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Lacy Family Papers

Identifier: DC0147s

Scope and Contents

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).


  • Creation: 1851-1860, 1980

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.


3 folders (3 folders)



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

Lacy Family Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository