A. J. Davis Family Collection (Ms2012-067)

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A. J. Davis Family Collection (Ms2012-067)


The A. J. Davis Family Collection includes journals; scrapbooks; professional and biographical information; photographs, sketches, and ephemera; and a town history. The journals (1874-1927) contain memoirs, particularly of Davis' army experiences, as well as some writing exercises, poetry, stories, and religious observations. Scrapbooks compiled by A. J. Davis include newspaper clippings, personal reflections, and a stamp collection. The professional and biographical information includes service records from Davis' time in the army, genealogy information compiled by other family members, and last wills and testaments. The collection also includes a 19-page history of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, authored by Davis, as well as a draft of the Book of A. J. Davis and other manuscripts. The collection also contain pictures of Davis and family members. Various objects such as wooden writing desks and army ephemera are included.
The digital collection includes the bulk of the physical materials in digitized form (either pdf or jpg), as well some some original/born-digital items.


1874-2007 (bulk, 1874-1907)


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Bibliographic Citation

A. J. Davis Family Collection, 1874-2007, Ms2012-067, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech (unless otherwise noted)

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