James J. Gordon Papers

Title

James J. Gordon Papers

Creator

Gordon, James J.

Identifier

MS100042

Date

19th century

Description

Business papers, letters from James J. Gordon, father of Alice Gordon Grayson, intimate friend of Edith Bolling Galt Wilson; includes 1 large box of photos .

Source

Grayson family

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Subject

Gordon, James J.
Railroad

Contributor

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Abstract

This collection stills needs a great deal of processing and description. Please consult staff about accessing the material for research.

Table Of Contents

Inventory: Major J.J. Gordon Collection

Box 1- Various Pictures
38 4x5 photos
1 hardback photo taken at Lauder Brothers (Dublin)
1 hardback photo taken at Plecker’s Studio (Lynchburg, VA.)
1 hardback photo taken by Baxter (Boston, Mass.)
2 hardback photos taken by Parker (El Paso, TX)
2 hardback photos taken in Brooklyn
2 hardback photos taken by Sarony’s (Union Square, NY)
1 hardback photo taken by Kirk (Newark, NJ)
1 hardback photo – unidentified photographer
1 hardback photo taken by Marshall (Centre Street, Newton.)
2 4x2.5 photos taken in Sparta Ill.
1 photo taken by E.B Core (Cincinatti)
17 Negative prints 3.25x4.25
18 3.25x4.25 photos
10 4x3 photos
8 5x4 photos
4 3.25x4.25 photos
3 5x5 photos-one labeled “Mt. Top Hotel, VA.”
13 5x4 photos in envelope
2 portraits from Dublin 2.5x4
1 unidentified portrait proof
1 portrait of “Annie” by the Swiss Studio (Sydney)
1 Address book with photos stuffed inside
-7 photos in front
-25 photos in back

1 envelope of photos
-29 4x3 photos
-6 4x3 photos between cardboard
-8 photos in folder (failed photos?)
-9 photos in folder

1 envelope of 2 photos
-1 negative print

13 Portraits
-Henry Irving
-Rev. T Dewitt Talma
-J.K. Emmet
-Mary Anderson
-Lillian Russel
-Ellen Terry
-“Three of a kind beat two pair”
-Louise
-Edwin Booth
-Christine Nillson
-Mrs. J.A. Garfield
-“Should Smile”

1 6x4 photo (people on horses)
1 photo printed on metal
4 portraits
-H.E. Lenlie Photographer 2.5x4
-The ideal (New York)
-Lafayette (Dublin)
-Richardson (Brooklyn) cropped into oval

7 frame-like photos
1 red framed photo of Mary at age 17 in 1898
1 rounded frame by Brooke Hughes in Cork.
1 portrait by The Elite Gallery (Maysville, CA.)
1 portrait of Alice Gordon
1 portrait of Sarah A. Gordon (niece to Major Gordon)
-handwritten note on back

1 portrait of unidentified man with white beard and bald head
1 copper frame with portrait
-some corrosion
-elaborate design on back

1 pictures of two males (1 clean shaven, 1 bearded)
-the back is blue and image is in poor condition

1 picture of T.H. Gordon
-taken in Salt Lake City, UT.
-on Sept. 7 1870
-by C.W. Carter’s View Emporium

1 picture of J.J. Gordon
-taken in Richmond, VA.
-in July, 1873
- signed “fraternally thine J.J. Gordon”

2 picture copies of a bearded man (probably Gordon)
-taken by C.W. Carter’s View Emporium in Great Salt Lake City, UT.

1 picture unlabeled of a standing well dressed and bearded gentleman

1 picture on tin of bearded man
-rusting
-taken by Gem Portraits at C.W. Carter’s Gallery Salt Lake City

1 picture of J.J. Gordon
-taken in San Francisco on 421 Montgomery Street by WM. Shew
-stamp of George Washington
-very faint writing “Truly yours J.J. Gordon Sister Eliza”

2 pictures (copies of the above mentioned) bordered in a pink paper frame
-water damage evident
-1 has J.J. Gordon lightly carved at bottom as if with a knife or sharp point

3 copies of portrait all with water damage
-1 in pink border envelope with gold border
-taken at C.L. Cramer’s California Gallery

1 picture of a bearded man
-back is damaged greatly, most likely water damage

2 copies of a picture
-taken in Richmond, VA. by Anderson


1 long picture of Natural Bridge in VA. with detailed history on back
-damaged

1 picture of J.J. Gordon
-stamped and made out to T.H. Gordon

1 picture of J.J. Gordon
-on back it says, “Truly yours J.J. Gordon [ ] June 17, 1870”
-Age 36 written in pencil (not original)

