Daniel H. Hastings (1849-1903) served as governor from 1895 to 1899 and adjutant general from 1887 to 1891. These papers include executive correspondence, appointments, invitations, proclamations, speeches, scrapbooks, and material on the new capitol building from his files as governor. Personal papers of Hastings and his wife include correspondence, photographs, speeches, scrapbooks, and printed material. Also found are business correspondence and accounts.

Executive Correspondence, 1894-1899. Contains a letter dated November 18, 1896 from a Rev. G. W. Kincaid to Governor D. H. Hastings which states: "My dear Sir: The colored people of this vicinity are preparing for a monster emancipation celebration January 1, 1897 and are desirous of having you address them on this occasion. . . . Among others, we have invited Hon. Garret A. Hobart, Prof. Booker T. Washington, and the Mayors of Pittsburgh and Allegheny." Also found is a letter to the secretary of the interior, dated April 20, 1898, from J. L. Davenport, acting commissioner of the Bureau of Pensions, which informs the secretary of the "illegal acts in the execution of pension vouchers of one Daniel A. Stubbs," a notary public of Oxford, Chester County, whereby claims of Caroline T. Newell Baldwin, mother of Charles B. Newell, late of Troop B, 7th U.S. Cavalry, Certificate No. 355,769, were not properly executed. Also involved in this case was Edward Jones of Lincoln University who was appointed as Mrs. Baldwin’s guardian because he was her brother-in-law.

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