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Davidson, James D. (James Dorman)



  • Existence: 1808 - 1882


Married Hannah McClanahan Greenlee.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Davidson Family Papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-19
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0113
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson and his daughter Mary Davidson and includes some correspondence, manuscript and printed poems of James D.Davidson, clippings, and some miscellaneaous papers from the family. James Davidson's printed and handwritten writings in the collection were compiled for his book "A Curiosity in the Chancery and Rhyme and Prose," (N.D., but likely 1876-81). The collection contains detailed genealogy of the Davidson,...
Dates: 1830 - 1915

Davidson, James Dorman

 File — Box 4: [Barcode: 0000006781], Folder: 70
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes folders on Samuel Dale, Benjamin Darst, Pierre Daura, Davidson, Charles Andrew Davidson, Greenlee Davidson, James Dorman Davidson, James M. Davidson, Jefferson Davis, Sam Davis, Benjamin Franklin Day, Marquis De Chastellus, Sally Bruce Dickinson, James Dabney Dix, Charles Squier Dod, Calvin M. Dold, Drake, and Dunlap.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

James D. Davidson Poetry Broadside

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0582
Scope and Contents

This broadside is an emotional expression written by James Davidson in 1829 and 1830 while an 'Old Field School Master' in Botetourt County. It was later published in the Virginia Gazette.

Dates: 1871-05-12

James D. Davidson Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-4, Item: Loose Scrapbook
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0154
Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings of Dorman's poems, letters, and essays on various subjects published in the Lexington Gazette and other papers.

Dates: 1832 - 1878

Letter, James D. Davidson to Robert E. Lee with follow-up notes from both, 1869-05-13

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson writes a one page note to Robert E. Lee asking him to explain his family relationship to Arthur Lee, signer of the Virginia's Deed of Cession in 1784. Lee responds initially on the same page. The note was then delivered back to Davidson who corrected his initial question and asks for an updated response which Lee provides on the reverse of the page.

Dates: 1869-05-13