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Collection Number: 02412

Collection Title: Alexander Boyd Andrews Papers, 1678-1946 (bulk 1911-1946).

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 section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 8.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6,400 items)
Abstract Alexdander Boyd Andrews (1873-1946) of Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; active in the North Carolina and American Bar associations; chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina; amateur statistician; active member of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association; and trustee of the University of North Carolina, East Carolina Teachers College, and Oxford Orphanage. The collection includes correspondence, autograph letters, and other papers of Alexander Boyd Andrews. The correspondence, chiefly 1911-1946, is with lawyers, judges, government officials in the United States and abroad, members of the Episcopal Church, newspaper editors, school administrators, and legislators. Subjects include Andrews's writings; his concern with gathering and disseminating information and statistics on legal education; his work on the American Bar Association committee on judicial salaries; adult illiteracy; the training of college teachers, including African Americans, in North Carolina; the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of North Carolina; the restoration of Fort Raleigh and a proposed monument to the Roanoake Colony; and other subjects of public concern and North Carolina historical interest. Included are four letters from William Howard Taft, 1921, 1923, and 1928. Also included are a scrapbook of clippings, composition notebooks with notes and references to Masonic history in North Carolina, and autograph letters collected by Andrews. The Addition of 1992 includes yearly files of correspondence, financial records, and other papers chiefly related to the Episcopal Church and North Carolina history.
Creator Andrews, Alexander Boyd, 1873-1946.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Alexander Boyd Andrews Papers, #2412, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquistions Information
Received as a gift of the estate of Alexander Boyd Andrews of Raleigh, N.C., in 1941-1947 and in December 1952; Additions of July 1954 and May 1957 were received as transfers; Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126) is on deposit from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Alexdander Boyd Andrews (1873-1946) of Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; active in the North Carolina and American Bar associations; chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina; amateur statistician; active member of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association; and trustee of the University of North Carolina, East Carolina Teachers College, and Oxford Orphanage.

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The collection includes correspondence, autograph letters, and other papers of Alexander Boyd Andrews. The correspondence, chiefly 1911-1946, is with lawyers, judges, government officials in the United States and abroad, members of the Episcopal Church, newspaper editors, school administrators, and legislators. Subjects include Andrews's writings; his concern with gathering and disseminating information and statistics on legal education; his work on the American Bar Association committee on judicial salaries; adult illiteracy; the training of college teachers, including African Americans, in North Carolina; the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of North Carolina; the restoration of Fort Raleigh and a proposed monument to the Roanoake Colony; and other subjects of public concern and North Carolina historical interest. Included are four letters from William Howard Taft, 1921, 1923, and 1928. Also included are a scrapbook of clippings, composition notebooks with notes and references to Masonic history in North Carolina, and autograph letters collected by Andrews. The Addition of 1992 includes yearly files of correspondence, financial records, and other papers chiefly related to the Episcopal Church and North Carolina history.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated.

Arrangement: chronological.

This series contains correspondence, chiefly 1911-1946, with lawyers, judges, government officials in the United States and abroad, members of the Episcopal Church, newspaper editors, school administrators, and legislators. Subjects include Andrews's writings; his concern with gathering and disseminating information and statistics on legal education; his work on the American Bar Association committee on judicial salaries; adult illiteracy; the training of college teachers, including African Americans, in North Carolina; the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of North Carolina; the restoration of Fort Raleigh and a proposed monument to the Roanoake Colony; and other subjects of public concern and North Carolina historical interest. Included are four letters from William Howard Taft, 1921, 1923, and 1928. Also included is a scrapbook of clippings and an address book.

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Original finding aid #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 1a

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1899; 1911-July 1912 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 1

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1 August-December 1912 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 2-9

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1913-22 August 1921 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 10

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23 August-December 1921 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 11-12

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27 January-Novemer 1922 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 13-34

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January-November 1923 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 35-36

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February-19 December 1924 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 37-45

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1925 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 46-54

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1926 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 55-77

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1927 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 78-98

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1928 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 99-126

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1929 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 127-155

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1930 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 156-224

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1931 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 225-267

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1932 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 268-288

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1933 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 289-300

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1934 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 301-323

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1935 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 324-330

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1936 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 331-343

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1937 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 344-345

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1938 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 346

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1939 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 347-369

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1940 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 370-373

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March-December 1941 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 374-375

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April-December 1942 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 376-380

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1943 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 381-385

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February-December 1944 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 386-389

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January-November 1945 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 390-399

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January-November 1946 #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 400-405

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Undated #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 406-408

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Volume 1: Scrapbook #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 409

Clippings.

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Volume 2: Address book #02412, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1899-1946 and undated." Folder 410

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This series contains letters collected by Alexander Boyd Andrews for their autographs, correspondence between Andrews and various dealers regarding the purchase of autograph letters, and composition books with notes and references to Masonic history in North Carolina.

