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At a Glance

Anna Davis was the daughter of a Dr. Davis of Pittsborough, North Carolina [1].


Anna Davis was mentioned by Mrs. Burwell in a letter to her daughter Fanny on 19 January 1856:

"Dr. Davis of Pittsboro' brought his daughter quite an intelligent nice looking little girl of about twelve--she looks as if it would be no trouble to teach her--she is to learn Music.""


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  1. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).