Library of Congress
DANIEL, John Warwick (1842-1910)

DANIEL, JOHN WARWICK, a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Lynchburg, Va., September 5, 1842; attended private schools, Lynchburg College, and Dr. Gessner Harrison's University School; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army 1861-1864, attaining the rank of major; permanently disabled in the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864; studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice at Lynchburg, Va.; member, State house of delegates 1869-1872; member, State senate 1875-1881; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); did not seek renomination in 1886, having been elected Senator; elected in 1885 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1891, 1897, 1904, and 1910, and served from March 4, 1887, until his death on June 29, 1910; died before his credentials for the last election could be presented; chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Fifty-fifth Congress), Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine (Sixtieth Congress), Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixty-first Congress); died in Lynchburg, Va.; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1849-1910. 486 items. Correspondence concerning the Civil War, politics, foreign affairs, and economic questions. Finding aid.

Jones Memorial Library
Lynchburg, VA
Papers: 1877-1909. 60 items. Includes correspondence, autobiographical notes, appointment recommendations book, property book, photographs, and memorabilia.

Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1874-1910. Ca. 79 items. Personal and political correspondence and papers. Finding aid.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 17, 1863. 1 official document.

Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In David Bennett Hill papers, 1885-1910.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1816-1936. 11 feet. Correspondence relating to family affairs, Civil War in Virginia, student days, and his political career; diaries (1903-1905, 1907); commonplace books; speeches and research notes relating to Civil War, the South, Southern Democrats, territorial expansion, free silver, Hawaii, taxes, tariffs, the Readjustor movement, and Robert E. Lee; political papers relating to bribery of black voters, Virginia-West Virginia debt controversy, 1896 presidential election, and the Virginia Constitution of 1901; legal papers; essays; poetry; and memorabilia chiefly from his Senate career. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Paul B. Barringer papers, 1828-1963; John Skelton Williams papers, 1884-1926; Micajah Woods papers, 1847-1926; and John Crafford Parker papers, 1874-1936. Finding aid.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections, photographs and portrait.

  • Daniel, Edward M., comp. Speeches and Orations of John Warwick Daniel. Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Co., 1911.
  • Daniel, John Warwick. The Law and Practice of Attachment, Under the Code of Virginia. Lynchburg, VA: Schaffter Bryant, 1869.
  • ___. Life and Reminiscences of Jefferson Davis. Baltimore: R.H. Woodward Co., 1890.
  • ___. A Treatise on the Law of Negotiable Instruments. 2 vols. New York: Baker, Voorhis Co., 1876.
  • Daniel, John Warwick, and Charles Alexander Douglass. The Elements of the Law of Negotiable Instruments. New York: Baker, Voorhis Co., 1903.
  • Doss, Richard B. "John Warwick Daniel: A Study in the Virginia Democracy.'' Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia, 1955.
  • Moger, Allen W. Virginia: Bourbonism to Byrd, 1870-1925. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1968.
  • U.S. Congress. John Warwick Daniel (Late a Senator from Virginia). Memorial Addresses. 61st Cong., 3d sess., 1910-1911. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.
  • Vecellio, Sylvia Diane. "John Warwick Daniel: Lame Lion of Lynchburg; Youth, Soldier, and Rising Politician, 1842-1885.'' Master's thesis, University of Virginia, 1950.