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Correspondence, 1931-1948; Autographs, 1802-1902 and undated #02412, Series: "2. Autographs and Composition Books, 1678-1948 and undated." Folder 1

Autographs include Henry Dearborn, 16 August 1802; Zebulon Pike, 2 August 1811; Lord Chancellor Lyndhurst, 7 May 1829; Leonidas Polk, 4 January 1841; Thomas H. Burton, 20 December 1853; Braxton Bragg, 27 January 1855; George Peabody, 17 May 1856; Thomas Sully, 20 August 1859; Brigadier General S. A. W. Wood, 3 April 1862; Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont, 15 March 1869; Ferdinand DeLesseps, 1870, 1877; Henry Godman Potter, 5 December 1902; William Jermyn Florence, undated.

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Autographs, 1678-1900 #02412, Series: "2. Autographs and Composition Books, 1678-1948 and undated." Folder 2

Autographs include George Baillie, 1725; Francis Baring, 15 April 1845; S. Gould Baring, 3 May 1884; William Blackledge, 15 June 1816; John Broun, 18 June 1806; Charles, Duke of Brunswick, 28 June 1769; Ambrose E. Burnside, April 1880; Thos. G. Clemson, 1835; John Singleton Copley (Lord Lyndhurst), November 1841; Henry Dearborn, 4 June 1801, 15 May 1805; J. C. Dobbin, 2 November 1853; Charlotte Elliott, 5 February 1864; David Dudley Field, 20 May 1862 and undated; W. J. Florence, 17 October 1887; John Harvey, 1767; Julia Ward Howe, 20 April 1900; L. Q. C. Lamar, 19 May 1874; H. Leavenworth, 14 January 1831; Reverend John Mason, 1 April 1783; T. Moore, undated; E. B. Pusey, 21 November 1844; Jacob Read, 8 March 1807; Edward Ting, 1678; United States Army cadets, Thos. Radland, Chas. R. Vining, Wilson M. C. Fairfax, Nathaniel Hall Loring, 1819; copy of Kings council order removing embargo from colliers, 1778; J. W. Hayne, Confederate States of America, undated; David Dudley Field, undated.

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Volume 1: Composition book, 1841-1864 #02412, Series: "2. Autographs and Composition Books, 1678-1948 and undated." Folder 3

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Volume 2: Composition book, 1865-1889 #02412, Series: "2. Autographs and Composition Books, 1678-1948 and undated." Folder 4

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Volume 3: Composition book, 1890-1904 #02412, Series: "2. Autographs and Composition Books, 1678-1948 and undated." Folder 5

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Volume 4: Composition book, undated #02412, Series: "2. Autographs and Composition Books, 1678-1948 and undated." Folder 6

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Arrangement: chronological.

This addition chiefly contains correspondence and other materials relating to Andrews's career as a lawyer, amateur statistician, and philanthropist. Correspondence is organized in yearly files. Also included are financial records, papers relating to universities and colleges where Andrews worked or studied, other items chiefly related to the Episcopal Church and North Carolina history, and maps.

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Yearly files, 1895-1899 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 18

Box 19

Yearly files, 1899-1901 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 19

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Yearly files, 1901-1902 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 20

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Yearly files, 1902-1903 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 21

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Yearly files, 1903-1905 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 22

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Yearly files, 1905-1907 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 23

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Yearly files, 1908-1909 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 24

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Yearly files, 1909 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 25

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Yearly files, 1910-1911 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 26

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Yearly files, 1911-1912 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 27

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Yearly files, 1912-1913 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 28

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Yearly files, 1914-1915 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 29

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Yearly files, 1915-1916 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 30

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Yearly files, 1917-1918 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 31

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Yearly files, 1918-1919 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 32

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Yearly files, 1920-1921 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 33

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Yearly files, 1921-1922 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 34

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Yearly files, 1923-1924 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 35

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Yearly files, 1924-1925 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 36

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Yearly files, 1926-1927 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 37

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Yearly files, 1927-1928 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 38

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Yearly files, 1929-1930 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 39

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Yearly files, 1930-1931 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 40

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Yearly files, 1931; 1936 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 41

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Yearly files, 1937-1938 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 42

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Yearly files, 1938; check stubs, 1901-1940 #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 43

Box 44

Financial records, circa 1900-1930s #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 44

Includes bills, receipts, and tax materials.

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Higher education files #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 45-46

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Other materials #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" Box 47-48

Material chiefly relating to the Episcopal Church and North Carolina history.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-2412/1

Maps #02412, Series: "Addition of August 1992 (Acc. 92126)" XOPF-2412/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by; Adam Fielding and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2011

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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