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Mary Eleanor Davis Ries Papers, 1870-1967

Mary Eleanor Davis Ries Papers, 1870-1967
Mss. 91 D29 and 2010.676
1.55 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1870-1967, of Mary Eleanor (Davis) Ries. Includes correspondence of Ries with her parents, Donald Walton Davis [1882-1950] and Katherine (Bressler) Davis and other family members including her brother Donald Walton Davis, Jr. and sister Virginia Davis Faulconer as well as research notes, research papers, photographs, postcards, and memorabilia from her years at Smith College. The collection also includes papers of Donald Timmerman Ries and photographs of Williamsburg, Virginia and pets; and greeting cards.

Acc. 2010.676 contains diplomas of Mary Eleanor Ries: one from Smith College dated 1931 and one from Cornell University dated 1938.  There is also a copy of a paper from the 1932 International Congress of Genetics, which she attended.

Ries, Mary Eleanor Davis (1910-1968)
Davis, Donald Walton (1882-1950)
Davis, Katherine Bressler
Faulconer, Virginia Davis
Ries, Donald Timmerman
Smith College--History--20th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century

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Administrative Information

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Faulconer.
Gift during the mid-1970s. Mss. 2010.676 was acquired in October 2010, gift of Robert and Virginia Faulconer.
Preferred Citation
Mary Eleanor Davis Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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