Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
James Parks McCombs Letters
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters written by McCombs to his brother about family matters and college life. The majority of the letters date from 1854 to 1856. There are four letters from the period 1870 to 1885. Several letters in 1855 discuss the student unrest at Davidson over student suspensions and the donation by Maxwell Chambers.
Dates: 1854-1885 and undated
Found in: Manuscript Collections / James Parks McCombs Letters
Joseph Lenoir Chambers Collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Chamber's graduation oration "The Teacher as the Hope of the Country" and a letter written in 1920 about the history of the college in relation to the Chambers family and the bequest of Maxwell Chambers to the college.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1873; 1920
Subscription for the Endowment of a Professorship in Davidson College, 1839 - 1850
Scope and Contents From the Series: This collection contains records from the position of treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Four of these folders contain legal documents, promissory notes, and receipts related to endowed professorships created during the time period. The Maxwell Chambers Estate folder contains documents detailing an effort by the First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury to expand the sanctuary without disturbing the burial site of Maxwell Chambers.. The Subscription book is a ledger containing pledges made to...
Dates: 1839 - 1850