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MS Am 1054-1054.5

Davis, Edward Morris, 1811-1887. Edward Morris Davis papers, 1830-1941: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, MS
Call No.: MS Am 1054-1054.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Davis, Edward Morris, 1811-1887.
Title: Edward Morris Davis papers,
Date(s): 1830-1941, (bulk) 1837-1850.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes and 1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily letters from prominent abolitionists concerning the anti-slavery movement to Philadelphia Quaker and director of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company Edward Morris Davis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

71M-116. Gift of Lucretia Mott (Mrs. F. S.) Churchill,granddaughter of E. M. Davis, Bass River, Massachusetts; received: 1941 March. 7.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Morris Davis Papers, 1830-1941 (MS Am 1054-1054.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Davis, a Philadelphia Quaker, son-in-law of Lucretia Mott, and a director of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, was active in the American anti-slavery movement.


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Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of letters to Davis from prominent abolitionists concerning the anti-slavery movement. Also contains some business and family correspondence, letters introducing Davis to European abolitionists, a poem by James Russell Lowell, a small amount of printed material, and daguerreotypes, 1845, of James Russell Lowell and Maria White Lowell.

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