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David P. Davis papers

Identifier: MS 0232


Papers of Davis, Cox, Cruikshanks, and related families of Cecil County. Legal diaries of Nathaniel Cox, 1883-1887. Farm diaries of David. P. Davis, 1865-82 and Account, 1863-1949. Personal diaries of Maria L. Davis, 1918-41. Correspondence of all above families. Numerous accounts and other papers relating to St. Stephen's Church and Chapel, N. Sassafras Parish


  • 1769-1946


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Biographical / Historical

The father of David P. Davis was David Davis Pagett. Pagett, a surgeon, had his name changed to David Davis by an Act of Legislature in 1822. The reason for this change is unknown but it may be related to his relationship with the Davis' with whom he is buried in Cecil County.

David P.Davis was the Judge of Orphan's Court, Cecil County. Nathaniel Cox was the Secretary of State under Governor Ligon.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 Hollinger boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Raymond Myerly, 1963.

Guide to the David P. Davis papers
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Melinda K. Friend
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-26: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States