Manuscript Collections - Roy Tasco Davis Papers


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1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (3 manuscript boxes)
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Roy Tasco Davis was born in Ewing, Missouri on June 24, 1889. He graduated from Brown University in 1910 and worked as business manager for Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In 1921 he was appointed Envoy to Guatemala. From 1922 to 1929 Davis served as Envoy to Costa Rica. In 1930 Herbert Hoover appointed Davis Envoy to Panama. Davis served as Envoy to Haiti from 1953 until his retirement in 1957. Davis died on December 27, 1975.


The collection has two subdivisions Name and Subject Files and Newspaper Clippings. The subject files primarily contain routine correspondence: letters of congratulation, travel arrangements, and social invitations. They also include a diary describing his work in Costa Rica in 1922 and 1923 and a biography written by his son in 1978. These materials are arranged alphabetically. The Newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically and include translations and summaries of articles.


Box Contents


Acosta, Juan, 1929 (President of Costa Rica)
Bancroft, 1922
Bennett, W. J., 1922
Biggs, Arthur, 1911 (Missouri Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Bliss, Robert Woods, 1921 (Assistant Secretary of State)
Bush, John A., 1926
Carr, Wilbur, 1933 (Acting Secretary of State)
Christian, George, 1922 (Secretary to Warren Harding)
Davis, Loyce E., 1922
Davis, Roy Tasco

Costa Rica Diary, 1922-1923
Personal, 1922-1933

Davis, Roy Tasco, Jr. – Biography of Roy Tasco Davis, 1978
Drew, J. G., 1926
Eisenhower, Dwight, 1957
Fetcher, H., 1922 (Acting Secretary of State)
Fishing Trip to Panama – Larry Richey, 1931
Green, Philip, 1924 (Pan-American Student League)
Guatemala-Honduras boundary controversy, 1928
Haiti, 1953-1958
Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry, 1928
Hughes, Charles, 1921-1923 (Secretary of State)
Inter-American Schools Service, 1949-1953
Jiminez, Ricardo, 1925-1927
Jones, J. C., 1921 (University of Missouri)
Kellogg, Frank, 1928 (Secretary of State)
Lancroft, Theodore, 1921
Lindbergh, Charles, 1927-1929
McKenna, 1922
Marquis, A. N., 1921
Memorabilia, 1920-1933
Meyer, Charles, 1970 (Assistant Secretary of State)
Morgan, S. W., 1927
Munro, Dana, 1921
Olds, Robert, 1927 (Assistant Secretary of State)
Panamanian Revolution, 1931
Phillips, William, 1922-1923 (Undersecretary of State)
Photographs, 1925-1929 (copies, originals in photo collection)
Platt, John, 1926
Pringle, W. E., 1911


Roach, Sid, 1922
Rogers, Will, 1933
Rogers, William, 1970 (Secretary of State)
Rowe, L. S., 1931
Schofield, Frank, 1932
Sheedy, James, 1932
Sotelo, Rogelio, 1925
Soto, Bernando, 1929
Spencer, Seldon, 1921-1922
Stimson, Henry, 1931 (Secretary of State)
Ulate, Otilio, 1927
Viquez, Clito, 1929
Wheeler, H. N., 1911
White, Francis, 1932
Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1930 (11 folders)


Newspaper Clippings, 1931-1958 and undated (13 folders)