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A Guide to the John Henry Davis Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davis, John Henry, 1901-1978?
Title: John Henry Davis Papers
Dates: 1940-1974
Abstract: Papers relating to the feasibility of constructing a canal across the Florida peninsula, by consultant to the Canal Authority of the State of Florida.
Extent: 1.5 Linear feet. 4 boxes; 1 oversize report.
Identification: Ms 23
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

Botanist, educator. Consultant to the Canal Authority of the State of Florida. Born in Virginia, 1901. Educated at Davidson College and University of Chicago. Taught at Davidson College, Southwestern College (Memphis), the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. Died circa 1978.

Scope and Content

Reports, documents, and correspondence relating to the feasibility of constructing a canal across the Florida peninsula. Topics include the Florida Defenders of the Environment, the Cross Florida Barge Canal, the Florida Canal Authority, and the Corps of Engineers. Also included is a manuscript, "Plant Life in Florida," and correspondence dated 1940 to 1969.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Henry Davis Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Henry Davis.

Contents List

1 Affidavits
1 Florida Defenders of the Environment
1 Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
1 U.S. District Court - Middle District
1 U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi
1 U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
2 U.S. Senate. 1958
2 Florida Canal Authority
2 U.S. Forest Service
2 Cross Florida Barge Canal - General
3 U.S. Corps of Engineers
3 U.S. Council on Environmental Quality
3 U.S. Department of the Interior
3 Clippings
4 Manuscript, "Plant Life in Florida"
4 Correspondence. 1940-1969
4 Publications

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Botany -- Florida.
Canal Authority of the State of Florida.
Canals -- Florida.
Cross Florida Barge Canal (Fla.)
Florida Defenders of the Environment.
Florida. Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.

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