- 1927-2006 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.13 m of textual and graphic records
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
While this sous-fonds contains a copy of G. Elliot Smith’s memorial to Davidson Black that he sent to Davy and a single file of letters from Adena to Davy, along with some photographs, most of it relates to work done Davy in relation to interest by individuals and the media in his father and in the search for the lost fossils of Peking Man, and the efforts by Davy and Nevitt to ensure that their father’s work continued to be recognized. Also present are five diplomas and certificates relating to Davy’s medical education.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The arrangement of the textual material in roughly chronological.
The photographs in this sous-fonds were received in packets identified in batches by Davy. While some of the photos may have been later moved about because some of the dates and images do not match the envelopes, Davy’s arrangement has been maintained. The images are filed by the package identifiers and further information on the photoprints or negatives themselves. ‘P.A.S.’ stands for ‘Peking American School’.
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