2 plated portraits
-1 male, 1 female
-taken by Marceau & Bellsmith in Cincinnati

4 plated portraits of bearded man (JJ Gordon?)
-taken by Anderson at 785 Broadway NY
-1 especially damaged (rat bites?)
-2 have minor damages
-1 not damaged

3 plated images of bearded man
-taken by Anderson at 785 Broadway NY
-fair condition

4 plated portraits of same bearded man
-3 out of 4 have pen marks on image (probably a child’s doing)
-taken by W. Richardson and Charles Speh

1 small portrait pf J.J. Gordon
-made out “Truly your friend JJ Gordon Fayette CO. West VA. Oct 10, 1872”
-age 38 written as well, probably not original

1 large portrait of JJ Gordon
-made out “Accept with kind regards of your friend JJ Gordon N York March 25, 1876”
-age 42 written as well, probably not original

1 undated, unidentified portrait
-probably J.J. Gordon

5 extra-large portraits with added pink coloring to the cheeks of bearded man
-age 42 denoted on back of one (probably not original)

1 large portrait of bearded man
-taken at WM. Shew’s San Francisco
-made out “Yours truly T.H. Gordon [Auburn] June b, 1876”
17 Printed images on full sized paper associated with C&ORW (Chesapeake & Ohio Railway)
-“In the Hawks Nest Canons, New River, W. VA.”
-“Whitcombs Boulder, on the New River, W. VA.”
-“Granite Walls, New River Canons, W. VA.”
-“New River Canons, Near Cotton Hill, W. VA.”
-“Shoo Fly Tunnel and Canons, New River W. VA.”
-“On the New River, Near Hinton”
-“On the Banks of the Howard, White Sulphur Springs, W. VA.”
-“Block Telegraph Station, In the Alleghenies”
-“Water Gap, Clifton Forge, W. VA.”
-“Crossing the Alleghenies”
-“On the Greenbriar, Near Caldwell, W. VA.”
-“Kanawa Falls, W.VA.”
-“New River Cliffs, Near Hilton, W. VA.”
-“New Richmond, W. VA. Near the Falls of the New River”
-“On North Mountain, Virginia”
-“Main Front, Grand Hotel, White Sulphur Springs W. VA.”
-“Baltimore Row, White Sulphur Springs Cottages.”

3 manila envelope type coverings
-flap says “Bachrach Baltimore Washington”
-all of same man (white beard and hair, signed “Bachrach Washington”


Box 2 – Letters and Documents: Miscellaneous

1 Ledger Book
-Photo inside
-Letter inside to Miss A.G. Gordon from Edith Iverson
- “The Ballad of the Major” handwritten

1 two-paged typed “Agreement”

1 envelope of stationary from the Cockburn Hotel in Edinburgh

Receipts by hand for Virginia Steel, Iron, and Slate Company

1 envelope containing:
-1 five-page letter to Gordon from Z.T. White dated April 11, 1900
-1 business card for Consumers Ice Co.
-1 three-page letter to Gordon from Z.T. White dated April 14, 1900
-1 three-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated November 7, 1900 with a newspaper clipping glued on.
-1 one-page incomplete letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated October 1, 1899 (very torn)

1 telegraph receipt to James Gordon from J.R. Seal

1 envelope containing:
-1 four-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated December 12, 1899
-1 two-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated January 5, 1900

1 empty envelope

1 envelope containing:
-1 four-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated October 1, 1900
-1 four-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated September 20, 1900
-1 three-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated September 20, 1900
-1 four-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated October 1, 1900

1 envelope containing:
-1 two-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated August 6, 1900
-1 Statement of Expenses and Receipts for the month of July 1900 of the El Paso, and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance taken on July 31, 1900 for El Paso and Juarez Street Railway Company

1 Statement for the month of August 1900 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within taken August 31, 1900

1 Statement for the month of April 1900 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within taken April 30, 1900


1 Statement for the month of June 1900 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within taken June 30, 1900

Folded Together:
-1 two-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated July [23] 1900
-1 five-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated July 23, 1900

1 empty envelope

1 four-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White dated December 27,1899

