alleghenies – Folder 1

Folder 76
Robert R. Davis – Canceled note from Trust Department funds

Folder 77
Robert R. Davis – Council of the Alleghenies – Folder 2

Folder 78
Robert R. Davis – The Springs Historical Society, East and West

Folder 79
Travel Update letter from Pat

Folder 80
Robert R. Davis – Letter from Green Park Hotel

Folder 81
Horner–Gaylord Company newspaper article – Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram – August 18, 1985

Folder 82
Robert R. Davis – letter from Hotel Royal Danieli and New Danieli Excelcior, Venice

Folder 83
Robert R. Davis – Received “Thank You” card

Folder 84
Robert R. Davis – Garrett County Historic Sites Report

Folder 85
Clover Farm Stores – Assorted Financial Notes

Folder 86
Robert R. Davis – Reordered Check – Bankers Lithographing Company

Folder 87
The Weston Independent – January 19, 1966 – Addressed to C. Burke Morris

Folder 88
Harriet Wardlaw Davis – Bank account Summaries – Checks separate (Special Box ?/12.1)

Folder 89
William O’Harrow Matter – Stone, Chalfant, and McCandless: Attorneys at Law – Correspondence

Folder 90
William O’Harrow Matter – H.S. Stewart Correspondence – 1916 and 1917

Folder 91
Charles A. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – H.S. Stewart Correspondence

Folder 92
William O’Harrow Matter – Legal Documents

Folder 93
Charles A. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – Neal Brothers Correspondence

Folder 94
Charles A. Horner – William O’Harrow Matter – W.E. Haymond Correspondences – 1919

Folder 95
Charles A. Horner – William O’Harrow Matter - William O’Harrow Correspondences

Folder 96
R.R. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – Contents of an envelope marked as “Miscellaneous Matters Related to the Mr. O’Harrow Business”

Folder 97
Charles A. Horner – William O’Harrow Matter – W.E. Haymond Correspondences – 1922

Folder 98
Charles A. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – W.E. Haymond Correspondence – 1915

Folder 99
Charles A. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – W.E. Haymond Correspondence – 1921

Folder 100
Charles A. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – John Hyer Correspondence

Folder 101
Charles A. Horner - William O’Harrow Matter – County Clerk Correspondence


Box 13 – Small Books

1924 Planner

1925 Planner

1925 Planner

Dellbridge Amortization Tables

E.R. Davis & Co. Inc. – Union National Bank – Bank Book – 1930-1935

Davis-Horner Company – Cow Pasture Graselli – Financial Notebook

Davis-Horner Company – Financial Notebook

Horner – Lawyer’s Diary – Notes – 1922

Bank Book – 1927-1931

Bank Book – 1926-1927

Bank Book – 1922-1924

Bank Book – 1934-1935

Bank Book – 1931-1933

Bank Book – 1932-1935 – Notes

Bank Book – 1924-1926

Nashaugton Gas Company – Cash Book

Hartland Improvement Company – Ledger Book

Horner-Gaylord Company – Audit/Financial Statements and Information – individual books ranging from 1928-1958

Finance Notepad “5”

Invoice – October 31, 1927

“The Trust, the Trusted, and the Trust” – A report by the Trust Department of the First National Bank of Chicago

“Clover Farm Warehouse Manual”

“Soil Survey: Preston County, West Virginia” – United States Department of Agriculture


Box 14

Check Books:
November 10, 1968 – May 7, 1969
October 9, 1956 – April 22, 1957
September 7, 1959 – April 20, 1960
January 9, 1959 – August 10, 1959
November 22, 1960 – June 12, 1961
April 22, 1957 – November 29, 1957
June 23, 1958 – January 9, 1959
November 29, 1957 – June 12, 1958
January 7, 19XX – August 8, 19XX
September 24, 1955 – March 12, 1956
June 15, 1961 – January 10, 1962
August 8, 1963 – February 19, 1964
January 10, 1962 – July 13, 1962
July 17, 1962 – January 7, 1963
April 20, 1960 – November 19, 1960
September 7, 1973 – March 6, 1974
May 8, 1968 – November 10, 1968
May 7, 1969 – November 12, 1969
February 7, 1973 – September 7, 1973
March 12, 1975 – August 27, 1975
August 28, 1975 – March 24, 1976
May 28, 1971 – December 10, 1971
July 31, 1972 – February 7, 1973
December 14, 1971 – July 27, 1972
November 9, 1970 – May 28, 1971
March 6, 19XX – September 18, 19XX
November 12, 1969 – May 7, 1970
May 11, 1970 – November 9, 1970
September 19, 1974 – March 6, 1975
August 11, 19XX – September 3, 19XX

