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Collection Number: 02739

Collection Title: Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 (bulk 1901-1910).

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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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915) was professor of Greek at the University of South Carolina, 1898-1910, and at the University of North Carolina, 1910-1915. He was an author of textbooks and editor of classical texts. He was also a schoolmaster and teacher in the southern states before 1898. He received an M.A. in 1895 from the University of the South, graduated from the University of Virginia, and attended Colonel William Gordon McCabe's school in Virginia. The collection includes correspondence, notes, and writings of Bain, chiefly letters from southern classical scholars and other southern educators. Correspondents include Colonel William Gordon McCabe (1841-1920), founder and headmaster of the University School at Petersburg and Richmond, Va., and rector of the University of Virginia; Willis H. Bocock, professor of Greek at the University of Georgia; Eben Alexander; and Basil L. Gildersleeve (1831-1924).
Creator Bain, Charles Wesley, 1864-1915.
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 Charles Wesley Bain Papers, #2739, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Charles W. Bain and Elizabeth T. Bain, April 1958.
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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Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915) was the son of George McK. and Willie Frances Cherry Bain of Norfolk, Va. He was educated at Colonel William Gordon McCabe's school in Virginia, was graduated from the University of Virginia, and received an M.A. from the University of the South in 1895. He taught school at Savannah, Ga.; was joint headmaster at Rugby School in Louisville, Ky.; classical master at McCabe's School in Petersburg, Va.; and headmaster at Sewannee Grammar School. He was married in 1891 to Isabel de R. Plumer of Petersburg, Va., and they had two children. Bain was later professor of Greek at the University of South Carolina, 1898-1910, and at the University of North Carolina, 1910-1915. He was the author of several textbooks in his field, and edited and published classical texts.

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The collection includes correspondence, notes, and writings of Charles Wesley Bain, chiefly letters from southern classical scholars and other southern educators. Correspondents include Colonel William Gordon McCabe (1841-1920), founder and headmaster of the University School at Petersburg and Richmond, Va., and rector of the University of Virginia; Willis H. Bocock, professor of Greek at the University of Georgia; Eben Alexander; and Basil L. Gildersleeve (1831-1924).

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1885-1899 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

January-April 1901 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

May-December 1901 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1902 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

January-May 1903 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

June-December 1903 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

January-May 1904 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

June-December 1904 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

January-April 1905 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

May-December 1905 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1906 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

January 1907-April 1908 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

May-December 1908 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

January 1909-March 1910 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

April-August 1910 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1913-1918 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 1: Notebook, May 1881 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 2: Notebook, March 1884 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 3: Notebook, February 1890 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 4: Notebook, 1906 #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 5: Notes, undated #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 6: Notes, undated #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 7: Notebook, undated #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 8: Pages from German grammar book #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Greek notes #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Greek notes #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

Greek notes #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Greek notes #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Greek notes #02739, Series: "Charles Wesley Bain Papers, 1885-1918 and undated." Folder 29

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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