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Leslie Combs letters, 1861, 1862

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Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey


Leslie Combs letters


1861, 1862


University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged chronologically.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2012MS006: [identification of item], Leslie Combs letters, 1861, 1862, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.1 Cubic feet

1 box


Leslie Combs, Kentucky born lawyer and politician, was educated by the Rev. John Lyle, a well-known Presbyterian minister and teacher. He was a captain of scouts in the War of 1812, and saw action in the River Raisin campaign and in the relief of the siege at Fort Meigs, Ohio. After the war, he read law and entered the state bar in 1818. A Whig, Combs served several terms in the lower house of the Kentucky legislature between 1827 and 1859 and became Speaker in 1846. He worked as clerk of the Court of Appeals from 1860 to 1866.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of an 1862 letter from Leslie Combs to Otis Parker Francis and a handwritten note from 1861. The letter concerns a package of old letters Combs is sending to Francis.


  • Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts & Archives.
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
  • Politicians--Correspondence.
  • Politicians--Kentucky.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory