A Guide to the John Skelton Williams Papers, 1884-1926 Williams, John Skelton Papers 10040, 10040-a

A Guide to the John Skelton Williams Papers, 1884-1926

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Accession number
10040, 10040-a
Title
John Skelton Williams Papers, 1884-1926
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of ca. 26,000 items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

John Skelton Williams Papers, Accession #10040, 10040-a , Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Williams papers were a gift to the University by Hubert L. Williams, Hinsdale, Illinois, through John Skelton Williams, Jr., Richmond, Virginia, on February 3, 1975 and August 1, 1975.


Biographical/Historical Information

Born in Powhatan County, Virginia, on July 6, 1865, John Skelton Williams was one of several children of John Langbourne and Maria (Skelton) Williams. He was educated in private schools in Richmond and briefly studied law at the University of Virginia. While he was still a very young man, he was taken into partnership with his father in the firm of John L. Williams and Sons. In 1895 he married Lila Lefebvre Issacs, by whom he had two sons, John Jr. and Hubert. In that same year he began the formation of the Seaboard Air Line Railway system, which was a short route between New York and Florida, out of a number of smaller railroads. Completing the merger in 1900, he became president of the new railroad at the age of thirty-four. In 1903, however, after a bitter struggle with Thomas Fortune Ryan and other New York financiers, he was forced out of the presidency. He struggled for many years to regain control of the railroad, while continuing to be heavily involved in investment ventures, especially in the South. He served as the president of several smaller railways, the Bank of Richmond, the Southern Investment Company, and as director of other banks, trust companies, railroads, and corporations. Williams' involvement in politics in this period appears to have been minimal, though he was a Democrat.

In March 1913, Williams was appointed assistant secretary of the treasury by Woodrow Wilson at the request of Secretary McAdoo, and in January 1914, he was named Comptroller of the Currency. As comptroller, Williams was a member ex officioof the committee which set up the new Federal Reserve system, and was also a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission's advisory board on valuation. When McAdoo became director-general of the railroads in December 1917, Williams became his director of finance and purchases, a position which he held until March 1919. Wilson appointed Williams to the Central Committee of the American Red Cross in October 1918, and he was subsequently elected its treasurer in December of that year.

Williams performed his official duties with zeal and efficiency, and his determination and inflexible sense of justice won him many powerful enemies. He attacked the concentration of banking power in the hands of a few and accused several national banks of usury. The officials of the Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C. were found guilty of irregular practices after a series of law suits initiated by Williams.

Williams's last two years in office were embroiled in controversy as his opponents attempted to block confirmation of his reappointment to the controllership in the Senate. Neither the earlier recommendation to confirm nor a later recommendation to reject the nomination was acted upon by the Senate as a whole. In March 1921, Williams resigned his office due to the imminent accession of a hostile Republican administration.

Shortly after he left office, Williams charged that the Federal Reserve Board had by its deflationary policies caused the terrible decline in agricultural prices which began in 1920 and attacked several of the Federal Reserve Banks fro their expenditures for buildings and salaries. His accusations formed the basis of a congressional investigation which sustained some of his charges against the Board. Subsequently, Williams returned to Richmond and served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Richmond Trust Company until his sudden death in 1926.

Williams correspondence documents the striking continuity in his career; for both as investment banker and comptroller of the currency he displayed a love of justice and respect for the individual.

Scope and Content Information

The John Skelton Williams papers consist of ca. 26,000 items, (ca. 40 linear feet) 1884-1926, concerning Williams' varied career as a businessman and public servant in the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Including business, political, and family correspondence and papers, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items, the collection in valuable in the study of American business and finance, particularly of railroads, 1899-1913, and of governmental, economic and financial policies, 1913-1921.

