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Caldwell and Davidson Family Papers

Caldwell and Davidson family papers

Summary Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Davidson family
Caldwell and Davidson family papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1824-1986
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Linear feet
Location note
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Papers of the Caldwell and Davidson families of Rosedale plantation in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Includes medical account books (1824-47) of Dr. David Thomas Caldwell; land records and surveys (1833-1942); journal (1837) of Sarah Frew Davidson; correspondence (1861-1984); plantation account books (1869-85); and photographs of family members and of Rosedale, including images of the latter by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Bayard Wootten.

Preferred Citation note

Caldwell and Davidson family papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Caldwell family of Mecklenburg County has been closely linked with the Davidson family and with Rosedale -- a nineteenth century Federal-style plantation house located at 3427 North Tryon Street in Charlotte -- since the early 1800s. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Rosedale was built in 1815 by Archibald Frew. From the beginning, the house became known as "Frew's Folly," apparently because of the lavishness of the structure as compared to other homes in the county. In 1819, however, Rosedale and 911 acres of land were sold at public auction because of Frew's tax problems. The purchaser was U.S. Congressman William Davidson (1778-1857), who had married Frew's sister, Sarah (1772-1812), in 1802. Their daughter, Harriet Elizabeth Davidson (1806-45), married Dr. David Thomas Caldwell (1799-1861) in 1826. He was the son of the Rev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell and Abigail Bain Alexander. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with James Knox Polk, the future president, and worked as one of Mecklenburg County's few doctors. William Davidson sold Rosedale to his son-in-law in 1833. Harriet and David Thomas Caldwell's son, Dr. William Davidson Caldwell (1829-68), was a surgeon in the Confederate Army. He married Abigail Amelia Dunlap. Their daughter, Miriam Abigail Caldwell (1860-1927), married James Hall in 1884. Harriet and David Thomas Caldwell's daughter, Margaret Abigail "Minnie" Caldwell (1840-98), married John Springs Davidson (1838-99), whose great-grandfather, Maj. John Davidson, established Rural Hill plantation in northern Mecklenburg County. Minnie and John's son, Baxter Craighead Davidson (1875-1947), as a young boy, went to live at Rosedale with his Aunt Alice and Uncle Robert Baxter Caldwell, the unmarried siblings of Minnie Caldwell Davidson. In 1914, he married Louise Heagy (1891-1958) of Jacksonville, Fla. Louise and Baxter Craighead Davidson lived at Rosedale and eventually inherited it from R. B. Caldwell. Their daughters, Mary Louise Davidson (1916-96) and Alice Caldwell Davidson Abel (b. 1926), sold Rosedale in 1985 to the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina Inc. Historic Rosedale Inc. purchased Rosedale from the Preservation Foundation in 1986. [For further biographical information about the residents of Rosedale, see appendix A, "Rosedale Family Tree."]

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains material primarily about the Caldwell and Davidson families of the Rosedale plantation of Mecklenburg County, N.C. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, journals, financial and legal records, material about related families, and photographs.

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Arrangement note

The Caldwell and Davidson Family Papers are organized into a single alphabetical folder title series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 1998

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Processing Information note

Processed by Johanna Goltzman, October, 1998; encoded by Robert A. McInnes, October 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Caldwell family
  • Davidson family

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)


  • Agriculture--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County

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Collection Inventory


Bible 1779 

Scope and Contents note

Family Bible of Maj. Thomas Alexander (1753-1844) and his wife, Jane Morrison Alexander [from whom Louise Heagy Davidson descended]. Names and birth dates of their children are given on the title page of the New Testament. *[this item is located with other bibles in box 2 of the Davidson Family Papers, UNCC Manuscript Collection 188].

Box Folder

Caldwell, David 

Scope and Contents note

Material related to the Guilford County, N.C., minister, teacher, physician, and statesman. Caldwell (1725-1824) operated what became known as "Dr. David Caldwell's Log College," a school that trained a generation of leaders, including North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead. The majority of this file reflects the efforts of the David Caldwell Log College Corporation and of others to create an historical and educational park in Greensboro, N.C., dedicated to the site of the school.

1 1

Caldwell, David Thomas--Medical journals 1824-1847 

Scope and Contents note

Entries in the two volumes (1824-32, 1832-47) list names of patients (including slaves), their illnesses and medicines prescribed, and costs of treatment. Also includes entries that appear to be transactions relating to items purchased for or sold by the Rosedale plantation.

Box Folder

Caldwell, Robert Baxter--Account books 1869-1885 

Scope and Contents note

Includes a plantation book (1869-76), a book of miscellaneous accounts and a few diary entries (ca. 1875-80) [pages missing], and one designated as "R. B. Caldwell Guardian of Abbie M. Caldwell Feb 22nd 1870" (1870-81).

1 2

Caldwell family--Correspondence 1861-64, 1918, 1932-47, 1961, 1976-84) 

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters (1861) from David Thomas Caldwell to his daughter, Sarah Jane; a letter (1864) from R. B. Caldwell, serving in the 5th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate Army, to his sister; letters of R. B. Caldwell to Louise Heagy and Mary Louise Davidson during the influenza epidemic of 1918; and letters written to Mary Louise Davidson.

1 3

Caldwell family--Financial material 1833, 1872-97, 1911-21, 1947-50 

Scope and Contents note

includes receipts, account folios, and correspondence.

1 4

Caldwell family--Land records and legal documents 1845, 1881, 1900-36, 1961 

Scope and Contents note

includes indentures for land transactions and a copy of R. Baxter Caldwell's will (1914-19), and a "map showing property of B.C. Davidson estates, Nov. 1961."

1 5

Caldwell, Davidson, and related families--Genealogical material 1824, 1915-83, undated 

1 5

Caldwell family--Land records and legal documents 1845, 1881, 1900-36, 1961 

    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6
Mixed materials   1

Scope and Contents note

includes indentures for land transactions and a copy of R. Baxter Caldwell's will (1914-19), and a "map showing property of B.C. Davidson estates, Nov. 1961." There is also a tube containing land records for 1917.

