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Hamilton Davis collection

Identifier: c-00633

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of tintype images: one of Hamilton Davis and the other of his two cousins, James and William Davis. These have been scanned and placed online at


  • circa 1861-1864


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Glass cases, handle with care.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Hamilton Davis, son of Arthur and Emily (Green) Davis, was born in Oakland County, Michigan on July 20, 1837. He enlisted in March 1864 and served in Company F, Michigan 15th Infantry Regiment. He was killed at the battle of Atlanta on July 20, 1864 (his 27th birthday).

His cousins, James (son of Allan Davis) and William Davis (son of James Davis) are also included in this collection. James Davis was born October 27, 1842 at Burns, Michigan. William Davis was born October 29, 1845 and died July 20, 1914.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 photographs)

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Custodial History

Items were transferred by the MSU Museum to the archives.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.
Hamilton Davis Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
December 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US