University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Joseph Emory Davis Papers, 1824-1880



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davis, Joseph E. (Joseph Emory), 1784-1870
Title: Joseph Emory Davis papers
Dates: 1824-1880
Abstract: Papers document the business and personal affairs of Davis (1784-1870), the eldest brother of Jefferson Davis. Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00103
Extent: 0.5 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Papers document the business and personal affairs of Davis, the eldest brother of Jefferson Davis. Includes an 1838 loan co-signed by Joseph and Jefferson, government documents concerning actions taken by the Freedmen's Bureau involving Davis's former slaves and plantations, and a printed petition to President Andrew Johnson requesting a pardon and restoration of Davis's land. Also included are letters from Davis describing his experiences in the early years of Reconstruction.


Arrangement

Correspondence, legal documents, plantation records, and estate records arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Davis, Joseph E. (Joseph Emory), 1784-1870
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Subjects
Decedents' estates
Plantations
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Places
Mississippi
Vicksburg

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Emory Davis Papers, Natchez Trace Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


OCLC Number

34893446


Detailed Description of the Collection

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2E556 [SRH1230006644] Joseph Emory Davis Papers, 1824-1880