1 typed letter to Mr. J.H. Maxon from Gordon (No date given) attached to a letter to Gordon from Z.T. White dated March 30, 1900

1 two-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White with newspaper clippings glued to it dated October 9, 1899

1 empty envelope

1 typed Memorandum of agreement dated July 30, 1899 with a handwritten acknowledgement by the Proctor and all Partners involved

1 envelope containing:
-1 Statement for the month of May 1900 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for May 31, 1900

1 envelope containing:
-7 Newspaper clippings
- “An Independent Republican Newspaper”
- “Mr. Creel Turns on the Lights”
- 1 is a “Legal Notice”
-1 is dated December 26, 1899 about a railway
- 1 is addressing the “people of El Paso” about the operation of the Elictric Light and Power Plant
- 1 is about a “New Car Line”
- 1 is about “Teating All Alike”
-1 Statement for the month of September 1899 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO. (parts are faded)
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for September 30, 1899
-1 Statement for the month of October 1899 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for October 31, 1899
-1 Statement for the month of November 1899 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for November 30, 1899
-1 Statement for the month of December 1899 on Carfare and on Budget Toll for October, November, and December of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe St. and Juarez St. RR CO. (faded ink)
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for December 1899
-1 Statement for the month of February 1900 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for February 1900
-1 Statement for the month of March on Carfare and Bridge toll for January, February, and March of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe Street and Juarez St. RR CO.
-1 Trial Balance wrapped within for March 31, 1900
- 1 Statement for the month of July 1899 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe St. and Juarez St. RR CO.
- 1 Trial Balance wrapped within for July 31, 1899

- 1 Statement for the month of August 1899 of the El Paso and Paso del Norte, Santa Fe St. and Juarez St. RR CO. (faded ink)
- 1 Trial Balance wrapped within for August 31, 1899

1 large brown envelope containing:
-1 pink report on [Black, MT. Coal Land, CO. Holdings _______ County, VA.]
-1 analysis of coal
-typed and dated May 30, 1903 by Birmingham Testing Laboratory
-1 blue copy of the aforementioned pink report
-1 map of the Custer Homestead
-1 report and order of the commission
-February 8 1909
-Black MT. Coal land Company vs. Southern Railway CO.
-1 letter to Major James J. Gordon from Jno. T. Delaney date December 31, 1910
-1 letter from J. Yost to the Owners and Holders of First Mortgage Bonds of the Rich Patch Iron and Ore Company dated December 15 1910
-from Staunton, VA.

1 small envelope containing:
-1 trial balance taken March 1986 includes February [Shop] bills, coal bought in February, and allowances
-1 four-page letter tearing at the creases and undated addressed to Major Gordon from Z.T. White
-1 instruction sheet for shipments

5 Christmas cards in envelopes

2 unopened cards (in envelopes) presumed Christmas Cards

1 envelope containing:
-1 El Paso Gas Balance sheet taken January 5, 1886
- 1 letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White on January 24, 1886

8 Checks from J.J. Gordon
-To C.R. Morehead on December 24, 1883
-To N.S. Ewalt on December 26, 1883
-To Lou Edwards on January 10, 1884
-To Lou Edwards on February 25, 1884
-To Lou Edwards on March 11, 1884
-To Lou Edwards on April 10, 1884
-To Loud Edwards on June 22, 1884
-To ___ Davidson on August 4, 1884

1 Notarized application for a property
-acknowledges JJ Gordon as attorney for Spencer A Van [Derveer]

1 letter granting JJ Gordon and CO. permission to mine for Coal on property called Hansford
-from P. Frisk

3 Name place cards “Mr. James J. Gordon”

1 empty envelope made out to “Major J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinatti, Ohio”
-return address is to Z.T. White in El Paso

1 two-page newspaper article clipping
-“Their Scheme Falls Through” below that is written “Will Not Have Electric Cars this Year”
-El Paso Daily Times
-Wednesday November 14, 1900

1 newspaper clipping (long strip)
-“Where Blame Lies”
-Daily News
-Wednesday November 14, 1900

1 long skinny Newspaper clipping
-“Electricity Not Wanted” “General Mills’ Traction Company Prefers Mules” “And Larger Dividends”
-Daily News
-November 14, 1900

1 empty envelope made out to “Major J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati, Ohio”
-no return address

