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.
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Part 2 (banking).
Part one (currency).
Severals relating to the fund (1682)--Some considerations on the bills of credit now passing in New-England (1691)--Some additional considerations addressed unto the worshipful Elisha Hutchinson, esq. (1691)--A model for erecting a bank of credit (1688)--A projection for erecting a bank of credit in Boston, New-England, founded on land security (1714)--Objections to the bank of credit, lately projected at Boston (1714)--A letter, from one in Boston, to his friend in the country (1714)--A vindication of the bank of credit projected in Boston (1714)--Some considerations upon the several sorts of banks propos'd as a medium of trade (1716)--The present melancholy circumstances of the province consider'd, and methods for redress humbly proposed (1719) An addition to the Present melancholy circumstances of the province consider'd, &c. (1719)--The distressed state of the town of Boston, &c. considered (1720)--A letter from one in the country to his friend in Boston, containg some remarks upon a late pamphlet, entituled, The distressed state of the town of Boston, &c. (1720)--