The bulk of the business correspondence related to Williams involvement with the Seaboard Air Line Railway and various smaller railways, investment banking interests, and stock ventures, such as controlling interests in fertilizer, sulphur-deposit mining, and oil companies. Williams G. McAdoo, Thomas Fortune Ryan, and Bernard M. Baruch. The business papers consist of pamphlets, circulars, lists and legal documents, many of them concerning the Seaboard Air Lin Railway. Williams' tenure of office, briefly as assistant secretary of the treasury, and for seven years as comptroller of the currency, provides the subject for the political correspondence. The controversial character of his public service is reflected in the amount of material related to his lawsuits against the Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C. and his principal topics of interest in the correspondence in this period are Williams' work with the Federal Reserve Board, the administration of the railroads during World War I, and the American Red Cross. He was particularly concerned to keep the national banks in as sound and stable a condition as possible. Williams corresponded with other government officials and politicians, such as Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Carter Glass, Claude Swanson, William G. McAdoo, George Foster Peabody, Walker D. Hines, William J. Bryan, W. P. G. Harding and many others. The letterbooks for the years 1918-1919 and 1921-1922 have many memoranda, minutes of meetings, affidavits, and official reports. Many letters document Williams' efforts to draw public attention to abuses in the Federal Reserve system, 1921-1922, following his resignation from office.

The family correspondence includes letters written to and from Williams, his wife Lila, his brothers, Alfred B., Langbourne M., W. Berkeley, Ennion G., R. Lancaster, E. Randolph, father, John L., mother, Maria S., sons John, Jr. and Herbert and other relatives and friends. The bulk of the correspondence is between Lila and her sons.

The correspondence as a whole is sharply differentiated: there is virtually no political correspondence prior to Williams' appointment in early 1913, and since he held no directorships in any companies from this time on until 1921, the business correspondence from 1913-1926 is very sparse. There is virtually no material reflecting Williams' business activities, 1921-1926.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The main accession number of this collection (#10,040) and its addition (#10,040-a) have been interfiled. Some of the correspondence was roughly in alphabetical order by year, so it was decided to impose this order upon the business and political correspondence.

Organization

The collection is divided into five series:

Series I: 1899-1926 - Business and Political Correspondence.
Within each year, the letters have been arranged alphabetically by correspondent. There are several folders arranged by topics, such as the construction of "Paxton," Williams' home, Williams' confirmation.

Series II: 1884-1925-The family correspondence is in chronological order.

Series III: 1888-1926 - The business papers are in chronological order.

Series IV: 1913-1924 - Political papers have been arranged chronologically.

Series V: ca. 1900-1926- Family papers have been arranged by topic.

Series VI: 1892- 1926 - Miscellaneous
a: 1892-1921 -Speeches by Williams or his wife have been placed in chronological order.
b. 1899-1946 - Newspapers clippings are in chronological order.
c. ca. 1900-1926 - Photographs, Greeting Cards, Biological Sketches.
d. 1899-1922 - The letterbooks including business and political letters have been placed in chronological order.
3. 1914-1919 - Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings

Contents List

Series I: 1899-1926 - Business and Political Correspondence
  • Box 1
    Business Correspondence 1899-1901
    75 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 1
    Business Correspondence, A-Sh 1902
    965 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 2
    Business Correspondence, Sm-Y 1902
    249 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 2
    Business Correspondence, A-R 1903
    359 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 3
    Business Correspondence, S-Z 1903
    221 items. 2 folders.
  • Correspondence Record - Index of Williams' Correspondents 1903
    Oversize Ledger
  • Box 3
    Business Correspondence, A-L 1904
    327 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 4
    Business Correspondence, Mc-W 1904
    322 items. 5 folders.
  • Correspondence Record - Index of Williams' Correspondents 1904
    Oversize Ledger
  • Box 4
    Business Correspondence, A 1905
    59 items.
  • Box 5
    Business Correspondence, B-J 1905
    422 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 6
    Business Correspondence, L-Se 1905
    500 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 7
    Business Correspondence, Sh-Y 1905
    211 items. 3 folders.
  • Correspondence Record - Index of Williams' Correspondents 1905-1905
    Oversize Ledger
  • Box 7
    Business Correspondence, A-C 1906
    282 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 8
    Business Correspondence, D-L 1906
    581 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 9
    Business Correspondence, Mc-N 1906
    533 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 10
    Business Correspondence, O-Wh 1906
    454 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 11
    Business Correspondence, Wi-Y 1906
    102 items.
  • Box 11
    Business Correspondence, A-E 1907
    351 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 12
    Business Correspondence, F-Mey 1907
    435 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 13
    Business Correspondence, Mid-Sy 1907
    514 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 14
    Business Correspondence, T-Y 1907
    201 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 14
    Business Correspondence, A-Ch 1908
    229 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 15
    Business Correspondence, Ci-H 1908
    321 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 16
    Business Correspondence, I-P 1908
    525 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 17
    Business Correspondence, R-Z 1908
    635 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 18
    Business Correspondence, A-D 1909
    518 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 19
    Business Correspondence, E-Ma 1909
    535 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 20
    Business Correspondence, Me-Por 1909
    499 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 21
    Business Correspondence, Pr-Williams, C. T. 1909
    533 items. 7 folders.
  • Box 22
    Business Correspondence, Williams, E. L. - Z 1909
    281 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 23
    Business Correspondence, A-Ha 1910
    554 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 24
    Business Correspondence, He-Sk 1910
    561 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 25
    Business Correspondence, Sm-Wy 1910
    362 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 25
    Correspondence related to the construction of "Paxton," home of J.S. Williams 1910
    9 items.
  • Box 26
    Business Correspondence, A-Ca 1911
    494 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 27
    Business Correspondence, Ce-Gi 1911
    391 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 28
    Business Correspondence, Go-L 1911
    446 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 29
    Business Correspondence, Mc-Q 1911
    533 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 30
    Business Correspondence, R-T 1911
    454 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 31
    Business Correspondence, U-Z 1911
    365 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 31
    Correspondence related to the construction of "Paxton," home of John Skelton Williams 1911
    90 items.
  • Box 31
    Papers Related to the Construction of "Paxton," home of John Skelton Williams 1911
    1 items.
  • Box 32
    Business Correspondence, Ac-D 1912
    443 items. 7 folders.
  • Box 33
    Business Correspondence, Ea-L 1912
    546 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 34
    Business Correspondence, Mc-R 1912
    686 items. 7 folders.
  • Box 35
    Business Correspondence, Sa- Williams, C. T. 1912
    561 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 36
    Business Correspondence, Williams, C.T. - Young 1912
    224 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 37
    Correspondence related to the construction of "Paxton," home of J.S. Williams 1912
    333 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 37
    Blueprints and drawings related to the construction of "Paxton," home of J.S. Williams 1912
    12 items.
  • Box 37
    Papers related to the construction of "Paxton," home of J.S. Williams 1912
    35 items.
  • Box 38
    Business Correspondence, A-Sim 1913
    381 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 39
    Business Correspondence, So-W 1913
    87 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 39
    Political Correspondence 1913
    32 items.
  • Box 39
    Political Correspondence, A-J 1914
    193 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 40
    Political Correspondence, L-Y 1914
    148 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 40
    Business Correspondence 1914
    2 items.
  • Box 41
    Political Correspondence 1915
    5 items.
  • Box 41
    Business Correspondence 1915
    1 items.
  • Box 41
    Political Correspondence 1916-1917
    77 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 41
    Business Correspondence 1917
    1 items.