1 empty envelope made out to “Carlisle Coal Co. Cincinnati, O.”
-return address “Treasurer. Central Branch, N.H. for D.V.S, (P.O. National Military Home, Ohio.”
-marked as “Official Business
-received on [June 11, 8:30 PM 1900]

1 empty envelope made out to “Maj J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati, Ohio”
-no return address

1 empty envelope made out to “Major J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati, Ohio”
-no return address
-stamped for April 11 3:30 PM 1900

1 empty envelop made out to “Maj J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati Ohio”
-math done on back of envelope
-no return address

1 empty envelop made out to “Maj J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati Ohio”
-Stamped on March 9, 1900
-received stamp: March 12, 1900

1 empty envelop made out to “Maj J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati Ohio”
-received November 17, 1900 7:30 PM

1 empty envelop made out to “Maj J.J. Gordon, Box 228, Cincinnati Ohio”
-sent out November 29,1900 at 7 PM from El Paso TX.
-received [Dec] 6 PM 1900

1 folded up “Map of Morehead’s Addition El Paso, Texas Savage and Marshall Civil Engineers”
-parts (outer folding) are fragile
-approx. 37x24 inches

1 envelope within a blank envelope labeled “Burnham & Gordon’s Papers Settled and Paid by J.J. Gordon May 1872”
-inside are: letters regarding a business deal and the breaking of a contract
-an envelope with letter approving Gordon to break the contract with the Chesapeake & Ohio RR CO.
-11 checks from Gordon of various amounts to various people
-a letter releasing Gordon from his contract dated October 13, 1874

1 empty envelope with a lot crossed out but finally made out to “[Porti and ME] Peble House Cl. J.J. Gordon”
-from Southampton England

1 household ledger of J.J. Gordon, 7 Wall St. NY
-lots of hotel bills
-personal and familial expenses

1 letter typed from T.H. Gordon regarding deeds

1 official notarized document “Indenture”
-looks like a bug has chewed through part of it


1 empty envelope made out to “EA Temple Esq. Hampton, VA.”
-from T.H. Gordon dealer in General Merchandise Newport News, VA.

1 Estimate of $169.81 to furnish [ ] of [A. Gordon] [September] 20th 1901

1 envelope made out to T.H. Gordon, Esq., Newport News, VA.
-from Bickford & Stuart Counselors at Law, Newport News, VA.
-1 heavily ink stained letter that is a Statement regarding the purchase of property from WH Landon Esq.
-1 letter urging T.H. Gordon to call on account of a letter he should have received

1 envelope made out to “Maj. J.J. Gordon Box 1233 New York”
-from Z.T. White
-also enclosed with a “June Expenses [Slirh] Wages”

1 envelope made out to “Maj. J.J. Gordon Box 1233 New York” containing:
-Statement on How the Gas Stick Stands (Blue paper)
-Letter from Z.T. White
-top of a letterhead
-January Statement of Gas and Trial Balance taken February 10, 1886

1 letter from Z.T. White
-intended for “The State of Texas El Paso County”

1 three-page letter to Major Gordon from Z.T. White on March 28, 1886

1 empty envelope made out to “Major J.J. Gordon Box 1233 New York”

1 tiny book “from Wood [Flowinoy] Dec 25th 1888”
-titled “Sun of My Soul”

1 Pamphlet for the “Inauguration, March 4, 1933” and Speech of Admiral Cary T. Grayson

1 torn apart envelope addressed to “D.S. Jones – Voucher”
-another envelope containing copy of letter to Mr. D.S. Jones, sent 24 April 1899, written instructions from T.H. Gordon to ignore Mr. Jones’ bills, 6 checks from T.H. Gordon and an inventory of what D.S. Jones bought
-6 checks for Jones from T.H. Gordon
-ledger/inventory of things purchased
-typed letter to T.H. Gordon marked special and confidential, 18 April 1894 from D.S. Jones and CO.
-an unopened letter to Mr. T.H. Gordon from D.S. Jones

1 letter to T.H. Gordon; 22 Jan 1887 from R.A. Bond folded with 1 letter to JJ Gordon from TH Gordon acknowledging a Bill of Sale on April 1 and folded with Bill of Sale.

