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Lacy Family Papers

Identifier: DC0147s
The collection consists of correspondence (1851-1859) primarily from Mrs. Mary Lacy to her stepdaugther Bess; an article on the letters (1980), and the manuscripts for seven of Dr. Lacy's sermons (1855-1860).


  • 1851-1860, 1980


3 Folders (3 folders)

Biographical / Historical

The Reverend Drury Lacy (1802-1884) was president of Davidson College from 1855 to 1860. He had four children by his first wife: Elizabeth, Drury, William, and Singleton. He married Mary Ritchie Rice in 1849 and had three more children: Agnes, Benjamin Rice, and John Holt. During Lacy's tenure at Davidson College, the college received the Maxwell Chambers bequest and the building known as Old Chambers was constructed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Lacy Chambers Holt, Mr. Lenoir Chambers, Mrs. Anne Dewey Chambers Keesler, 1964

Processing Information

Processed on Aug-94

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository