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Collection Number: 00929-z

Collection Title: Allen and Simpson Family Papers, 1857-1887

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the FAQ section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size About 103 items
Abstract The Simpson family of Tallassee, Tallapoosa County, Ala., included Lieutenant James M. Simpson, 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, who served in Virginia. The complete collection exists on microfilm, and includes personal letters between Simpson and his mother and his wife, Addie Alden Simpson, describing, among other matters, religious life in camp, the Battle of Gettysburg, and family and community news from Tallassee. Also included are a letter from J. Wheeler to the citizens of Tennessee calling for more volunteers, an autobiographical sketch of Charles Teed Pollard (born 1805) of Alabama(?), written in 1887, and love letters between James and Addie Simpson.
Creator Alden family.



Simpson family.
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 Allen and Simpson Family Papers, #929-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial typed transcription available.
Location of Originals
Original returned to private owner in 1944.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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The Simpson family of Tallassee, Tallapoosa County, Ala., included Lieutenant James M. Simpson, 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, who served in Virginia.

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The complete collection exists on microfilm, and includes personal letters between Lieutenant James M. Simpson, 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, serving in Virginia, and his mother and his wife, Addie Alden Simpson, in Tallassee, Tallapoosa County, Ala., describing, among other matters, religious life in camp, the Battle of Gettysburg, and family and community news from Tallassee. Also included are a letter from J. Wheeler to the citizens of Tennessee calling for more volunteers, an autobiographical sketch of Charles Teed Pollard (born 1805) of Alabama(?), written in 1887, and love letters between James and Addie Simpson.

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Contents list

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About 103 items.
Folder 1

Typed copies of four letters too dim for filming, 1862-1864 #00929-z, Series: "Allen and Simpson Family Papers, 1857-1887." Folder 1

Reel M-929/1

Papers, 1857-1887 #00929-z, Series: "Allen and Simpson Family Papers, 1857-1887." Reel M-929/1

Positive microfilm containing larger collection of Allen and Simpson family papers from which the letters in folder 1 are taken.

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Microfilm (Reel M-929/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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