  • Box 41
    Political Correspondence, A-Bl 1918
    115 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 42
    Political Correspondence, Bo-Y 1918
    273 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 42
    Business Correspondence 1918
    18 items.
  • Box 43
    Political Correspondence, A-W 1919
    95 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 43
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation, A-P 1919
    127 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 44
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation, R-W 1919
    51 items.
  • Box 44
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from banks 1919
    52 items.
  • Box 44
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from banks, Alabama-Wyoming 1919 Nov.-Dec.
    203 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 44
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from banks 1919 Dec. - 1920 Jan.
    130 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 44
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from individuals 1919
    56 items.
  • Box 44
    Business Correspondence 1919
    31 items.
  • Box 45
    Political Correspondence, A-W 1920
    289 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 46
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation 1920
    29 items.
  • Box 46
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from Congressmen 1920
    58 items.
  • Box 46
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from Federal Reserve Bank executives and directors 1920
    33 items.
  • Box 46
    Political Correspondence related to Williams' Confirmation: Commendatory letters from Senators 1920
    26 items.
  • Box 46
    Political Correspondence: Williams' letters to the Federal Reserve Board 1920-1921
    1 items.
  • Box 46
    Business Correspondence, A-W 1920
    42 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 47
    Political Correspondence, A-W 1921
    88 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 47
    Political Correspondence 1922
    15 items.
  • Political Correspondence,
  • Box 48
    Business Correspondence 1922
    2 items.
  • Box 48
    Political Correspondence 1923
    5 items.
  • Box 48
    Business Correspondence 1923
    1 item.
  • Box 48
    Political Correspondence 1924
    1 item.
  • Box 48
    Business Correspondence 1924
    2 items.
  • Box 48
    Political Correspondence 1925
    1 item.
  • Box 48
    Business Correspondence 1925
    4 items.
  • Box 48
    Political Correspondence including letters from William Jennings Bryan n.d.
    6 items.
  • Box 48
    Business Correspondence n.d.
    2 items.
Series II: 1884-1925 - Family Correspondence
  • Box 49
    Family Correspondence 1884, 1895, 1896, 1897
    6 items.
  • Box 49
    Family Correspondence 1902
    15 items.
  • Box 49
    Family Correspondence 1904-1906
    5 items.
  • Box 49
    Family Correspondence 1908-1915
    153 items. 8 folders.
  • Box 50
    Family Correspondence 1916-1917
    168 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 51
    Family Correspondence 1917-1918
    141 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 52
    Family Correspondence 1919-1920
    109 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 53
    Family Correspondence 1920
    103 items. 4 folders.
  • Box 54
    Family Correspondence 1921
    130 items. 5 folders.
  • Family Correspondence
  • Box 55
    Family Correspondence 1922
    145 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 56
    Family Correspondence 1923
    132 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 57
    Family Correspondence 1924
    164 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 58
    Family Correspondence 1926-1926
    32 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 58
    Family Correspondence n.d.
    74 items. 2 folders.
Series III: 1888-1926 - Business Papers
  • Box 59
    Business Papers: A Manual of Investmentscompiled and published by John L. Williams & Son 1888
    1 item.
  • Box 59
    Business Papers: A Manual of Investmentscompiled and published by John L. Williams & Son 1889-1890
    2 items.
  • Box 60
    Business Papers 1898-1901
    36 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 60
    Business Papers [1901?]
    1 item.
  • Box 60
    Business Papers 1902
    10 items.
  • Box 61
    Business Papers 1903-1904
    137 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 62
    Business Papers: Court Plea vs. Ryan Control of Seaboard Voting Trust 1904
    1 item.
  • Box 62
    Business Papers 1904-1905
    121 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 63
    Business Papers 1905-1907
    151 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 64
    Business Papers 1908-1910
    148 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 65
    Business Papers 1910
    113 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 65
    Business Papers [1910?]
    2 items.
  • Box 65
    Business Papers 1911
    160 items.
  • Box 66
    Business Papers 1911-1912
    239 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 67
    Business Papers 1912
    366 items. 6 folders.
  • Box 68
    Business Papers 1913
    106 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 68
    Business Papers 1915-1919
    93 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 69
    Business Papers 1920
    12 items.
  • Box 69
    Business Papers 1922
    1 item.
  • Box 69
    Business Papers 1926
    2 items.
  • Box 69
    Business Papers n.d.
    35 items.
  • Box 70
    Business Papers: Diary of appointments 1898-1901
    4 items.
  • Box 71
    Business Papers: Diary of appointments 1902-1904
    3 items.
  • Box 71
    Business Papers: Diary of appointments 1906
    1 item.
  • Box 72
    Business Papers: Diary of appointments 1907
    1 item.
  • Box 72
    Business Papers: Diary of appointments 1909-1912
    4 items.
  • Box 73
    Ledger, John L. Williams & Son 1903-1904
    1 item.
  • Box 73
    Index to subject files n.d.
    2 items.
Series IV: 1913-1924

