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Identifier

Accession 1656

Inclusive Dates

1776-2015

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

3,500 pieces, 4.25 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Major General William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) was born in England settled in the Waxhaw region near Lancaster, SC as a boy. He would later serve in the Revolutionary War against the British and after the war rose to prominence as a lawyer. He would then serve in the North Carolina House of Common and as was elected as the 10th Governor of the state. He is also credited with the founding of the University of North Carolina. After he retired from public life, Davie moved to his estate (Tivoli) in Chester County, SC where he died in 1820.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of material that documents the research interest of David Lindsay Pettus in the life, contributions, and continuing legacy of William Richardson Davie. Major General William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) was born in England settled in the Waxhaw region near Lancaster, SC as a boy. He would later serve in the Revolutionary War against the British and after the war rose to prominence as a lawyer. He would then serve in the North Carolina House of Common and as was elected as the 10th Governor of the state. He is also credited with the founding of the University of North Carolina. After he retired from public life, Davie moved to his estate (Tivoli) in Chester County, SC where he died in 1820. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, articles, copies of land grants, plats, photographs, postcards, wills, maps, and various legal documents that details Davie’s legacy.

Provenance

The Lindsay Pettus – Davies Research Papers are a gift to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Lindsay Pettus, Paul Gettys, and Sandy Nelson on June 17, 2019.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Lindsay Pettus- William Richardson Davie Research Papers - Accession 1656

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