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Robert Gordon Sparrow Collection

Identifier: DC0084s

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of six issues of the newspaper and a speech on Charles Egbert Craddock given April 29, 1887. The newspapers are housed with oversize materials. Issues include 11 May 1883 (no. 16), 8 June 1883 (no.20), 21 June 1883 (no. 22), 29 June 1883 (no23), 18 January 1884, and 1 February 1884 (no 27). The paper began as the Weekly Enterprise, by January 1884 it was known as the Davidson College Enterprise.


  • Creation: 1887


Biographical / Historical

Robert Gordon Sparrow was valedictorian of the Davidson College class of 1888. A resident of the town of Davidson, his maternal grandfather was John Kirkpatrick, (president of Davidson College (1860-1866) and great-uncle was Patrick Sparrow, one of college's first professors. Before attending Davidson College, Sparrow produced a local newspaper for 2 years. While a student at the college, he wrote for the Davidson Monthly.After graduation he was a teacher and businessman in Columbia, Tennessee.


1 folders (1 folder + oversize)



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Processed on Aug-94

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