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Collection Number: 05073

Collection Title: Marion Stuart Davis Papers, 1770-2003

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Size About 5000 items (6.5 linear feet)
Abstract Marion Stuart Davis was a Louisburg, N.C., architect, who specialized in the construction of churches and schools. His sister, Mabel Irwin Davis, was a teacher at Louisburg College and a librarian of the Warren County Memorial Library. This collection includes Marion Stuart Davis's personal and business correspondence, architectural project files, legal and financial papers, Masonic papers, family history materials, and materials relating to the history of Louisburg College. Also included are Mabel Irwin Davis materials, chiefly letters; financial papers; writings; school papers; and notebooks containing attendance lists, notes related to teaching at Louisburg College, and original writings. There are also some materials relating to Davis's sister, Mary Davis Allen, who served as president of Louisburg College; his wife, May Amanda Holmes Davis; and to other family members.
Creator Davis, Marion Stuart, 1877-1959.
Language English.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Marion Stuart Davis #5073, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Sarah Davis of Louisburg, N.C., in July 2001 (Acc. 99013), August 2001 (Acc. 99042), September 2001 (Acc. 99065), October 2001 (Acc. 99098), July 2004 (Acc. 99845), September 2004 (Acc. 99893, 99894), January 2005 (Acc. 100002), March 2005 (Acc. 100030), and September 2005 (Acc. 100199, 100202, 100212).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Architect Marion Stuart Davis, who is alternately referred to as M. S. Davis, Jr., or M. Stuart Davis, was born in Louisburg, N.C., in 1877. His parents were Matthew Smart Davis, a prominent educator in Franklin County, N.C., and Sarah Louisa Hill Davis. Davis married May Amanda Holmes in 1913, and they had four children: Marion Stuart, Kenneth, May, and Sarah.

After being educated in the Louisburg schools, Davis attended Trinity College, Durham, N.C., and the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He did not graduate from either institution, and his architectural skills were acquired via correspondence school and self-study. Davis's architectural practice focused on the construction of churches and schools within North Carolina. In addition to architectural design work, he was also involved in agriculture and owned a property insurance business. During World War II, he served with the office of the Post Engineer at Camp Butner, N.C. Davis was an active Mason and one-time Master of the Louisburg Lodge. He died in 1959.

Educator and librarian, Mabel Irwin Davis, who was a sister of Marion Stuart Davis, was born in Louisburg, N.C., in 1874. She was educated at Louisburg College and taught there for a number of years before assuming the position of librarian at the newly created Warren County Memorial Library in 1924. Davis served in this post until her retirement in 1954. In addition to her professional activities, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and secretary of the Warren County Historical Society. She died in 1961.

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This collection is architect  Marion Stuart Davis's personal and business correspondence, architectural project files, legal and financial papers, Masonic papers, Davis  family history papers, and materials relating to the history of Louisburg College.

Davis's chief personal correspondents were family members, especially his mother, Sarah Louisa Hill Davis, his sisters, Mabel Irwin Davis and Mary Davis Allen (Mrs. Ivey Allen), and his wife, May Amanda Holmes Davis. Business correspondence, primarily related to his architectural practice in North Carolina, is with clients, contractors, building material suppliers, and other architects. Note that correspondence related to specific design and construction projects is filed in the Series 2 project files.

Architectural project files contain construction specifications, correspondence, invoices, account statements, building supply literature, brief notes, pamphlets, plans, blueprints, and photographs. There are also lists of church building projects; professional architectural association materials; newspaper clippings about church buildings and church architecture; and correspondence, pamphlets, government documents, and newspaper clippings relating to Davis's activities with the Franklin County Industrial Association.

Financial and legal papers consist of contracts for the purchase of real estate, dental care, a Model T Ford, and subsurface mineral rights; life insurance policies; receipts; statements of account; and other items. There is also correspondence concerning Davis's involvement with Mabel Davis's financial affairs.

Louisburg Masonic Lodge No. 413 materials are official lodge correspondence, meeting notes, membership rolls, printed programs, and a brief history of the Louisburg lodge. There are also a 1907 copy of "H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S. and his Followers" and materials relating to other clubs with which Davis was associated.

Also included are family history materials; essays about Louisburg, N.C., Louisburg College, and the Davis family; school records; World War II ration cards and books; and other papers. Family history clippings relate to a number of different family members, but Mary Davis Allen (Mrs. Ivey Allen) is most prominently represented. Essays include remembrances by Mary Davis Allen about her tenure as president of Louisburg College and Marion Stuart Davis's history of his family's relationship with the College. There are also historical notes created by Sarah Davis, the collection's donor.

Mabel Irwin Davis materials include letters, financial papers, writings, school papers, and notebooks. Notebooks contain attendance lists, notes related to teaching at Louisburg College, and original writings. Some writings discuss literature and history. Other writings are fictional short works with religious or moralizing themes; a play; The March of Events: A Pageant; and a tribute to her cousin, poet and novelist Edwin Wiley Fuller.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1902-1968.

About 150 items.

Processing Note: See also Additions of 2004-2005.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly, personal and business correspondence of Marion Stuart Davis. His chief personal correspondents were family members, especially his mother, Susan Louisa Hill Davis, his sisters, Mabel Irwin Davis and Mary Davis Allen, and his wife, May Amanda Holmes Davis. Additional correspondence between Marion Stuart Davis and Mabel Davis concerning Mabel's financial affairs is filed in Series 3, Legal and Financial Papers.

Davis's business correspondence is primarily related to his architectural practice in Louisburg, N.C. Business correspondents were clients, contractors, building material suppliers, and other architects. Additional correspondence related to specific design and construction projects is filed in project files in Series 2, Professional Papers.

Folder 1

1902-1911 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 1

Folder 2

1911-1914 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 2

Folder 3

1916 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 3

Folder 4

1918-1942 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 4

Folder 5

1942-1955 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 5

Folder 6

1955-1958 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 6

Folder 7

1958-1968 #05073, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1902-1968." Folder 7

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About 1000 items.

Processing Note: See also Additions of 2004-2005.

Arrangement: chronological.

Most of Davis's professional papers are architectural project files. These files are not uniform in content and may contain some of the following types of materials: construction specifications, correspondence, invoices, account statements, building supply literature, brief notes, pamphlets, plans, blueprints, and photographs. There are also lists of church building projects; professional architectural association materials; newspaper clippings about church building and church architecture; and correspondence, pamphlets, government documents, and newspaper clippings related to Davis's activities with the Franklin County Industrial Association.

Folder 8

Methodist Episcopal Church South, Louisburg, N.C., 1910s #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 8

Folder 9

Corinth Baptist Church, Franklin County, N.C., 1910s #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 9

Folder 10

Miscellaneous architectural drawings, 1914 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 10

Folder 11

Land surveys and associated materials, 1914 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 11

Folder 12

Residence for Mr. Wood, project no. 2001, [1916?] #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 12

Folder 13

Residence for Mr. Hudson, Louisburg, N.C., project no. 2006, 1916? #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 13

Folder 14

Warrenton Grocery Company storage warehouse, project no. 2011, 1916? #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 14

Folder 15

Index cards listing architectural projects, 1929-1930 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 15

Folder 16-18

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Louisburg College gymnasium project, 1948-1952 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 16-18

Folder 19

Williamston Christian Church, project no. 5003, 1950-1954 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 19

Folder 20

Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Durham, N.C., 1952-1953 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 20

Folder 21

Rich Square Methodist Church, 1952-1953 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 21

Folder 22

Louisburg Methodist Church, 1952-1959 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 22

Folder 23

Glenwood Methodist Church additions, 1954 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 23

Folder 24

First Methodist Church, Henderson, N.C., 1955 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 24

Folder 25

Hamilton Methodist Church, 1955-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 25

Folder 26

Hay Street Methodist Church, Fayetteville, N.C., project no. 5106, 1953 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 26

Folder 27

Residence for Mr. Oelrich, Stanford, N.C., project no. 5201 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 27

Folder 28

First Christian Church, Williamstown, N.C., project no. 5202, 1952-1954 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 28

Folder 29

Edenton Methodist Church, project no. 5208, 1952-1955 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 29

Folder 30

Zion Methodist Church, Brunswick City, N.C., project no. 5400 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 30

Folder 31

Windsor Methodist Church, project no. 5401, 1953-1955 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 31

Folder 32

Epworth Methodist Church, Wilmington, N.C., project no. 5403, 1954-1955 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 32

Folder 33

Jamison Memorial Methodist Church, Clarksville, Va., project no. 5404, 1951-1955 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 33

Folder 34

Rones Chapel, 5 miles southeast of Mt. Olive, N.C., 1954 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 34

Folder 35

C. E. Quinn Building, Kenansville, N.C., project no. 5502, 1955-1958 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 35

Folder 36

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Wilmington, N.C., project no. 5503, 1955-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 36

Folder 37

Faison Methodist Church, Duplin County, N.C., project no. 5503, 1954-1955 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 37

Folder 38

Zion Methodist Church, Gates County, N.C., project no. 5504, 1955-1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 38

Folder 39

Pembroke Methodist Church, project no. 5600, 1955-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 39

Folder 40

Center Methodist Church, Pittsboro, N.C., project no. 5602, 1955-1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 40

Folder 41

Sarecta Methodist Church, Duplin County, N.C., 1955-1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 41

Folder 42

Garris Chapel Methodist Church, Goldsboro, N.C. 1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 42

Folder 43

Pittsboro Methodist Church, 1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 43

Folder 44

Elevation Methodist Church, Benson, N.C., project no. 5604, 1956-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 44

Folder 45

Stokes Christian Church, project no. 5605, 1956-1958 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 45

Folder 46

Salem Methodist Church, Person County, N.C., project no. 5606, 1956-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 46

Folder 47

Princeton Methodist Church, project no. 5607, 1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 47

Folder 48

Providence Methodist Church, Wayne County, N.C., project no. 5608, 1956 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 48

Folder 49

Masonic Temple, Skewarkee Lodge No. 90, Louisburg, N.C., project no. 5701, 1956-1958 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 49

Folder 50

Falling Creek Methodist Church, Wayne County, N.C., project no. 5703 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 50

Folder 51

C. G. Saunders Dry Cleaning Plant, Louisburg, N.C., project no. 5801, 1957-1958 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 51

Folder 52

Wesley Heights Methodist Church, Fayetteville, N.C., project no. 5803, 1955-1959 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 52

Folder 53

Youngsville Baptist Church #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 53

Folder 54

"List of religious buildings commenced or completed in the last two years" #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 54

Folder 55

Miscellaneous project file materials #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 55

Folder P-5073/1

Photographs: Architectural work #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder P-5073/1

Folder 56

Professional architectural memberships and activities, 1919-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 56

Folder 57

Newspaper clippings: Church building and architecture1950s #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 57

Folder 58-59

Folder 58

Folder 59

Franklin County Industrial Association, 1952-1957 #05073, Series: "2. Professional Papers, 1910-1958." Folder 58-59

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About 80 items.

Processing Note: See also Additions of 2004-2005.

Arrangement: by type.

Material chiefly related to Marion Stuart Davis's financial and legal concerns. They include contracts for land, dental treatment, and a Model T Ford; life insurance policies; receipts, statements of account; and other materials. There is also a file concerning Davis's involvement with Mabel Irwin Davis's financial affairs.

Folder 60

Contracts, 1899-1958 #05073, Series: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1899-1959." Folder 60

Folder 61

Life insurance policies, 1917-1940 #05073, Series: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1899-1959." Folder 61

Folder 62

Receipts and statements of account, 1917-1956 #05073, Series: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1899-1959." Folder 62

Folder 63

Income tax returns, 1925-1927 #05073, Series: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1899-1959." Folder 63

Folder 64

Mabel Irwin Davis financial file, 1957-1959 #05073, Series: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1899-1959." Folder 64

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About 60 items.

Processing Note: See also Additions of 2004-2005.

Primarily materials related to Davis's activities with Louisburg Masonic Lodge No. 413. Included are official lodge correspondence, meeting notes, membership rolls, blank certificates, printed programs, and a brief history of the Louisburg lodge. There is also a 1907 copy of "H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S. and his Followers" and materials relating to other organizations with which Davis was associated.

Folder 65

Louisburg Masonic Lodge, no. 413, 1934-1959 #05073, Series: "4. Club Materials, 1907-1959." Folder 65

Folder 66

Bound copy of "H.T.W.S.S.T.K.S. and his Followers," 1907 #05073, Series: "4. Club Materials, 1907-1959." Folder 66

Folder 67

Miscellaneous civic and social club materials, 1936-1957 #05073, Series: "4. Club Materials, 1907-1959." Folder 67

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About 60 items.

Processing Note: See also Additions of 2004-2005.

Family history newspaper clippings; essays about Louisburg, Louisburg College, and the Davis family; school records; World War II ration cards and books, identification papers, family photographs, and other items. Clippings relate to a number of family members, but Mary Davis Allen (Mrs. Ivey Allen) is most prominently represented. Essays include remembrances by Mary Davis Allen about her tenure as president of Louisburg College and Marion Stuart Davis's history of his family's relationship with the College. Also included are a court order from 1770 related to Mosley v. Jones and Phillips and historical notes created by Sarah Davis, the collection's donor.

