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Jerome D. Davis collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 40
This collection contains Alumni Office files, correspondence by and about Jerome Davis, biographical information, publications in English and Japanese, and a few photographs.

Dates

  • 1868-1923

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are very fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.

Extent

0.42 Linear Foot (1 box)

Overview

Jerome D. Davis graduated from Beloit College in 1866, and became a missionary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Japan, where he lived for almost 40 years. This collection contains Alumni Office files, correspondence by and about Jerome Davis, biographical information, publications in English and Japanese, and a few photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Excerpt from: The Beloit Alumnus, December 1910:

Jerome D. Davis: "... Col. Davis's well known army record need not be repeated here. The captain, who courageously led his men on the bloody battlefield of Shilo and then, terribly mangled, lay there for twelve hours, holding an improvised handkerchief tourniquet on a wound that in most men would have been mortal, needs no further proof of his bravery and of his pluck.

After completing a theological course Rev. Mr. Davis took a difficult home mission field in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and with the same courage battled for a year or more against the liquor hells and other evils, for which early Cheyenne was so notorious. Then the American Board sent him as a missionary to Japan and his successful career of nearly forty years in that service is recorded in the publication of that board. He had some part in the founding of the Doshisha, the great evangelical college established in Kyoto, the old religious capital of Japan, and has kept in active connection with it ever since. This year, as one of the honored speakers both at the Edinburgh conference and in Boston, he filled those appointments though seriously ill from exposure in Siberia. During this summer, spent at Weld, Maine, heart disease developed. His strong will kept him up until he arrived during the later part of October at the home of Dean E.I. Bosworth, Oberlin. There, after but one week of painful illness, the faithful, tired soldier received his discharge and entered into rest..."

Related Materials

Beloit College Missionary collection (AC 75)
Title
Jerome D. Davis collection
Status
completed
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
May, 2013
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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