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Guide to the Hugh Davis Papers MSS.1611

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Merrily Harris, 2000; updated Donnelly Lancaster, 2006

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

2000

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:10-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Hugh Davis papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1611

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.5 Linear feet includes 6 ledgers

Dates:

1825-1898

Abstract:

Extensive correspondence, business records, and receipts of this Marion, Alabama, plantation owner and attorney, and his family.

creator

Davis, Hugh

Scope and Contents note

The collection is organized into six series: Correspondence, Farm Operations, Law Practice, Estate of Hugh Davis, Other Family Papers, and Miscellaneous. Series descriptions: Correspondence, 1848-1860: Incoming correspondence includes two letters from Nathaniel Bowe Davis and two pieces of business correspondence. Outgoing correspondence includes a letter to his brother Nat, his son Hugh Davis, Jr., a letter to the editor of the Alabama State Sentinel from Civis, and a letter revealing Hugh Davis as Civis.

Farm operations, 1848-1880: Farm journals consist of six ledgers covering the years 1848-1854, 1854-1856, 1856-1858, 1859-1862, 1862-1866, and 1880). The first five ledgers contain daily entries concerning plantation activities and crop production written by Hugh Davis and his overseers. Also included in the first five books are records of births, sick lists, amounts of cotton picked by slaves, amount of clothing purchased for each slave, records of profits, weather notations, rules for life on the plantation, and other information. The 1856-1858 book includes a list of newspapers taken by Hugh Davis in 1858. The 1862-1866 ledger begins with a detailed explanation of the system of farming at Beaver Bend. The 1880 book, maintained by N.J. Davis, includes notes of purchases made for the plantation, records of cash accounts, and information on individual accounts for workers. Also included is an 1849-1852 large pocket diary containing lists of purchases, lists of accounts, memorandums, and other information and an 1853-1858 large pocket diary that includes daily activities, lists of slaves, lists of purchases, notes on crop production, and records of family births. Also included are bills of sale for slaves and a copy of the 1845 Catechism of Agricultural Chemistry and Geology by James F.W. Johnson.

Law Practice, 1836-1858: Consists of three case books kept by Hugh Davis for cases he handled personally and with James Byers and a legal diary. Case books include names of defendants and plaintiffs, judgments, and a financial record of fees received, owed, or paid. Includes cases handled in Circuit Court, County Court, and the Orphans Court of Marion County. The case books cover the years 1836-1845, 1844-1851, and 1845-1858. The legal diary covers the years 1838 to 1847 and includes information on accounts (received and paid), legal activities, the weather, and other information. Also included is an 1837 partnership agreement with James Byers, forming Davis and Byers.

Estate of Hugh Davis, 1862-1898: Includes an 1863 appraisal of the inventory of the estate, an 1867 letters of administration document, an 1865 agreement engaging H. Gates to serve as overseer, and the 1868 discharge in bankruptcy of Hugh Davis. Also included is a list of law books loaned to Lockett and Bragg in 1865 and an 1898 list of books returned; receipts, some with docket numbers, for the estate and for Mrs. Hugh Davis; and one piece of 1862 correspondence written by Stephen Davis to the executor, Mr. Tutt; the discharge in bankruptcy of Mrs. Hugh Davis; and one 1866 letter written to Sarah R. Davis from her brother-in-law James R. Davis discussing a debt he owes to the estate (additional correspondence written to Sarah R. Davis concerns the division of the estates of Nathaniel and Martha Davis and has been placed under Other Family Papers).

Other Family Papers, 1825-1876: Documents concerning the estates of Nathaniel and Martha Davis include two 1873 inventories of papers belonging to Martha Davis, a copy of an 1873 partition deed, and correspondence concerning the division of the estates of Nathaniel and Martha Davis. Also included is a typed copy of an 1825 letter written by H. Davis of Henrico County, Virginia, to Nicholas Davis in Huntsville, Alabama, (the original is in possession of family), an 1876 letter from Felix Davis to his nephews Hugh and A.F. Davis concerning unpaid land taxes, and receipts for A.F. Davis for the years 1872-1833.

Miscellaneous: Consists of an 1848 deed and an 1850 notary commission for Hugh Davis, genealogical information provided by Kathy Davis Morgan, a reprint of a photograph of the Davis home, and a photocopy of a photograph of Hugh and Sarah R. Davis.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Merrily Harris, 2000; updated by Donnelly Lancaster, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Hugh Davis papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Kenneth S. Barton, Mrs. Leon Boatner, and Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel J. Davis, Jr.

