This collection contains the papers of California businessman and two-term U.S. Representative Horace Davis. The papers include
Davis’s correspondence, manuscripts, publications, and genealogical research. They also encompass the documents of the Davis
family in America from the 17th to 20th centuries and include land deeds and other contracts, family registers, wills and
estates, correspondence, and other personal and official documents. Smaller sections of the collection pertain to the Bancroft
family and the California minister Thomas Starr King.
Horace Davis was a businessman and United States Representative from California. Davis was born on March 16, 1831 in Worcester,
Massachusetts. He attended the Worcester public schools and Williams College, graduated from Harvard University in 1849, and
studied law in the Dane Law School of Harvard University. He was the son of Massachusetts Governor John Davis and the younger
brother of diplomat John Chandler Bancroft Davis.
14.5 Linear Feet
2 cartons, 4 document boxes, 6 flat boxes, 1 oversize folder
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction
of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for
any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Collection is open for research.