Box Folder

Caldwell family--Memorabilia 1844-45, 1914, 1968, undated 

Scope and Contents note

Includes locks of hair of Samuel C. Caldwell (d. 12-23-1844) and Harriet E. Caldwell (d. 12-28-1844); an essay written by either William Davidson Caldwell or Sarah Jane Caldwell about their mother, Harriet Elizabeth Davidson Caldwell, entitled "The last words of My Mother" (ca. 1845); demit (1888) of R. B. Caldwell in the Derita Farmer's Alliance; emergency passports (1914) for Blandina and Sallie Davidson to return to the United States from Germany--presumably due to the outbreak of World War I; a copy of a program for the historical drama celebrating Charlotte's bicentennial, The Hornets' Nest (1968), with autographs of author LeGette Blythe, composer Loonis McGlohon, narrator Sidney Blackmer, and some of the cast members; and a short story (n.d.; 4pp.), "At Santa Claus' Castle," by Louise Heagy Davidson.

1 7
Oversize Folder

Caldwell family--Memorabilia--Oversize file 1914-1922 

Scope and Contents note

Includes marriage certificate (12-31-1914) of Clara Louise Heagy and Baxter Craighead Davidson and a partial issue of Women's Home Companion (October, 1922), which has an article about Louise Heagy Davidson's namesake.

OF7 11
Map-case Drawer Folder

Caldwell, Davidson, and related families--Genealogical material (Oversize) undated 

Scope and Contents note

family tree.

MC3 10 2
Box Folder

Craighead family--Genealogical material 1765, 1876, 1925, 1954   

Scope and Contents note

includes copies of the will of Alexander Craighead (1765); The Craighead Family by the Rev. James Geddes Craighead (1876) [see pp. 41-51, 78-81, and 159-161 for Mecklenburg County descendants]; and "Craighead Ministers in Ulster and Colonial America" [pp. 201-235 with handwritten corrections (copy)] by Ernest Craighead (1954).

1 8

Davidson, Mary Louise--Scrapbook 1915-1930 

Box Folder

Davidson, Sarah Frew--Journal 1837 

Scope and Contents note

entitled "Private journal Vol. 1 1837" of a daughter of William and Sarah Frew Davidson.

1 9

Dunlap, Abigail Amelia--Commonplace book 1852-1878 

Scope and Contents note

includes entries (1852) for Dunlap and for her daughter, Miriam Abigail Caldwell, while a student at Greensboro Female College (1877-78).

1 10

Photographs--Large prints 1935 

Scope and Contents note

comprised of 5 prints (PL208/1-5) of family members. [For an itemized listing of these images, see Appendix C.]

PL5 8
Box Folder item

Robert Baxter Caldwell as a young man 

PL5 8 PL208/1

Robert Baxter Caldwell 

PL5 8 PL208/2

Baird's School (Charlotte, N.C.), Craighead Davidson on far left sitting on fourth step 1885 

PL5 8 PL208/3

Alice Caldwell Davidson (Abel) 1935 

PL5 8 PL208/4

John Springs Davidson 

PL5 8 PL208/5

Photographs--Prints 1875-1966 

Scope and Contents note

Comprised of 283 prints (P208/1-283), primarily of Rosedale and related families, including Caldwell, Davidson, Donnell, and Heagy. The prints of Rosedale include the house in 1886 (P208/25), interior images by Frances Benjamin Johnston (P208/28-29), and an exterior image by Bayard Wootten (P208/30; autographed). Other images include Craighead Davidson and a friend in tournament costume (P208/23) and cartes de visite (P208/172-175) that, according to the donor, were probably taken during the Civil War. [Her supposition is based on revenue stamps affixed to the verso of each print, including one made in Richmond, Va., during the Federal occupation.] Also includes 20 prints (P208/1-20) of the Davidsons associated with Rural Hill [see also the Davidson Family Papers, UNCC Manuscript 188]. [For an itemized listing of these images, see Appendix B.]

P19 5-P202
Box Folder item

Minnie Caldwell headstone undated 

P19 6 P208/1

Davidson headstone undated 

P19 6 P208/2

John Springs headstone undated 

P19 6 P208/3

Violet Davidson headstone undated 

P19 6 P208/4

Maj. John Davidson headstone undated 

P19 6 P208/5

Rural Hill undated 

P19 6 P208/6-8

Craighead or Jo Davidson [Photographer: J. H. Van Ness, Charlotte] undated 

P19 6 P208/9

Jo Graham Davidson Jr. "in his third year" [postcard print] [Photographer: Cushman's Studio, Charlotte] undated 

P19 6 P208/10

Mary Louise and Jo Graham Davidson undated 

P19 6 P208/11

Jo Graham Davidson and Jo Graham Davidson Jr. undated 

P19 6 P208/12

Jo Graham Davidson Jr. with parents. 

P19 6 P208/13

Jo Graham Davidson Jr. with unidentified man 

P19 6 P208/14

Tom Davidson, "son of 'Minnie' (Margaret) Caldwell and John Springs Davidson of Rural Hill; brother of Craighead, Jo, Hattie, and Mary Springs Davidson" undated 

P19 6 P208/15

Jo Graham Davidson Jr. undated 

P19 6 P208/16-18

Elizabeth Davidson and Jo Graham Davidson, Jr. undated 

P19 6 P208/19

Jo Graham Davidson, Jr. undated 

P19 6 P208/20

Mary Laura Springs Davidson, "daughter of John Springs III; wife of Adam Brevard Davidson" undated 

P19 6 P208/21

Sarah Elizabeth Davidson (age 10) and Laura Davidson (age 8), "oldest daughters of William F. Davidson" undated 

P19 6 P208/22

Craighead Davidson (left) and unidentified man in tournament costume undated 

P19 6 P208/23

E. L. Baxter Davidson, "son of Adam Brevard Davidson and Mary Springs Davidson of Rural Hill. Born 1850-died 1940s" [Photographer: J. H. Van Ness, Charlotte] undated 

P19 6 P208/24

Rosedale: [left to right] unidentified, Alice Caldwell, Craighead Davidson, and Robert Baxter Caldwell in front of the house 1886 

Scope and Contents note

[#25 is original; #26 is reprint]

