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David Lewis Phares collection

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Mississippi State University Libraries
David Lewis Phares collection
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0.414 Cubic feet : 1 reel microfilm

Preferred Citation

David Lewis Phares collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

Phares, a physician, studied in Louisiana, lived much of his life in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and was appointed to the faculty of Mississippi A & M College in 1880.

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Scope and Contents

Diary (1837-1844), obituaries (1893), biographies, address to a graduating class, photograph, medical notebook (1838), and notebook containing a list of students of the Newton Female Institute (1842-1851) and notes from medical lectures on horses.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762

Publication date: June 2012

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Loaned for microfiming by Pat Leake.

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1. Diplomas:

B.A. Degree, Louisiana College, July 18, 1837.

M.D. Degree, Medical College of Louisiana, April 2, 1839.

2. Photograph of David Lewis Phares.

3. Notebooks:

“A Catalogue of Pupils who have attended Newton Female Institution.”, 1842-1851. [Greater part of the book was used for notes on the horse]

Medical notebook, kept at Medical School in New Orleans, 1838.

4. Address by Dr. D.L. Phares to a graduating class, probably of his school. (Microfilm)

5. Biographies of David Lewis Phares. Pages (4) from the family scrapbook,. Most are dated 1893. (Photocopies and microfilm)

6. Drawings of home and college at Newtonia. (Microfilm)

7. Diploma awarded to Martha Louisa Phares, Newton Institute, 1861. (Microfilm)

8. Certificate of appointment of Dr. D.L. Phares, Trustee, Mississippi, Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1880. (Microfilm)

9. Biography of D. L. Phares. [Two pages in longhand, written possibly by D.L. Phares, Jr., or by his daughter, Mary E. These two pages came from the scrapbook of Mary E. Brown. (Photocopies and microfilm)

10. Autobiographical pages to October, 1841 (2 pages), followed by one page on phenomena. (Photocopies and microfilm)

11. Diary of Dr. David Lewis Phares, 1837-1844. Typed copy of original. (Photocopies and microfilm)

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