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A narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis, a colored man

Title
A narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis, a colored man / written by himself, at the age of fifty-four ; printed solely for the author's benefit.
Author
Davis, Noah, 1803 or 1804-
Publication
Baltimore : Published by John F. Weishampel, Jr., no. 484 West Baltimore St., [1859]

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Description
86, [6] p. : ill., port.; 16 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Alternative Title
Narrative of a colored man.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Bookplates (Provenance)
Note
  • Cover title: Narrative of a colored man.
  • "Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by Noah Davis, in the clerk's office of the District Court of Maryland"--copyright statement, verso of title page.
  • "Stereotyped by John F. Weishampel, Jr., bookseller and publisher, Baltimore."--verso of title page.
  • Frontispiece portrait included in pagination.
  • "The object of the writer, in preparing this account of himself, is to raise sufficient means to free his last two children from slavery."--Notice to the public, p. [3].
  • "Statistical report of all the colored Protestant churches and Sabbath schools in Baltimore"--[2] p. at end.
  • [6] p. of advertisements (with [1] p. being blank) at end.
  • Two states of the frontispiece portrait noted. In the first state, the portrait is a wood engraving, with the text: "Rev. Noah Davis, pastor of the Saratoga Street African Baptist Church, Baltimore." In the second state, the portrait is a steel engraving, with a facsimile of Davis' signature, and is signed: "Engd. by G.E. Perine."
Provenance (note)
  • with the bookplate: The Arthur A. Schomburg Negro Collection, The New York Public Library Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
  • with the bookplate: The Arthur A. Schomburg Negro Collection, The New York Public Library Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
  • with the bookplate: A.S. Roe Library.
Contents
Early life in Virginia ; Examples of pious parents -- Apprenticed to the shoe-making ; learns housework ; Intemperance ; "A negro can't be trusted" ; learning how to write and cipher -- Religious experience ; conviction and conversion -- Marriage ; License to preach ; Purchase of freedom ; Call to Baltimore -- Experience in Baltimore ; Education ; Purchase of a wife and two children ; Great distress of mind ; Generous assistance ; Church matters -- A new movement in Baltimore ; Erection of a meeting house for the African Baptist Church ; Heavy indebtedness ; Account of the enterprise -- Account of a visit to the northern cities ; True friends -- Conclusion ; Object of this book.
Call Number
Sc Rare 326.92-D (Davis, N. Narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis)
LCCN
74164878
Author
Davis, Noah, 1803 or 1804-
Title
A narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis, a colored man / written by himself, at the age of fifty-four ; printed solely for the author's benefit.
Imprint
Baltimore : Published by John F. Weishampel, Jr., no. 484 West Baltimore St., [1859]
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-D (copy 1) (accession no. E031962) with the bookplate: The Arthur A. Schomburg Negro Collection, The New York Public Library Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. NN
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-D (copy 2) (accession no. B389700) with the bookplate: The Arthur A. Schomburg Negro Collection, The New York Public Library Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
Copy in Sc Rare C 93-9 with the bookplate: A.S. Roe Library. NN
Local Note
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-D (copy 1) has steel engraved frontispiece portrait ; copy is imperfect, lacking p. [85]-86 ("The Saratoga Street Institute"), and also lacking original binding with cover title. NN
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-D (copy 2) has wood engraved frontispiece portrait ; copy is imperfect, lacking p. [85]-86 ("The Saratoga Street Institute"), and also lacking original binding with cover title. NN
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Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Roe, Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye), 1844-1917, former owner.
Cover Title
Narrative of a colored man.
Added Title
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 326.92-D (Davis, N. Narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis)
Sc 326.92-D (Davis, N. Narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis)
AN (Davis) (Davis, N. Narrative of the life of Rev. Noah Davis)
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