William Heath Davis papers

William Heath Davis papers

Dates: 1885-1905

William Heath Davis papers, 1885-1905, includes notable items include correspondence with publishing companies regarding his book, Sixty Years in California, as well as manuscript fragments.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909
  • Call Number: MSS 4026
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Heath Davis papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
William Heath Davis papers, 1885-1905, includes two series: (1) Correspondence, 1885-1905, and (2) Miscellaneous Documents, 1887.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4026; William Heath Davis papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4026, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Fred Rosenstock; 2007.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.
Subject Terms
Publishers and Publishing; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Authors, American--California--Correspondence; Authors, American--Correspondence; Los Angeles (Calif.); San Francisco (Calif.); Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909; Cressy, O.S.; Peter Paul Book Company; Bancroft, H. P.
Genre / Form
Manuscripts; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Davis (William Heath) papers
Finding Aid Author
Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-06-06 15:08:02 -0600.
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Biographical History

William Heath Davis Jr. was an American author, born in 1822 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of the early settlers of San Diego. He wrote two books about his life in California. Davis died in April 1909 in San Leandro, California.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts