The Resource James A. Davis papers, (microform)

James A. Davis papers, (microform)

Label
James A. Davis papers, 1847-1973
Title
James A. Davis papers
Inclusive dates
1847-1973
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1847-1973, of Emory & Henry College professor James A. Davis (1825-1898) chiefly contain account books, as well as sermons and instructional notes. Other items include an account book belonging to Emory & Henry President R. G. Waterhouse (1855-1922); a small number of notes and letters written by J. L. Kennedy (1857-1942), a missionary to Brazil; a handful of legal documents (deeds, indentures, etc.) related to the Davis family; Davis family genealogical notes; biographical and autobiographical information about James A. Davis; scattered correspondence; and items, 1914-1973, pertaining to Davis's Ball family descendants. Of note is Davis's "Then and Now: An Autobiographical Sketch by James A. Davis, Professor Emeritus of the Natural Sciences," which was written with the intent to record not only his own history, but that of the early days of Emory & Henry College
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
James A. Davis was born at Pleasant Hill, Smyth County, Virginia, on 12 April 1825, the son of Major Joseph W. Davis and Lucy Eldridge Armstrong Davis. He graduated from Emory & Henry College in 1845, and returned in 1846 as a tutor. Davis became principal of the Preparatory Department in 1849, and chair of Natural Sciences in 1856. Save for two years spent at Martha Washington Female College in Abingdon, he held the latter position (later as professor emeritus) until his death. A licensed preacher, he was a member of the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. After the death of first wife Jane P. Baker (married in 1850), Davis married Sarah J. Smith in 1852. He died on 30 June 1898, survived by his wife and two of his children.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of originals duplicates
Emory & Henry College Archives, Emory, Va.
Label
James A. Davis papers, (microform)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi00299.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Emory & Henry College Archives
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001618163
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Terms governing use
Copies are permitted for research purposes. Permission to publish should be cleared with Emory & Henry College Archives, P.O. Box 948, Emory, VA 24327-0948.
Type of unit
reels.

Library Locations

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