Folder 68-69

Folder 68

Folder 69

Family and Louisburg, N.C., history materials, 1770-2003 #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 68-69

Folder P-5073/2

Photographs of Davis family members #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder P-5073/2

Folder 70

Louisburg College, 1908-1950 #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 70

Folder 71

School records: May Amanda Holmes Davis, 1908-1939 #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 71

Folder 72

Ration books and identification papers, 1941-1945 #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 72

Folder 73

Newspaper math puzzle contest, 1905 #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 73

Folder 74

Miscellaneous printed materials, 1890-1952 #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 74

Folder 75

Miscellaneous ephemera #05073, Series: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1770-2003." Folder 75

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About 50 items.

Processing Note: See also Additions of 2004-2005.

Chiefly letters, financial papers, writings, school papers, and notebooks of Mabel Irwin Davis. The bulk of this subseries is comprised of Davis's notebooks and writings. Notebooks are not uniform in nature, but may contain attendance lists, notes related to teaching at Louisburg College, and original writings. The writings include essays about literature and history; original fictional short works with religious or moralizing themes; a play; The March of Events: A Pageant; and a tribute to her cousin, the poet and novelist, Edwin Wiley Fuller.

Additional materials related to Mabel Irwin Davis can be found in Series 1, Correspondence, and in Series 3, Legal and Financial Papers, which contains a file concerning her financial affairs that was maintained by Marion Stuart Davis.

Folder 76

Letter and notes, 1901-1932 and undated #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 76

Folder 77

Financial papers, 1887-1903 and undated #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 77

Folder 78

Writings, undated #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 78

Folder 79

The March of Events: A Pageant, 1917-1918? #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 79

Folder 80

Notebook, 1898 #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 80

Folder 81

Notebook, 1910 #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 81

Folder 82

Notebook, 1914-1915 #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 82

Folder 83

Notebook, 1916 #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 83

Folder 84-86

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Notebook, undated #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 84-86

Folder 87

Attendance book, Wesleyan Bible class, 1913 #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 87

Folder 88

Attendance sheets, 1913-1914 #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 88

Folder 89

Miscellaneous school papers, undated #05073, Series: "6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1887-1932." Folder 89

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About 1,282 items.

The additions of 2004 and 2005 are arranged in the same way as, but have not been incorporated into, the original deposit of materials.

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About 1750 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly, personal and business correspondence of Marion Stuart Davis. His chief personal correspondents were family members, especially his mother, Susan Louisa Hill Davis, his sisters, Mabel Irwin Davis and Mary Davis Allen, his wife, May Amanda Holmes Davis, and his children. Also included is the personal correspondence of May Amanda Holmes Davis with her mother, Ida Long Holmes, her brother, Russell Holmes, her daughter, May Davis, and other family members. Davis's business correspondence is primarily related to his architectural practice in Louisburg, N.C. Business correspondents were clients, contractors, building material suppliers, and other architects. Additional correspondence related to specific design and construction projects is filed in project files in Series 2, Professional Papers.

Folder 90-91

Folder 90

Folder 91

February 1899-May 1899 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 90-91

Folder 92-93

Folder 92

Folder 93

February 1900-April 1905 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 92-93

Folder 94

1906 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 94

Folder 95-98

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

1907 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 95-98

Folder 99-101

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

1908 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 99-101

Folder 102

1909 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 102

Folder 103

1910-1917 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 103

Folder 104

1918 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 104

Folder 105

1919 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 105

Folder 106

1920-1925 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 106

Folder 107

1926 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 107

Folder 108

1927-1930 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 108

Folder 109-112

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

1931 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 109-112

Folder 113

1932 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 113

Folder 114

1933-1934 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 114

Folder 115

1935-1936 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 115

Folder 116

1937-1939 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 116

Folder 117

1940-1941 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 117

Folder 118-120

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

1942 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 118-120

Folder 121

1943 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 121

Folder 122

1944 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 122

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

1945 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 123-124

Folder 125

1946-1947 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 125

Folder 126

1948-1949 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 126

Folder 127

1950-1959 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 127

Folder 128

1960-1972 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 128

Folder 129

Undated, pre-1910 #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 129

Folder 130

Undated, circa 1910s #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 130

Folder 131

Undated, circa 1920s #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 131

Folder 132

Undated, circa 1930s #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 132

Folder 133

Undated, circa 1940s #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 133

Folder 134

Undated, circa 1950s #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 134

Folder 135

Undated #05073, Subseries: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1972." Folder 135

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About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Davis's architectural project files primarily contain contracts for architectural and engineering work. Other files contain lists of building projects; professional architectural association materials; and newspaper clippings about school architecture. Also included are materials relating to Davis's work in the insurance business with Davis and Davis and the Davis Insurance Agency.