P19 6 25-26

Adam Brevard Davidson, "married Mary Laura Springs; grandfather of Baxter Craighead Davidson" undated 

P19 6 P208/27

Rosedale interior images [Photographer: Frances Benjamin Johnson, Washington, D.C.] undated 

P19 6 P208/28-29

Rosedale, "formerly 'Frew's Folly,' the Caldwell home built by Archibald Frew in about 1780" [Curator's note: actual construction date is 1815] [Photographer: Bayard Wootten] undated 

P19 6 P208/30
box:folder Folder item

Craig Davidson (Baxter Craighead Davidson) and Mack Henderson undated 

P19 6 31
Box Folder item

Mary Louise Davidson and Louise H. Davidson [postcard print] undated 

P19 6 P208/32

Mary Louise Davidson 1921 

P19 6 P208/33

George Tate [?], "best friend of Craighead Davidson, married best friend of Louise H. Davidson--Amelia Vance" and Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P19 6 P34

Louise H. Davidson 1915 Christmas? 

P19 6 P208/35

Louise H. Davidson circa 1915 

P19 6 P208/36

Clara Louise H. Davidson and daughter, Mary Louise Davidson [postcard print] [Photographer: Cushman's Studio, Charlotte] circa 1916 

P19 6 P208/37

Louise H. Davidson, "pregnant with Mary Louise" circa 1916 

P19 6 P208/38

Louise Heagy Davidson circa 1915 or 1916 

Scope and Contents note

(on horseback, just seen in background) with workmen or field hands at harvest time. 2nd man standing from left is Leo Henderson.

P19 6 P208/39

Craighead Davidson with Louise's sister Billie in front yard near driveway undated 

P19 6 P208/40

Baxter Craighead Davidson and daughter Alice in back yard with old cotton storage house (originally), by then it was the garage and tool house, in the background 1929 May 15 

P19 6 P208/41

Louise Davidson (in wedding suit), Craighead Davidson, Billie Heagy, and Bill Torrence standing by the fence behind the original boxwoods when Louise came, later (1936, 1947) the Little Garden and Rose Gardens would be there undated 

P19 6 P208/42

Craighead Davidson (son of Margaret A. Caldwell Davidson and John Springs Davidson) [Photographer: J. H. Van Ness, Charlotte] 1875 

P19 6 P208/43

Craighead Davidson and unidentified man undated 

P19 6 P208/44

Craighead Davidson (1930s) 

P19 6 P208/45

Craighead and Louise Davidson in side yard undated 

P19 6 P208/46

Rosedale from across its driveway circa 1914-15 

P19 7 P208/47

Rosedale from lawn across driveway, front pasture behind fence, R. B. Caldwell's big barn (75' x 35') at back of lot (burned 1963) circa 1926 

P19 7 P208/48

E. L. Baxter Davidson, Bill Torrence, and Craighead and Louise Davidson 1915 

P19 7 P208/49

Craighead Davidson and Alice Person (?) in front, Dick Torrence and Louise's sister, Billie, in vehicle (Craighead's first car) 1920 

P19 7 P208/50

Louise Heagy Davidson 1915 

P19 7 P208/51

Dr. Junius B. French and Mrs. Baxter Craighead Davidson -- "French is minister who married Louise and Craighead Davidson on December 31, 1914" 1915 March 24 

P19 7 P208/52

Florrie (Louise's maid?) 1946 

P19 7 53

Mary Louise Davidson 1920 

P19 7 P208/54

Louise Davidson by front porch at home (1915?) 

P19 7 P208/55

Louise Davidson, Ed Shoheck (?), and Craighead Davidson 1940-1949 

P19 7 P208/56

Charles Van Noppen at Rosedale (1915-16?) 

P19 7 P208/57

R. B. Caldwell, Mary Louise Davidson, and Louise H. Davidson (1917?) 

P19 7 P208/58

Louise Heagy Davidson circa 1927-33 

P19 7 P208/59

Rosedale boxwoods shortly before the rose garden and little garden were planted; gardens went behind fence circa 1914-15 

P19 7 P208/60

Louise Heagy Davidson at the time of her engagement [Photographer: Woodward, Jacksonville, Fla.] circa 1914  

P19 7 P208/61

Louise Heagy before marriage to Craighead Davidson [postcard print] [Photographer: J. A. Hollingsworth, Jacksonville, Fla.] circa 1914 

P19 7 P208/62

Craighead Davidson, Alice Person (?), Bill Torrence, Louise Davidson [Photographer: Battes, Jacksonville, Fla.] 1915 

P19 7 P208/63

Louise Heagy Davidson [Photographer: Brumfield, n.p.] (1947 or 1948)  

P19 7 P208/64

Louise Heagy Davidson in her blue wedding suit [Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.] 1914 

P19 7 P208/65

Rob and James Griffin Heagy (older brothers of Louise Heagy Davidson) [Photographer: O. Pierre Havens, Jacksonville, Fla.] undated 

P19 7 P208/66

James, Jamie, Mamie (left to right, rear), Rob and Millie Heagy (left to right, front) undated 

P19 7 P208/67

Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy possibly at the time of her marriage [Photographer: N. E. McLeod, n.p.] undated 

P19 7 P208/68

Mary Rogers Heagy and an unidentified sibling [W. P. Bickell, Cedar Key, Fla.] undated 

P19 7 P208/69

Willie (Billie?) Anderson Heagy undated 

P19 7 P208/70

James Given Heagy, Sr. (1839-1906) and wife, Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy (1858-1898) (parents of Louise Heagy Davidson) 1878 

P19 7 P208/71

Jane Alexander Heagy (daughter of Pamela and James Heagy) undated 

P19 7 P208/72

Rob Heagy [Photographer: P. J. Coatis, Tallahassee, Fla.] undated 

P19 7 P208/73

Great Aunt Amanda Anderson Miller 1909 

Scope and Contents note

Amanda Anderson, sister of Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy. First married to Mr. Spencer, then a second time to Mr. Miller.

