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Collection Number: 00037-z

Collection Title: George Edmund Badger Papers, 1827-1864

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 37 items
Abstract George E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and U.S. senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C. Business papers of George E. Badger, including business letters, deeds, and receipts. The letters, 1829-1860, are from Badger to friends and associates concerning legal cases, politics, and general news. Included are seven letters, 1855-1860, from Badger to James Mandeville Carlisle (1814-1877), a Washington, D.C., lawyer with whom he formed a law partnership in the mid-1850s. Of particular interest is an 1849 letter to Badger from George Davis (1820-1896), who later served as attorney general of the Confederate States of America, and Frederick J. Hill (1792-1861), both of Wilmington, N.C., concerning the political appointment of the commander of the revenue boat for that city's port. Also of interest is a letter, also 1849, from Badger to Charles M. Butler, rector of Trinity Church (Episcopal), Washington, D.C., concerning Episcopal doctrinal controversies.
Creator Badger, George Edmund, 1795-1866.
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 George Edmund Badger Papers #37-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of Southern women and their families in the 19th century, Series A.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Emerich P. Korecz of Bluemont, Va., in July 1858 through Dr. Lawrence London of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; purchased from Paul C. Richards of Templeton, Mass., from 1964 to 1986; and purchased from J. Douglas Mattox in 1998 (Acc. 98043).
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 E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and U.S. senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C.

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Business papers of George E. Badger, including business letters, deeds, and receipts. The letters, 1829-1860, are from Badger to friends and associates concerning legal cases, politics, and general news. Included are seven letters, 1855-1860, from Badger to James Mandeville Carlisle (1814-1877), a Washington, D.C., lawyer with whom he formed a law partnership in the mid-1850s. Of particular interest is an 1849 letter to Badger from George Davis (1820-1896), who later served as attorney general of the Confederate States of America, and Frederick J. Hill (1792-1861), both of Wilmington, N.C., concerning the political appointment of the commander of the revenue boat for that city's port. Also of interest is a letter, also 1849, from Badger to Charles M. Butler, rector of Trinity Church (Episcopal), Washington, D.C., concerning Episcopal doctrinal controversies.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Huber, November 1992; Linda Sellars, 1998

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

The originals of letters appearing in photocopy are probably in the North Carolina State Archives or in the Library of Congress.

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