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Emancipation Narrative by Noah Davis

A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man.

The embossed cover of Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859), uses a truncated version of the official title.

Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

 

Original Author: Noah Davis

Created: 1859

Medium: Book cover

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man.

This is the title page of Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859). Davis notes that the book was "written by himself, at the age of fifty-four."

Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Noah Davis

Created: 1859

Medium: Title page

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

The Saratoga Street African American Chapel.

An illustration in Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859), depicts the Saratoga Street African Baptist Chapel and school in Baltimore. The four-story brick structure, built at the cost of more than $18,000, opened on February 18, 1855; it housed the congregation under Reverend Noah Davis that was formerly known as the Second Colored Baptist Church.  

Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1859

Medium: Probably an engraving

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

"Notice to the Public."

A preface in Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859), states that he published his book to raise funds "to free his last two children from slavery." He further notes that within the last dozen year he had purchased his own freedom, along with that of his wife and five children, at a cost of more than $4,000. 

Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

 

 

Original Author: Noah Davis

Created: 1859

Medium: Printed text

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man.

    The embossed cover of Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859), uses a truncated version of the official title.

    Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

     

    Original Author: Noah Davis

    Created: 1859

    Medium: Book cover

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man.

    This is the title page of Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859). Davis notes that the book was "written by himself, at the age of fifty-four."

    Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Noah Davis

    Created: 1859

    Medium: Title page

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • The Saratoga Street African American Chapel.

    An illustration in Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859), depicts the Saratoga Street African Baptist Chapel and school in Baltimore. The four-story brick structure, built at the cost of more than $18,000, opened on February 18, 1855; it housed the congregation under Reverend Noah Davis that was formerly known as the Second Colored Baptist Church.  

    Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1859

    Medium: Probably an engraving

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • "Notice to the Public."

    A preface in Noah Davis's memoir, A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man (1859), states that he published his book to raise funds "to free his last two children from slavery." He further notes that within the last dozen year he had purchased his own freedom, along with that of his wife and five children, at a cost of more than $4,000. 

    Citation: A Narrative of the Life of Rev. Noah Davis, a Colored Man. E444 .D37 1859. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

     

     

    Original Author: Noah Davis

    Created: 1859

    Medium: Printed text

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections