Papers of C. Bascom Slemp [manuscript], 1866-1944.

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Slemp, C. Bascom (Campbell Bascom), 1870-1943. Papers of C. Bascom Slemp [manuscript], 1866-1944.

Papers of C. Bascom Slemp [manuscript], 1866-1944.

The collection contains correspondence and other legal, political, financial, and personal papers of C. Bascom Slemp. The majority of the papers deal with Slemp's involvement in coal companies and the economic development of southwest Virginia and Kentucky. There is also considerable material on Virginia politics, patronage, the Republican Party from the mid 1920s to 1940, genealogy, local history, and the founding of the Southwest Museum (Big Stone Gap, Va.). Correspondents--many of them major state and national political figures of the day--include Alben W. Barkley, John W. Bricker, James F. Byrnes, Arthur Capper, Thomas T. Connally, Calvin Coolidge, Frank Crowther, Joseph L. Crupper, Clarence S. Darrow, Simeon D. Fess, Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, Carter Glass, Charles A. Halleck, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Charles E. Hughes, Cordell Hull, Alfred M. Landon, George C. Marshall, Waler H. Newton, John J. Parker, John Paul, George C. Peery, Claude D. Pepper, Thomas W. Phillips, John G. Pollard, Absalom W. Robertson, John M. Robinson, Theodore Roosevelt, Daniel C. Roper, Flemon D. Sampson, Joseph C. Shaffer, Hugh I. Shott, William H. Taft, Elbert L. Trinkle, Joseph P. Tumulty, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., Henry A. Wallace, Wallace H. White, and Jennings C. Wise. Corporate correspondents include the Cosmopolitan Shipping Corporation (New York, N.Y.), the Elkhorn Jr. Coal Company (Millstone, Ky.), Gibson Oil Corporation (Amarillo, Texas), and Elkhorn Collieries, Rich Vein Coal Company, and Roberta Coal Company (all of Cincinnati, Ohio). Clarence Darrow letters are in box 66, in the file labeled "Financial & Legal Correspondence - Re: Pensacola Fee matter."

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