1 unopened envelope marked to have copies of letter to Mr. J. Davis

1 handwritten Deed “Leonard H Bacon & Wife Deed to 590 Acres and 12 poles to JJ Gordon”

1 Deed, S.A. Pearson to Charles A. Gallup on 4 June 1856

1 trial balance taken 9 June 1886

1 two-page document title “Hospitalization of Veterans’ Administration Patients in Military Hospitals”

1 Pay roll OD Buck CO. 27 March 1885 (purple ink)

1 Pay roll 4 Oct 1884

1 letter written 18 Aug 1891 from John Carlisle to JJ Gordon
-wrapped in a certificate acknowledging Gordon owns 50 shares of the Carlisle Coal CO.

1 envelope addressed to Mr. James J Gordon containing:
-typed “Results of Mine Operations for Year of 1910 Morris Creek Colliery CO.”

4 letters folded together from JM Grooms
-outside folding says “Grooms Report of Shipments of Bricks
-28 Nov 1884
-18 Nov 1884
-2 Dec 1884
-14 Nov 1884

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms, 30 July 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 16 Sept 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms, 10 June 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 12 Oct 1885

1 two-page letter from EMP Gibson, 18 Sept 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 27 Nov 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 14 Nov 1885
-acknowledging receipt

1 Report of Bricks shipped in 1885 on Oct 15 signed by JM Grooms

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms, 16 Oct 1885
1 pure silk ribbon
-“With best wishes to my friend”

1 pure silk ribbon
-“May your Birthday be Happy”

1 pure silk ribbon
-“With every good wish”

2 pure silk ribbons
-“Wishing you a Happy Birthday

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 16 Dec 1885
-Balance of salary

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 9 Dec 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Groom, 4 Dec 1884

1 torn out article “Remarkable English Sire”

1 postcard from Paris of an Obelisk
-1 October to Admiral Grayson

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 28 Nov 1885
-Notice of Shipment of Brick

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 9 Nov 1885

1 letter addressing a check made out for the Bricks delivered to the “Eastern Lunatic Asylum” to TH Gordon

1 three-page letter to Mrs. E.C. Greenman from JJ Gordon on 15 Jan 1892 (on stationary and typed) it is a letter in which he makes complaints about his wife

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms on 30 Oct 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson on 26 Oct 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 21 Sept 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 22 Sept 1885

1 Pay roll for OD Brick Company for the week ending 13 Dec 1884

1 Pay roll OD Brick-Yard Report for 13 February 1880
1 letter and pay roll on brown paper in very poor condition; Chesapeake & Ohio Railway to TH Gordon from SR Custer

1 letter to TH Gordon from AS Emmons on 22 Oct 1884

1 pay roll for week ending 8 may 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from AS Emmons on 22 Nov 1884

1 letter to TH Gordon from AS Emmons on 6 Dec 1884

1 cut out with Major Gordon’s address written on it

1 supplementary pay roll 10 Jan 1885

1 OD Brick yard Report week ending 12 June 1885

1 pay roll week ending in 17 Jan 1885

1 pay roll week ending 24 April 1885

1 pay roll week ending in 25 Oct 184

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson on 22 Sept 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson on 30 Nov 1885 giving a report for the year

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson on 2 Dec 1885 giving advice on shipment one car load bricks

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson on 2 Dec 1885 giving an order of supplies

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms on 18 Nov 1885 acknowledgment of money is attached for 19 Nov 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson on 2 Dec 1885 advice of shipment

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson 3 Dec 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson 28 Dec 1885 “Enclosing Receipt for Salary”

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson 30 Dec 1885; notes written all over including an “Order for Groceries” and math

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson 19 Dec 1885

1 envelope closed but chewed on labeled as an Inventory

1 Gas Convention Bulletin Vol. 1 No. 1 Philadelphia Wednesday 16 October 1895
-A pressed rose inside

1 beat up envelope addressed to JJ Gordon containing three letters to JJ from Mr. Davis
-27 Jan 1879
-12 Jan 1879
-15 Jan 1879

1 envelope to JJ Gordon containing:
-1 letter to Gordon from ZT White undated
-1 trial balance taken April 1886

1 map of Fire Creek Coal and Coke CO.
-lists JJ Gordon property of 590 acres

1 unidentified list of prices on TH Gordon stationary

1 six-page letter to JJ Gordon from ZT White, 25 April 1886

1 Statement for 1881 folded within a comparative experiment document

1 empty envelope labeled to contain an agreement about an enterprise property

1 envelope labeled “Mr. James J Gordon”
-inside is a frilly holiday greetings card

1 envelope containing an invitation for an excursion to Steelton

1 envelope containing an invitation to the Banquet to the American Gas Light Association at Concord Opera House

