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COLLECTION Identifier: A/D2595

Radcliffe College geology notebook of Alice Mary Newell Davis, 1900-1902


Notebook of Alice Mary Newell Davis containing handwritten notes and drawings for a geology course at Radcliffe College.


  • 1900-1902


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alice Mary Newell Davis as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of one notebook containing handwritten notes and drawings for a geology course at Radcliffe College. The notebook documents laboratory assignments, and includes geology vocabulary, examples of different types of landmasses and rock formations, and geographical cycles. There are drawings and discussions of land and ocean features in the United States and around the world. The notebook also includes a poem, "The Pescadero Pebbler," dated February 1900.


Alice Mary Newell Davis was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on November 23, 1878. She attended Radcliffe College (AB 1902), where she was a member of the basketball team and participated in several clubs, including the German Club, the Music Club, and the Idler Club. After graduation, she studied at the Biblical Seminary in New York. In 1903 Davis traveled to India, where for five years she served as a secretary of the Student Young Women's Christian Association as a representative of Radcliffe College. She married Lloyd Granville Davis in 1908 and they moved to Rochester, New York, where Lloyd Davis was the pastor of a church. The Davises had one son, Wilbert Newell Davis, born in 1910. In 1912 the Davises moved to Rome, Georgia, where they worked at the Berry Schools for five years, returning to New York to work at the Biblical Seminary for two years. In 1919 the family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where Lloyd Davis became dean of the Christian Worker's Institute. While living in Hawaii, Davis directed the Hawaiian Board Book Room and was active with the University Women's Club. Davis died in 1935.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M32

The notebook of Alice Mary Newell Davis was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Between the Covers Rare Books in March 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2021

By: Paula Aloisio

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library and Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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