Journal 11 April 1922. Nichlaul, Gorakhpur, U.P., sitting up for panther. 4pp.
Journal 17 April 1922. Nichlaul, Gorakhpur, U.P., chital (spotted deer) etc. 3 pp.
Journal 27-28 April 1922. Madhaulia, Gorakhpur, chital. 5 pp.
Letter 23 May 1922. Bhilampur, Gorakhpur, chital. 5 pp.
Journal 26 October-19 November 1923. Bahraich, U.P., jungles – impressions during a first visit by Captain H.C. James. 3 pp. TS.
Journal 28 April 1926. Sohelwa, Bahraich, U.P., tiger beat. 6 pp.
Letter 10 May 1926. Bahraich jungles, hot weather storm, temperatures. 2 pp
Letter 22 October 1930. Dehra Dun, U.P., arrival as instructor, Forest Rangers’ College.
Letter 27 December 1930. Dehra Dun, U.P., arranging tour in forests with students.
Letter 13 January 1931. Touring with students in U.P. forests, Gorakhpur and N. Kheri; description of ‘taungya’.
Letter 5 March 1931. Tiger beat at Sitabani, Rawnagar Forest Division, U.P.
Letter 8 April 1931. Touring with students Ranikhet U.P., Himalaya; heavy work previous month; sketch map of area.
Letter 14 April 1931. Touring at Almora; some history of Almora.
Letter 21 April 1931. Touring at Siuni and Bhatronj; descriptions of country and flowers.
Letter 22 May 1931. Holiday at Malwa Tal, Kumaun Himalaya, U.P., serow, panther, description of country and a map.
Letter 28 May 1931. Walk from Malwa Tai to Kathgodam and train to Dehra Dun; glimpse of Gandhi.
Letter 31 December 1931. Christmas holiday at Montgomery, Punjab.
Letter 11 January 1932. Still on holiday – bird shooting, horse breeding etc.; Harappa (site of prehistoric city).
Letter 11 April 1932. Tour with Ranger students in Chakrata hills, U.P.; three days march, Chakrata to Shadiar; scenery and flowers.
Journal 14-17 April 1932. Tahr shooting at Ringali, Tehri-Garhwal, U.P. 11 pp.
Letter 15 May 1932. Start of long trek from Chakrata past Simla to Suket State, where he had to inspect the forests and submit a report to the Government of India.
Letter 19, 23 May 1932. Journey from Kathian (Chakrata hills) through Jubbal State (Punjab hills) to Wildflower Hall (near Simla).
Letter 29 May 1932. In Suket State; reasons for going there; meet and tour with Beotra (Chief Secretary).
Letter 10 June 1932. In Suket State; temple ‘melas’ and dances; big shoot.
Letter 25, 30 June 1932. From Suket to Seraj (Punjab); back to Dehra Dun.
MS copy of a report on the forests of Suket State (Punjab Hills) India by D. Davis, I.F.S. 1932.
Journal (in bound diary) 16 March 1933. Chorgalia, Haldwani Forest Division, U.P., tiger incident. 3 pp.
Letter 10 April 1933. Touring with Ranger students in Chakrata again; Dakpathar timber boom and ‘sarnais’; Chakrata to Kathian.
Journal (in bound diary) 15-18 April, 3-6 Nay 1933. Tahr shooting at Ringali, Tehri-Garhwal, U.P. 20 pp.
Letter 16 May 1933. Touring with students in Chakrata hills; work with students; exams; wild vegetable and edible fungus in forests; back to Chakrata and Dehra Dun.
Letter 12 January 1934. Touring in East Almora forest division, Kumaun Himalaya, U.P. as Divisional Forest Officer (D.F.O.); Bajwar, Wajula, Garkhet, etc.; Chir pine forest working and regeneration.
Letter 30 May 1934. East Almora, low camps on Gori and Kali rivers, ‘Ban Manus’ – primitive aborigines.
Journal (in bound diary) 5 June – 8 July 1934. East Almora, trek to the snow mountains up Darma valley. 60 pp.
Letters 14, 19, 21 October 1934. East Almora, trip to Pindari glacier.
Letter 28 May 1935. East Almora, touring as Working Plans Officer (W.P.O.) near Champawat; serow seen.
Letter 29 September 1935. East Almora, in S.E. corner; goral and langur monkeys seen together.
Letter 10 November 1935. East Almora, centre, Berenag and Thal.
Letter 16 November 1935. East Almora Jauljibi fair.
Letter 28 November 1935. East Almora Jauljibi fair; Tibetan and Bhotia dances and camping up Gori river.
Letter 18 January 1936. East Almora Asret, Ramganga valley; incident with goats and villagers carrying timber.
Letter 14 February 1936. East Almora Chamoli, Ramganga valley; wedding customs.
Letter 21, 24 February 1936. East Aimora Dhotia and Harrara, Sarju valley.
Letter 12 April 1936. East Almora Aunlaghat on Ramganga river.
Letter 13, 19 October 1936. East Almora, Bageshwar and country to east.
Letter 1, 9, 16 November, l December 1936. East Almora, strenuous last working plan inspection.
Letter 30 December 1936. Christmas holiday at Deoli, Rajputana.
Letter 5 January 1937. Still on holiday, visit to Bundi State, Rajputana.
Letter 20 January 1937. Work in Almora writing up the working plan.
Letter 16, 24 November 1937. Taking over Haldwani forest division as D.F.O.
Letter 2 February 1938. Haldwani Forest Division, U.P.; up Sarda river gorge to Kaldhunga.
