Leslie Combs letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
Leslie Combs letters
Date
1861, 1862
Creator
Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Politicians--Correspondence.
Politicians--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS006: [identification of item], Leslie Combs letters, 1861, 1862, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.

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Conditions Governing Access
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