P19 7 P208/74

Great Aunt Clara Heagy Stuart [Photographer: Hartley, Chicago, Ill.] undated 

P19 7 P208/75

Jamie Alexander Heagy, "age 5 months" [Photographer: N. C. White's Art Gallery, Gainesville, Ga.] undated 

P19 7 P208/76

Nannie (Hannah Jane Alexander Anderson), Aunt Manda (Mrs. Miller), Cousin Josie (?) (Mrs. Livingston Vann) and her son, Enoch. "This must have come from J. G. Heagy III's collection because Louis H. Davidson would not have a photo of her grandmother in house" undated 

P19 7 P208/77

Mrs. J. G. Heagy Jr. (Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy) undated 

P19 7 P208/78

House of James Giffin and Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy (parents of Louise Heagy Davidson) (unidentified people on porch) undated 

P19 7 P208/79

Mrs. J. G. Heagy Jr. (Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy) [Photographer: N. E. McLeod, n.p.] undated 

P19 7 P208/80

Mary Ellis Giffin Heagy (Mrs. John P. Heagy) (grandmother of Louise Heagy on her father's side) undated 

P19 7 P208/81

Louise and Rob Heagy (Louise between 4 and 5 years old) on visit to father's in Jacksonville, Fla. [Photographer: Havens, Jacksonville, Fla.] undated 

P19 7 P208/82

Aunt Amanda (Mrs. Miller?), Willie (Anderson Heagy?), Elsie (?), and John (?) at Cedar Keys, Fla. undated 

P19 8 P208/83

Louise Heagy (before marriage) [postcard print] [Photographer: The Davis Studio, Jacksonville, Fla.] undated 

P19 8 P208/84

Mrs. Thomas Melville Anderson (Ms. Hannah Jane Alexander) (Louise Heagy's grandmother on her mother's side; a granddaughter of Samuel Wilson, Jr. and Mary Thomas Alexander; her parents were Hannah Knox Wilson and Benjamin Alexander) undated 

P19 8 P208/85
Box Folder Folder

Mamie, Billie, John, Elsie, (front, left to right); Rob, Louise, and James G. Heagy Jr. (rear, left to right) at the apartment of the sister's after father's death 1914 

P19 8 P208/86
Box Folder item

William Anderson (brother of Mary Pamela Anderson Heagy and uncle of Louise Heagy) [Photographer: Bickel and Morgan, Jacksonville, Fla.] undated 

P19 8 P208/87

James G. Heagy (father of Miss Clara Heagy) [Photographer: Bickel and Morgan, Jacksonville, Fla.] undated 

P19 8 P208/88

Aunt Mamie R. Heagy 1914 

P19 8 P208/89

Mary Pamela Anderson (?) (Mrs. James Giffin Heagy) [Photographer: Donovan?, n.p.] undated 

P19 8 P208/90

Uncle Weims (?) or Wemyas (?) Heagy (grandfather Heagy's brother) [Photographer: James McKeown, Anderson, Ind.] undated 

P19 8 P208/91

Willie Heagy and one of her classes; Lake City, Fla. [Photographer: postcard print; C. U. Williams, Bloomington, Ill.] (1909 or 1910) 

P19 8 P208/92

Jacksonville (Fla.) Old Cemetery-graves of Mary P. Anderson Heagy and James Giffin Heagy 1951 

P19 8 P208/93

Elsie, Louise, and John Heagy [Photographer: Boutwell Hillsdale, Mich.] 1894 Christmas 

Scope and Contents note

Louise Heagy was recovering from scarlet fever and her hair had been cut short (middle child in photo)

P19 8 P208/94

Mamie (8½ years), James (6½ years), and Willie Heagy (4½ years) [Photographer: N. C. White's Art Gallery, Gainesville, Ga.] undated 

P19 8 P208/95

Alice Caldwell Davidson, Elizabeth Davidson, Jo Graham Davidson, Mary L. Davidson (1938 or 1939) 

P19 8 P208/96

Uncle Robert Baxter Caldwell and Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/97

Alice Davidson with water hose squirting water at Mary Louise Davidson and unidentified girl off to the left (1928 or 1929) 

P19 8 P208/98

Mary Louise Davidson, Alice Caldwell, and their cousin Lottie (Charlotte Gonnely (?) Southerland) undated 

P19 8 P208/99

Tom and Jo Davidson (front row, left to right); Mary Springs Davidson (Mrs. Jones Brecard (?) Bost), Craighead Davidson, Harriet Davidson (Mrs. J. Abernathy ?) (back row left to right) undated 

P19 8 P208/100

Louise H. Davidson and her brother John Heagy undated 

P19 8 P208/101

Mary Louise Davidson and her father Craighead Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/102

Alice Davidson (front row, long sleeves), Susy (?) Jones and Jones boys (front row on left side?), Mary Louise Davidson (left in second row), Craighead Davidson (behind Mary Louise), Elizabeth Davidson (to the right of Craighead), Uncle Jo Davidson (on the right end?), and several other unidentified people all in front of the Cleet (?) House on the river of Rural Hill. They square danced there. undated 

P19 8 P208/103

Mary Louise Davidson with her sister Alice sitting in the chair of their great, great, great grandfather Major Thomas Alexander (1753-1844). [Caption on back of photo: The chair is one of the Mecklenburg County ladder back chairs, which have distinctively shaped splits (?) and turnip-shaped front and back feet and a turned front nail. These chairs were the subject of an article in MESDA's (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, N.C.) journal. In some ways slightly similar, but really distinctively different from Delaware Valley (?) chairs. Those were the "common chairs" of early Mecklenburg inventories.] undated 

P19 8 P208/104

Probably one of mother's ? (L. H. Davidson's) sisters behind bench (Willie Heagy ?) undated 

P19 8 P208/105

Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/106

Louise H. Davidson (pregnant with Mary Louise). 1916 

Scope and Contents note

[Caption on back of photo: Louise H. Davidson was never photographed when pregnant except behind furniture or sitting in some camouflage such as daisies or hollyhocks.]

P19 8 P208/107

Louise and Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/108

Hattie Henderson (in background ?), Evelyn (?), Mrs. Davidson, Alice Davidson, and Mary Louise Davidson 1927 May 5 

P19 8 P208/109

Craighead Davidson, George Tate, and Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/110

"Squire" Hunter, Louise Davidson, and Mary Louise Davidson 1921 

P19 8 P208/111

Craighead Davidson, Barr Vance and sister, Amelia (?) Vance, and E. L. Baxter Davidson at Grove Park Inn undated 

P19 8 P208/112

Unidentified girl, Mary Louise, and Alice Davidson in main garden (1928 or 1929?) 

