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1890-1920
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1890-1920
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eng
Summary
Index to SKETCHES AND RECOLLECTIONS OF LYNCHBURG by Margaret Couch Anthony Cabell (1814-1882) under the pseudonym "The Oldest Inhabitant" compiled by William Frederic Holcombe (1827-1904) of New York, New York. Collection consists of original typed index with handwritten corrections made by Holcombe in 1891; typed index along with a preface written by H. R. McIlwaine (1864-1934), Virginia State Librarian, published by the Virginia State Library in BULLETIN OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, volume XIII, no. 3 in 1920; and two copies of a facsimile letter, 2 January 1890, from George Kennington, business agent for Neil Burgess County Fair, New York, New York, to Jesse Wineburg, being a testimonial for a tonic called "brain salts." The letters apparently served as a wrapper for the index at one time
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Index and preface were published in BULLETIN OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, vol. XIII, no. 3, July 1920; and in SKETCHES AND RECOLLECTIONS OF LYNCHBURG with a supplement published by the Lynchburg Historical Foundation in 1974.
Biographical or historical data
William Frederic Holcombe was born 2 April 1827 in Sterling, Massachusetts. Educated at the Williston Seminary in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Holcombe later received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College in New York in 1850. He travelled and studied medicine in Europe, and upon his return to the United States, he settled in New York, New York, where he became an eye and ear specialist. In 1862, he became a professor of diseases of the eye and ear at the New York Medical College. A year later, Holcombe became a member of the staff of surgeons at the Ophthalmic College and Hospital. He was also connected with the New York Medical College for Women, and was a member of the American Medical Association. Holcombe was one of the seven founders of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 1869. He married Margaret Wanzer (d. 1889), and they had no children. Holcombe died in New York 17 March 1904, and his ashes were interred in Sterling, Massachusetts.
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Vi
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Index
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  • The Library of Virginia
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54
Immediate source of acquisition
Brown, C. V., Mrs.
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000504954
Type of unit
leaves.

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