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Collection Number: 00050-z

Collection Title: Ivan Proctor Battle Collection, 1809-1871.

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 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 55 items
Abstract Ivan Proctor Battle, born 1880, studied medicine at the University of North Carolina, 1900-1902, before receiving his doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in 1904. The collection includes letters, bills, receipts, promissory notes, deeds, and miscellaneous scattered papers, apparently all of persons living near Rocky Mount, N.C. More than half of the items are papers of James Jones Philips (1798-1874), physician, druggist, and farmer, of Battleboro, Edgecombe County, N.C.
Creator Battle, Ivan Proctor.
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 Ivan Proctor Battle Collection, #50-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ivan Proctor Battle of Rocky Mount, N.C., prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Ivan Proctor Battle, born 1880 to George Cullen Battle and Lizzie Philips Battle, was a medical student at the University of North Carolina, 1900-1902, before receiving his doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in 1904.

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The collection includes letters, bills, receipts, promissory notes, indentures, and other papers of various persons, apparently all living in the Battleboro, N.C. community near Rocky Mount, N.C. The earliest items principally concern transactions of the Adams family. Nearly half of the items are the papers, chiefly correspondence, of Dr. James Jones Philips (1798-1874), physician, druggist, and farmer, of Battleboro, Edgecombe County, N.C. There are a few Battle family papers.

Notable correspondents include Thomas Bragg Jr., Henry Adams, A. K. Barlow, James J. Philips, G. W. Philips, B. F. Moore, and E. A. Vogler.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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