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Collection Number: 00067

Collection Title: James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899

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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 7 items)
Abstract James Conquest Cross Black (1842-1928) of Kentucky was a Confederate soldier in the 9th Kentucky Calvary Regiment, lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative of Augusta, Ga. The collection contains the diary and scrapbooks of Black. Black's diary describes troop movements and fighting in Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and the scrapbooks chiefly contain clippings, many of which document his career in the Georgia State Legislature and the United States House of Representatives, along with his political speeches.
Creator Black, James Conquest Cross, 1842-1928
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 Conquest Cross Black Papers #00067, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typescript copy of Diary, 1864, is available.
Acquisitions Information
Received prior to 1944; Addition of December 1944 received from Katie Black of Augusta, Ga.
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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James Conquest Cross Black (1842-1928) of Kentucky was a Confederate soldier in the 9th Kentucky Calvary Regiment, lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative of Augusta, Ga. Black served in the Georgia State Legislature from 1873-1877 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1893-1897.

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The collection contains the diary and scrapbooks of James Conquest Cross Black (1842-1928). The diary kept by Black during the Civil War describes troop movements and fighting in Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and the scrapbooks chiefly contain clippings, many of which document his career in the Georgia State Legislature and the United States House of Representatives, along with his political speeches.

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7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: Diary, 25 May 1864-5 October 1864 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 1

Diary kept by Black during the Civil War describing movements and fighting in Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Typescript copy also available.

Folder 2

Volume 2: Scrapbook, 1868-1884 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 2

Contains clippings; letter dated April 1886 from Charles S. Heard; and Willis family genealogical material.

Folder 3

Volume 3: Scrapbook, 1974-1882 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 3

Contains clippings and speeches by Black.

Folder 4

Volume 4: Scrapbook, 1886-1888 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 4

Contains clippings and speeches by Black.

Folder 5

Volume 5: Scrapbook, 1888-1892 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 5

Contains clippings.

Folder 6

See separated volumes SV-67/6-7 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." Folder 6

Oversize Volume SV-67/6

Volume 6: Scrapbook, 1892 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." SV-67/6

Contains clippings about Black's Congressional campaign.

Oversize Volume SV-67/7

Volume 7: Scrapbook, 1899 #00067, Series: "James Conquest Cross Black Papers, 1864-1899." SV-67/7

Contains clippings regarding Black's candidacy for mayor of Augusta, Ga.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff,

Encoded by: Adam Fielding, February 2011

Updated by: Adam Fielding and Jodi Berkowitz, February 2011

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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