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Collection Number: 04118-z

Collection Title: John Mebane Allen's Grandfather's Letters, 1852-1889

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Size 1 volume (207 pages)
Abstract Letters to John Mebane Allen of Arkansas from friends and relatives in Alamance County, N.C., and extracts from a journal kept by Allen during his move from North Carolina to Arkansas in 1852, and compiled and indexed by Elizabeth White Furman, circa 1974. Letters, 1853-1859, from North Carolina discuss personal, local and agricultural news and occasionally comment on politics, the economy, railroad building, operating a tannery, mining, and the hiring and sale of slaves. A version with virtually identical contents was privately published in 1974.
Creator Allen, John Mebane, 1823-1894.
Language English
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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 John Mebane Allen's Grandfather's Letters #4118-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Transferred from the Southern Oral History Program in November 1976.
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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Letters to John Mebane Allen of Arkansas from friends and relatives in Alamance County, N.C., and extracts from a journal kept by Allen during his move from North Carolina to Arkansas in 1852, and compiled and indexed by Elizabeth White Furman, circa 1974. Letters, 1853-1859, from North Carolina discuss personal, local and agricultural news and occasionally comment on politics, the economy, railroad building, operating a tannery, mining, and the hiring and sale of slaves. A version with virtually identical contents was privately published in 1974.

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Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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