• Classification number: 3P
  • Title of Record Series: Helen I. Davis
  • Record Group: Faculty
  • Sub Group: Individuals
  • Date: 11/4/1975
  • Accession Number: A75-2
  • Source: Harriet B. Creighton
  • Restrictions: None
  • Volume: 1 box

Personal papers of Helen I. Davis (1890-1958); reviewed and occasionally annotated by Harriet B. Creighton, Professor of Botany 1940-1974; dating from c1910 to 1936; integrated with existing files; consisting of photograph albums, notebooks, report; concerning her years at Wellesley as a student and as a faculty member of the Department of Botany; including photographs on Construction of Sage, Botanical Gardens and Hunnewell Arboretum.


Helen I. Davis, Class of 1912 was associated with Wellesley for many years. She was assistant in Department of Botany 1912-1914; curator of Botany Museum 1913-1914; instructor of Horticulture and landscape gardening 1915-1919, 1920-1921; assistant professor 1921-1930; associate director of Botany greenhouses and gardens 1925-1930; Associate Professor of Botany and Director of Botanic gardens 1930-1947.

Box 1
  • Davis, Helen I.: Student: Botany XIII Lecture Notes and Laboratory Directions, 1911-1912
  • Davis, Helen I.: Student: (2) Notebooks from botany 13
  • Davis, Helen I.: Student: (2) Notebooks from Botany 13
  • Photograph Album: Student Days of Helen I. Davis
  • Davis, Helen I.: Faculty: Sabbatical Report, January 9, 1936
  • Photograph Album: 1925 Construction of Botanic Gardens
  • Photograph Album: Botanic Gardens, 1926 and Construction of Botany Building, 1926-1927
  • Photographs by Helen I. Davis (plans for plantings around Green, Severance, Sage and Shepard House) c. 1930-1931

Created By: Dorothy Brown '09 || Maintained By: Jane Callahan and Ian Graham || Date Created: January 10, 2008 || Last Modified: October 15, 2012