Oliver P. Davis family correspondence
Scope and Contents
The correspondence from 1864 to 1868 conisists of letters sent to Oliver P. Davis, Jr. while he was at school in New London, New Hampshire from his father, sisters Alice and Mary, cousins, and friends. The remaining letters range from 1874 to 1899 and includes correspondence to Alice Davis and her husband, Albert Greenwood, and an August 14, 1885 letter sent to O.P. Davis from William H. English regarding a reunion meeting of the surviving members of the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1850. The collection also includes a photostat copy of a picture of the Newport (Indiana) Friends church that was built in 1927.
- 1846-1899, circa 1927
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FindaGrave.com. "Olver Perry Davis." Find a Grave Memorial ID 67607468. Accessed October 4, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67607468/oliver-perry-davis.
Hon. O.P. Davis: The Sage of Opedee, Passes Beyond the Shores of Time. Newport Hoosier State (IN), September 28, 1892.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly. Volume 1: 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1980.
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- Davis, Alice, 1851-1938
- Davis, Mary Gertrude, 1855-1926
- Davis, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1847-1873
- Description and travel
- Family life
- Farmers -- Indiana
- Indiana -- Economic conditions
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indiana. Constitutional Convention (1850-1851)
- Indiana. General Assembly
- Indiana. General Assembly. Senate
- Lawyers -- Indiana
- New Orleans (La.)
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politics and government
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Vermillion County (Ind.)
- Oliver P. Davis family correspondence
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