P19 8 P208/113

Louise H. Davidson (1920s or teens?)  

P19 8 P208/114

Louise H. Davidson and John Heagy (?) (1915?) 

P19 8 P208/115

Elbert Shands and "Flyaway," Louise H. Davidson's mare. Elbert was known as a "conjure (?) man," extremely reliable and the only person with a key to "Rosedale" before Alexander Price. The theory was no one would touch anything Elbert had. When he died he had at least one bank president praying at his bedside. He was very proud of his name Shands (South Carolina name) 1928 

P19 8 P208/116

Elbert Shands with two of Craighead Davidson's horses undated 

P19 8 P208/117

R. B. Caldwell at lower doors of his new barn circa 1895-1900 

P19 8 P208/118

Mary Louise Davidson and Alice Caldwell Davidson 1927 May 

P19 8 P208/119

"Bill Torrance, a friend of Craighead's, standing way down on front lawn across driveway. The unpainted house to the left of the Rosedale house is the one R.B. Caldwell built for himself when he thought Rosedale was going to collapse-turned out to be a tree limb scraping against the house that he had heard, but it was after basement chimneys had begun (?) to spread and he had had them closed and braced. This house stood on the site where the main garden was laid out-it is no longer there either" undated 

P19 8 P208/120

Mary Louise Davidson in graduation gown at Queens College circa 1937 

P19 8 P208/121

Mary Louise Davidson at dance recital undated 

P19 8 P208/122

Capt. John Rivers and wife, Eliza Ann Pritchard, painted by Henry Bambridge (?), Charleston, (1775). They were married February, 1775 and he was commissioned Captain in the 3rd S. C. Rangers in June, 1775. Original painting is at Winterthur. They were the grandparents of great grandfather Thomas Anderson. The sword came down to him. Great grandfather Anderson's mother was Eliza Ann Pritchard Purves. [Information from Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles, American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776. Washington, D.C., 1987: 224, 320-21] undated 

P19 8 P208/123

Blandina (?) Davidson, E. L. Baxter (Davidson?), and Sarah Harper Davidson in front of Sarah's house in town (the children of Adam Brevard Davidson of Rural Hill) undated 

P19 8 P208/124

Mary Louise Davidson and Alice Davidson 1962 October 15 

P19 8 P208/125

Alice Davidson, Mrs. Henry Rood (?) (Frances White), Chalmers Davidson (left to right) undated 

P19 8 P208/126

Louise H. Davidson and daughters 1950-1959 

P19 8 P208/127

Alice and Chalmers Davidson, Mary Louise Davidson, Alice D. Abel (?) just barely in photo on the left, and Charlotte Vann White barely showing on left (hands and knees showing) undated 

P19 8 P208/128

Sketch of William Frew Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/129

Louise H. Davidson and Mary Louise Davidson 1924 

P19 8 P208/130

Louise H. Davidson standing on a bridge over a creek in "Sherwood Forest" at Rosedale 1915 

P19 8 P208/131

Louise H. Davidson with great niece. They are probably standing in a part of the early rose garden circa 1950 

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Mary Louise Davidson ? (could be Tommy?) and Frankford ? (1922) 

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Rosedale, side view after snow undated 

P19 8 P208/134

Rosedale, arch in rose garden undated 

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Back row: Bland Jones, Elizabeth Davidson, Uncle Jo Davidson, Aunt Annie May (?), James Heagy, Sr. Front row: Mary Louise Davidson, May, and John Springs Davidson. Aunt Mary Springs Davidson behind Mary Louise and May undated 

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Mary Louise Davidson? James Heagy, Sr.? Alice Davidson? undated 

P19 8 P208/137

John Heagy and Louise Davidson undated 

P19 8 P208/138

Unidentified woman undated 

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Mary Louise Davidson, Uncle John (Heagy?), Alice Davidson, and Aunt Laura (?) at Rosedale 1964 June or July 

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Mary Louise Davidson, Alice Davidson, Mary R. Heagy (Louise H. Davidson's eldest sister) 1942 May 

P19 8 P208/141

Mary Louise Davidson 1928 June 

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Alice Davidson and Jo Graham Davidson Jr. undated 

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Mary Louise Davidson, David Heagy (son of Louise H. Davidson's brother, Rob, and his wife, Mary Taylor), and Alice Davidson 1964 September 

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Mary Louise Davidson, Rosemary Heagy, and Alice Davidson 1964 September 

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Rosemary, David Heagy (son of Louise H. Davidson's brother, Rob, and his wife, Mary Taylor), and Alice Davidson 1965 July 

P20 1 P208/146

Alice Davidson? 1965 July 

P20 1 P208/147

Alice Davidson Abel, Lucille Heagy Lovelady, and her mother, Mrs. Robert Heagy (middle?) undated 

P20 1 P208/148

Alice Davidson Abel undated 

P20 1 P208/149

Rosedale dining room with late Empire sideboard and school girl landscape (ca. 1820), which had belonged to the Hamptons near Hopewell. One of Maj. Thos. Alexander's granddaughters had married a Wade Hampton. Mary Louise Davidson (arm on sideboard) and unidentified woman undated 

P20 1 P208/150

One of Rosedale's original door locks undated 

P20 1 P208/151

Empire wardrobe [manufactured in New York, ca. 1835] undated 

P20 1 P208/152

Sitting room in Rosedale-west end undated 

P20 1 P208/153

Mary Louise Davidson receiving an award (left) and an unidentified woman undated 

P20 1 P208/154

Middle of main garden looking toward "Little Garden" (late 1960s or early 1970s) 

P20 1 P208/155

Unidentified log cabins undated 

P20 1 P208/155

Main living room in Rosedale 1966 December 21 

P20 1 P208/156-157
Box item item

Rosedale 1966 December 21 

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Box Folder item

Mary Louise Davidson (seated) and her sister, Alice Davidson (1954 May 20-21 

Scope and Contents note

Portraying their ancestors during the Daughters of American Revolution tour of historic sites in the county (5-20-1954) [see Charlotte Observer newspaper clipping in folder 1:11, May 21, 1954: 21-A]

