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Collection Number: 00027

Collection Title: John Ashe Biography, undated.

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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 100 items)
Abstract John Ashe (1720?-1781) was a Major General in the Revolutionary War. The collection contains a draft of a biography of Ashe written by Archibald Maclaine Hooper (1775-1853). The biography includes an account of Ashe's court martial over the Battle of Briar Creek, Ga., and appendices include transcriptions of letters to General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810).
Creator Ashe, John, 1720?-1781.
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 John Ashe Biography, #27, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
prior to 1940; Addition of March 1958 transferred from the University of North Carolina Papers.
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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John Ashe (1720-1781) was a Major General in the Revolutionary War. He was the son of John Baptista Ashe, and was also the Speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1762-1765.

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The collection contains a draft of a biography of John Ashe (1720?-1781) written by Archibald Maclaine Hooper (1775-1853). The biography includes an account of Ashe's court martial over the Battle of Briar Creek, Ga., and appendices include transcriptions of letters to General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding and Jodi Berkowitz, February 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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