Papers, 1868-1921, bulk 1879-1913.


Papers, 1868-1921, bulk 1879-1913.

The collection includes personal and business papers of Delavan Smith. The papers include records of the "Indianapolis News" and other interests including the American Corporation for Investors, the Cass Cigar Manufacturing Company, the Cox Multi-Mailer Company, the Oliver Typewriter Company, the Regugio Syndicate, and the Securities Corporation Limited. Other papers concern Smith's philanthropic activities. Correspondence includes letters between Smith and his father, and friends, including Charles W. Fairbanks, Hilton U. Brown, Jacob Piatt Dunn, Cyrus and Medill McCormick, and Louis F. Swift. Also included are William Henry Smith's papers relating to the Western Associated Press, the national Republican Party, and local politics. Photographs consist of portraits of family and friends.

31 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 box of photographs, 2 boxes of OVA photographs, 1 box of OVB photographs, 2 OVC graphics.

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