Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Harry S. Day

 

LH–75

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope & Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was donated to the Hayes Presidential Center in October of 1975 by Mr. Marvin Damschroder of Elmore, Ohio.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Harry Sanderson Day was born 16 May 1871 to John and Emily (Williams) Day.  He received his early education in the Fremont public school system, and then worked for the railway mail service until 1891.  At this time he enrolled at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio; he would also spend some time at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.  Day married Lola Garvin in 1901, and they had a daughter named Mary Elizabeth.  Day was actively involved in a number of organizations in Sandusky County, Ohio, and held an interest in politics, business, and banking throughout his life.  He was named deputy postmaster in 1906, a position he held until 1915.  In 1919, he became president of the Ohio Nursery Association, and would operate a nursery in the area for many years.  Day was also involved in politics, and served two terms as Fremont, Ohio, mayor from 1918 to 1921.  He was elected state treasurer in 1922, re-elected in 1924, and made an unsuccessful bid as Republican candidate for governor in 1926.  In 1930, Day once again became state treasurer for Ohio.  He became interested in the banking business as well, and served as director of the Fremont Federal Savings and Loan Company.  He also worked as president of the Liberty Banking Company for quite some time until his retirement in 1955.  In addition, Day led an active public life and was affiliated with various fraternal and social organizations in the Fremont area.  He continued to reside in Fremont in his later years, at 1215 Birchard Avenue.  Harry S. Day died at Fremont, Ohio, Memorial Hospital on 27 June 1956; he was 85 years old.

 

Scope & Content

 

This collection contains correspondence—both incoming and outgoing—regarding political matters during the late 1930s and early 1940s.  The letters are primarily from Harry S. Day’s Republican constituents from throughout the state of Ohio.  The correspondence dates from 1937 to 1941.

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 5326

161 pieces

 

Correspondence

 

ANONYMOUS (V. D. B.)

To HSD dtd Westerville, O., Apr. 23, 1938.

 

BAKER, George L.

To HSD dtd Cleveland, O., May 19, 1938.

To HSD dtd Cleveland, O., May 26, 1938.

To HSD dtd Cleveland, O., Jne. 28, 1938.

 

BARTHALOW, R. P.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Jan. 19, 1939.

 

BEGG, James T.

To HSD dtd Cleveland, O., Feb. 17, 1939.

 

BELL, Robert M.

To HSD dtd City of Steubenville, Ohio, Legislative Dept., Apr. 16, 1938.

To HSD dtd Hill, Inc., Steubenville, O., May 18, 1938.

 

BENNETT, Minnie L.

To HSD dtd 1282 N. 4th St., Columbus, O., Apr. 5, 1938.

To HSD dtd Ohio, House of Representatives, Columbus, Apr. 19, 1939.

 

BETTMAN, Gilbert

To HSD dtd Cincinnati, O., Jan. 25, 1940.

 

BOLTON, Frances P.

To HSD dtd 810 Hanna Bldg., Cleveland, O., Feb. 21, 1940.

 

BOWER, Katharine

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., May 16, 1938.

TO HSD dtd Groveport, O., Jly. 26, 1938.

TO HSD dtd Groveport, O., Nov. 15, 1938.

 

BRICKER, John W.

To HSD dtd Bricker, Power & Barton, Columbus, O., n.d. [Two items same date].

To HSD dtd Bricker, Power & Barton, Columbus, O., Jan. 29, 1937.

To HSD dtd Bricker, Power & Barton, Columbus, O., Nov. 28, 1938.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Governor, Columbus, Jan. 23, 1939.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Governor, Columbus, Feb. 8, 1939.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Governor, Columbus, Feb. 9, 1939.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Governor, Columbus, Aug. 28, 1939.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Governor, Columbus, Sept. 16, 1939.

 

BRIGHT, William E.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Treasurer of State, Columbus, May 15, 1939.

 

BROWN, James H.

To HSD dtd 400 Irving St., Toledo, O., Apr. 24, 1938.

 

BURTON, Harold H.

To HSD dtd Burton for Senator, Campaign Hdqtrs., Cleveland, O., Mch. 2, 1940.

 

CAMPBELL, B. B.

To HSD dtd Jan. 10, 1939.

To HSD dtd Jan. 14, 1939.

 

“CHARLES”

To HSD dtd The Ohio Institute, Columbus, O., Sunday afternoon, n.d.

 

COOK, Thos., C.

To HSD dtd 1302 Summit Ave., Lakewood, O., Jly. 4, 1939.

 

DAY, Harry S.

To Don H. Ebright dtd 1938.

To [Don H. Ebright] dtd Fremont, O., Feb. 26, 1938.

To Don. H. Ebright dtd May 10, 1938.

To Geo. J. McMonagle dtd May 10, 1938. Incomplete.

To David J. Lewis dtd The Fremont Nursery, Fremont, O., Jne. 6, 1938.

To Clarence H. Knisley dtd Jne. 20, 1938.

To John W. Bricker dtd Sept. 11, 1938.

