John Davis Family Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of a mix of materials concerning the life and career of John Davis in early Nashville. It primarily includes correspondence, receipts, land surveys, land indentures, and commission records. The collection also contains, portraits, a copy of the family crest, a wallet, John Davis’ will, and a detailed family history of John Davis and his descendants.
- 1792 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access
This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)
Language of Materials
This collection provides information on the life and career of an early settler in Nashville, John Elisha Davis. Much of this collection consists of land documents and early survey records. Researchers interested in the Davis family history will also find rich material in a short family booklet.
Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives
3 original framed items are on the art racks in offsite storage.
Biography-John Elisha Davis
1. (All information for this biographical sketch comes from Family History: A Sketch of the Life and Generations of Frederick and Fanny Davis located in folder #29 of this collection.)
- Finding Aid for the John Davis Family Papers
- Laura Grove
- 2018 March 1
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository
Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States