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Collection Number: 03471

Collection Title: George Wimberly Arrington Papers, 1877-1885.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 325 items)
Abstract George Wimberly Arrington of Nash County, N.C., was educated at schools in various North Carolina locations including Castalia, 1878-1879; Louisburg, 1879; the Bingham School at Mebane, 1880-1882; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1883. The collection includes letters received by Arrington during his teenage years when he was away at school written by many relatives and friends in Hilliardston (Nash County), Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and other locations in eastern North Carolina and at several schools and colleges; and a few other items. Letters discuss family and social life and activities at the University of North Carolina and other schools in the late 1870s and early 1880s. An essay written by Arrington at the University of North Carolina in 1883 also is included.
Creator Arrington, George Wimberly, 1864-1885.
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 George Wimberly Arrington Papers, #3471, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. James C. Marrow of Tarboro, N.C., February 1960 and September 1965.
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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George Wimberly Arrington (1864-1885) was the son of Archibald Hunter Arrington (1809-1872) and Kate Wimberly Arrington of Hilliardston, Nash County, N.C. George W. Arrington was educated at schools in various North Carolina locations including Castalia, 1878-1879; Louisburg, 1879; Bingham School at Mebane, 1880-1882; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1883.

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The collection includes letters received by George Wimberly Arrington of Nash County, N.C., during his teenage years when he was at school at Castalia, Louisburg, Mebane, and Chapel Hill, N.C., written by many relatives and friends in Hilliardston (Nash County), Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and other locations in eastern North Carolina and at several schools and colleges; and a few other items. Letters discuss family and social life and activities at the University of North Carolina and other schools in the late 1870s and early 1880s. An essay written by Arrington at the University of North Carolina in 1883 also is included.

Correspondents include J. M. Aldrich, Florence Arrington, John H. Arrington, Robert W. Arrington, T. M. Arrington, Mark R. Braswell, A. W. Cooper, Joseph H. Hale, Victor Wilson Flowerree, Gettis A. Henderson, Dan B. and L. E. Sumner, Mary E. Thorp, W. L. Thorp, Henry W. Rice, R. S. Primrose, John L. Borden, Julian S. Mann, Sterling Ruffin, L. M. Bourne, Edward W. Pou Junior, and others.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009

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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