Biographical/Historical note

Hugh Davis, the son of Nathaniel and Martha Davis, was born November 22, 1811, in Fayette County, Kentucky. He moved to Marion, Alabama, in 1834 and began a successful career as an attorney. Davis married Sarah Rachel Jones in 1839, and the couple had seven children. In 1848, Davis assumed the management of the Beaver Bend plantation along the Cahaba River. Upon his death in 1862, his sons took over his faming activities.

Source(s)

African Americans in Alabama (Local)

Alabama Black Belt (Local)

Slavery in Alabama (Local)

CORRESPONDENCE Series 1

Series Description

Incoming correspondence includes two letters from Nathaniel Bowe Davis and two pieces of business correspondence. Outgoing correspondence includes a letter to his brother Nat, his son Hugh Davis, Jr., a letter to the editor of the Alabama State Sentinel from Civis, and a letter revealing Hugh Davis as Civis. Unarranged

Components in Detail

Correspondence, 1848-1850 Box 3462 Folder 1

Letter from Nathaniel Davis, DeSoto County, Mississippi, to Hugh Davis, September 23, circa 1857 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19894

Letter from Nathaniel Davis, DeSoto County, Mississippi, to Hugh Davis, Hamburg, Perry County, Alabama, November 13, 1856 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19895

Letter from Dr. McNeil, Mulberry Hill, Alabama, to Hugh Davis, Marion, Alabama, February 9, 1848 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19896

Letter from Hugh Davis, Marion, Alabama, to Nat Davis, May 30, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19897

Letter and sales receipt from J. R. Goree, Mobile, Alabama, to Hugh Davis, Marion, Alabama, February 28, 1852 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19898

Letter from Hugh Davis, Hot Springs, Virginia, to Hugh Davis, Jr., July 25, 1860 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19899

Letter from Hugh Davis, Hamburg, Alabama, to Mr. Hardy, November 28, 1860 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19900

Letter from Civis, who is Hugh Davis, to the Editor of the Alabama State Sentinel, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1860 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19901

FARM OPERATIONS Series 2

Series Description

Farm journals consist of six ledgers covering the years 1848-1854, 1854-1856, 1856-1858, 1859-1862, 1862-1866 (the estate of Hugh Davis), and 1880 (N.J. Davis, a son of Hugh Davis). The first five ledgers contain daily entries concerning plantation activities and crop production written by Hugh Davis and his overseers. Also included in the first five books are records of births, sick lists, amounts of cotton picked by slaves, amount of clothing purchased for each slave, records of profits, weather notations, rules for life on the plantation, and other information. The 1856-1858 book includes a list of newspapers taken by Hugh Davis in 1858. The 1862-1866 ledger begins with a detailed explanation of the system of farming at Beaver Bend. The 1880 book, maintained by N.J. Davis, includes notes of purchases made for the plantation, records of cash accounts, and information on individual accounts for workers. Also included is an 1849-1852 large pocket diary containing lists of purchases, lists of accounts, memorandums, and other information and an 1853-1858 large pocket diary that includes daily activities, lists of slaves, lists of purchases, notes on crop production, and records of family births. Also included are bills of sale for slaves and a copy of the 1845 Catechism of Agricultural Chemistry and Geology by James F.W. Johnson.

Components in Detail

Farm Journal, 1848-1854 Box 3462 Folder 2

Farm Journal, 1848-1854 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19944

Farm Journal, 1854-1856 Box 3462 Folder 3

Farm Journal, 1854-1856 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19921

Farm Journal, 1856-1858 Box 3462 Folder 4

Farm Journal, 1856-1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19893

Farm Journal, 1859-1862 Box 3462 Folder 5

Farm Journal, 1859-1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19945

Farm Journal, 1862-1866 Box 3462 Folder 6

Farm Journal, 1862-1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19803

Farm Journal, 1880 Box 3462 Folder 7

Farm Journal, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19881

Pocket Diaries Box 3462 Folder 8

Pocket Diary, Hugh Davis, 1849-1852 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19929

Pocket Diary, Hugh Davis, 1851 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19930

Hugh Davis, Slave Receipts, 1858 Box 3462 Folder 9

Promissory note from Hugh Davis to Samuel O. Wood for slaves, September 27, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19922

Receipt for payment from Hugh Davis to Samuel O. Wood for slaves, September 27, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19923

Receipt for payment from Hugh Davis to W. W. Tarry, Perry County, Alabama, for slaves, September 29, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19924

Receipt for payment from Hugh Davis to W. W. Tarry, Perry County, Alabama, for slaves, September 29, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19925

Receipt for payment from Hugh Davis to William W. Tarry, Hamburg, Alabama, for slaves, November 8, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19926

Money order from Mrs. L. J. Davis, Marion, Alabama, to Arthur Bennette, October 28, 1932 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19927

Money order from Mrs. L. J. Davis, Marion, Alabama, to Nathan Bell, November 12, circa 1932 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19928

Catechism of Agricultural Chemistry and Geology Box 3462 Folder 10

Book, Catechism of Agricultural Chemistry and Geology, James F. W. Johnson, Albany, New York, 1845 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19931

LAW PRACTICE Series 3

Series Description

Consists of three case books kept by Hugh Davis for cases he handled personally and with James Byers and a legal diary. Case books include names of defendants and plaintiffs, judgements, and a financial record of fees received, owed, or paid. Includes cases handled in Circuit Court, County Court, and the Orphans Court of Marion County. The case books cover the years 1836-1845, 1844-1851, and 1845-1858. The legal diary covers the years 1838 to 1847 and includes information on accounts (received and paid), legal activities, the weather, and other information. Also included is an 1837 partnership agreement with James Byers, forming Davis and Byers. Unarranged

Components in Detail

Case Book, 1836-1845 Box 3462 Folder 11

Case Book, Hugh Davis, 1836-1845 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19892

Case Book, 1844-1851 Box 3462 Folder 12

Case Book, Hugh Davis, 1845-1851 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19973

Case Book, 1845-1858 Box 3463 Folder 1

Case Book, Hugh Davis, 1845-1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19932

Legal Diary, 1838-1847 Box 3463 Folder 2

Legal Diary, Hugh Davis, 1838-1847 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19914

Law Partnership, 1837 Box 3463 Folder 3

Articles of Argeement between Hugh Davis and James Byers, August 23, 1837 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19904

ESTATE OF HUGH DAVIS Series 4

Series Description

Includes an 1863 appraisal of the inventory of the estate, an 1867 letters of administration document, an 1865 agreement engaging H. Gates to serve as overseer, and the 1868 discharge in bankruptcy of Hugh Davis. Also included is a list of law books loaned to Lockett and Bragg in 1865 and an 1898 list of books returned; receipts, some with docket numbers, for the estate and for Mrs. Hugh Davis; and one piece of 1862 correspondence written by Stephen Davis to the executor, Mr. Tutt; the discharge in bankruptcy of Mrs. Hugh Davis; and one 1866 letter written to Sarah R. Davis from her brother-in-law James R. Davis discussing a debt he owes to the estate (additional correspondence written to Sarah R. Davis concerns the division of the Estates of Nathaniel and Martha Davis and has been placed under OTHER FAMILY PAPERS). Unarranged

Components in Detail

Legal Papers and Letter to Mr. Tutt Box 3463 Folder 4

Appraisement of Inventory of the Estate of Hugh Davis, January 12, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19884

Letters of Testamentary on the Will of Hugh Davis, Perry County, Alabama, January 3, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19885

Appraisors of Personal Estate, James Pack, J. H. Robbins, and William Wyatt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, January 3, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19886

Letter from Stephen Davis, Scott County, Mississippi, to Mr. Tutt, November 26, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19887

Agreement between Mr. Gates and O. T. Jones and L. C. Tutt, executors of Hugh Davis, Perry County, Alabama, January 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19888

Letters of Administration, Estate of Hugh Davis, Perry County, Alabama, December 24, 1867 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19889

Discharge of Bankruptcy certificate, Hugh Davis, Perry County, Alabama, November 24, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19890

List of property exempt for sale, January 5, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19891

Lists of Law Books Box 3463 Folder 5

Letter from L. C. Tutt to A. F. Davis, December 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19933

List of law books belonging to Hugh Davis, Marion, Alabama, October 9, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19934

List of bound books, December 1, 1897 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19935

List of books, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19936

List of books lent to Bragg, Locke, and Son, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19937

List of books lent to Bragg, Locke, and Son, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19938

List of law books of N. J. and A. F. Davis, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19939

List of law books of N. J. and A. F. Davis, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19940

