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Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis


Roy L. Davis, hailing from Wanchese, N.C., was elected as Dare County's representative in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1938. I.N. (Isaac N.) Davis (1873-1934) owned a general store in Wanchese and served as Dare County Treasurer. The Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis, 1928-1938, primarily contains routine correspondence and records created by the two men. The I.N. Davis Papers consist of purchase requests sent by Davis to vendors in the region to procure goods to sell in his general store. The Roy L. Davis Papers largely center on Davis's campaign for State Representative in 1938.

Title

Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis

Collection Number

PC.5162

Date(s)

1928-1938

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
0.30
Abstract

Roy L. Davis, hailing from Wanchese, N.C., was elected as Dare County's representative in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1938. I.N. (Isaac N.) Davis (1873-1934) owned a general store in Wanchese and served as Dare County Treasurer. The Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis, 1928-1938, primarily contains routine correspondence and records created by the two men. The I.N. Davis Papers consist of purchase requests sent by Davis to vendors in the region to procure goods to sell in his general store. The Roy L. Davis Papers largely center on Davis's campaign for State Representative in 1938.

Physical Location

5B0

Creator

Isaac N. Davis, 1873-1934

Creator

Roy L. Davis

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Original order has been retained.


Original order has been retained.


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Processed by Samantha Crisp, December 2017.


Roy L. Davis, hailing from Wanchese, N.C., was elected as Dare County's representative in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1938. I.N. (Isaac N.) Davis (1873-1934) owned a general store in Wanchese and served as Dare County Treasurer. He was married to Zilphia Davis. The Davis family cemetery is located on his former property in Wanchese. The connection between the two men is unknown, although they are presumed to be related. The materials in this collection were found in the Davis General Store.


[Identification of item], PC.5162, Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.


Donated by Larry and Toni Franklin, March 2012.


The Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis, 1928-1938, primarily contains routine correspondence and records created by the two men. The I.N. Davis Papers consist of purchase requests sent by Davis to vendors in the region to procure goods to sell in his general store. The requests cover general stock as well as special requests made by customers. The Roy L. Davis Papers largely center on Davis's campaign for State Representative in 1938. Included are Davis's check book (which denotes numerous checks written with the label "Political" or "Campaign"); letters written by Davis to voters, imploring them to register, vote, and campaign on his behalf; and a list of constituents in the Wanchese precinct. The folder of appeals to voters includes a sheet tracking the results of the 1938 democratic primary in Wanchese, in which Davis achieved a landslide victory.


  • North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives
  • Elections--North Carolina--Wanchese--1930-1940
  • General stores--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Political campaigns--North Carolina
  • Political campaigns--North Carolina--Wanchese--1930-1940
  • Wanchese (N.C.)--History--20th century

22940  
Purchase Requests by I.N. Davis [5 folders]
1928-1931

22942  
R.L. Davis Check Book
1934-1937

22941  
Appeals to voters
1938

22943  
Lists of constituents, Wanchese, N.C.
[1938]