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Richard Harding Davis Letter

 Collection — Box: 1729
Identifier: MSS 2000-01

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter written by Davis on May 21, but the year is not given. It is addressed to a Mrs. Fairchild, and regards typed copies of a manuscript to be delivered to the Hotel Webster. The photograph in the collection is of Davis and his dogs.


  • Created: undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Richard Harding Davis, born in Philadelphia in 1864, was a journalist and author. His father was an editor of a newspaper and his mother was a novelist. Davis started his career in newspapers, becoming a well recognized reporter. He also contributed articles to magazines, and eventually published compilations of his work in book form. He also wrote fiction. While popular during his lifetime, his writings were very much of the time he lived and his popularity did not endure. Davis died of a heart attack at his home in Moutn Kisco, New York in 1816.


2.00 items (1 Folder)

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Source of Acquisition

Found in Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis PS1522 .S57 1897

Method of Acquisition

Both items were found in the book Soldiers of Fortune when it was being prepared for cataloging.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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