DAVIS, Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph Davis
born circa 1852

Davis.— On 31st August, at her residence, Cuba street, Florence Margaret, beloved wife of T. J. Davis, photographer, aged 21 years.
Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 208, 2 September 1878

Davis, the well known photographer, notifies that he will shortly fold up his tent and leave Masterton for phizzes fresh and postures new. Anyone who desires a really good photograph (we mean what we say, Davis is our own photographer) had better pay him a prompt visit.
Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume 2, Issue 126, 4 April 1879

Mr Davis, the photographer, notifies that he will open in Carterton for one week only. We can advise all our Carterton friends who require really good photographs to give Mr Davis an early call. He has given perfect satisfaction wherever he has taken portraits, turning them out in a style equal to those taken in the Empire City. In taking children he is more than usually successful, and will, no doubt, be well patronised on this his first visit to Carterton.
Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume 2, Issue 169, 26 May 1879

Mr Davis, photographer, expresses in another column his inability to visit Carterton this season, as he is compelled to return to his rooms in Cuba-street, Wellington.
Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume 2, Issue 171, 29 May 1879

T. J. Davis, photographer, advertises in another column that he is now in Wellington and desires the inhabitants of the Wairarapa when in town to pay him a visit. A photo taken by Mr Davis and sent to England by us was so much admired that the exclamation was "What beautiful portraits you have taken in New Zealand.” This, coming from one who is a good judge, is the best recommendation we can give those who desire to have their photos taken.
Wairarapa Standard, Volume 9, Issue 928, 21 June 1879

A private meeting of creditors in the estate of Mr. Davis, photographer, Cuba-street, was held yesterday. From the statement of the debtor it appeared that his liabilities amounted to £300, and his assets to £20. Mr. Jepson, a gentleman employed at Thompson, Shannon, and Co.’s, who had a claim on the debtor for over £200, offered to guarantee 2s. 6d. in the pound, to be paid in three months. The proposal was accepted by all those present, except Messrs. Brandon and Son, who represented the Bank of New South Wales, as the solicitors to the bank had not received sufficient instructions to enable them to assent to the proposed arrangement,
New Zealand Times, Volume XXXIV, Issue 5713, 22 July 1879

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