Addition, 1768-1936, to the Henry Campbell| Manuscripts Gifts 2007 | Front Page 2007 | Previous Issues | Friends of the Library |
A gift to SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2007
Two hundred sixty-four items, 1768-1936, added to the Library's holdings of the papers of Henry Campbell Davis (1823-1886) consist in large part of chromo cards, advertisements, price lists and samples from card manufacturers. | Manuscripts Gifts 2007 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
Examples of the work of Davis' grandson, Henry Campbell Davis (1879-1951), as a professor of English composition at the University of South Carolina are found in "Errors in Freshman themes, 1911-2" and similar papers. A bound volume is labeled "Vocabulary of the Catawba Language with Grammatical Notes: From Oscar Lieber's Field Notes in his Journal of Geology, 1858 (Found by Henry C. Davis in the Treasurer's Office of the University of South Carolina, and copied by him, February, 1936). Unrevised first draft for the inspection of Dr. Frank G. Speck, University of Pennsylvania."
Also included are genealogical materials on the Means and Davis families, a copy of "The Arm-Chair of Tustenuggee. A Tradition of the Catawba" by William Gilmore Simms from the May 1840 issue of Godey's Lady's Book, and two diplomas: the 1843 New York University medical degree of James Davis and the 1844 South Carolina College A.B. degree of Henry Campbell Davis.