Folder 136

Sandy Creek project, 1917 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 136

Folder 137

Land survey: Pineview Cemetery, Bunn, N.C., 1918 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 137

Folder 138

Nash County roads project, 1925-1927 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 138

Folder 139

Franklin County building and Wright Memorial Dormitory, 1926 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 139

Folder 140

Littleton Graded School auditorium project, 1926 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 140

Folder 141

Louisburg College auditorium project, 1928-1929 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 141

Folder 142

Nash County Board of Education project, 1935 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 142

Folder 143

Franklin County Board of Education projects, 1938 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 143

Folder 144

Warren County Board of Education projects, 1938 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 144

Folder 145

Hecks Grove School and Warren County bus garage projects, 1938 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 145

Folder 146

Louisburg armory and community building project, 1938-1939 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 146

Folder 147

Franklin County Public Schools projects: agriculture building and African American high school, 1949 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 147

Folder 148

Bunn High School P.E. building project, Franklin County, N.C., 1950 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 148

Folder 149

"List of Religious Buildings Commenced or Completed in the Last Two Years" #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 149

Folder 150

Miscellaneous project file materials #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 150

Folder P-5073/3

Photos: Architectural work #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder P-5073/3

Folder 151

Business cards #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 151

Folder 152-155

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

International Correspondence Schools Instruction Papers, 1901-1907 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 152-155

Folder 156-157

Folder 156

Folder 157

Ledger and enclosures: Lists of architectural work, 1916-1934 and undated #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 156-157

Folder 158

North Carolina Board of Architecture: Booklets, 1916-1958 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 158

Folder 159

Certificates: Architecture and engineering, 1918-1954 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 159

Folder 160-161

Folder 160

Folder 161

State Board of Architectural Examination and Registration for N.C.: Booklets, 1924-1956 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 160-161

Folder 162

Newspaper clippings: Architecture, 1927-1929 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 162

Folder 163

Transfer leaves from plan record book and enclosures, 1927-1940 and undated #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 163

Folder 164

Lists of project numbers, 1940-1957 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 164

Folder 165

The American Institute of Architects, North Carolina Chapter: Standards for Architectural Service, 1953-1955 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 165

Folder 166

Professional architectural memberships and activities, 1955 and undated #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 166

Folder 167

Davis and Davis/Davis Insurance Agency: T.W. Watson Agency materials/Fire Association of Philadelphia, 1921-1922 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 167

Folder 168

Davis and Davis/Davis Insurance Agency: Certificates, 1930-1935 #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 168

Folder 169

Davis and Davis/Davis Insurance Agency, 1931-1933 and undated #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 169

Folder 170

Davis Insurance Agency, 1933-1959 and undated #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 170

Folder 171-172

Folder 171

Folder 172

Davis Insurance Agency account book and enclosures, 1930s-1940s #05073, Subseries: "2. Professional Papers, 1901-1959." Folder 171-172

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Material chiefly related to Marion Stuart Davis's financial and legal concerns. They include contracts and deedsfor land; life insurance policies; receipts and statements of account; correspondence with Louisburg College regarding financial and legal disputes with Davis; and other materials. There are also files concerning Ida Long Holmes's financial affairs.

Folder 173-174

Folder 173

Folder 174

Cash box slips, 1938-1940 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 173-174

Folder 175-178

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Contracts/deeds of trust, 1895-1959 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 175-178

Folder 179

Death certificates, 1891-1906 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 179

Folder 180

Financial: Miscellaneous #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 180

Folder 181

Ida Long Holmes financial file: B.G. Long Estate, 1918-1920 and undated #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 181

Folder 182

Ida Long Holmes financial file: Taxes, 1931-1949 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 182

Folder 183

Legal: B.B. Egerton property dealings, 1876-1922 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 183

Folder 184

Legal: Estate of M. S. Davis, 1961 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 184

Folder 185

Legal: Guardianship papers, 1935-1942 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 185

