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H. G. Davis Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2012-064

Scope and Content

The collection contains a letter written from H. G. Davis to his son written June 19th, 1876. The letter apologizes for Davis's inability to visit due to incessant rain. Davis also encourages his son to look into buying a farm, promising him preferential treatment from the seller and offering him advice as to how he could afford it.


  • 1876


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from H. G. Davis Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Unfortunately with only initials and a common last name to whom to attribute the letter, it is difficult to determine which H. G. Davis wrote the letter, rendering the author a mystery.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter written from H. G. Davis to his son written June 19, 1876, and discusses land for sale.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased as part of lot of family letters by Special Collections in September 2012. The letter did not appear to have a connection to the other two families, so it was removed and processed as a separate collection.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the H. G. Davis Letter was completed in October 2012.

H. G. Davis Letter, 1876
Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
© 2012 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US