Letter 9 February 1938. Haldwani Forest Division, U.P.; from Senapani up valley into lower hills (Himalayan foothills).
Letter 21 February 1938. Tarai and Bhabar Government Estates, conference and bird shooting at Bindukhera.
Letter (from Mrs. Davis) 6 April 1938. Haldwani Division; to Kaldhunga from Tanekpur via Purnagiri, pilgrims going to ‘mela’ at temple.
Letter 16 April 1938. Haldwani Division; down Sarda river gorge from Kaldhunga; swimming half a mile down gorge; Baramdeo and ‘sarnais’.
Letter (from Mrs. Davis) 24 April 1938. Haldwani Division; Jaulasal; tiger shoot.
Letter 4 May 1938. Haldwani Division; Jaulasal; tiger shoot.
Letter 10, 24 May 1938. Haldwani Division; up in lower hills; news of promotion as Conservator of Forests for four months from beginning of June.
Letter 3 November 1938. Holiday trek to Pindari glacier (for second time); took over as D.F.O. Pilibhit forest division.
Letter 23 November 1938. Pilibhit Division; preparations for Christmas shoot at Garha.
Letter 22 January 1939. Trip up Sarda gorge (Haldwani Division), timber extraction, etc.
Letter 18 February 1939. Took over as Conservator of Forests, Working Plans Circle; work at Bareilly, Cawnpore and Kalpi (Jumna ravines).
Letter (from Mrs. Davis) 24 February 1939. Kalpi and sketch of unusual rest house.
Letter 4 March 1939. Etawah and Agra, canal plantations and ravine reclamation work.
Letter 24 March 1939. Work in Bareilly; three days in Delhi; some sightseeing.
Letter 5 April 1939. From Delhi to Dehra Dun via Meerut; in Dehra Dun forests; Lachiwala and Kansrau.
Letter 20 April 1939. Dehra Dun and then Chakrata; Bodiar; spring flowers.
Letter 4 May 1939. In Chakrata hills, various places. Felling lopped 155 ft. high deodar trees.
Letter 5 November 1940. Eleven days in Chakrata hills; work in silver fir and spruce forests (war fellings); description of typical. autumn sights and sounds, Bareilly and Afforestation division; canal and village plantations etc.
Letter 28 December 1940. Christmas holiday camp at Garha (Pilibhit forests); tiger shot; Cawnpore and Allenbagh etc.
Letter 21 January 1941. More of Christmas at Garha; tour to Dudhi Government Estate forests in Mirzapur district.
Letter 20 February 1941. Mostly about Dudhi forests; work in Gorakhpur.
Letter 18 March 1941. Gorakhpur and Balrampur and the Estate forests.
Letter 26 March and 16 April 1941. Forest inspections in Bahraich, North Kheri, Etawah and Afforestation divisions.
Letter 21 April 1942. Mussoorie, municipal forests inspection; Ramnagar conference re war timber supplies and extra fellings; Bareilly, conference re charcoal production Kalagarh forest division; Dhikala, Patli Dun etc.
Letter 23 May 1942. Dehra Dun and Naini Tal; various friends and interesting people met; changed conditions of work owing to the war.
Letter 27 November 1942. Board of Forestry meetings in Dehra Dun; Benares State forests – tour of inspection.
Letter 20 December 1942. Benares State forests and attack of malaria; Dudhi forests inspection and return to Bareilly.
Letter 26 January 1943. Short trips in forests of Ramnagar, Haldwani and Dehra Dun divisions; Ajmer forest inspections and sightseeing.
Letter 3 April 1943. More about Ajmer; work in Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Atranla State forests; Balrampur Estate forests; Nanpara Estate forests.
Letter 30 May 1943. Trek in Garhwal Fimalaya; Bhuna and the Nandagini valley below Trisul.
Journal (in bound diary) 1-24 May 1943. Fuller account of the trek. 55 pp.
Journal (in bound diary) 15 May – 30 June 1945. Trek in Garhwal Himalaya; Badrinath and Bhyundar valley (‘valley of flowers`). 111 pp.
Journal (in bound diary) 7 August – 6 September 1947. Trek in Kashmir. 66 pp.
22 sketch maps illustrating letters and journals.
Davis, D. Papers: Box 1
Letter 24-25 April 1915. Shooting trip from Meerut, U.P., to Mwana and Ganges Canal. 6 pp. TS.
Letter 30 April-5 May 1915. March by road with Regiment, Dehra Dun to Chakrata, U.P., 15 pp. TS.
Letter 6-9 May 1915. In Chakrata (including cholera outbreak). 13 pp. TS.
Journal 22-29 September 1915. Holiday with platoon on Deoban mountain, Chakrata. 20 pp.
Journal 2-7 October 1915. Trip to Mandali and Ringali, Chakrata hills. 18pp.
Journal 15-19 October 1915. March with Regiment, Chakrata to Dehra Dun. 13pp.
Journal 18-20 December 1915. Stalking black buck, Mawana Meerut.
Journal 8 April-1 May 1916. Shooting trip to Mahraji, C.P. 50pp.
Journal 14 September-21 October 1916. Trek in Chakrata hills and up Tons river. 85pp.
Journal 19-21 January 1917. Duck shooting at Ladwa from Ambala, Punjab. 5pp.
Journal 26-28 January 1917. Chinkara gazelle at Samrala from Ambala, Punjab. 6pp.
Journal 15-18 February 1917. Black buck at Doraha from Ambala, Punjab. 7pp.