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John Kirby Davis papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1616

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, letters of introduction, newspapers clippings, and memorabilia of John Kirby Davis. The majority of the correspondence is to family members and concerns personal matters and the 1929 Depression.

Dates

  • 1929-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Maura Hametz Webb, 1991.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1616

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, letters of introduction, newspapers clippings, and memorabilia of John Kirby Davis. The majority of the correspondence is to family members and concerns personal matters and the 1929 Depression.

Biographical / Historical

John Kirby Davis was born February 4, 1901, in Denver, Colorado. Before entering Yale, Davis attended St. Andrews. As a Yale student, he was a member of the Freshman Football Squad, and of the Varsity Football Squad in 1921 and 1922; a member of the Track Team in 1922; and was on the Freshman Wrestling Team. He won his "Y" in track.

From 1923 to 1928 Davis was associated with the American Optical Company, Southbridge, Massachusetts. In 1929 he joined Colonial Western Airways, Inc., as District Manager for Rochester, New York. In 1938 Davis was a Research Executive with Barrington Associations in New York City.

During the war Davis served as a Lieutenant in the Navy and was stationed for a time at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Lake City, Florida. In August, 1946, he was released to inactive duty.

Taken from: The Class of Nineteen Twenty-Three Yearbook and The Quarter Century Chronicle.

For additional biographical information, see reunion volumes for the class of 1923.
Title
Guide to the John Kirby Davis Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Carol King
Date
March 1992
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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