University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Joseph Emory Davis Papers, 1824-1880



Descriptive Summary

Creator Davis, Joseph Emory
Title DAVIS (JOSEPH EMORY) 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.
OCLC Record No. 34893446
Extent 1/2 in.
Language
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

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Davis, Joseph Emory, 1784-1870--archives.
Places
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Sources.
Warren County (Miss.)--History--Sources.
Subjects
Decedents' estates--Mississippi.
Plantations--Mississippi--Archival resources.
Reconstruction--Mississippi--Archival resources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Emory Davis Papers, 1824-1880, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

2E556 Joseph Emory Davis Papers 1824-1880