Guide to Research CollectionsNorth Carolina Division of Archives and History
Archives and Records Section
Papers: 1853-1876, 175 items.
The papers mainly consist of correspondence between Joseph Jonathan Davis and his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Davis while Joseph Davis was a captain in the Civil War and his subsequent imprisonment at Johnsons Island. Also included is correspondence from their daughter, Katherine McAden Crenshaw while a student at St. Marys School in Raleigh, North Carolina. There are post-war letters from when Joseph Davis was attending the North Carolina General Assembly, campaigning for the 1870 elections, and campaigning for re-election to the U.S. Congress. A finding aid is available in the repository.