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Charles Stewart Daveis papers M044
- George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
- Daveis, Charles Stewart, 1788-1865.
- Charles Stewart Daveis papers
- Date [inclusive]
- 1808-1864, Undated
- 1.0 linear feet
- Correspondence, addresses, and miscellaneous documents primarily concerning Bowdoin College and the non-resident proprietors of Maine lands.
Charles Stewart Daveis Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.
Charles Stewart Daveis (Bowdoin 1807) was born on May 10, 1788. His father had served as captain during the American Revolution and was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Daveis prepped at Andover Academy before entering Bowdoin in 1803 at the age of fifteen. He was graduated with the second graduating class from the College. In 1815 he married Elizabeth Taylor Gilman, daughter of Governor Nicholas Gilman of Exeter, New Hampshire. They had four children: Gilman (Bowdoin 1837), a physician in Portland; Edward Henry (Bowdoin 1838), a lawyer and businessman in Portland; Mary, who married Rev. David G. Haskins of Cambridge, Mass.; and Anna, who married Charles Jones of Portland. Daveis studied law under Nicholas Emery (Bowdoin Overseer 1813-1817); he then practiced in Portland, specializing in admiralty law. Later, he became United States Agent to Holland (1829) and a member of the Maine Senate (1841). Daveis also served as Bowdoin Overseer (1816-1837), Vice-President of the Board (1829-1837), and Trustee (1837-1864). Charles Stewart Daveis died March 29, 1865.
Scope and Content
The Charles S. Daveis Papers contain correspondence (1808-1864), much of it on college business; addresses for the laying of the cornerstone for King Chapel at Bowdoin College (July 16, 1845), the inauguration of President Woods (1839), and Women and Literature (given at Harvard, 1844); and miscellaneous documents. Daveis was also an agent for the non-resident proprietors of Maine lands, and there are letters and documents (1825-1827) relating to this in the collection.
Organized into 3 series: Correspondence, 1808-1864, n.d.; Addresses; Documents.
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 040113000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
Controlled Access Headings
- Bowdoin College -- History.
- Bowdoin College -- Presidents.
- Bowdoin College. -- Chapel.
- Daveis, Charles Stewart, -- 1788-1865 -- Archives.
- Woods, Leonard, -- 1807-1878 -- Inauguration, 1839.
- Business, Industry, Economics
- College buildings -- Maine -- Brunswick.
- Purchasing agents -- Maine.
- Real property -- Maine.
- Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Maine -- Brunswick.
M044.1 Correspondence, 1808-1864, n.d. 0.8 linear feet
This series contains correspondence regarding Bowdoin College business or concerning Daveis.
1808 - 1864
M044.2 Addresses, 1839, 1844, 1845 7.0 folders
This series contains addresses given at Bowdoin, particularly at the laying of the cornerstone of the King's Chapel, as well as an address given for Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard.
1839: Inauguration of President Woods
1844 Sep: "Women and Literature," Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard
1845 Jul 16: Laying of Cornerstone of King Chapel
M044.3 Documents, 1825-1827, n.d. 6.0 folders
This series contains correspondence and documents for the non-resident proprietors of Maine lands, as well as miscellaneous documents.
Non-Resident and Proprietors of Maine Lands: correspondence and documents, 1825 Jan - Feb 16
Non-Resident and Proprietors of Maine Lands: correspondence and documents, 1825 Feb 17 - Dec 31
Non-Resident and Proprietors of Maine Lands: correspondence and documents, 1826
Non-Resident and Proprietors of Maine Lands: correspondence and documents, 1827