Thomas Milburn Davis [RG0936.AM]


RG0936.AM:  Thomas Milburn Davis, 1918-1988

Papers: 1903-1942; mostly 1939-1942
Size: One folder


Born March 25, 1918, at Omaha, Nebraska, Thomas Milburn Davis was the son of Clarence and Florence (Wells) Davis.  He attended Amherst College and the University of Nebraska, where he wrote his dissertation, George Ward Holdrege and the Burlington lines west.  Davis married and divorced Dorothy Jean Van Patten three separate times while living in Virginia.  Thomas Milburn Davis died in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on February 9, 1988.


The collection consists primarily of correspondence relating to Thomas Milburn Davis’ biographical study of George Ward Holdrege. The collection contains replies to Davis’ requests for information. Other letters refer to Davis’ personal life and to the editing of the book/dissertation about Holdrege.

For related information see:

Nebraska History magazine, 1950, vol. 31, nos. 1-3, “Lines West -The Story of George W. Holdrege,” parts 1-3, by Thomas Milburn Davis.

Building the Burlington through Nebraska: a summary view, by Thomas Milburn Davis [385 B92d].

George Ward Holdrege collection [RG3473].

The University of Nebraska Lincoln Libraries holds copies of Thomas Milburn Davis’ thesis, George Ward Holdrege and the Burlington lines west. [Td Davis T M 1941]

Subject headings:

Davis, Thomas Milburn, 1918-1988
Holdrege, George Ward, 1847-1926


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