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Rosedale (upstairs was in the process of being renovated when this photograph was taken) 1954 

P20 1 P208/161

Field trip to Rosedale 

Scope and Contents note

P208/162-171 taken during field trip to Rosedale by Anne Batten's eighth grade English/History class at Alexander Graham Junior High School (Charlotte, N.C.) during the 1953-54 school year. Numbers 162-169 taken by student photographers Tommy Hollifield and Don Adams (pictured in numbers 170-171)

P20 1 P208/162-171
Box Folder item


P20 1 162

Rosedale, side view from gardens 

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P20 1 P208/164

Parent-drivers in garden 

P20 1 P208/165

Anne Batten (?) in garden 

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Ramelle Watterson in garden 

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Ramelle Watterson (left) and Lucy Barnes (right) inside house 

P20 1 P208/169

Tommy Hollifield (left) and Don Adams (right) 

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Tommy Hollifield (right) and Don Adams (left) inside house 

P20 1 P208/171

Class in garden: Edmund Powell looking at camera 

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Box Folder Folder

Carte de visite or CDV 

Scope and Contents note

Numbers 172-175 are cartes de visite with U.S. revenue stamps affixed to the verso of each photograph. According to notes of the donor (Alice Davidson Abel), the stamps were used 1862-64 to raise money for the government during the Civil War. She speculates that the photograph (no. 175) taken in Richmond may have occurred during the Federal occupation of the Confederate capital, thus accounting for its Federal revenue stamp.

P20 1 P208/172-175
Box Folder item

Lt. James Davidson Blake circa 1862-1864 

Scope and Contents note

Lt. James Davidson Blake [Photographer: Bogardus, New York, N.Y.] [2 cent revenue stamp affixed] [Inscription: "Son, Margaret A. Davidson Blake or else her husband. Son was in merchant marine or navy or something. He was nephew of Harriet E. Davidson Caldwell, gr(and)-son of Congressman Wm. Davidson"]

P20 1 P208/172

Lt. Horne (?) [Photographer: Bogardus, New York, N.Y.) [3 cent revenue stamp affixed] circa 1862-1864  

P20 P208/173

Mrs. Horne [Photographer: Grotecloss, New York, N.Y.) [2 cent revenue stamp affixed] circa 1862-1864 

P20 1 P208/174

Unidentified (possibly James Davidson Blake) [Photographer: Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va.] [2 cent revenue stamp affixed]  

P20 1 P208/175
Box Folder item


P20 1 P208/176-195
Box Folder item

Rosedale garden: "main garden 1st spring mostly nasturtiums - the long walk (200')" 1928 

P20 1 P208/176

Rosedale garden: "crosswalk of main garden looking toward backyard c 1930" circa 1930 

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Rosedale garden: "old moss rose bush '42" 1942 

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Rosedale garden: "Mar. 22, 1945 Thru the green door, with Judas tree above" 1945 March 22 

P20 1 P208/179

Rosedale garden: "snow drops and euonymus trees, March 1945; cross walk of main garden looking toward old cotton storage building. Chestnut oak in barn lot clearly visible beyond" 1945 March 

P20 1 P208/180

Rosedale garden: "the boxwood alley. After 1947. Original box on the right, Rose garden behind low hedge; tall hedge is start of main garden with its 200' long walk" 1947 

P20 1 P208/181

Rosedale garden: "the first joys of spring - the small border plants, before the trees put forth their leaves" undated 

P20 1 P208/182

Rosedale interior shots (color) undated 

P20 1 P208/183-186

Rosedale exterior shot (color) undated 

P20 1 P208/187

Rosedale interior shots (color) : P208/188-192 Interior shots of Rosedale showing original wall paper. P208/193-194 Interior shots. undated 

P20 1 P208/187

Rosedale interior : "Christmas Rosedale outing flannel stockings LHD (Louise Heagy Davidson) made" undated 

P20 1 P208/188-194

Craighead Davidson family 

Scope and Contents note

Numbers 196-205 are of the Craighead Davidson family, including wife Louise and daughters Mary Louise, and Alice

P20 1 P208/196-205
Box Folder item

Craighead : "Craighead Davidson on front walk. Driveway and front pasture in background" undated 

P20 1 P208/196

Craighead : "Craig and "Black Hawk" 1928 Mrs. D in distance. (1928) 

P20 1 P208/197

Louise : "L. H. D. (Louise Heagy Davidson) on steps of Presbyterian Church where she was married - the year after - I think; This taken on autumn visit to Jacksonville 1915-1916" [Photographer: Bettes, Jacksonville, Fla.] circa 1915-1916 

P20 1 P208/198

"LHD (Louise Heagy Davidson) and Alice Person, (later Mrs. E. V. Sparrow) on back porch of Rosedale about 1915 or 1916" circa 1915-1916 

20 1 P208/199

"Louise H. Heagy and sister Willie in park, Jacksonville, Fla." [Photographer: Bettes, Jacksonville, Fla.] undated 

P20 1 P208/200

Louise 1914 

P20 1 P208/201

Uncle John, Mary Louise, Alice, Daddy, and Nip (dog) undated 

P20 1 P208/206

"Either Mary Louise Davidson and Alice or Jean Caldwell with Alice. In the backyard at Rosedale with beginnings of main garden in far background" undated 

P20 1 P208/203

Mary Louise, Alice circa 1928 

P20 1 P208/204

Aunt Mary Springs Davidson Bost (Mrs. Jonas Bost) with Mary Louise and Alice on the pony "Mary" (n.d.) 

