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Elias Davison letters

Elias Davison letters

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Finding aid for the Elias Davison letters

BC.MSS.11.87

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

February 4, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Davison, Elias, 1821-1890
Title: Elias Davison letters
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of two letters written during the Civil War by Elias Davison of Cedar County, Missouri, to James H. Mitchell, a former neighbor now living in Texas.
Identification: BC.MSS.11.87
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1187

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters written during the Civil War by Elias Davison of Cedar County, Missouri, to James H. Mitchell, a former neighbor now living in Texas.


Biographical Information

Elias Davison was born in 1821, in Illinois, the son of William and Margaret Davison. His family moved to southwest Missouri, ca. 1840. In 1847, Elias married Martha Lenox, and the family farmed first in Cedar County, and later in Polk County, Missouri. He registered for the draft in Dade County, Missouri, in November 1863, but apparently was not called to serve in the Union Army. He may have served briefly in the 26th Enrolled Missouri Militia. Davison died in 1890.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements
Cedar County (Mo.)
Davison, Elias, 1821-1890
Guerrillas -- Confederate States of America

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elias Davison letters, MSS.11.87, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute


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