To John W. Bricker dtd Dec. 7, 1938.

To Martin L. Davey dtd Dec. 28, 1938.

To “Dear Charlie” dtd Dec. 29, 1938.

To John W. Bricker dtd Jan. 5, 1939.

To John W. Bricker dtd Jan. 5, 1939.

To Don H. Ebright dtd Jan. 5, 1939.

To Jas. T. Begg dtd Feb. 13, 1939.

To Robt. S. Beightler dtd Mch. 20, 1939.

To Will T. Blake dtd Apr. 15, 1939.

To “Whom It May Concern” dtd The Fremont Nursery, Fremont, O., Jne. 16, 1939.

To W. C. Slater dtd State of Ohio, Treasurer’s Office, Columbus, Jly. 5, 1939.

To Raymond J. Jeffreys dtd Nov. 27, 1939.

 

DONAHEY, Vic

To Edgar F. Puryear dtd Jne. 23, 1938.


DOWLING, Nell

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Dec. 30, 1938.

 

DUNN, E. R.

To HSD dtd 21 W. California Ave., Columbus, O., Mch. 7, 1938.

To HSD dtd May 8, 1938.

To HSD dtd Jan. 5, 1939.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., [Jly.], 1939.

 

DYER, James

To HSD dtd 459 E. Main St., Columbus, O., Apr. 19, 1938.

To HSD dtd 487 Donaldson St., Columbus, O., Dec. 6, 1938.

 

EBRIGHT, Don H.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Treasurer of State, Columbus, Mch. 3, 1938.

To HSD dtd Akron, O., Nov. 18, 1938.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Treasurer of State, Columbus, Jan. 21, 1939.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Treasurer of State, Columbus, Feb. 27, 1939.

 

FINNEGAN, Hugh

To A. D. Baumhart dtd Amherst, O., Sept. 30, 1939.

To HSD dtd Amherst, O., Sept. 30, 1939.

 

 

FLUHRER, Jack

To HSD dtd State Of Ohio. Dept. of Highways, Columbus, Feb. 18, 1938.

 

FRENCH, Benj. C.

To HSD dtd Piqua, O., Nov. 16, 1938.

 

FULKERTH, W. H.

To HSD dtd Lebanon, O., n.d.

 

GADD, Charles R.

To HSD dtd The Republican Club of Washington Co., Marietta, O., Nov. 26, 1938.

 

GEHWEILER, Walter O.

To HSD dtd Republican Executive & Central Comm., Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., O., Nov. 22, 1938.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Dec. 17, 1938.

 

GIFFORD, T. J.

To HSD dtd Office of Secretary, Ohio Camp, No. 3735, Modern Woodmen of America, Columbus, O., May 5, 1938.

 

HAMMOND, Harvey G.

To “Dear Friend and Fellow Republican” dtd Republican State Control and Executive Comm., Columbus, O., Aug. 4, 1938.

 

HEDGES, B. T.

To HSD dtd Circleville, O., Nov. 19, 1938.

To HSD dtd Circleville, O., Feb. 20, 1939.

 

HERNER, William H.

To HSD dtd Ohio Senate, Columbus, Dec. 22, 1938.

 

INGALLS, David S.

To HSD dtd Cleveland, O., Feb. 1, 1940.

 

INGLESON, Robert G.

To HSD dtd Ronan & Ingleson, Columbus, O., n.d.

 

JEFFREYS, Raymond J.

To “Dear Friend” dtd Ohio Tax-Free Homes Association, Columbus, O., Sept. 19, n.y.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Dept. of Public Welfare, Columbus, Aug. 29, 1939.

 

JOHNSON, Harvey E.

To HSD dtd The Ohio Bulletin Co., Columbus, O., Dec. 31, 1938.

 

JOHNSON, Homer

To HSD dtd The Caldwell Produce Co., Caldwell, O., Feb. 18, 1939.

 

KNISLEY, Clarence H.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Office of the Treasurer of State, Columbus, May 17, 1938.

Copy of “Treasury Notes” dtd Oct. 28, 1938.

 

LAMNECK, A. P.

To HSD dtd Congress of U.S., House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., Jne. 28, 1938.

 

LEWIS, David J.

To Katharine Bower dtd New Lexington, O., Jly. 5, 1938.

 

LINTON, James N.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Jne. 17, 1938.

 

McKEEVER, Cora S.

To HSD dtd Marion, O., Mch. 5, 1939.

 

McMONAGLE, George J.

To HSD dtd The Ripon Club, Cleveland, O., Mch. 10, 1938.

 

MARTIN, Ray

To HSD dtd Standard Accident Insurance Co, Detroit, Mich., May 9, 1938.

To HSD dtd Cleveland Insurance Agency, Inc., Cleveland, O., Jan. 24, 1940.

 

MENDENHALL, E. W.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Dec. 7, 1938.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Dec. 26, 1938.

 

MESSEL, Harry L.

To HSD dtd Central Labor Union of Chillicothe, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1938.

 

METCALF, Verner E.

