Guide to Research CollectionsHistorical Society of Pennsylvania
Papers: 1853-1879, 181 items.
This small collection consists primarily of letters from William Morris Davis to his good friend Henry Kirke Brown, a New York sculptor. Present, too, are letters to and from Daviss wife, Elizabeth, and their friends Catherine Brooks Yale and her husband, Linus Yale, developer of the Yale lock. The correspondents discuss Browns sculptures, fly fishing, forging and casting, religion, machine tools, the Panic of 1857, and Republican politics. Davis also reports Passmore Williamsons imprisonment for contempt of court during a fugitive slave case, 1857, sending his daughter to Theodore Welds school, his support for Fremonts presidential candidacy, and his criticism of both Buchanan and Lincoln. An 1861 letter gives an account of a confrontation between Jessie Benton Fremont and Francis Preston Blair in St. Louis.
Nantucket Historical Association
Papers: 1834-1836, 1 volume.
A log/journal of a whaling voyage to the North and South Pacific Ocean kept by William Morris Davis from November 5, 1834 - September 10, 1836. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: 1835-1836, 1 volume.
A log/journal kept by William Morris Davis, relating to a whaling voyage to the North and South Pacific from October 7, 1835 - September 10, 1836. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Microfilm: 1835-1837, 1 reel.
A log/journal relating to a whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean kept by William Morris Davis from October 7, 1835 - May 28, 1837. A finding aid is available in the repository.