Davis, J. C. Bancroft, 1822-1907

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Jurist, diplomat, journalist, and court reporter.

From the description of J.C. Bancroft Davis papers, 1849-1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982285

Biographical Note

  • 1822, Dec. 29: Born, Worcester, Mass.
  • 1844: Admitted to Massachusetts bar
  • 1847: A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. Published Massachusetts Justice. Worcester: W. Lazell
  • circa 1845: Began law practice, New York, N.Y.
  • 1849 - 1852 : Secretary, United States legation, London, England
  • 1854 - 1861 : Practiced law, New York, N.Y. American correspondent, London Times
  • 1857: Married Frederica Gore King
  • 1868: Elected to New York state legislature
  • 1869 - 1871 : Assistant secretary of state
  • 1871: American agent for Alabama claims, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal, Geneva, Switzerland Published The Case of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office
  • 1873 - 1874 : Assistant secretary of state
  • 1874 - 1877 : Minister to Germany
  • 1878 - 1883 : Judge, United States Court of Claims
  • 1883 - 1902 : Reporter, United States Supreme Court
  • 1893: Published Mr. Fish and the Alabama Claims. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
  • 1907, Dec. 27: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the J. C. Bancroft Davis Papers, 1849-1902, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Letters by and about Abbott Lawrence, 1831-1856. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters sent to Watson G. Haynes on the initiative to change regulations in the United States Navy, 1846-1852. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn W.R. Grace & Co. W.R. Grace & Co. records, 1828-1986, bulk 1861-1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. William Hepworth Dixon papers, 1842-1876. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf J. C. Bancroft Davis Papers, 1849-1902 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn E. B. Washburne Papers, 1829-1889, (bulk 1852-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Curtis" to "Devens". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Melville Weston Fuller Papers, 1794-1949, (bulk 1849-1910) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Earle, Pliny, 1809-1892. Papers, 1806-1897. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn J. C. Bancroft Davis Papers, 1849-1902 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rhees, Morgan J. (Morgan John), 1760-1804. Diaries and family papers, 1794-1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Morgan J. Rhees Papers, 1794-1968. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887. E. B. Washburne papers, 1829-1889 (bulk 1852-1882). Library of Congress
creatorOf Bemis, George, 1816-1878. Scrapbook on precedents of American neutrality, 1865-1868. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Horatio King papers, 1832-1906 (bulk 1857-1891). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephen Johnson Field Letters Addressed to Him, 1862-1896 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Morrison R. Waite Papers, 1818-1933, (bulk 1874-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Davis, J. C. Bancroft (John Chandler Bancroft), 1822-1907. J.C. Bancroft Davis papers, 1849-1902. Library of Congress
creatorOf Earle, Pliny, 1809-1892. Papers, 1806-1897. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. Papers, 1816-1890. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Horatio King Papers, 1832-1906, (bulk 1857-1891) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Allen, Mary Rivers,. Collection of letters and autographs, 1846-1881. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. Melville Weston Fuller papers, 1816-1967 (bulk 1875-1910). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. Melville Weston Fuller papers, 1794-1949 (bulk 1849-1910). Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Morrison R. Waite papers, 1818-1933 (bulk 1874-1888). Library of Congress
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891,. Hittell family papers, 1855-1916. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Allen, Mary Rivers, person
correspondedWith Appleton, Nathan, 1779-1861 person
associatedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. person
associatedWith Bemis, George, 1816-1878. person
associatedWith Davis, J. C. Bancroft (John Chandler Bancroft), 1822-1907 person
associatedWith Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. person
associatedWith Earle, Pliny, 1809-1892. person
correspondedWith Field, Stephen Johnson, 1816-1899 person
correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. person
correspondedWith Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Park, 1808-1893 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Haynes, Watson G., recipient. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith King, Horatio, 1811-1897. person
correspondedWith King, Horatio C. (Horatio Collins), 1837-1918 person
associatedWith Rhees, Morgan J. (Morgan John), 1760-1804. person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
correspondedWith Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. person
correspondedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887. person
associatedWith W.R. Grace & Co. corporateBody
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Central America
United States
Central America
Great Britain
United States
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Law reporters
Law reporters--United States
Foreign correspondents
Foreign correspondents--United States
Alabama claims
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Jurists
Journalists
Law reporters
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Birth 1822-12-29

Death 1907-12-27

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