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Dwight F. Davis Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

DWIGHT F. DAVIS
Born: July 5, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: November 28, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri
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Dwight F. Davis (1879-1945), best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition, was a member of the U.S. team that won the first two competitions in 1900 and 1902, serving as Captain of the 1900 team. Davis had been the runner-up at the U.S. Championships in 1898, and he then won the men's doubles title (with Holcombe Ward) in 1899, 1900 and 1901 and was a men's doubles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1901. Although trained as an attorney, Davis never practiced law after becoming involved in politics. He was the Public Parks Commissioner of St. Louis, Missouri from 1911-1915 (during which time he created the first municipal tennis courts in the U.S.) before serving as Assistant Secretary of War (1923-1925) and Secretary of War (1925-1929) under President Calvin Coolidge. Davis, who then served as Governor General of the Philippines (1929-1932), was hosting Republican Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth when Longworth died unexpectedly of pneumonia on April 9, 1931.
  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 131678
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 131678
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Clarence A. Aspinwall/With cordial best wishes/From Dwight F Davis". B/w with brown hue, 7½x10¾ overall, image 4½x7½ (one surface). Photograph by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. (imprint embossed at lower left corner of image).

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1928  - HFSID 315298
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1928 - HFSID 315298
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS As Secretary of War, he reports to a Senator that an Army lieutenant has no disability justifying retirement. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½. War Department, Washington, 1928 February 8. On official letterhead to Earle B.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1928  - HFSID 73792
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1928 - HFSID 73792
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F. Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1928 April 16. On letterhead of the War Department to Mr. Walter Russell, President, The Society of Arts and Sciences, New York City.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/23/1928  - HFSID 73791
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/23/1928 - HFSID 73791
    THE SECRETARY OF WAR CANNOT LEND HIS NAME TO AN ORGANIZATION, BUT HE HAS CONTRIBUTED A STATEMENT TO ITS VOLUME HONORING AMERICAN INVENTOR THOMAS A. EDISON   DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1928 April 23.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/21/1926  - HFSID 321200
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/21/1926 - HFSID 321200
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS As Secretary of War, he replies to a Texas Senator who had passed on concerns of local Chambers of Commerce about garrison reductions in the State. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½. War Department, Washington, 1926 May 21.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1923  - HFSID 78206
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1923 - HFSID 78206
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Assistant Secretary of War, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1923 June 12. On embossed letterhead of the Assistant Secretary of War to Colonel Robert Burkham, Boatmen's Bank Bldg., St. Louis, Missouri. Begins: "Dear Bob".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/15/1925  - HFSID 291680
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/15/1925 - HFSID 291680
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS Coolidge's Secretary of War responds to a man in New York thanking him for sending good wishes on future work at the War Department. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 7½x10½. Washington, 1925 October 15.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/15/1926  - HFSID 26475
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/15/1926 - HFSID 26475
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1926 November 15. On letterhead of the War Department to Mrs. Hedley V. Cooke, President, League of Women Voters, Orange, New Jersey.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1928  - HFSID 26476
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1928 - HFSID 26476
    DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TNS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 5x3 card. War Department, Washington, D.C., 1928, no month or day. To unknown recipient. In full: "I am pleased to add my autograph to your collection. Yours very truly". Dated "1928.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • JOHN G. SARGENT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CURTIS D. WILBUR,  - HFSID 26478
    JOHN G. SARGENT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CURTIS D. WILBUR, FRANK B. KELLOGG, DWIGHT F. DAVIS - HFSID 26478
    COOLIDGE CABINET MEMBERS: CURTIS WILBUR, DWIGHT DAVIS, FRANK KELLOGG and JOHN SARGENT. Photograph signed: "Curtis D. Wilbur", "Dwight D. Davis", "Frank B. Kellogg", "Jno G. Sargent" and one unidentified signer. B/w, 10x8.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

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