Collection Summary

Creator: Davison, Charles
Title: The Papers of Charles M. Davison, Jr. (1967-1977)
Accession: MSS 79-2
Description: 1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Location: This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections before your visit to ensure your papers are available.
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Digitized Content: 0 objects

Collection Description & Arrangement

The Davison collection consists of correspondence related to pre publication materials of volumes 208 through 216 of the Virginia Report. Professor Charles Davison edited these volumes during his years as a court reporter from 1967 to 1977. The collection contains correspondence  with the Virginia Supreme Court Judges and the printers.

Biographical & Historical Information

A native of Richmond, Davison earned a B.A. in 1935 and LL.B. in 1937 from UVA. After his graduation, Davison practiced law in Richmond and then became a general tax attorney for the Treasury Department from 1938-41. From 1942-47 he was associated with Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. In 1944-46 he was on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in the South Pacific. From 1947-63, Davison worked for the Southern Railway, first as head of its accounting department and then as vice president for finance and taxation. During this time, he remained a loyal alumnus of the law school, serving as chairman of the Washington, D.C.-area placement committee. He joined the faculty of UVA in 1963. During this time he was the official reporter for the Supreme Court of Virginia. His reports are volumes 208 to 217 of the Virginia Reports, covering the years 1967-77. After his retirement in 1979, he remained a professor emeritus until his death in 1995.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1979
Donor Information    

Content List

Box 1

  • 1967-1968; General Correspondence
  • 1968; Correspondence for Vol. 208
  • 1969; Correspondence for Vol. 209
  • 1970; Correspondence for Vol. 210
  • 1971; Correspondence for Vol. 211
  • 1972; Correspondence for Vol. 212
  • 1973; Correspondence for Vol. 213
  • 1973-1974; Correspondence for Vol. 214
  • 1974; Correspondence for Vol. 214
  • 1975; Correspondence for Vol. 215
  • 1976; Correspondence for Vol. 216
  • 1972-1974; Argument Dockets.  Supreme Court of Virginia.

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The Papers of Charles M. Davison, Jr., MSS 79-2, Box Number, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library

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