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PEPPER, CHARLES M. The Life and Times of Henry Gassaway Davis 1823-1916. NY, The Century Co., 1920 (c1920, Published, February, 1920) octavo, xi (1 blank) 318pp, 16 illustrations including frontispiece, index; deckle page edges, light browning, bound blue cloth, mottled spots on spine and edges of covers--i.e., varnish coming out of cloth in spots; otherwise in good condition. Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Railway builder & U.S. senator. Began his career as a brakeman for the Baltimore & Ohio RR in 1842. In 1881 he began construction of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Railway, completed in 1904.