List of law books of N. J. and A. F. Davis, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19941

List of books lent to law office, July 9, 1898 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19942

Mrs. Sarah R. Davis Box 3463 Folder 6

Letter from James R. Davis, DeSoto County, Mississippi, to Sara R. Davis, Marion, Alabama, November 4, 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19902

Discharge of Bankruptcy certificate, Sarah R. Davis, Perry County, Alabama, April 22, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19903

Receipts, Estate of Hugh Davis, 1864-1879 Box 3463 Folder 7

Receipt for payment from L. C. Tutt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to D. T. Williamson, Marion, Alabama, July 22, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19946

Receipt for payment from L. C. Tutt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to Lawson and Hurt, Marion, Alabama, June 2, 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19947

Receipt for payment from L. C. Tutt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to John Howze, September 9, 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19948

Receipt for payment from L. C. Tutt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to A. B. Goodlove, October 30, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19949

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Lee Wyatt and Brothers, October 30, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19950

Receipt for payment from L. C. Tutt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to Lee Wyatt and Brothers, November 13, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19951

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Moore and Fitzgerald, Marion, Alabama, January circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19952

Receipt for payment from L. C. Tutt, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to Lee Wyatt and Brothers, January 4, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19953

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to A. Godden and Company, Marion, Alabama, February 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19954

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to A. Godden and Company, Marion, Alabama, February 28, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19955

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to A. Godden and Company, Marion, Alabama, March 2, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19956

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to J. Meghee, Marion, Alabama, March 14, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19957

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to A. B. Goodlove, Marion, Alabama, March 19, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19958

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to E. A. and W. P. Blunt, March 21, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19959

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to Stephen Childs, March 26, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19960

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to Lee Wyatt and Brothers, April 30, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19961

Receipt for payment from Hugh Davis to John Howze, Marion, Alabama, November 8, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19962

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, October 27, 1877 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19963

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, April 16, 1878 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19964

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama, October 14, 1878 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19965

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama, November 20, 1878 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19966

Monthly statement from Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama to N. J. Davis, March 31, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19967

Monthly statement from Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama to the Estate of Hugh Davis, March 31, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19968

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, July 14, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19969

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis, Marion, Alabama, to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, July 14, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19970

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama, November 7, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19971

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama, December 3, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19972

Numbered Receipts, Estate of Hugh Davis and Mrs. Davis, 1870-1877 Box 3463 Folder 8

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Bernhard and Howze, July 8, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19804

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Mooser and Lowry, December 4, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19805

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to E. A. Brown, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19806

Receipt for payment to Mr. Bailey, February 4, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19807

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, February 4, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19808

Receipt for payment from Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, February 9, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19809

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to C. M. Wright, March 1, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19810

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, March 15, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19811

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, May 12, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19812

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, May 13, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19813

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to A. B. Goodlove, May 29, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19814

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to George P. L. Reid and Company, June 1, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19815

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, June 3, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19816

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Alfred Lawson, Marion, Alabama, June 14, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19817

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to C. M. Wright, Marion, Alabama, July 8, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19818

Receipt for payment from H. and A. F. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to Lee Wyatt and Brothers, August 6, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19819

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, August 10, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19820

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Mr. Jackson, October 31, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19821

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Wyatt and Brother, November 29, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19822

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Rankin and Sherrard, Marion, Alabama, December 27, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19823

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to P. L. Sink and Company, Marion, Alabama, January 4, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19824

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, January 6, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19825

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Whitsett and Company, January 19, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19826

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to A. M. Fowlkes and Company, May 29, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19827

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Charles Simon and Sons, Baltimore, Maryland, May 30, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19828

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis, for the Estate of Hugh Davis, to P. T. Hurt, June 2, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19829

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, June 7, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19830

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, July 14, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19831

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, July 26, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19832

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, July 31, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19833

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, August 10, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19834

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, September 19, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19835

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Oliver and Son, October-December 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19836

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, October 10, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19837

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, October 17, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19838

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to B. Fiquet and Sons, Marion, Alabama, November 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19839

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Sallie Davis to Mrs. E. Nell, Selma, Alabama, November 27, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19840

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Alfred Lawson, Marion, Alabama, November 27, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19841

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, December 8, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19842

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, December 20, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19843

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, December 23, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19844

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Rankin and Sherrard, Marion, Alabama, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19845

Receipt for payment from the Estate of Hugh Davis to Lee Wyatt and Brothers, January 8, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19846

