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James Parks McCombs Letters

Identifier: DC0117s

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.


  • Creation: 1854-1885 and undated

Biographical / Historical

James Parks McCombs was a member of the Davidson College class of 1859. He studied medicine in New York and was a surgeon in the Confederate Army. After the war, he practiced medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina.


1 folders (1 folder)



Physical Location

Single Manuscript Box 3s Main Archival Storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. A. Parks McCombs

Processing Information

Processed on Aug-94

James Parks McCombs Letters
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository