Papers of Ann Maria Davison, 1814-1866 (inclusive), 1847-1860 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1847-1860
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.42 linear feet (1 file box)
In 1856 (see 4v., 3/2/1856) she apparently decided to write an antislavery manuscript, possibly for publication; 16 folders of this incomplete manuscript are included. Parts of the manuscript were taken directly from diaries in this collection, others from diaries not included here, and others may have been newly written rather than taken from diaries. Davison's religious motivation for opposing slavery is reflected in her diaries and the manuscript; she was especially devoted to her Sunday school for slaves. She actively participated in tract and Bible societies, and the importance of religion in her life is further documented by a volume, included here, of notes on the Bible.
Manuscripts found in folders 10-27 were originally sewn together and are in order as found.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Ann Maria Davison were given to the Schlesinger Library in June 1975 and May 1980 by John Ferry, and in March 2015 by Isabel Smith Margulies.
- New Orleans Commercial Bulletin, January 16, 1849.
- The Daily Picayune, January 16, 1849.
By: Linda J. Henry
- Davison, Ann Maria, 1783-1871. Papers of Ann Maria Davison, 1814-1866 (inclusive), 1847-1860 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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