Charles D. Davis letter to Alanson Davis

Charles D. Davis letter to Alanson Davis

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Davis, Charles D., 1796-1879
Title: Charles D. Davis letter to Alanson Davis
Dates: 1837 January 15
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 half box with minor collections MS 3221 to MS 3230)
Coll. Number: ms3224(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles D. Davis was a lawyer in Monroe, Georgia. He was originally from Vermont. He died on April 1, 1879 and is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter written by Charles Davis to his brother Alanson Davis in Putney, Vermont. Davis writes that his law business has been declining ever since he returned to Georgia in 1834. He blames the decline on lack of legal business throughout the country. He says that property is very high and quotes prices for food, carriages and slaves. Davis is considering moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, because he thinks the new railroad from Charleston, South Carolina will greatly increase the population there. His wife and her mother are willing to move, he has sold his farming interests, and he will only have to sell the house and lots he owns in town.

Index Terms

Carriages and carts--Prices--Georgia--Monroe.
Davis, Alanson -- Correspondence
Davis, Charles D., 1796-1879 -- Correspondence
Food prices--Georgia--Monroe--History--19th century.
Lawyers--Georgia--Monroe--19th century--Correspondence.
Real property--Prices--Georgia--Monroe.
Slave trade--Prices--Georgia--Monroe.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles D. Davis letter to Alanson Davis. MS 3224. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1837 January 15