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Collection Number: 04254

Collection Title: Correspondence of Moses Ashley Curtis, 1830s-1870s

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 600 items)
Abstract Photocopies of letters, 1830s-1870s, to and from Moses Ashley Curtis, Episcopal priest, teacher, and noted mycologist, who lived in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Hillsborough, N.C., and Society Hill, S.C. These documents were collected by Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley in preparation for their biography of Curtis, published in 1986 as "A Yankee Botanist in the Carolinas: the Reverend Moses Ashley Curtis, D.D. (1808- 1872)," and were gathered from repositories in the United States and Europe. Many of the letters are grouped together according to where the originals are housed. Letters chiefly relate to Curtis's botanical studies, particularly to his investigations of various kinds of mushrooms.
Creator Berkeley, Edmund, collector.
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 Correspondence of Moses Ashley Curtis #4254, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcriptions of most letters available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley of Charlottesville, Va., in 1980.
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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Photocopies of letters, 1830s-1870s, to and from Moses Ashley Curtis, Episcopal priest, teacher, and noted mycologist, who lived in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Hillsborough, N.C., and Society Hill, S.C. These documents were collected by Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley in preparation for their biography of Curtis, published in 1986 as "A Yankee Botanist in the Carolinas: the Reverend Moses Ashley Curtis, D.D. (1808- 1872)," and were gathered from repositories in the United States and Europe. Many of the letters are grouped together according to where the originals are housed. Letters chiefly relate to Curtis's botanical studies, particularly to his investigations of various kinds of mushrooms.

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