Davis, R. C. (Raymond Cazallis), 1836-

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Librarian of University of Michigan.

From the description of Raymond Cazallis Davis papers, 1850-1917. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418729

Raymond Cazallis Davis was born at Cushing, Maine, June 23, 1836, son of George and Catherine (Young) Davis. After his mother's death in 1849, his father, who was a sea captain, took young Davis on a cruise around the world which lasted two years. Later, in 1869 he published a volume of his experiences entitled "Reminiscences of a Voyage around the World." In 1855 Davis entered the University of Michigan. Unfortunately, towards the end of the second year his studies were interrupted by a severe illness which incapacitated him for serious work for some years. In 1868 he returned to the University as assistant librarian. At the end of four years the Regents offered him the position of chief librarian. As acceptance would have involved the displacement of the incumbent, he declined the office, instead leaving Ann Arbor for Maine.

In 1877 the office of librarian at the University having fallen vacant, Davis was again offered the position. He now felt free to accept it. During his long term of service extending over twenty-eight years the Library grew steadily in size and professionalism. Early in his career, a new library building was built and occupied. In addition, Davis developed the card catalog and was aggressive in expanding the holdings of the library. In 1905, at his own request, he retired and was made librarian emeritus and lecturer on bibliography, a course he had instituted in 1882. In 1881 the Regents of the University conferred upon him the honorary degree of Master of Arts. Davis died June 10, 1919.

From the guide to the Raymond Cazallis Davis papers, 1850-1917, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Davis, R. C. (Raymond Cazallis), b. 1836. Raymond Cazallis Davis papers, 1850-1917. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Raymond Cazallis Davis papers, 1850-1917 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Morris, F. M. (Frank Marion), 1857-1925. Letter, 1893 Apr. 27, Chicago, to R.C. Davis [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-2005, 1920-2000 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wead, Charles Kasson, 1848-1925. Charles Kasson Wead papers, 1840-1924. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889. Correspondence, 1849-1892. University of Michigan
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Papers, 1878-1919. University of Michigan
creatorOf Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. Letter, 1856 Jun. 25, Kenneth Square, Penn., to R.C. Davis. University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Library. Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Letter [1901] Oct. 23, [Ann Arbor] to [R.C.] Davis [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Letter, 1854 Jan. 12, New York, to R.C. Davis [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Horace L. Wilgus Papers, 1878-1935 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Davis, R. C. (Raymond Cazallis), b. 1836. [Pamphlets and articles about R.C. Davis, not separately cataloged]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Letter, 1903 Oct. 14, Ann Arbor, to R.C. Davis [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn James B. Angell Papers, 1845-1916 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. Samuel Jones papers, 1878-1919. University of Michigan
creatorOf Wilson, William, 1853-. Letter, 1905 Mar. 3, Brookline, Mass., to Raymond C. Davis [Ann Arbor] University of Michigan
referencedIn Gray, Virginia LaFayette Davis, 1834-1886. Virginia L. Gray letter, 1872-1874. Arkansas History Commission, Department of Archives and History
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associatedWith Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907. person
associatedWith Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916. person
associatedWith Boise, James Robinson, 1815-1895. person
associatedWith Davis, Ellen Regal. person
associatedWith Davis, Ferdinand, b. 1840. person
associatedWith Davis, Frederick. person
associatedWith Davis, Frederick. person
associatedWith Davis, George. person
associatedWith Davis, George. person
associatedWith Delta Kappa Epsilon. Omicron Chapter (University of Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith Demmon, Isaac Newton, 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Dewey, John, 1859-1952 person
associatedWith Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Finney, Byron Alfred, 1849-1938. person
associatedWith Flanders, George A. person
associatedWith Flanders, George A. person
associatedWith Frieze, Henry S. (Henry Simmons), 1817-1889. person
correspondedWith Gray, Virginia LaFayette Davis, 1834-1886. person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. person
associatedWith Literary Adelphi (University of Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith McMillan, James, 1838-1902. person
associatedWith Morris, F. M. (Frank Marion), 1857-1925. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Wade, 1853-1926. person
associatedWith Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. person
associatedWith Ten Brook, Andrew, 1814-1899. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wead, Charles Kasson, 1848-1925. person
associatedWith Wilgus, Horace L. (Horace La Fayette), 1859-1935 person
associatedWith Williams, George Palmer, 1802-1881. person
associatedWith Wilson, William, 1853- person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
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