Contents and Arrangement

Letters from William M. Davis to Elizabeth M. Jacobs Davis While He Was a Member of the House of Representatives in the 37th Congress, 1862 February 13-June 3

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The arrangement of the materials as they came to the library was maintained, including letters that had been bound.

Collection History

Custodial History

At least some of the materials, specifically letters to and from Willaim Morris Davis, belonged to Francis W. Davis, William and Elizabeth's grandson. The genealogical items and photograph of William Davis were from Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, ME and purchased February 28, 2020.


No materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in April 2021. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in April 2021.


Letters that were bound were removed from their bindings and mended during 2021 processing.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Letters from William M. Davis to Elizabeth M. Jacobs Davis While He Was a Member of the House of Representatives in the 37th Congress; William Morris Davis and Elizabeth M. Jacobs Davis Correspondence, C1660, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Find More


Johnson, Arthur M., William Morris Davis (1815-1891): The Story of a Nineteenth Century American (Washington D.C., 1951).