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Heber Hyder Davis papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 131

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of four journals in Heber Hyder Davis' hand, two of them from his mission years in England, including many detailed descriptions of his days, the first covering the years 1899 to 1900, the second covering 1900 to 1901, ending with the day he visited Buckingham Palace and saw the King of England. This text consists of many inserts including a flyer from "The Oldest House in England", a handwritten prayer, receipts, shopping lists, and a flower bud, appears to be a flower in the dandelion family. The second set of volumes are inscribed Trips Book 1 and 2, the first starting February 15, 1901, continues his time in Great Britain, and covers his many travels across the country, most specifically Oregon and California in 1937. The second Trips Book has many genealogical and "Elder Quorum" entries in the beginning and end of the volume, many undated but appear to begin in 1876. In the middle of the volume are Heber Hyder Davis' handwritten accounts of many automobile trips across the country and his health, covering the years 1925-1940.


  • Creation: 1876-1940


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Heber Hyder Davis, a member of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, was born there on November 16, 1854, and died November 29, 1942. He was a missionary to England from the years of 1899 to 1901. He was born to Edward William Davis and Sarah Elizabeth Hyder and was a church Elder in his later years.


1.3 linear feet (1 clamshell box)

Language of Materials



Heber Hyder Davis was a member of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. This collection consists of four bound volumes, two sets of written texts by Heber Hyder Davis. The first set of journals consists of his mission years, the second, various trips across the United States and various genealogical data written in an older hand.


Volumes are numerically marked

Processing Information

Collection originally processed in 1995 by Special Collections and University Archives staff. Revised by Danica Alexander in November 2018.

Guide to the Heber Hyder Davis papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team. Revised by Danica Alexander in November and December 2018.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA