Davis family biographies

Davis family biographies

Dates: undated

Handwritten autobiography centering around Davis' ancestry, missions and LDS Church callings and biographical sketch of his wife Mary. Included are patriarchal blessings, temple and genealogical data, his testimony, and a letter to his grandmother. Also included are extracts from the "History of the British Mission" and the Millennial Star and a biographical sketch of the Davises by a son, Elisha Jr. The collection also contains genealogical data compiled by Jennie Davis Oliver on the Abijah Richards (maternal grandfather of Elisha) family.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.09 linear ft.) : 32 p.
  • Creator: Davis, Elisha H., 1815
  • Call Number: MSS SC 583
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Davis family biographies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 583; Davis family biographies; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 583, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. E. Kay Kirkham in 1976.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. E. Kay Kirkham; 1976.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Home and Family; Immigration and American Expansion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--East (U.S.); Mormon Church--Missions--England; Mormon pioneers; Pioneers; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Biography
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC583
Finding Aid Title
Davis family biographies
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:08-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

Mormon missionary and pioneer.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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