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Leslie Combs letters, 1839-1857, 1839

Part of Leslie Combs letters, 1839-1857

kukm1vf56m261Guide to the Leslie Combs letters, 1839-1857Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Leslie Combs letters, 1839-1857Collection number: 1VF56M261, 1VF60M147, AAM6984LMContact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Leslie Combs letters, 1839-18571VF56M261, 1VF60M147, AAM6984LMCombs, Leslie, 1793-1881.3 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 4050656M258, 56M261: Coleman, J. Winston, loan to be copied. 60M147: Source unknown.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Leslie Combs letters, 1839-1857, 1VF56M261, 1VF60M147, AAM6984LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Lawyer, politician. Leslie Combs, born in Kentucky, was educated by the Rev. John Lyle, a well-known Presyterian 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 seige at Fort Meigs, Ohio. After the war, he read law and was admitted to the state bar in 1818. He served several terms in the lower house of the Kentucky legislature between 1827 and 1859, and in 1846 was Speaker. He was clerk of the Court of Appeals from 1860 to 1866. He was a Whig in politics as long as that party existed.This is a collection of three letters written by Leslie Combs. Included are a letter to Nicholas Biddle, written in 1839 and concerning an investment Combs had made in Texas bonds (60M147), a letter to J.P. Phoenix written in 1844 and given over almost entirely to a description of how Henry Clay handled defeat (56M258), and an 1859 letter to H.T. Duncan concerning arrangements for ceremonies at the Clay memorial in Lexington, Ky. (56M261).Arranged by accession number.Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.Clay, Henry, 1777-1852--Monuments--Kentucky.Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881.Duncan, Henry Timberlake, 1800-1880.Phoenix, J. P.Bonds--Texas.Leslie Combs letters, 1839-1857