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William H. Holcombe diary and autobiography, 1855 and 1892.

Author: William H Holcombe
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : Master microform : English
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Autobiography and diary of William Henry Holcombe. The autobiography, written in 1892, covers Holcombe's ancestry and his childhood in Lynchburg, Va., to 1836. Besides family incidents, topics include slavery, abolition, and religion, particularly Methodism. The diary, 1855, covers daily family life in Natchez, Miss., including thoughts about homeopathic medicine and its practice, incidents concerning slaves and
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Genre/Form: Diaries (Blank-books)
Biography
Named Person: Holcomb family.; William H Holcombe
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William H Holcombe
OCLC Number: 24439128
Notes: In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#1113-z).
In part microfilm of originals privately owned.
Master microfilm (M-1113) held by: NcU.
Microfilm filmed by University of North Carolina, Library, Photographic Service, 1986.
Description: 2 v.
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Autobiography and diary of William Henry Holcombe. The autobiography, written in 1892, covers Holcombe's ancestry and his childhood in Lynchburg, Va., to 1836. Besides family incidents, topics include slavery, abolition, and religion, particularly Methodism. The diary, 1855, covers daily family life in Natchez, Miss., including thoughts about homeopathic medicine and its practice, incidents concerning slaves and freedmen, and Swedenborgianism. The diary volume also contains essays on various subjects, including slavery, women, cotton, and sectional antagonism. Also available, on microfilm, are notes on the Holcombe family by Mrs. Ada H. Aiken, William H. Holcombe's daughter, and three professional pamphlets by Holcombe, one about the New Orleans yellow fever epidemic of 1867.

Microfilm contents: Reel 1-2. See finding aid.

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