Political Papers

  • Box 74
    Political Papers: The Aldrich Monetary Commission Bill - The Federal Reserve Act 1913
    1 item.
  • Box 74
    Political Papers 1913
    34 items. 5 folders.
  • Box 74
    Rural Credits, joint hearings before the sub committee on currency & banking 1914
    1 item.
  • Box 74
    Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy 1915
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Affidavit of Williams in the Riggs National Bank Case 1915
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Affidavit and Answer of Williams in the Riggs National Bank Case 1915
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Affidavit and Answer of McAdoo in the Riggs National Bank Case 1915
    3 items.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Miscellaneous letters relating to correspondence between the Treasury Department and the Riggs National Bank 1915
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers 1916
    4 items.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Transcript of trial, The United States vs officials of the Riggs National Bank (Tenth Day) 1916
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Justice Department press release on the Riggs National Bank Case 1916
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Transcript of trial, The United States vs officials of the Riggs National Bank (Eleventh Day) 1916
    1 item.
  • Box 75
    Political Papers: Investigation of usury charges against banks, Hearings before the Committee on Rules 1916
    1 item.
  • Box 76
    Annual Report of the Comptroller of the currency 1916
    1 item.
  • Box 76
    A Brief for the establishment of Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee River 1916
    1 item.
  • Box 76
    Political Papers 1917-1918
    66 items. 3 folders.
  • Box 77
    Political Papers: Brief in the case of First National Bank vs J.S. Williams 1919
    1 item.
  • Box 77
    Political Papers 1919
    30 items.
  • Box 77
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation [1919?]
    1 item.
  • Box 77
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation 1919
    13 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 77
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation: complication of commendatory letters 1919
    6 items.
  • Box 78
    Nomination of John S. Williams Comptroller of the Currency, Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency United States Senate 1919
    1 item.
  • Box 78
    Testimony on the nomination of the Comptroller of the Currency 1919
    1 item.
  • Box 79
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation, Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency of the U.S. Senate 1919
    9 items. 7 folders.
  • Box 80
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation 1919
    12 items.
  • Box 80
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation [1919?]
    1 item.
  • Box 80
    Political Papers 1920
    26 items.
  • Box 80
    Political Papers related to Williams' confirmation 1920
    9 items.
  • Box 80
    Report of the Postmaster General 1920
    1 item.
  • Box 81
    Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency 1921
    1 item.
  • Box 81
    Agricultural Inquiry: Hearing before the Joint Commission of Agricultural Inquiry 1921
    2 items.
  • Box 81
    Political Papers 1921
    25 items.
  • Box 81
    Political Papers: Commerce and Financemagazine, with article "The Administration of the Federal Reserve System" by J. S. Williams 1921
    1 item.
  • Box 81
    Political Papers related to Williams' views on the administration of the Federal Reserve Board 1922
    12 items. 2 folders.
  • Box 81
    Political Papers 1923-1924
    2 items.
  • Box 81
    Political Papers n.d.
    9 items.
Series V: ca. 1900-1926

Family Papers

  • Box 82
    Family Papers: School Papers of John, Jr. and Hubert Williams ca. 1900-1926, n.d.
    48 items.
  • Box 82
    Family Papers: Mementoes and Miscellaneous Notes ca. 1900-1926, n.d.
    18 items.
  • Box 82
    Family Papers: Notes and Miscellaneous items ca. 1900-1926, n.d.
    19 items.
  • Box 82
    Family Papers: Mementoes and Miscellaneous Notes ca. 1900-1926, n.d.
    7 items.
  • Box 82
    Family Papers Souvenirs and Mementoes ca. 1900-1926, n.d.
    64 items.
  • Box 82
    Family Papers: Legal Documents, Mementoes ca. 1900-1926, n.d.
    3 items.
  • Box 82
    Family Papers: Notes in shorthand n.d.
    3 items.
  • Box 83
    Family Papers: Pamphlets written by John L. Williams 1915, n.d.
    5 items.
  • Box 83
    Family Papers: Report Cards of John, Jr. and Hubert S. Williams 1915-1916
    12 items.
  • Box 83
    Family Papers: Southern Medical Journal,with article by Ennion G. Williams 1918
    1 item.
  • Box 83
    Family Papers: Washington Social Register 1919
    1 item.
  • Box 83
    Family Papers related to the consular career of J. S. Williams, Jr. 1921-1923
    12 items.
  • Box 83
    Family Papers: "Commonplace Book" of John L. Williams ca. 1877-1915
    1 item.
Series VI: 1892-1926