To HSD dtd Ohio Senate, Columbus, Aug. 15, 1938.

 

MOTTER, Elsee Jennings

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Dec. 28, 1938.

 

NEFFNER, George M.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Dept. of State, Columbus, Apr. 8, 1938.

 

OTTNEY, O. R.

To HSD dtd International Association of Fire Fighter, Local No. 328, Fremont, O., n.d.

 

ORNDORFF, R. C.

To HSD dtd The Ohio Oil Co., Findlay, O., Apr. 26, 1938.

 

PATTERSON, W. E.

To HSD dtd Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co., Jackson, O., May 23, 1938.

To HSD dtd Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co, Jackson, O., Nov. 18, 1938.

 

PLUMMER, C. B.

To HSD dtd Board of Elections, Scioto Co., Portsmouth, O., Apr. 25, 1938.

To HSD dtd Portsmouth, O., May 12, 1938.

 

REED, Carl L.

To HSD dtd Reed Insurance Agency, Fostoria, O., Apr. 18, 1938.

 

RIGGS, Ernest J.

To HSD dtd Riverside Farms, Gallipolis, O., Nov. 25, 1938.

 

RUNDELL, William

To HSD dtd Rundell Insurance Agency, Inc., Toledo, O., May 14, 1938.

 

SCHNEIDER, William

To HSD dtd Franklin Co., Republican Executive Comm., Columbus, O., Apr. 13, 1938.

 

SCHORR, Ed D.

To HSD dtd Republican State Control & Executive Comm., Columbus, O., Feb. 5, 1940.

 

SHERWOOD, Charles L.

To HSD dtd State of Ohio, Dept. of Public Welfare, Columbus, Feb. 24, 1939. (Part missing).

 

SLATER, W. C.

To HSD dtd 45 Kelso Rd., Columbus, O., Jne. 26, 1939.

To HSD dtd 45 Kelso Rd., Columbus, O., Oct. 19, 1939.

To HSD dtd 45 Kelso Rd., Columbus, O., Dec. 2, 1939.

 

SMITH, Orville

To HSD dtd Verner E. Martin for Attorney General Comm., Cleveland, O., Jly. 28, 1938.

 

SMITH, Paul D.

See:  Kingsley A. Taft & Others to HSD dtd Feb. 21, 1939.

 

SNYDER, J. W.

To HSD dtd 104 S. Ohio Ave., Fremont, O., Apr. 21, 1939.

 

STASEL, Margaret

To HSD dtd Newark, O., May 19, 1938.

 

STONE, Frank S.

To HSD dtd Office Sheriff of Madison Co., London, O., Apr. 18, 1938.

To HSD dtd Office Sheriff of Madison Co., London, O., Nov. 18, 1938.

 

STUMP, Dale

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., Sept. 3, 1941.

 

TAFT, Kingsley A., SMITH, Paul D., & WALTER, Paul W.

To HSD dtd 2800 Terminal Tower, Cleveland, O., Feb. 21, 1939.

 

TAFT, Robert A.

To HSD dtd Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, O., Dec. 2, 1938.

 

TAYLOR, Carolyn M.

To HSD dtd Young Women’s Republican Club, Bellaire, O., May 5, 1938.

 

THOMAS, H. B.

To HSD dtd 606 Pearl St., Sandusky, O., Jan. 15, 1939.

 

WALTER, Paul W.

To HSD dtd Cleveland, O., Dec. 14, 1939.

See:  Kingsley A. Taft & Others to HSD dtd Feb. 21, 1939.

 

WATERS, Donald G.

To HSD dtd The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Elmore, O., Dec. 13, 1938.

 

WELTZ, Charles L.

To “Dear Friend” dtd Columbus, O., n.d.

 

WHITE, Edward S.

To HSD dtd White’s Service Bureau, Toledo, O., Apr. 27, 1938.

To HSD dtd White’s Service Bureau, Toledo, O., Nov. 16, 1938.

 

WILSON, Mildred

To HSD dtd 533 E. Town St., Columbus, O., n.d.

 

WOODS, D. J.

To HSD dtd Columbus, O., May 13, 1938.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Assorted newspaper clippings
  2. Brochure titled:  “Introducing . . . Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio.”
  3. Speech delivered by Robt. A. Taft before the Chicago Bar Association, Jan. 5, 1940, titled:  “Balancing the Budget,”
  4. Speech delivered by Robt. A. Taft in the U.S. Senate, Oct. 13, 1939, titled:  “Neutrality and Peace of the United States.”
  5. Assorted programs for various community events. (7).
  6. Unidentified group photo.
  7. Harry S. Day’s Declaration of Candidacy (Party Primary) for Office, Apr. 15, 1938.
  8. Copy of Capitol Parade by William West, Mch. 29, n.y.
  9. Circular from Ohio Tax-Free Homes Association, n.d.
  10. A Collection of English and German Popular Songs.
  11. Two copies of “What’s My Name?????,” Republican political campaign piece against Franklin D. Roosevelt.