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The Papers of Charles M. Davison, Jr.

Identifier: MSS-79-2

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1967-1974


Biographical / Historical

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.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box (.3 linear ft.))

Language of Materials



Correspondence (1967-1976) between Davison and Virginia Supreme Judges related to pre-publication of the Virginia Report.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Professor Davison donated this collection to the Law Library 3 April 1979.

The Papers of Charles M. Davison Jr.1967-1977; MSS 79-2
The Papers of Charles M Davison Jr, 1845-1893; 1974MSS 79-8
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Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
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University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States