Miscellaneous

  • Subseries A: 1892-1921 Speeches by Williams or his wife have been placed in chronological order
    • Box 84
      Speeches 1892
      3 items.
    • Box 84
      Speeches 1902
      1 item.
    • Box 84
      Speeches 1907-1910
      13 items. 5 folders.
    • Box 84
      Speeches 1912-1913
      3 items. 2 folders.
    • Box 85
      Speeches 1914-1917
      22 items. 5 folders.
    • Box 86
      Speeches 1919-1921
      12 items. 3 folders.
    • Box 86
      Speeches n.d.
      5 items.
    • Box 86
      Toast before the Gridiron Club [?] n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 86
      Miscellaneous notes for speeches n.d.
      8 items.
    • Box 86
      Speech by L. L. W. [Lila L. Williams] n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 86
      Speech by L. L. W. [Lila L. Williams] n.d.
      1 item.
  • Subseries B: 1899-1946 - Newspaper Clippings
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1899
      2 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1904-1905
      2 items. 2 folders.
    • Box 87
      Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings reSeaboard Air Line Railway 1904-1905
    • Box 87
      Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings reSeaboard Air Line Railway 1905-1908
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1906
      1 item.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1908
      1 item.
    • Box 87
      Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings reSeaboard Air Line Railway 1908-1910
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1910
      3 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1911
      1 item.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1912
      3 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1914
      9 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1914
      2 items.
    • Box 87
      Magazine 1914
      1 item.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1915
      63 items. 2 folders.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1915
      14 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1916
      7 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1916
      10 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1917
      2 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1917
      2 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1918
      6 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings 1918-1919
      21 items. 3 folders.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams' confirmation 1919
      9 items.
    • Box 87
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1919
      1 item.
    • Box 88
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams' confirmation 1920
      35 items.
    • Box 88
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1920
      22 items. 2 folders.
    • Box 88
      Newspaper clippings 1920
      48 items. 3 folders.
    • Box 88
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1921
      49 items. 2 folders.
    • Box 88
      Newspaper clippings 1921
      4 items.
    • Box 88
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1921
      12 items.
    • Box 89
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1922
      5 items.
    • Box 89
      Newspaper clippings 1922
      31 items.
    • Box 89
      Magazines 1922
      5 items.
    • Box 89
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1923
      1 item.
    • Box 90
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams 1924
      2 items.
    • Box 90
      Newspaper clippings 1924
      1 item.
    • Box 90
      Newspaper clippings 1946
      1 item.
    • Box 90
      Newspaper clippings related to Williams n.d.
      72 items.
    • Box 90
      Newspaper clippings n.d.
      190 items. 3 folders.
  • Subseries C: 1900-1926

    Photographs, Greeting Cards, Biographical Sketches.

    • Box 91
      Portriat photograph of John S. Williams [ca. 1906]
      1 item.

      Used in Men of Mark in Virginia.