P20 1 P208/205

Louise Heagy Davidson - expecting Mary Louise Davidson's birth in July (1916) May or June 1916 

P20 2 P208/206

Louise Heagy Davidson with Mary Louise 1916 

P20 2 P208/207

Mary Louise 11 months and nine days 1917 

P20 2 P208/208

Louise with Mary Louise undated 

P20 2 P208/209

Robert Baxter Caldwell and Mary Louise undated 

P20 2 P208/210

Mary Louise Davidson on front porch with swing and furniture which preceded twig furniture undated 

P20 2 P208/211

"Mary Louise Davidson age three..." 1919 

Scope and Contents note

"Mary Louise Davidson age three at the grave of her great-uncle Robert Baxter Caldwell. She says he always called her "Our Baby" and he wrote her the most charming letters when she was only two years old. I think he was ill following a stroke in 1919"

P20 2 P208/212

Mary Louise and "Uncle Jeff" Caldwell undated 

Scope and Contents note

Jeff Caldwell reportedly saved Robert B. Caldwell's life and was given a farm. He outlived his wife and children and came back to Rosedale to live. It is said he saw R.B.C. eating black-eyed peas after the Civil War and said "You wouldn't touch them before the war!" He was an exemplary person and Christian.

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Mary Louise Davidson: "Aurelia and her pet Mary Louise taken way down in front yard. Saplings are probably willow oaks planted by Craig Davidson. From this angle you get an idea how big the big barn was. Little log building beside it was corn crib. Old barn further to left still doesn't show. [Photographer: John Llyod, Jacksonville, Fla.] 1919 November 

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Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P20 2 P208/215

Mary Louise playing dress up or else Halloween undated 

P20 2 P208/216

Aurelia Vance (Mrs. George Tate) and Mary Louise Davidson at Rosedale undated 

P20 2 P208/217

Mary Louise and "horrible" Uncle Baxter Davidson, Grove Park Inn [Asheville, N.C.] undated 

P20 2 P208/218

Mary Louise Davidson at four years circa 1920 

P20 2 P208/219

Mary Louise, front yard Rosedale, original boxwoods in background 1921 

P20 2 P208/220

Mary Louise circa 1921 

P20 2 P208/221

Louise Davidson with Mary Louise undated 

P20 2 P208/222

Louise Davidson with Mary Louise undated 

P20 2 P208/223

Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P20 2 P208/224

Mary Louise as Mother Goose undated 

P20 2 P208/225

Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P20 2 P208/226

Mary Louise (on horse, "Flyaway"?) undated 

P20 2 P208/227

Louise Heagy Davidson and daughter Mary Louise dressed for pageant about Mecklenburg Declaration circa 1928 

P20 2 P208/228-229

Taken May 20th 1931, at McIntyre's Branch at the unveiling of plaque commemorating the Revolutionary War skirmish at McIntyre's farm in Mecklenburg County, N.C. [Photographer: Leverett Belknap, Hartford, Conn. "took this and sent it to me"] 1931 May 20 

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Mary Louise l., Sarah Belk r., E. L. Baxter Davidson (Craighead Davidson's uncle) unveiling McIntyre skirmish marker [Photographer: Leverett Belknap, Hartford, Conn.] 1931 May 20 

P20 2 P208/231

Mary Louise Davidson undated 

P20 2 P208/232-233

Mary Louise Davidson, Queens College circa 1933-1937 

P20 2 P208/234

Mary Louise graduation "Cap and gown from Queens College with Florie in main garden at crosswalk. Chinaberry tree still doing fine." 1937 May 24 

P20 2 P208/235

Mary Louise Davidson "about the time she graduated form Queens" College circa 1937 

P20 2 P208/236

Mary Louise Davidson (1940s ?) 

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Mary Louise and dog, "Nip, in "a corner of English garden" 1946 

P20 2 P208/238

Mary Louise Davidson "between mid 1940s and early 50s. The dress was white; wearing as much of mother's jewelry as possible" (circa 1940s-50s) 

P20 2 P208/239

Mary Louise Davidson 1975 November 

P20 2 P208/240

Mary Louise Davidson (color) 1987 July 

P20 2 P241

Alice Davidson (Abel) 

Scope and Contents note

Numbers 242-260 are of Alice Davidson (Abel) (individually and with family)

P20 2 P208/260
Box Folder item

Alice and Papa 

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Alice as infant 1926 

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Alice on her 1st birthday, Alice Caldwell and her mother 

P20 2 P208/244

Alice's birthday: "Dad and baby, under maple tree he planted years earlier - near foot of main garden Louise would begin autumn of 1927" 1927 May 15 

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Alice Davidson age about 2-had a "pot" even then 

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"Daddy enticing Alice away from the camera with glass of ginger ale. She received some ice for her efforts. Think mother said garden was mostly nasturtium that summer but the plan was there, Series X" 1927 July 

P20 2 P208/247

Alice taking one of her first steps in mother's garden "Main garden, its first summer mostly nasturtiums, Series x" 1927 July 

P20 2 P208/248

Alice 1928 June 

P20 2 P208/249

Alice Caldwell Davidson "Front porch. Not twig furniture on porch at this date and camp chair" (1928 or 1929?) 

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Alice 1929 June 18 

P20 2 P208/251

Alice on horse "Chief" 1933 

Scope and Contents note

"'Chief' which became her own horse about 1930 and 'Chief' did not die 'til 1948 at age 36. The last years of his life he was strictly 'at pasture'. Extremely gentle with smooth gaits. Did not riding him until about age 7 (1933). This photo taken at entrance of crosswalk to main garden in late summer."

P20 2 P208/252

Alice [Photographer: L. Davis Phillips, Charlotte, N.C.] 1934 

P20 2 P208/253

Alice undated 

P20 2 P208/254

Alice : "some dedication of marker DAR, children are Lillian Cannon, Betty Chaplin, Alice C. Davidson" circa 1936 

P20 2 P208/255

Craig, Alice C., and Katherine Vance undated 

P20 2 P208/256

Alice and "Doc" at tomb of unknown soldier 1941 

P20 2 P208/257

The bed of (?) (yellow alyssum) Alice and Nip (1942): "this is the little garden where I grow roses, onions, beets, forgets (forget-me-nots) etc all in the same place, but not in same beds" 1942 

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Alice and "Troy" : "Mother's tyrannical terrier" undated 

P20 2 P208/259

Alice in Wrightsville Beach (color) (1990 or 1991) 