Folders:

Cassleman Chronicle – Volumes I-VI – Assorted

Journal of the Alleghenies – Volumes I-IV – Assorted

Pamphlet – “The Alleghenies, Their Cultural Potential: Steps Toward Its Realization” – The First Annual Cultural Conference of the Council of the Alleghenies, Inc. – Frostburg State College – Frostburg, Maryland – April 11, 1964


Other Colllection Groupings


Oversized Items Folder

Hartland Improvement Company – Map of Clarksburg – 1910 – other documents attached

Acre Tracts Lot Map – Poplar St., Plainfield Ave., Smithfield Ave., Bridgeport Ave., Woodland Ave.

Map – Fraternal Memoir Park – Clarksburg, WV – October 1928

Map – Riverside – Clarksburg, WV

Davis-Horner Company – Map – Graselli Addition to Clarksburg, WV – 1904
+Duplicate with markings (fragile)

Roy Rhodes Horner – Consulate of the United States of America certificate – free passage through Cape Town Colony, Africa

Pamphlet – “Encouraging Mountain Crafts and Talents”

Huntington – geological map – 1957, 1961

Map – Maryland – geological formations – 1933

Map – Maryland – surface elevations – 1935

Maryland Geological Society – Map – Agricultural Soils – 1927 (fragile) – Garrett County

Maryland Geological Society – Cloth Map – Agricultural Soils – 1902 – Garrett County

Map of small tracts of land in Clarksburg, WV – West Fork River – January 19, 1937 – C.C. Fittro, C.E.

“Union National Bank’s Annual Statement to Shareholders Most Gratifying” x2

Clover Farm Stores – building blueprint with attached documents

Valley Falls Coke Company – First Mortgage Coupon Bonds - $25.00 increments – x4

Union Grocery Company – Certificate of Incorporation – October 16, 1901

Map showing the location of Main Street Crossing – West Union, WV – Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, Monongah Division, Parkersburg Branch – May 15, 1924

West Union Grocery Company – Sale to T.F. Moats and Son – Moats family plans for remodeling

“Map of proposed corporate limits of Anmoore embracing Graselli Addition to East Clarksburg, W.VA.” – August 1950 – Horner Brothers Engineers

Map of Randle Highlands, D.C. – Barker Addition – no year given (estimated 1930’s or earlier)

Davis-Horner Company – Certificate of Incorporation – December 28, 1903

Map of D.C. – Date Unknown

The Exponent – Clarksburg, WV newspaper – February 22, 1941 – “Paving Ordinance” article

Map of Randle Highlands – Washington, D.C. – date unknown


Loose Books

Davis-Horner Company – Minutes and Incorporation Book – 1904-1905

Davis-Horner Company – Stocks Certificate Book – 1904-1934

Riverside Development Company and Hartland Improvement Company – Stocks Certificate Book

West Union Grocery Company – Stocks Certificate Book

West Union Grocery Company – Stocks Certificate Book (2)

West Union Grocery Company – Stocks Certificate Book (3) – Note, Correspondences Inside

West Union Grocery Company – Stocks Certificate Book (4) – Letter with Envelope inside

Davis-Horner Company – Cash and Ledger Book No. 7

Davis-Horner Company – Cash and Ledger Book No. 1

E.R. Davis – Unspecified Finance Book – 1844-1847

“Book No. 5 – For 1877”

Finance Book – 1898-1908

E.R. Davis & Co. Inc. – Minute Record – 1925-1934

Davis-Horner Company – Ledger No. 3

Davis-Horner Company – Cash Book No. 3

West Union Grocery Company – Meeting Minutes

Horner Family Reunion – Guest Registry

Inventory Book – 1928


Box Special 1 (7.1)
Assorted check stubs, bank books, and financial records

Box Special 2 (8.1)
Assorted Checks, bank books, receipts, etc.

Box Special 3 (8.2)
Assorted Checks, bank books, receipts, etc.

Box Special 4 (12.1)
Harriet Wardlaw Davis Checks

Box Special 5
Miscellaneous Photographs

Box Special 6
Miscellaneous E.R. Davis ET AL Checks


Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History