Davis Family. Papers, 1815-1983 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection documents several generations of the Davis family who lived in Anderson Township, Clark County, Ill. It includes land grants, deeds, promissory notes, and a nearly complete set of tax receipts from 1849 to 1942. It also includes numerous photographs of family and friends, especially in the mid-twentieth century. Represented in the collection are William Davis (1822-1908), John William Davis (1858-1942), William Thomas Davis (1887-1964), Aria Davis Baker (1903-90), Golda Davis Goekler (1910-91) and (William) Ray Baker (1904-88), among many others.
Hazel Baker Lee of Johnson City, Tenn., who graduated from the University of Illinois and who earned a master's degree in Library Science, donated the collection to the Library in 2013.
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