Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Franklin Grasson Davis papers, 1876 -- 1883

Franklin Grasson Davis papers, 1876 -- 1883

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains a diary that Davis kept while doing missionary work in India, containing what Davis called the "migratory thoughts of life" for "private use and property." Most of his writings are concerned with resolving questions and garnering inspiration for his missionary work. Davis also used the diary to work out drafts for correspondence and other writings. In pages 31-42 Davis describes a trip to Lima. Pages 66-68 include a draft entitled "The South India Conference by a Member of It." Pages 69-72 record "The Rev. Dr. Murray Mitchell on Missions," an article copied from the Madras Times of August 8, 1882. A list and synopsis of all correspondence sent and received by Davis between 1876 and 1881 can be found on pages 125-141.

This series is arranged chronologically.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Diary, 1876 -- 1882

Box 1 Folder 2 Loose papers from diary, 1876 -- 1883