1 envelope containing an invitation to a complimentary lunch

1 menu for the Annual Meeting of the Western Gas Assoc. Banquet (Thursday May 16, 1889) at the Grand Hotel in Cincinnati

1 blue ribbon folded inside paper that says “JJ Gordon”

1 large envelope labeled “Letters received from Mr. MJ Davis”

1 chewed up Deed/Indenture for 500 acres to David Wood from Charles A. Gallup

1 envelope to TH Gordon containing:
-lease agreement
-letter from Stuart of Rickford and Stuart Counselors at Law, 28 June 1901
- A lawsuit against FF Finch and WI Fitzsimmons
- a letter from TH Gordon to American Exchange Bank 17 Dec 1900

1 envelope labeled “Copy of ER Vaughans Agreement + Bill of Sale to [VV] Supply CO.”

1 envelope containing:
-letter from JJ Gordon, 4 September 1882 to “Bro TH”
-letter to “Dear Brother” from JJ Gordon, 18 April 1901
-letter to TH Gordon, 27 May 1897 from JJ Gordon
-letter to “My dear Bro” 13 March 1901 from JJ Gordon
-typed letter to TH from JJ, 16 Jan 1901
-letter to TH from JJ, 14 May 1883
- typed letter to TH from JJ, 8 Jan 1901
-typed letter to TH from JJ, 9 Jan 1901
-typed letter to TH from JJ, 3 Jan 1901
-letter to TH from JJ, 6 April 1895
-letter to TH from JJ, 24 Aug 1894
-letter to TH from JJ, 13 June 1885
-letter to TH from JJ, 23 May 1884
-letter to TH from JJ, 7 May 1884
-letter to TH from JJ, 24 Oct 1888
-letter to TH from JJ, 6 Sept 1890
-letter to TH from JJ, 31 Dec 1894
-letter to TH from JJ, 19 Oct 1894
-letter to TH from JJ, 27 Nov 1887
-letter to TH from JJ, 14 Aug 1894
-letter to TH from JJ, 13 June 1885

1 envelope containing:
-letter from TH to HP Doremus, 14 June 1894
-1 list of expenses in regards to a personal property
-1 list of expenses 29 Aug 1900
-1 letter from Dan Dodd to TH Gordon, 21 March 1884
-1 letter to TH Gordon from MJ Davis, 13 March 1884
-1 letter to JJ Gordon from JH Maxon, 3 July 1894
-letter to TH Gordon from CP Huntington, 29 Nov 1893
-letter to Thomas H. Gordon from Carlisle Coal CO., 2 Jan 1894
-Inventory of stock newspaper
-postal card to JJ Gordon
-County Judgement Lien Docket July 1894
-Noth Newport News
-Bills turned over to Mr. Davis Trustee
-letter to TH Gordon from AC Garrett, 19 Oct 1900
-letter from TH Gordon to ER Vaughan, 29 Aug 1900
-letter to CF Hundley from TH Gordon, 30 July 1900
-Receipt of payment from TH Gordon clipped with letter and another receipt of payment
-receipt of payment by TH Gordon from AC Garrett, 24 May 1900

1 envelope containing:
-1 bill to TH Gordon, 12 Oct 1900
-1 letter to the Newport News Supply CO. on 20 Jan 1899 from Bickford and Stuart Attorneys at Law
-Bills listed
-Bill for TH Gordon

1 envelope “personal TH Gordon’s Checks 1900”
-69 checks

34 travel journal entries from 30 June 1903-4 Sept 1903

1 envelope “personal TH Gordon’s Checks 1900”
-60 checks

1 envelope “personal TH Gordon’s Checks 1900”
-75 checks

1 envelope “personal TH Gordon’s Checks 1900”
-76 checks

1 envelope “personal TH Gordon’s Checks 1901”
-60

1 broken envelope to JJ Gordon containing:
-a State National Bank Statement
- a letter to JJ from ZT White on 9 Sept 1885
-letter to JJ from ZT White on 9 Sept 1885
-1 statement for El Paso Gas, Coke, and Coal Co. clipped with money statements

1 Railroad reserve rough blueprint

1 newspaper clipping “Twelve Pages” Sunday 4 December 1898 West Virginia Herald

1 newspaper clipping “How Ingalls Turned States Evidence” Sunday 11 Dec 1898 West Virginia Herald

1 check for JJ Gordon for $50, 12 Oct 1883

1 “The Hatchet” newspaper pages, Monday 7 July 1919, published on the High Seas

1 very large newspaper clipping “Ingalls Weakens when Confronted with Facts” 4 Dec 1898 West Virginia Herald

1 receipt of JJ’s for Diamond Earrings

12 checks to JJ

1 letter to JJ Gordon from Mr. Davis, 26 Nov 1883

1 photocopy of Robert Gordon 1849 Signature

1 small envelope to Maj. Gordon containing:
-1 typed letter to JJ from WE Kitchen, 20 Nov 1908
-a series of bills clipped together from WL Shumate and CO.

