DAVIS, David, 1815-1886


Guide to Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: In David Davis family papers, 1816-1943. 16 feet and 27 volumes. Includes legal and senatorial papers, correspondence with Abraham Lincoln, family papers, materials concerning the Lincoln estate, and photographs. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Lewis Baldwin Parsons papers, 1656-1908.


Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: Ca. 1836-1886. Ca. 15,000 items. Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, and other material relating to Davis’ personal, legal, and political life.

Additional Papers: Numerous items in Willard Leroy King collection, 1815-1921; and miscellaneous items in various collections.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: Letters (1882-1885) and photographs in Adeline Ellery Davis Green papers, 1796-1956. 1,545 items and 6 volumes. Finding aid.


Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In Albert Gallatin Porter collection, 1759-1942.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 2 items (1857, 1873); and correspondence in John Marshall Harlan papers, 1810-1971; and Jesse W. Fell papers, 1806-1957. Finding aid.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Joseph P. Bradley papers, 1836-1937.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: March 25, 1862. 1 letter. To Thurlow Weed.


University of Illinois
Illinois Historical Survey
Urbana, IL
Papers: 1861-1884. 44 items. Transcripts from various collections, includes 24 letters to Thomas Drummond.