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Contains 20 Collections and/or Records:

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 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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

Correspondences, 1873 - 1881

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: Majority of material found within 1873 - 1881

Correspondences, 1876

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: 1876

Notes on liquor laws, temperance, Biblical scripture pertaining to alcohol, and misc.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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

Poems and scriptural and general quotations, 1870 - 1881

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: Majority of material found within 1870 - 1881

Poems and Speeches, 1830 - 1881

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Includes handwritten and printed material by James D. Davidson. Materials in this folder seem to have been compiled for submission to the publisher (Lexington (Va.) Gazette Printing House)of his book "A Curiosity in Chancery and Rhyme and Prose". Includes a ticket stub for the "Natural Bridge Sunday School Convention Picnic and Music Festival, July 15, 1876".
Dates: Majority of material found within 1830 - 1881

Newspaper clippings, 1865 - 1880

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Includes a complete single edition of "The Commonweath" newspaper of Covington, Ky., July 6, 1876. Clippings of Davidson's writings and interests - Davidson's account of the burial in Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Va.) of an artillery soldier, Richard W. Outland, formerly of his son Greenlee's "Letcher Battery" of the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War; humorous description of the hand writing of a number of Lexington's prominent citizens of the 1860s-70s including James D....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1865 - 1880

Book - "A Curiosity in Chancery and Ryhme and Prose" by James D. Davidson

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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

Letters to Mary Davidson, 1884 - 1885

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Letters written to Mary Davidson on genealogy of the McDowell family. There is one letter regarding genealogy written to Clara (Davidson) Estill, Mary's sister.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1884 - 1885

Genealogy - McDowell, Greenlee, Davidson Families, 1885

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: 1885