Davenport, Eugene. Correspondence, 1913-1914 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Eugene Davenport, Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois from 1895 to 1922, collected descriptions of the characteristic features of pioneer life in Illinois.
Davenport's correspondence reflects his attempts to gather accounts of early Illinois superstitions and remedies.
Professor Elmer Roberts donated this correspondence to the Survey in 1972, and used it in compiling Plants & Other Home Remedies, Signs & Superstitions of Early Illinois Settlers (1982) [IHX: 615.882 R541p].
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