Robert S. Davis, Jr. papers
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Robert S. Davis, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-
Title: Robert S. Davis, Jr. papers
Dates: 1980-1990
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 2234

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert S. Davis, Jr. resides in Jasper, Georgia and is a professional researcher, lecturer, and author of Georgia history.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Robert S. Davis, Jr.'s correspondence, photocopies, maps, articles, genealogies, and research notes from 1980 to 1990 on British engineers in Georgia during the American Revolution, particularly Lt. John Wilson (1755-1798) and Lt. Col. Archibald Campbell of the 71st Highlander Regiment. This research was used in Davis's 1986 publication of Encounters on a march through Georgia. Also included are Davis's research materials relating to Robert R. Henry (1771-1851) of Albany, New York and Savannah, Georgia, his genealogy, and his work as a political activist. Henry arrived in St. Mary's, Georgia in 1822 as a bankrupt businessman and soon began a campaign to expose what he believed was political corruption by Archibald Bellinger Clark (1782-1848) and William Harris Crawford (1772-1834).


This collection is arranged into 2 boxes:

Box 1: Correspondence, photocopies, microfilms, maps, and research on the Wilson family, John Wilson, William Hassell Wilson, the 71st Highlander Regiment, Archibald Campbell, and the Fraser family, 1980-1986

Box 2: Correspondence, articles, photocopies, genealogies, and research on Robert R. Henry, John Wilson, Archibald Campbell, Archibald Bellinger Clark, William Harris Crawford, and Nathaniel Pendleton, 1985-1990

Index Terms

Campbell, Archibald, 1739-1791.
Clark, Archibald Bellinger, 1782-1848.
Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834.
Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-
Fraser family.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia--History--18th century.
Henry, Robert R., 1771-1851.
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Pendleton, Nathaniel, 1756-1821.
Research notes.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--British forces.
Wilson family.
Wilson, John, 1755-1798.
Wilson, William Hasell, 1811-1902.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.