    • Box 91
      Photograph of John S. Williams (top, far right) and unidentified individuals n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photographs of John S. Williams n.d.
      2 items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of John S. Williams and William McAdoo n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Negatives of John S. Williams and unidentified individuals n.d.
      3 items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Advisory Board of Director General McAdoo; John S. Williams (bottom, second from left) n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Delphi n.d.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Unidentified Individuals n.d.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of John S. Williams with his family n.d.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Mrs. John S. (Lila) Williams n.d.
      2 items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Mrs. John S. (Lila) Williams n.d.
      2 items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of John S. Williams, Jr. 1901, 1920, 1921, 1922, n.d.
      31 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of John S. Williams n.d.
      items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of John L. Williams n.d.
      2 items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Williams McAdoo n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of M. B. Mount n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Jacquilin Taylor n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of F. Q. Brown n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of unidentified individual n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of unidentified individual n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of unidentified building n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Greece n.d.
      2 items.
    • Box 91
      Photograph of Greece n.d.
      47 items.
    • Box 92
      Invitations, Greeting Cards, etc. n.d.
      ca. 98 items.
    • Box 92
      Invitations n.d.
      36 items.
    • Box 92
      Calling Cards n.d.
      ca. 125 items.
    • Box 92
      Calling Cards, Invitations, etc. n.d.
      ca. 105 items.
    • Box 92
      Invitations, Greeting Cards, etc. n.d.
      17 items.
    • Box 92
      Invitations, Programs, etc. n.d.
      22 items.
    • Box 92
      House Calendar 1905
      1 item.
    • Box 93
      Pamphlet: "The Causes of Our Agricultural Depression" by John S. Williams n.d.
      1 item.
    • Box 93
      Greeting Cards, Invitations, etc. n.d.
      12 items.
    • Box 93
      Invitations, Postcards, etc. n.d.
      15 items.
    • Box 93
      Greeting Cards, Calling Cards, etc. n.d.
      31 item.
    • Box 93
      Postcards n.d.
      ca. 80 items.
    • Box 93
      Postcards n.d.
      ca. 60 items.
    • Box 93
      Tooth X-ray 1916
      1 item.
    • Box 93
      Biographical sketches of John S. Williams n.d.
      13 items.
  • Subseries D: Letterbooks 1899-1922
    • Box 94
      Letterbook 1899 Jan. -June
      1 item.
    • Box 94
      Letterbook 1899 July-1900 Jan.
      1 item.
    • Box 95
      Letterbook 1899 Oct. -Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 96
      Letterbook 1900 May-Sept.
      1 item.
    • Box 97
      Letterbook 1900 Aug. -Oct.
      1 item.
    • Box 9
      Letterbook 1901 Feb. -April
      1 item.
    • Box 99
      Letterbook 1901 April-July
      1 item.
    • Box 100
      Letterbook 1901 July-Aug.
      1 item.
    • Box 101
      Letterbook 1901 Oct. -Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 102
      Letterbook 1901 Oct. - 1902 Jan.
      1 item.
    • Box 103
      Letterbook 1902 Feb. -March
      1 item.
    • Box 104
      Letterbook 1902 June-1903 Feb.
      1 item.
    • Box 104
      Letterbook 1902 Aug. -Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 105
      Letterbook 1902 Dec. -1903 April
      1 item.
    • Box 105
      Letterbook 1903 April-Sept.
      1 item.
    • Box 106
      Letterbook 1903 Sept.-1904 Feb.
      1 item.
    • Box 106
      Letterbook 1904 Jan. -April
      1 item.
    • Box 107
      Letterbook 1904 July-Sept.
      1 item.
    • Box 107
      Letterbook 1904 Sept. -Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 108
      Letterbook 1905 Jan. -March
      1 item.
    • Box 108
      Letterbook 1905 March-June
      1 item.
    • Box 109
      Letterbook 1905 May-1906 June
      1 item.
    • Box 109
      Letterbook 1905 Aug.
      1 item.
    • Box 110
      Letterbook 1905 Aug. -Nov.
      1 item.
    • Box 111
      Letterbook 1905 Nov-1906 Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 112
      Letterbook 1906 April 7-June 16
      1 item.
    • Box 112
      Letterbook 1906 June-Aug.
      1 item.
    • Box 113
      Letterbook 1906 July-Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 113
      Letterbook 1906 Dec.-1907 May
      1 item.
    • Box 114
      Letterbook 1908 June 20-Oct. 1
      1 item.
    • Box 114
      Letterbook 1908 Oct.-1909 May
      1 item.
    • Box 115
      Letterbook 1909 May-Dec.
      1 item.
    • Box 116
      Letterbook 1909 Dec.-1910 Feb.
      1 item.
    • Box 117
      Letterbook 1910 June-1911 March
      1 item.
    • Box 118
      Letterbook 1911 Nov.-1912 May
      1 item.
    • Box 119
      Letterbook 1912, 1921, 1922
      1 item.
    • Box 120
      Letterbook 1918 Nov.-1919 March
      1 item.
    • Box 120
      Letterbook 1919 March 8-May 15
      1 item.
  • Box 121
    Subseries E: Scrapbook of clippings 1914-1919
    1 item.
    • Box OS Box E-4
      Nine Design Plans for Formal Gardens at Morven (2 plans), Elk Hill, Stratford House, Bremo Recess, Valentine Museum, Appomattox, Graymont, and 1 Unidentified Home n.d.
      Oversize Photograph.