||Tram Combs (Elisha Trammell, Jr.), born September 25, 1924, in Riverview, Alabama, was the son of Elisha Trammel Combs, a
cotton mill superintendent. The collection consists of correspondence between Tram Combs and John Malcolm Brinnin, Bill Read,
and Frank Collymore. Each section of correspondence consists of the original letters from Brinnin, Read, or Collymore to Combs
and carbon copies of Tram Combs' letters in response. Also included in this collection are a number of typescript carbons
of poems written by Combs and sent to Brinnin or Collymore. The Brinnin section also contains clippings sent by Brinnin and
a typescript inscribed copy of Brinnin's poem, "Skin Diving in the Virgins," which he dedicated to Combs.