Stevenson Family Papers,1902-1909

Collection Number: 356

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Stevenson family papers, 1902-1909.
Collection Number:
356
Creator:
Lewis G. Stevenson
Quantity:
.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Tax receipts, correspondence, rental agreements, receipted bills, financial statements, account book.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence and business and legal documents concerning the management of 1700 acres of Vermillion and Newton County, Indiana farms owned by W. O. Davis and Helen D. Stevenson, managed by Lewis G. Stevenson and others.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lewis G. Stevenson was the son of Adlai Ewing Stevenson, vice-president of the United States during Cleveland's second administration; Helen Davis, wife of Lewis G. Stevenson, was the daughter of W. O. Davis, proprietor of the Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Tax receipts, correspondence, rental agreements, receipted bills, financial statements, and an account book concerning the management of 1700 acres of Vermillion and Newton County, Indiana farms owned by W. O. Davis and Helen D. Stevenson, managed by Lewis G. Stevenson and others. Correspondence includes letters from tenants both to landlord and agent showing the problems of the tenant-landlord relationship; letters from Chicago commission merchants containing data on railroad rates, prices of grain and hogs on the Chicago market; letter and pamphlet from the Northern Iowa Land Co., including a list of farms for rent and rental rates; letter concerning assessment for construction of Lawler Ditch, and blueprint for its construction, in Newton County, Indiana.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Stevenson family.
Davis, W.O.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914.
Stevenson, Helen D.
Stevenson, Lewis G.
Lawler Ditch.
Northern Iowa Land Co.

Subjects:
Rent charges.
Agriculture--Accounting--Indiana.
Agriculture--Indiana--Vermillion County.
Agriculture--Indiana--Newton County.
Landlord and tenant--Indiana.
Agricultural markets--Indiana.
Farm management--Indiana.
Real property--Indiana.
Finance--Indiana.
Agricultural prices--Indiana.
Farm produce.

Places:
Indiana--Economic conditions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Account books.
Blueprints.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Stevenson family papers, #356. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Correspondence
Letters addressed to L.G. Stevenson and to Adlai E. Stevenson I (all letters addressed to L.G.S. except where indicated)
1907-1909
Box 1
July 29, 1907
Box 1
Sept. 21, 1907
Box 1
Sept. 23, 1907
Box 1
Nov. 6, 1907
Box 1
Nov. 12, 1907
Box 1
Nov. 26, 1907
Box 1
Dec. 15, 1907
Box 1
Dec. 20, 1907
Box 1
Dec. 21, 1907
Box 1
Dec. 23, 1907
Box 1
Dec. 26, 1907
Box 1
Feb. 14, 1908
Box 1
Mar. 9, 1908
Box 1
Mar. 20, 1908
Box 1
Mar. 20, 1908
Box 1
Apr. 28, 1908
Box 1
Apr. 30, 1908
Box 1
May 18, 1908
Box 1
June 1, 1908
Box 1
June 20, 1908
Box 1
June 30, 1908
Box 1
Nov. 16, 1908
Box 1
Jan. 20, 1909
Box 1
Feb. 10, 1909
Box 1
Mar. 12, 1909
Box 1
Mar. 14, 1909
Box 1
Mar. 20, 1909
Box 1
Mar. 20, 1909
Box 1
May 17, 1909
Box 1
May 18, 1909
Box 1
July 29, 1909
Box 1
Sept. 22, 1909
Box 1
Nov. 4, 1909
Box 1
Apr. 21, 1909 (Addressed to Adlai E. Stevenson I)
Business letters (rough drafts, carbon copies, or outgoing mail returned with endorsement of receipt) from Lewis or from Lewis and his family jointly
1907-1909
Box 1
Dec. 20, 1907
Box 1
Dec. 26, 1907
Box 1
Mar. 6, 1908
Box 1
Feb. 27, 1909
Box 1
Mar. 29, 1909?
Box 1
Apr. 6, 1909
Box 1
Apr. 10, 1909
Box 1
Undated letter on McLean County Coal Company letterhead
Box 1
Draft of a farming agreement
Jan. 1908