Finding Aid to the Horatio Minor Davis Scrapbooks

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
THE HORATIO MINOR DAVIS (1876-1963) SCRAPBOOKS
The collection includes two scrapbooks, the larger of which contains materials mostly
relating to Hill City Lodge, No. 183, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons (AF&AM).
The smaller scrapbook contains letters of the DAVIS, EUBANK, ELLIS, and ROSE
families of Virginia, as well as ribbons from the Confederate Reunion held in Lynchburg,
Virginia, in 1888. It also contains ribbons from the 1859 exhibitions sponsored by the
Lynchburg Agricultural and Mechanical Society and election fliers listing the Virginia
electors for the 1844 presidential election (CLAY vs. POLK).
HORATIO MINOR DAVIS (1876-1963)
Horatio Minor DAVIS, the son of Thomas Newman DAVIS and Eliza Blanche
THOMPSON, was born 11 July 1876, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was educated in the
public schools and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College. He first began work with
his father in Davis, Diuguid and Company, wholesale grocers. He was also bookkeeper
with Pierce, Akers, and Mosby, dealers in lumber and fuel. Upon graduation from
college, he began work with the Southern Railway freight office. He then went to work
with the Lynchburg Plow Company, where he became secretary on 6 January 1897. In
1899, he became Deputy Tax Collector in the City Collector's office operated by his
father. When his father retired in 1920, H. Minor DAVIS became City Collector, a
position he held until his retirement in 1958.
H. Minor DAVIS married ca. 1901 Lottie Soydan LAMBERT of Richmond, Virginia.
H. Minor DAVIS was appointed to the Virginia State Hospital Board and served for
over 30 years until his resignation in 1956. In recognition of his service to the Board, the
school building at the Lynchburg Training School and Hospital was named in his honor.
Mr. DAVIS died 29 April 1963 and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.
[Obituary, Lynchburg News, 30 April 1963, p. 10 col. 1; The Iron Worker, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Fall, 1947), p.
18; 1910 Census, Lynchburg, VA, National Archives and Records Service, T-624, Roll No. 1634, p. 32,
Ward 1; Burial record, Diuguid Funeral Home, Lynchburg, VA, Book 52, p. 243.]

MS2068

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the Horatio Minor Davis Scrapbooks

Subject

Finding aids
Davis, Horatio Minor, 1876-1963

Description

Finding aid to the Horatio Minor Davis Scrapbooks held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The scrapbooks include materials related to the Hill City Lodge No. 183 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, related families, and an 1888 Confederate Reunion.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2024

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

JMLMS2068FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the Horatio Minor Davis Scrapbooks,” Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/793.