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

Title

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

Description

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.

Date

1874-2007 (bulk, 1874-1907)

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED: Individual items may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use items in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for non-commercial uses. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/?language=en

Language

English

Identifier

ajdst

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)

Collection Tree

  • A. J. Davis Family Collection (Ms2012-067)
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Color photograph of a description of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Military Reservation Boundary Marker.
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Color photograph of the site of Old Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of the location of a store house at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a display inside of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a display inside of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a display inside of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of the inside of barracks at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of buildings at Fort Lincoln.
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Vistor's map of Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of the land at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a pole and the building from "Fort Lincoln Building."
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Color photograph of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Color photograph of the welcome sign at Fort Abraham Lincoln.
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Color photograph of a building at Fort Lincoln.
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Picture of a display with pictures of the Custer House and information about it.
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Close-up color photograph of the headstone of J. A. Davis.
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List of Weather Bureau Station Keepers from A. J. Davis to 1952.
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Color photograph of John [Davis?] and an unidentified woman at Cape Hatteras.
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Black and white photograph of the Hatteras Weather Station.
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Sketch of A. J. Davis done by Kirby Davis from the chest up. Background includes a building and a horse.
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Cover of the U.S. Weather Bureau Station Hatteras, North Carolina; Special Historic Resource Study.
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Picture of a black and white photograph of Robert M. Davis painting a portrait of his grandfather.
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Color photograph of Richard Davis with the headstone of J. A. Davis.
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Black and white picture of John Macnider taken in 1870. Label on the bottom of picture is illegible.
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Color photograph of the headstone of Jane Abigail Macnider, wife of John Macnider. Jane died in 187x.
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Black and white photograph of Jane Abigail Johnson.
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Black and white silhouette of Jacob Davis.
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Color photograph of the headstone of J. A. Davis
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Handwritten list of locations A. J. Davis was sent during his time with the army and when he was sent there.
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Black and white photograph of Elizabeth Natt Davis, taken in Mansfield, OH.
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Black and white photograph of three young children, presumed to be Hubbard, Elizabeth, and Delamater Davis, Jr.
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Paining of Rosina Aird.
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Painting of Adam L. Macnider. Unknown artist and date.
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Handwritten postcard written by Joseph to his brother Albert [A. J. Davis]. Updating Albert on the condition of their mother.
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Black and white photograph of Mary Lewis, sister of Elizabeth Ann Natt Davis.
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Drawing of a family tree of the Macnider to Davis line.
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Black and white photograph of Joseph Wolff Davis as an adult.
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Black and white photograph of Joseph Wolff Davis.
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Black and white photograph of J. A. Davis when he was 40 years of age.
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Black and white photograph of J. A. Davis when he was 68 years of age. Taken in Mansfield, OH.
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Black and white photograph labeled "Rev. J. A. Davis." Taken in Franklin, PA when J. A. Davis was 52 years of age.
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Painting of Jonas Abraham Davis, unknown date and artist.
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Black and white photograph of Jessie Macnider and three unidentified friends, one female and two male. undated.
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Photograph of the inner conpartment inside of a writing desk belonging to Janet A. Davis. The Writing Desk note is taped to the inside of the lid.
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Typed note describing the writing desk belonging to Janet A. Davis and how Janet was related to the recipient of the note.
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Photograph of the inside of a writing desk belonging to Janet A. Davis.
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Painting of Jacob Davis, unknown date and artist. Seems to be oil paint, but it's hard to say.
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Photograph of a framed silhouette of Jacob Davis.

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