Finding aid for the Devereux Family Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Devereux Family
Title: Devereux Family Papers
Dates: 1808-1932
Extent: 25.0 linear feet (54 containers and 28 oversize volumes)
Abstract: John Devereux was a sea captain of Marblehead, Mass. John H. Devereux was an American Civil War general, engineer, railroad executive, and philanthropist, of Cleveland, Ohio. Henry K. Devereux was an engineer, real estate agent, industrialist, philanthropist, and harness-horse fancier, of Cleveland. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, business, financial, and legal documents, genealogical data, ship's logs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers, of John Devereux, John H. Devereux, and Henry K. Devereux. Bulk of the collection relates to railroad construction and John H. Devereux's career with several railroads. Includes records (1895-1916) of the Gentlemen's Driving Club, and material relating to Henry K. Devereux's interest in trotting horses and harness racing and his activities as an official of several businesses. The collection also documents the role played by the railroad for the Union during the American Civil War.
MS Number MS 2415
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and German