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Davis Family Diaries

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0293

Scope and Contents

This a a collection of diaries of William Couch Davis, Jr., and his wife, Mary Anderson Davis, including accounts of William's jobs in France (1917-19), Cuba, Savannah, and Norfolk. They include many details about the Davis family of West Point, Virginia. One of Mary's diaries covers their first married year (1924-25) in Cuba and others cover their trips (1935-1959) out west in Canada and to Central America and Europe.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1917-1959
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1933


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

William Davis was a 1909 graduate of Washington and Lee University. He previously graduated from West Point, Virginia high school in 1904.


1 Linear Feet

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Separated Materials

The control folder for the WLU COll. # 0293, Davis Family Diaries, and the William Couch Davis, Jr. oversize documents including certificates and diplomas have been removed to OVERSIZE Drawer 27.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (March 14, 2007)


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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA