Guide to the Brazillar and Sallie Davis Family Bible, 1995, undated

Summary Information

Title: Brazillar and Sallie Davis Family Bible, 1995, undated
Collection: AC.136
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:

The Brazillar and Sallie Davis Family Bible is the family Bible of Brazillar and Sallie Proffitt Davis of Watauga County, North Carolina. The Davises married in 1887. The bible contains records of their family members' births, deaths, and marriages dating from 1868 to 1961.

Creator: Brazillar and Sallie Proffitt Davis

Biographical/Historical Note

Brazillar Jackson Davis lived in Watauga County, North Carolina from 1868-1956. He married Sallie Proffit in 1887. She lived from 1870-1961.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the Family Bible of Brazillar and Sallie Proffitt Davis and four color photographs of the Bible prior to conservation work.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series A: Bible Series and Series B: Photograph Series. Series A contains the Davis' Family Bible. Prior to the 1996 conservation work, the Bible was in fragile condition. The Bible's title page is missing. Photographs were taken prior to the conservation work. Photographs are stored separately in Series B.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. Photographs are housed separately within a cold storage unit. Please allow additional time to allow the photograph to adjust to room temperature.

Acquisitions Information

Terry O. Norris donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in April 1996. This accession number is AC.2002.017. This collection was opened to the public on 31 July 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, July 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, May 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.136: Brazillar and Sallie Davis Family Bible, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Collection 136A. Brazillar and Sallie Davis Family Bible. Bible Series. (n.d.)
Bible Series contains the Family Bible of Brazillar "Zill" and Sallie Proffit Davis. They were married in 1887 in Watauga County, North Carolina and had nine children.
Box  
1   Bible.
                   
Collection 136B. Brazillar and Sallie Davis Family Bible. Photograph Series. (approx. 1995)
Photograph Series contains four 6" x 4" color photographs of the Family Bible prior to conservation work. Photographs are stored separately in a cold storage unit.
Folder  
1   Front view of Bible.
   
    Spine view of Bible.
   
    Top view of Bible.
   
    End view of Bible.