A small, miscellaneous collection relating to Edward Davies' life and career, c 1900 - c 1921; to the settlement of his aunt Miss Maria Hunt Davies' (d Apr 1925) estate, c 1920 - 1925; and to his brother Robert William Davies, Officer in the 10th Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles (I.D.F.) of the Madras Presidency, Jun - Aug 1920.
The personal papers of Edward Davies comprise typescript references of employment from the Antelope Gold Mine (Rhodesia) Limited, Bulawayo and Matopos; the Selukwe Gold Mining Company Ltd., Selukwe; the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College; and Geldenhuis Deep Limited, Cleveland, Transvaal. There are also short typescript notes on the Influence of Submergence on Efficiency of Air Lifts, copyrighted by H.T. Abrams in 1921, and a paper written by Edward Davies entitled Hints and Tips on the Use and Abuse of Reinforced Concrete with Some of the Principals Involved.
The evidence gathered in regard to the settlement of Miss Davies' estate contains details about her immediate family, in particular her nephews, Edward Davies and Robert William Davies, and her niece, Isabella Thurburn Moir, wife of Thomas Eyebron Moir, I.C.S., of the Madras Presidency, each of whom were appointed executors to her estate. Much of this is concerned with the gifts of 4900 and 10000 which she gave to Edward and Robert William Davies in the years shortly before her death.
The papers of Robert William Davies relate to a nine month period of leave of absence through ill-health, from his position in the Indian Civil Service, beginning between Jun - Aug 1920.