Folder 186

Legal: Miscellaneous #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 186

Folder 187

Legal: Summons and complaints, County of Franklin v. Jessie Holmes King et al., 1943 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 187

Folder 188

Legal: Will of Ethel M. Holmes, circa 1963 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 188

Folder 189

Life insurance policies, 1906-1923 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 189

Folder 190

Loan information, 1914-1959 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 190

Folder 191

Louisburg College: Disputes, 1929-1937 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 191

Folder 192

Miscellaneous receipts and financial records #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 192

Folder 193-194

Folder 193

Folder 194

Mortgage payments, 1936-1957 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 193-194

Folder 195-197

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Receipts and statements of account #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 195-197

Folder 198

Receipt book, 1950-1952 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 198

Folder 199-201

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Taxes, 1904-1958 #05073, Subseries: "3. Legal and Financial Papers, 1876-1963." Folder 199-201

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4. Club Materials, 1905-1927.

About 25 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Primarily materials related to Davis's activities with Louisburg Masonic Lodge No. 413, the bulk of which are receipts. Also included are certificates from the National Geographic Society and the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as well as printed materials from the North Carolina Anti-Saloon League.

Folder 202

Certificates, 1917-1927 #05073, Subseries: "4. Club Materials, 1905-1927." Folder 202

Folder 203

Louisburg Masonic Lodge, no. 413, 1905-1906 #05073, Subseries: "4. Club Materials, 1905-1927." Folder 203

Folder 204

North Carolina Anti-Saloon League: Pamphlets, circa 1905-1909 #05073, Subseries: "4. Club Materials, 1905-1927." Folder 204

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003.

About 750 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Family history newspaper clippings; a diary and an account book; a number of writings by May Amanda Holmes Davis; school records; identification papers; advertising pamphlets; United States Military Academy ephemera; and other items. The miscellaneous folder includes a United States Government Thrift Card from the 1920s; a 1948 driver's license; and a 1904 voter registration certificate. Also included are historical notes created by Sarah Davis, the collection's donor.

Folder 205

Certificates, 1927, 1948 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 205

Folder 206

Children's drawings, undated #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 206

Folder 207

Clippings: Family, 1889-1963 and undated #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 207

Folder 208

Clippings: Miscellaneous, 1920-2003 and undated #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 208

Folder 209-223

Folder 209

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Folder 221

Folder 222

Folder 223

Day planners and enclosures, 1926, 1949-1959 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 209-223

Folder 224

Diary of May Davis, 1934 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 224

Folder 225

Diary of May Davis, 1935 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 225

Includes 1988 letter from Sarah Davis about the diary. Diary includes mention of a lynching in the July 31 entry.

Folder 226

Fashion Academy Assignments - May Amanda Holmes Davis, 1920 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 226

Oversize Volume V-5073/S-1

F. N. Egerton's Store, "Day Book," 1881 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." V-5073/S-1

The account book of a grocery and dry goods store in Louisburg, N.C.

Folder 227

Family and Louisburg, N.C., history materials #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 227

Folder 228

Louisburg College bulletin, 1941-1942 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 228

Folder 229

May Jones (?), circa 1909-1913 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 229

Folder 230

Medical, 1957-1959 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 230

Folder 231

Miscellaneous #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 231

Folder 232

Miscellaneous: "Political 'Key' Men by Townships, Campaign of 1938" #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 232

Folder 233

Miscellaneous ephemera: Advertising pamphlets #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 233

Folder 234

Miscellaneous ephemera: Sesquicentennial celebration of the birth of Andrew Johnson, 1958 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 234

Folder P-5073/4

Photographs: Miscellaneous #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder P-5073/4

Folder 235

Report cards, 1926-1942, and undated #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 235

Folder 236

United States Military Academy: 1899 certificate and "Guide to West Point," 1900 #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 236

Folder 237-238

Folder 237

Folder 238

Writings, May Amanda Holmes Davis, undated #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 237-238

Folder 239

Writings, author unknown #05073, Subseries: "5. Family History Materials and Other Papers, 1889-2003." Folder 239

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6. Mabel Irwin Davis Papers, 1929-1954.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Photographs (folders P-5073/1-4).

Oversized papers (folders OP-5073/1-3).

Oversized volume (folders V-5073/S-1).

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Processing Information

The additions of 2004 and 2005 are arranged in the same way as, but have not been incorporated into, the original deposit of materials.

Finding aid updated in September 2005 by Linda Sellars and Valerie Gillispie because of additions.

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