3 empty envelopes to Major James J Gordon at #1600-16th St. N. W. Washington DC

1 closed envelope has “Smiles” at top left corner

1 envelope to JJ Gordon from [N Wilson] containing a letter to JJ from ZT White, 14 Dec 1909

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 30 Nov 1885

1 letter (2 pages) to TH Gordon from JM Grooms, 2 Oct 1885

1 JJ Gordon name card

1 empty envelope to JJ Gordon

1 closed envelope labeled “Flowers taken from Bro Grain in Cal. May 1878”
-flowers inside?

4 blank pieces of paper folded together

1 payroll from 20 March 1885

1 payroll from 16 May 1885

1 OD Brick CO. Pay rolls from February 1 to June 12 1885

1 payroll 28 Feb 1885

1 payroll 6 Feb 1885

1 payroll 9 Aug 1884
1 payroll 23 Aug 1884

1 payroll from OD Brick Yard Report no exact date

1 payroll for 3 March 1885

1 Historyland Booklet with Business card for LC Probert attached

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 25 Sept 1885

1 letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms, 1885

1 blank check

1 packet of letters to be telegraphed

1 letter to TH Gordon from EMP Gibson, 23 Sept 1885

1 payroll for 23 Oct 1885

1 payroll for 16 Oct 1885

1 payroll for 20 Feb 1885

1 payroll for 10 Nov 1884

1 “personal bill” to Col. JM Braxton from TH Gordon, 6 Aug 1886

1 packet of documents clipped together
-bill from JM Grooms
-letter to TH Gordon from JM Grooms, 22 Sept 1885
-several money statements from Grooms to TH Gordon

1 payroll 22 May 1885

1 four-page balance for JM Grooms from TH Gordon

1 announcement for the wedding of “James J Gordon to Alice Gertrude Wood married Thursday Dec 18th 1884, 422 West 57th ST. NY at home after Dec 24 1884”

1 Excelsior Diary for 1883

1 typed article on St. Patrick by Cardinal Moran

1 packet of an agreement made at the city of NY in December 1884
-notarized and for JJ Gordon
1 chewed up letter from ZT White to JJ Gordon undated

1 red ribbon says “Gordon”

1 envelope containing
-a card for Valentine’s Day
- a letter from EC Gordon to her Husband (TH) 18 Feb 1901
-a letter to TH from Watt Plow CO. 19 October 1900
-letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 17 Oct 1900
-notice of received payment from JA Taylor to TH Gordon
-letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 4 Oct 1900
-letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 10 Sept 1900
-envelope with letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor
-envelope with letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 20 May 1901
-envelope with letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 29 April 1901
-envelope with letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 16 Jan 1901
-envelope with letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 7 Jan 1901
-empty envelope
-envelope with letter to TH Gordon from JA Taylor, 26 March 1901
-letter to TH from JA Taylor, 21 Oct 1900
-letter to TH from JA Taylor, 1 Nov 1900
-letter to TH from JA Taylor, 25 Feb 1901
-statement of TH’s taxes

6 “The Pacific Historian”
-Aug 1962 (with photocopy of introductory remarks)
-Nov 1962
-Feb 1963
-May 1963
-Aug 1963
-Nov 1963

INVENTORIED BY LIBBY:

Books and Later History of Petroleum and Biographical Sketches by JT Henry 1873

Internal Commerce of the United States, 1886 by Wm. F. Switzer-Washington, Gov’t Printing office

Leather bound letterpress book-water damaged

To the Mountains and the Sea-Shore through the Battle-fields of Virginia- Passenger Department of the Chesapeake + Ohio Railways, 1885

Private letters-leather bound holder, JH Gordon

Letters-leather bound holder Oct 1, 1883- Sept 1886

United States Geological Survey: Seventh Annual Report 1885-86 JW Powell Director

