Collection contains Edward H. Davis' 62 notebooks and pages of field notes as well as drafts of many articles he wrote for
Edward H. Davis (1862-1951) was a ranch owner in Mesa Grande, California. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he was the son
of sea captain Lewis S. Davis and Christine Smith Davis. Davis attended grammar and high school in the Brooklyn public school
system and then went on to art school where he developed his sketching and drafting skills. While in New York, he worked in
the accounting office of Jonas Smith Co., his family’s shipping company.
5.5 Linear feet
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
This collection is open for research. Access to the notebooks and field notes is restricted to the microfilm and digital copies,
as the originals are very fragile.