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Andrew McFarland Davis


Born in Worcester, Massachusetts; son of Governor John Davis. Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. He served with the Mediterranean Squadron. Received B. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College in 1854. Employed with the railroads. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859. Freight agent with Erie Railroad. Employed in flour milling in San Francisco. Married Henrietta Parker Whitney October 23, 1862. They had four children. He left the business world about 1882 to devote his life to research, primarily in American colonial history.

He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Author of Tracts Relating to the Currency of the Massachusetts Bay, 1682-1720 in 1902. Author of Colonial Currency Reprints, 1682-1751 in 1910-11. Author of Currency and Banking in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay.


Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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