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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 325 items)|
|Abstract||Chalmers Gaston Davidson (1907-1994) was an author and professor of history at Davidson College in Mecklenburg County, N.C. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, chiefly with other North Carolina writers. Many letters concern the annual North Carolina Writers' Conference.|
|Creator||Davidson, Chalmers Gaston, 1907-1994|
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Chalmers Gaston Davidson (1907-1994) was an author and professor of history at Davidson College in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Among his published works are Cloud Over Catawba (1949) and Piedmont Partisan (1952). He regularly attended the annual North Carolina Writers' Conference beginning in 1950.Back to Top
The collection includes personal and professional correspondence of Chalmers Gaston Davidson chiefly with other North Carolina writers. Topics include his historical works and research, the North Carolina Writers' Conference, the 1952 presidential campaign of Adlai Stevenson, the Mecklenburg Declaration, family matters and genealogy, and North Carolina literary events and social ties. Prominent correspondents include Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, Thad Stem Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Archibald Henderson, Archibald Rutledge, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Melvin Purvis, Samuel Eliot Morison, Thomas Grey Wicker, Inglis Fletcher, Mebane Holoman Burgwyn, LeGette Blythe, Ovid W. Pierce, Harnett Thomas Kane, Charles L. Van Noppen, Adelaide Fries, and V. V. McNitt. In addition to the correspondence, there is also a small group of clippings and a typescript related to Augusta Evans Wilson and the historic "St. Elmo" home in Columbus, Ga.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top