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Collection Number: 03158-z

Collection Title: Rufus Amis Papers, 1848-1938

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Size 33 items
Abstract Scattered family papers of Rufus Amis of Granville County, N.C., including letters, 1848-1850, to his first wife, Elizabeth ("Betty") Ann Ragland (1836-1900), from her brother, Robert L. Ragland in Colbert and Barton, Miss.; letters concerning Amis's illness and resignation from the Confederate Army; certificates; receipts; muster rolls, 1861, of Company I, 13th North Carolina Volunteers; and pages from the Amis and Chandler family Bibles and Amis family histories. Correspondence includes microfilm copies of two additional letters, one from Rufus to Bettie, 1857, telling her about prospects for settling in Arkansas and its advantages over North Carolina, and one, 1853, from John Barr Andrews, a student at the University of North Carolina.
Creator Amis, Rufus, 1835-1903.
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 Rufus Amis Papers #3158-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. John W. Ross of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and her sister, Mrs. T. M. Andrews of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1956-1979.
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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Scattered family papers of Rufus Amis of Granville County, N.C., including letters, 1848-1850, to his first wife, Elizabeth ("Betty") Ann Ragland (1836-1900), from her brother, Robert L. Ragland in Colbert and Barton, Miss.; letters concerning Amis's illness and resignation from the Confederate Army; certificates; receipts; muster rolls, 1861, of Company I, 13th North Carolina Volunteers; and pages from the Amis and Chandler family Bibles and Amis family histories. Correspondence includes microfilm copies of two additional letters, one from Rufus to Bettie, 1857, telling her about prospects for settling in Arkansas and its advantages over North Carolina, and one, 1853, from John Barr Andrews, a student at the University of North Carolina.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010

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

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