Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-19
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson and his daughter Mary Davidson and includes some correspondence, manuscript and printed poems of James D.Davidson, clippings, and some miscellaneaous papers from the family. James Davidson's printed and handwritten writings in the collection were compiled for his book "A Curiosity in the Chancery and Rhyme and Prose," (N.D., but likely 1876-81). The collection contains detailed genealogy of the Davidson,...
Dates: 1830 - 1915
Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents William Ambers writes a 3.5 page response to Ms. Davidson's (likely Mary Davidson of Lexington, Va.) request for information on the early life of Edgar Allan Poe. Ambers shares reminiscences gathered from James A. Clarke, of Manchester Va., who was a childhood friend of Poe. The contests of the letter were published November 19, 1885 in an article in the State, a Richmond, Virginia newspaper.
File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes individual or small collections of letters to the Custis, Lee, Davidson, McDowell, Reid, and Hale families. Subjects include the Custis family involvement in the American Colonization Society, John Brown's Raid as recounted by V.M.I. cadet Charles A. Davidson of Lexington, Va., Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's life, Lee family genealogy, Anne Lee Marshall's death, the Markoe family of Baltimore, Md.,Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington College (Va.) history including a letter...