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Item or Series Title B. F. Davis Collection
Catalog Number 2015-04-002
Description The B. F. Davis collection contains items relating to Benjamin F. Davis and his family. Davis founded the Lansing Wheelbarrow Company / Lansing Company in 1881, one of the Lansing area's first manufacturing firms.

This collection contains a small number of materials including a children's book, accounting ledgers from the Lansing Company, a household account book of B. F. and Eve Davis from 1875 (the year they married, and the complete appraisal of the contents of a home (likely 528 South Washington) done in 1922. A program from the 66th Annual Convention of the Michigan Bankers Association (1952) which has been heavily annotated and notes the dedication of the Lansing YMCA swimming pool in honor of B. F. Davis' grandson Benny. An 1888 letter to Eva signed "Frank" is also included.
Old ID Number 20208
Collection Title B. F. Davis Collection
Creator Davis Family
Dates of Creation 1875-1956
Year Range from 1875
Year Range to 1956
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Davis, B. F.
Davis, Edith Eve
Davis, Eva Sparrow
Davis, Benjamin F. "Benny"
Old Lansing Wheelbarrow Company
Lansing Company
Search Terms Appraisals
Ledgers
Containers Household Expenses - Ben and Eva
Correspondence and Biographical Information
"Slovenly Peter"
Household Appraisal
Old Lansing Wheelbarrow Company Ledgers