P20 2 P208/260

Italianate house-1/2 block lot, built ca. 1860: "Latta Johnson - Rufus Johnson house ca. 1860, N. Tryon Street" [Charlotte] 

P20 2 P208/261

Dr. (Junius B.) French : "Riverside Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Fla." (1915 or 1922) 

P20 2 P208/262

"Borax" Forty Mule Team - in Charlotte [postcard print] 

P20 2 P208/263

Donnell Family 

Scope and Contents note

Numbers 264-273 are of the Donnell Family

P20 3 P208/264-273
Box Folder item

Our new house : "This may be Sarah Jane Caldwell Donnell's daughter Daisy's new house" 

P20 3 P208/264

Aunt Sally Donnell : "Daughter of Harriet Elizabeth Davidson and husband D. Thomas Caldwell, M.D. with her grandchildren. Van Noppen was in Greensboro but not positive" 

P20 3 P208/265

Adelaide Donnell Van Noppen daughter of Sarah Jane Caldwell Donnell and sister of Mary Abigail Caldwell Davidson [Photographer: Alderman, Greensboro, N.C.]: "with love for Aunt Ally and Uncle "Back" from Addie" 1895 

P20 3 P208/266

Aunt Sally Donnell : "Eldest and also first married of Harriet Elizabeth and D. Thomas Caldwell's daughter" 

P20 3 P208/267

Mr. George Donnell [Photographer: Alderman, Greensboro, N.C.] 

P20 3 P208/268

Sarah Jane Caldwell's daughter and grandchildren : "for Uncle Baxter and Aunt Ally, the Van Noppen babies, September 30th 1899 Greensboro, N.C." 1899 

P20 3 P208/269

Daisy Donnell ? Johnston : "daughter of Sarah Jane Caldwell Donnell and George Donnell" 

P20 3 P208/270

Sarah Jane Caldwell Donnell with granddaughter Maria Capon Van Noppen (later Mrs. Robert Renbert Wilson): "with love for Aunt Ally from baby Maria and Gran' Ma" 

P20 3 P208/271

Grandmother Davidson's sister, Sarah Jane Caldwell Donnell (Mrs. George Donnell): "Charlotte Van Noppen White, Adelaide Van Noppen, Howard and Rhea Van Noppen Wilson, and Daniel Van Noppen's grandmother" 

P20 3 P208/272

Charles Van Noppen (n.d.) [Photographer: Alderman, Greensboro, N.C.]: "husband of Adelaide (Addie) Donnell-grandaughter of Harriet Elizabeth and W. Thomas Caldwell of 'Rosedale'" (n.d.) 

P20 3 P208/273

James and Rob Heagy 

P20 3 P208/274

James Giffin Heagy (1838-1906): "father of Louise Heagy Davidson (1891-1958) - (Mrs. Craighead Davidson) - he was son of James Perkins Heagy and wife Mary Ellis Giffin" 

P20 3 P208/275

Uncle John A. Heagy : "youngest child of M. P. A. Heagy and J. G. Heagy Sr." 

P20 3 P208/276

Willie (Billie) A. Heagy : "sister of Louise H. Davidson - on steps of Riverside Presbyterian Church" [Jacksonville, Fla.] 1915 March 24 

P20 3 P208/277

Billie Heagy : "Bill H. was not setting on Bill Torrence's lap! That was a flower box. To the left: the little house RBC built then he thought Rosedale was going to collapse. It sat just beyond boxwoods. His sister remained in main house." 

P20 3 P208/278

Mother's sister-Billie Heagy at Rosedale : "What the fences looked like. These must have been new because later pictures show them painted white" 1915 

P20 3 P208/279

Will [Willie (Billie)] in Charlotte 1916 

P20 3 P208/280

James Giffin Heagy Jr. : "2nd child of M.P.A. and J. G. Heagy Sr." 1917 

P20 3 P208/281

Elcie-Bill, backyard: "3926 SW 13th St. [Jacksonville, Fla.?] Elcie daughter of Elcie Heagy and E. P. Corice - only grandchild who looked like M. P. A. Heagy" 1964 

P20 3 P208/282

Marie and Virgil McNitt 1961 

P20 3 P208/283

Photographs--Special formats 

Scope and Contents note

comprised of 7 daguerreotypes (SF208/1-7dg) of family members. [For an itemized listing of these images, see Appendix D.]

SF 2
Box Folder item

John Springs Davidson in Confederate uniform as sergeant of the artillery (after the war) 

SF 2 SF208/1dg

Probably Leroy Springs Davidson, son of Adam Brevard Davidson 

SF 2 SF208/2dg

Melissa Gooch Davidson 

SF 2 SF208/3dg

Thomas Melville Anderson 

SF 2 SF208/4dg

William Harris Anderson, son of Hannah J. and Thomas M. Anderson 

SF 2 SF208/5dg

Mary P. Anderson, wife of J. G. Heagy 

SF 2 SF208/6dg

Probably John P. Heagy (1838-1906), father of James G. Heagy 

SF 2 SF208/7dg

Rosedale 1954-1992 

Scope and Contents note

contains articles and newspaper clippings, correspondence, and National Register nomination form and certificate.

1 11

Rosedale--Album 1886-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Album of photographs with captions and commentary compiled by Alice Davidson Abel.

1 12

Rosedale--Handbook circa 1993 

Scope and Contents note

Handbook developed by the Mecklenburg Historical Association docents for training volunteers to interpret Rosedale Plantation. Includes information about the residents of Rosedale and the physical development of the plantation as well as general historical background.

1 13
Oversize Folder

Rosedale--Oversize file 1833-1942 

Scope and Contents note

Includes the deed of sale [encapsulated] by William Davidson to David Thomas Caldwell in 1833. Also includes property surveys (1851-1942) of Rosedale and adjacent properties.

OF7 12
Map-case Drawer Folder

Rosedale--Oversize material 1910-1958   

Scope and Contents note

Includes property surveys (1910, 1947) and topography maps and aerial photographs (1958) of Rosedale and surrounding properties.

3 10 2
Box Folder item

Photographs--Albums (AL) 

AL208 1 1

Louise H. Davidson and Mary Louise Davidson [postcard print] [Photographer: Cushman's Studio, Charlotte]