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Julia McDonald Davis (1900-1993) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1856

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, class notes and other papers of Julia McDonald Davis (1900-1993), an author and daughter of lawyer and statesman John W. Davis. Includes correspondence of Julia Davis; manuscripts of her work; her notes; correspondence of John W. Davis; and additional newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, ephemera, and other material. Subjects of Julia Davis's correspondence and notes include a biographical sketch of E.H. McDonald, Miss Davis's grandfather; business letters; reminiscences of the Civil War; and memoirs of Colonel A.W. McDonald. Subjects of John W. Davis's correspondence include family matters, political and business matters, and information about his trips. Correspondents include John W. Davis, William L. Wilson, and Julia McDonald (probably Julia Davis's mother).


  • Creation: 1866-1963


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No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


1.75 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 8 3/4 in. (4 document cases, 5 in. each); (4 folders, 3/4 in. total))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Separated Materials

Some photographs have been transferred to Photographs Collection (see series 5, box 5, folder 14 for photocopies).

Transferred to Map Cabinet 2, A-Z:

1884 Broadside Democratic Party Platform and Campaign poster (with a map of U.S. showing lands given away to railroad companies).

Two oversize photographs of John W. Davis.

Julia McDonald Davis (1900-1993) Papers, 1866-1963
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US