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Collection Number: 01635

Collection Title: James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 (bulk 1840-1872).

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 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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 875 items)
Abstract James Avery (1791-1872) was a planter, chairman of supervisors of Burke County, N.C., common schools, and justice of the peace. The collection includes correspondence, bills, tax receipts, notes, labor contracts, estate settlement papers, and other materials, chiefly 1840-1872. The bulk of the collection consists of district school reports, 1853-1861, giving names of Burke County, N.C., teachers and pupils and number of days taught. Also included are items addressed to Avery as justice of the peace.
Creator Avery, James, 1791-1872.
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 James Avery Papers, #1635, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Loan from Waightsill H. Avery of Morganton, N.C., August 1949.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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James Avery (1791-1872) of Morganton, N.C., was a planter, chairman of supervisors of Burke County, N.C., common schools, justice of the peace, and vestryman of the Episcopal church.

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The collection includes correspondence, bills, tax receipts, notes, labor contracts, estate settlement papers, and other materials, chiefly 1840-1872, of James Avery. The bulk of the collection consists of district school reports, 1853-1861, giving names of Burke County, N.C., teachers and pupils and number of days taught. Also included are items addressed to Avery as justice of the peace and as chairman of his church vestry.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1818-1839 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1840-1852 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1853 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4-6

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

1854 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 4-6

Folder 7-11

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

1855 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 7-11

Folder 12-16

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

1856 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 12-16

Folder 17-19

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

1857 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 17-19

Folder 20-22

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

1858 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 20-22

Folder 23-25

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

1859 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 23-25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

1860 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 26-27

Folder 28

1861-1868 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1869-1881 #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1882-1901 and miscellaneous #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31-35

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Undated #01635, Series: "James Avery Papers, 1818-1901 and undated." Folder 31-35

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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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