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Collection Number: 05147

Collection Title: Samuel Alfred Alexander Papers, 1916-1922

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Size 5 items
Abstract Samuel Alfred Alexander was a schoolmaster and farmer in Alamance County, N.C. The collection consists of one small memorandum book containing handwritten notes made by Samuel Alfred Alexander from 1916 to 1922, when he was schoolmaster at Mount Pleasant, N.C. Most of the notes are directly related to his duties at the school. They include class rosters, texts for quizzes given on various subjects, and charts of student quiz scores. Other notes include donation and expense ledgers for a well and a painting to be given to the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Inserted in the book were two letters. One was written by Alexander's acquaintance Mrs. Jno. M. Kime to Guilford County land appraisers in 1921, requesting that the appraisal of her land be reduced. The other is an undated note from a parent of one of Alexander's students explaining the student's absence from class. Also inserted into the book were two receipts, 1920 and undated.
Creator Alexander, Samuel Alfred, 1860-1945.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Samuel Alfred Alexander Memorandum Book and Letters #5147-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift from Frances Alexander Campbell of Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 2004 (Acc. 99722).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Samuel Alfred Alexander was born in southern Alamance County, N.C., on 4 October 1860. He married Mary Louola Barnhardt on 27 December 1887 and lived most his life on the Alexander family homestead in Alamance County Alexander made a living as a schoolmaster at various schools in Alamance County and Guilford County, N.C. After retiring, he worked on his farm until his death on 29 December 1945.

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The collection consists of one small memorandum book containing handwritten notes made by schoolteacher Samuel Alfred Alexander from 1916 to 1922, when he was schoolmaster at Mount Pleasant, N.C. Most of the notes are directly related to his duties at the school. They include class rosters, texts for quizzes given on various subjects, and charts of student quiz scores. Other notes include donation and expense ledgers for a well and a painting to be given to the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Inserted in the book were two letters. One was written by Alexander's acquaintance Mrs. Jno. M. Kime to Guilford County land appraisers in 1921, requesting that the appraisal of her land be reduced. The other is an undated note from a parent of one of Alexander's students explaining the student's absence from class. Also inserted into the book were two receipts, 1920 and undated.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Papers, 24 January 1916-26 April 1922.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jesse Brown, September 2004

Encoded by: Jesse Brown, September 2004

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