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, January 17, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19847

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, January 19, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19848

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, January 24, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19849

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. Davis to H. Wyatt, February 5, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19850

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, February 15, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19851

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, March 9, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19852

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to A. M. Fowlkes and Company, February 16, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19853

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, March 6, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19854

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, March 23, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19855

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, April 16, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19856

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, April 18, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19857

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to William Fiquet, Marion, Alabama, May 8, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19858

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis to John Howze, Marion, Alabama, May 27, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19859

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, May 31, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19860

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to P. T. Hurt, June 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19861

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William Fiquet, Marion, Alabama, June 8, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19862

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, June 8, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19863

Receipt for payment from J. John to L. H. Montgomery and Company, Selma, Alabama, June 26, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19864

Receipt for payment from H. Michelson to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, June 28, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19865

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to P. T. Hurt, July 8, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19866

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to P. T. Hurt, July 10, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19867

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to L. H. Montgomery and Company, Selma, Alabama, July 29, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19868

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William H. Fiquet, Marion, Alabama, August 10, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19869

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, August 9, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19870

Receipt for payment from H. Michelson to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, August 14, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19871

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, October 29, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19872

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, November 23, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19873

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Rankin and Sherrard, Marion, Alabama, December 8, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19874

Receipt for payment from Estate of Hugh Davis to John Howze, February 15, 1873 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19875

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, May 11, 1874 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19876

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to R. C. Keeble, Selma, Alabama, August 27, 1874 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19877

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, August 31, 1874 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19878

Receipt for payment from Estate of H. Davis to John Howze, Marion, Alabama, October 31, 1876 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19879

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, April 26, 1877 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19880

Receipts, Mrs. Hugh Davis, 1870-1886 Box 3463 Folder 9

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, January 28, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19743

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to M. Meyer and Company, Selma, Alabama, September 26, circa 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19744

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to M. Rosenstraus, Marion, Alabama, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19745

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, April 1, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19746

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Mooser and Lowry, April 12, 1870 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19747

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, March 22, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19748

Letter from R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, to Mrs. S. R. Davis, December 23, 1871 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19749

Letter from R. C. Keeble and Company, Selma, Alabama, to Mr. H. Davis, March 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19750

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, December 22, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19751

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Hurt and Company, January 12, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19752

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, April 23, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19753

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Rankin and Cummins, Marion, Alabama, August 10, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19754

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to William Sherrard and Brother, Marion, Alabama, August 3, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19755

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Lovelace and Company, Marion, Alabama, October 27, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19756

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to A. Lawson, Marion, Alabama, November 4, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19757

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to W. J. Mitchell, November 13, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19758

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to L. A. Wyatt and Son, Marion, Alabama, August 11, 1876 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19759

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Harral and Clay, Selma, Alabama, April 16, 1877 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19760

Letter from J. H. Burns, Selma, Alabama, to Mrs. S. R. Davis, April 16, 1878 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19761

Letter from J. H. Burns, Selma, Alabama, to Mrs. S. R. Davis, September 16, 1878 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19762

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, Marion, Alabama, April 9, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19763

Letter from J. H. Burns, Selma, Alabama, to Mrs. H. Davis, April 22, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19764

Letter from J. H. Burns, Selma, Alabama, to Mrs. H. Davis, July 15, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19765

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Marion, Alabama, October 21, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19766

Letter from J. H. Burns, Selma, Alabama, to Mrs. H. Davis, December 15, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19767

Letter from N. J. Davis, Marion, Alabama, to J. H. Burns, December 15, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19768

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, February 20, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19769

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Cincinnati, Selma, and Mobile Railway Company, Marion, Alabama, March 26, circa 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19770

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, April 1, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19771

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma and Greensboro Railroad, Marion, Alabama, July 2, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19772

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma and Greensboro Railroad, Marion, Alabama, July 23, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19773

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, July 23, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19774

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma and Greensboro Railroad, Marion, Alabama, August 12, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19775

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, August 30, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19776

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma, Marion, and Memphis Railroad, September 4, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19777

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to William F. Davis, Marion, Alabama, October 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19778

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, October 2, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19779

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma and Greensboro Railroad, October 26, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19780

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, October 26, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19781

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to W. F. Davis, Selma and Greensboro Railroad, February 18, 1881 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19782

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, August 3, 1881 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19783

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, September 8, 1881 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19784

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, October 26, 1881 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19785