Ledger-Eureka Coal Company

Souvenirs of Travel- postcards

Souvenirs of Travel- postcard

Leather bound photo album with metal clasp-JJ Gordon

Small leather bound photo album with metal clasps –letter to JJ Gordon from John R. Mulligan in album front cover

Sometime and Other Poems by May Riley Smith, 1893

Just Be Glad by Charles F Raymond, 1907

Letters
-JJ Gordon to John N. Bowan, 7 Aug 1888
- John N. Bowan to JJ Gordon, 2 Aug 1888
- C.J.R Humphrey to Members og the American Gas Light Association 11 Aug 1888

Photographs from El Paso TX and Mexico
8 -2.75x4
21 -4x3 mounted to 5.25x4.25

Farmers and Mechanics Almanac 1898

Bill and Receipts of Payment for James J Gordon to Richard E Weisner, merchant tailor, 25 June 1903

Catalogue for the Carter Sale at Sloans Gallery with two receipts, 21 Nov 1906

Letter from JJ Gordon to Nannie W. Seal, 11 June 1903

Receipt of Papers from JJ Gordon to Adams Express Company, 11 June 1903

Letter George A Snow to JJ Gordon, 14 April 1903

Letter JJ Gordon to George A Snow, 25 June 1903

Map showing lands of JJ Gordon et al Fatetteville District, Fayette County WV, 3 Nov 1923
Zinc and Lead Annual for 1909

Book indexing letters written in 1904

Letter ED Hotchkiss to JJ Gordon, 12 March 1888 enclosed JJ Gordon to John Muir 12 March 1888

4 sheets of info. Regarding coal cars on trains

Telegram from CLB to JJ Gordon, 15 Jan [????]

Letter from CL Bruner to JJ Gordon, 7 March [1888]

Fliers about rates charged by Jeffersonvill Madison Indianapolis RR, 16 July 1888

Charts regarding traincar loads

Letter ED Hotchkiss to JJ Gordon, 6 Feb 1888

Letter Mines of the Robinson Coal CO. to JJ Gordon, 11 Oct 1888

Letter from John Muir for Newport News and Mississippi Valley Co. Traffic Department, 12 March 1887

Letter JJ Gordon to MT Davis, 21 June 1888- 2cc

Telegram JJ Gordon to JS Kiess, 21 June 1888

Telegraph ED Hutchkiss to JJ Gordon, 20 June 1888

Telegraph JJB to JJ Gordon, 2 May 1888

Telegraph JJ Gordon to FB Lex, 1 May 1888

Kanawha Dispatch-copy of manifest of merchandise 28 Oct 1887

Kanawha Dispatch-copy of manifest of merchandise 15 Oct 1887

Letter MT Davis to JJ Gordon, 30 April 1888

Letter JJ Gordon to WP McIntosh, 23 Aug 1888

Letter JJ Gordon to JS Kiess, 10 Aug 1888

Letter WC Wickham to JJ Gordon, 5 March 1888

Letter CB Orcult to JJ Gordon, 18 Jan 1888

Letter WC Wickham to JJ Gordon, 7 Jan 1888 enclosed copy- WC Wickham to WR Johnson, 4 Sept

Letter WC Wickham to JJ Gordon, 7 Jan 1888

Letter with enclosed CP Huntington to President of Newport News and Mississippi Valley Co., 1 Dec 1887
-Central order #1 WC Wickham, 28 oct 1887
-central order #2 WC Wickham, 29 Oct 1887
-Central order #7 WC Wickham, 15 Dec 1887
-CB Orcult, 15 Dec 1887

Letter ED Hutchkiss to JJ Gordon, 29 May 1888

Letter JJ Gordon to ED Hutchkiss, 26 May 1888

Telegraph JJ Gordon to ED Hutchkiss, 14 June 1888

Telegraph ED Hutchkiss to JJ Gordon, 12 June 1888

Telegraph JJ Gordon to ED Hutchkiss, 11 June 1888

Telegraph L Rushbr____ to JJ Gordon, 8 June 1888

Telegraph JJ Gordon to HJ Page, 6 June 1888

Letter Hull Coal and Coke Co. to JJ Gordon, 5 June 1888

Notice rates charged by Newport News and Mississippi Valley Co., 12 March 1887

Members of the American Gas Light Association, 1887

Statement Davis to Gordon

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