Guide to the W. H. Lamar Papers, RG 127
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003
0.10 cubic feet; 3 items.
Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
William Harmong Lamar was born on July 13, 1827 to Harmong and Martha Ann (Young) Lamar at Augusta, Georgia. He attended the academy at Apling, Georgia, Emory College, Oxford and graduated from the Southern botanical medical college at Macon. He began praticing medicine at Auburn, Alabama in 1854 and remained in the city until 1895 when he relocated to Jasper, Alabama. During the American Civil War war he was a member of the Auburn Home Guards and was listed a soldier in Company H of the 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Following the war, Lamar served as a member of the board of trustees to the East Alabama Male College (presently Auburn University) from 1866 to 1875. He was an author of a book of poems and wrote many articles for the state press. He died in Jasper in 1906. (see History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography)
Scope and Content:
Contains a letter, dated November 27, 1866, from Mr. C. Raiford to W. H. Larmar notifying him of his election to the Board of Trustees of the East Alabama Male College; Dr. Lamar's receipt for payment of tuition for his son and daughter and a relative, Robert Barnett, dated September, 1866, signed by, President J. F. Dowdell; and W. H. Lamar's Oath of Allegiance, dated August 26, 1865.
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