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Davis to Reid and Hurt, Marion, Alabama, February 8, 1882 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19786

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to William G. Ballard, Marion, Alabama, April 13, 1882 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19787

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Cawthon and Coleman, Selma, Alabama, April 18, 1882 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19788

Receipt for payment from Mrs. S. R. Davis to William G. Ballard, Marion, Alabama, May 5, 1882 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19789

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, August 21, 1882 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19790

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to W. G. Ballard and Company, Marion, Alabama, May 26, 1883 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19791

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to William F. Davis, Cincinnati, Selma, and Mobile Railway Company, Marion, Alabama, December 10, 1883 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19792

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, May 6, 1884 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19793

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, October 17, 1884 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19794

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to Dr. Ball, December 1, 1884 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19795

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to W. R. Martin, Marion, Alabama, July 10, 1885 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19796

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, November 11, 1885 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19797

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Morton to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, December 22, 1885 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19798

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, January 12, 1886 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19799

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William G. Ballard, Marion, Alabama, January 13, 1886 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19800

Receipt for payment from Mrs. H. Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, March 8, 1886 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19801

Receipt for payment from Mrs. Hugh Davis to William F. Davis and Son, Marion, Alabama, October 8, 1886 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19802

OTHER FAMILY PAPERS Series 5

Series Description

Documents concerning the estates of Nathaniel and Martha Davis include two 1873 inventories of papers belonging to Martha Davis, a copy of an 1873 partition deed, and correspondence concerning the division of the estates of Nathaniel and Martha Davis. Also included is a typed copy of an 1825 letter written by H. Davis of Henrico County, Virginia, to Nicholas Davis in Huntsville, Alabama, (the original is in possession of family), an 1876 letter from Felix Davis to his nephews Hugh and A.F. Davis concerning unpaid land taxes, and receipts for A.F. Davis for the years 1872-1833. Unarranged

Components in Detail

Estates of Nathaniel Bowe and Martha Davis Box 3463 Folder 10

Letter from J. R. Davis to Sarah R. Davis, November 5, 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19907

Inventory of papers found in trunk belonging to Martha Davis, September 1, 1873 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19908

Partition Deed for land left to heirs of Nathaniel Bowe Davis and his wife, Martha, August 18, 1873 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19909

Letter from Stephen Davis, Forest, Mississippi, to Sarah Davis, Marion, Alabama, August 23, 1873 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19910

Letter from James R. Davis, DeSoto County, Mississippi, to Stephen Davis, Forest, Mississippi, August 15, 1873 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19911

Letter from James R. Davis, Montgomery, Texas, to Hugh Davis, Marion, Alabama, August 22, 1876 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19912

Letter from Nat Hart Davis and James R. Davis, Montgomery, Texas, to Heirs of Martha Davis, August 17, 1876 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19913

A.F. Davis, Receipts, 1872-1883 Box 3463 Folder 11

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis to John Howze, Marion, Alabama, May 27, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19915

Monthly statement from Gary, Raymond, and Company, Selma, Alabama to A. F. Davis, February 28, 1879 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19916

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, November 11, 1880 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19917

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis to M. W. Oliver and Son, Alabama, October 31, 1882 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19918

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, June 3, 1883 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19919

Receipt for payment from A. F. Davis to Gary and Raymond, Selma, Alabama, January 23, 1886 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19920

Family Correspondence, 1825 and 1876 Box 3463 Folder 12

Letter from Felix Davis, Horn Lake, Mississippi, to H. and A. F. Davis, Marion, Alabama, July 6, 1876 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19943

MISCELLANEOUS Series 6

Series Description

Consists of an 1848 deed and an 1850 notary commission for Hugh Davis, genealogical information provided by Kathy Davis Morgan, a reprint of a photograph of the Davis home, and a photocopy of a photograph of Hugh and Sarah R. Davis. Unarranged

Components in Detail

1848 Deed and an 1850 Notary Commission of Hugh Davis Box 3463 Folder 13

Indenture for land between Peter Mooney, et. al., and Hugh Davis, Bibb County, Alabama, February 1, 1848 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19905

Notary Commission of Hugh Davis, Montgomery, Alabama, June 17, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19906

Genealogical Information Box 3463 Folder 14

Photographs Box 3463 Folder 15

Recipe and Memoranda Box 3463 Folder 16

Medical recipes, circa 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19882

Miscellaneous memorandum, circa 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19883