The Papers of Jefferson Davis
 
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

This portrait of unknown origin, depicting Davis in the 1880s, hangs in the office of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, located at Rice University in Houston, TX

 

Eliza Van Benthuysen Davis

(1811-1863)

Eliza V. Davis

Eliza Van Benthuysen Davis married Joseph Emory Davis, Jefferson Davis' eldest brother, in 1827. (Photograph c1859).

For more information, see Janet Sharp Hermann, Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch (1990), and the published volumes of The Papers of Jefferson Davis.

 

How to Reach Us

The Papers of Jefferson Davis
Rice University--MS 43
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
Phone: (713) 348-4990
Fax: (713) 348-4383
E-mail: davis@rice.edu