Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis, PC.5162

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Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis, PC.5162

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Business Papers of I.N. Davis and Roy L. Davis
Call Number
PC.5162
Creator
Isaac N. Davis, 1873-1934
Date
1928-1938
Extent
0.30 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Preferred Citation

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

Collection Overview

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.

Arrangement Note

Original order has been retained.

Biographical/Historical

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.

Contents of the Collection

1. I.N. Davis Papers, 1928-1931

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

2. Roy L. Davis Papers, 1934-1938

R.L. Davis Check Book, 1934-1937
Appeals to voters, 1938
Lists of constituents, Wanchese, N.C., [1938]

Subject Headings

  • 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
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Larry and Toni Franklin, March 2012.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, December 2017.