The Beginning of a Long Trail, March 4, 1934, Loomis School

For the years 1938 through 1947 Davis collected his sermon notes in more-or-less annual hand-bound booklets. Most of these booklets were well-ordered and inclusive of only sermons from one particular year. The exception was the booklet of sermon notes for 1941, which was out of chronological order, and included sermon notes from multiple other years, 1934 through 1945. In all, only 30 of the 41 sermon notes were from 1941. The notes transcribed here were found in that collection.

The Loomis School, now the Loomis Chaffee School, was—and is—an independent boarding school for high school students. Davis’ third son, Byron (1912-1998), attended Loomis from 1930-1934.