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Collection Number: 03020-z

Collection Title: John Luther Bridgers Papers, 1861-1872

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Size About 60 items
Abstract John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932), lawyer and planter of Edgecombe County, N.C., was the son of John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884), lawyer, planter, and Confederate colonel. The collection includes letters, 1864, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) to his son, John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); letters 1870-1872, from friends and relatives to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); and letters, January-February 1861, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) to W. E. Jones regarding tents for the Edgecombe Guards (later Company A, 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Army). The letters of 1864 from John Luther Brigers (1821-1884) to his son while the younger Bridgers was at school give advice about work and play and about relationships as well as news of home and family. The letters of 1870-1872 include some to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932) from friends at the Virginia Military Institute, giving news of student activities and other matters. Also included are letters to Bridgers from his sister Routh in Kittrell, N.C., and in Richmond, Va., where she was in school, giving news of family and friends; letters from John L. Brigers (1821-1884) in Red Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., describing his life and health, advising his son, and inquiring about his affairs at home; and other letters from family and friends.
Creator Bridgers, John Luther, 1850-1932.
Language English.
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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 John Luther Bridgers Papers #3020-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Edwin Peacock of Charleston, S.C., in April 1954 and from McGowan Book Co. of Chapel Hill, N.C., in July 2001 (Acc. 99009).
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John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932), lawyer and planter of Edgecombe County, N.C., was the son of John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884), lawyer, planter, and Confederate colonel, and his wife, Rebecca Louisa Dicken (1829-1865). John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) was captain of the Edgecombe Guards (Company A, 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry) early in the Civil War and later was promoted to lieutenant colonel of Heavy Artillery (10th Regiment, North Carolina Troops).

John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932) attended school in Tarboro, N.C., under Professor F. S. Wilkinson and then briefly attended the Groves School in Granville County, N.C., before entering the Virginia Military Institute. He was graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1870 and then read law in the office of George Whitfield in Wilson, N.C.

In 1872, John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932) married Laura Placidia Clark, daughter of former governor Henry Toole Clark. They were the parents of Elizabeth Haywood, who married Pierre B. Cox and then Benjamin F. Finney; Henry Clark (1876-1951), who was a lawyer, banker, and railroad attorney, in Tarboro, N.C.; Mary Irwin, who married Frank P. Williamson; Laura Placidia, who married the Reverend Robb White; and Rebecca Routh.

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The collection includes letters, 1864, from planter John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) of Edgecombe County, N.C., to his son, John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); letters 1870-1872, from friends and relatives to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); and Civil War letters, January-February 1861, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) to W. E. Jones regarding tents for the Edgecombe Guards (later Company A, 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Army). The letters of 1864 from John Luther Brigers (1821-1884) to his son while the younger Bridgers was at school give advice about work and play and about relationships as well as news of home and family. The letters of 1870-1872 include some to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932) from friends at the Virginia Military Institute, giving news of student activities and other matters. Also included are letters to Bridgers from his sister Routh in Kittrell, N.C., and in Richmond, Va., where she was in school, giving news of family and friends; letters from John L. Brigers (1821-1884) in Red Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., describing his life and health, advising his son, and inquiring about his affairs at home; and other letters from family and friends.

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About 60 items.

Letters, 1864, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) of Edgecombe County, N.C., to his son, John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); letters 1870-1872, from friends and relatives to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); and letters, 1861, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) to W. E. Jones regarding tents for the Edgecombe Guards (1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Army). The letters of 1864 from John Luther Brigers (1821-1884) to his son while the younger Bridgers was at school give advice about work and play and about relationships as well as news of home and family. The letters of 1870-1872 include letters to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932) from friends at Virginia Military Institute, giving news of student activities and other matters. Two letters, 1872, from Joseph Blount Cheshire (1850-1932), just beginning the practice of law in Baltimore ask questions concerning cases and practice of his friend John in Tarboro. Also included are letters to Bridgers from his sister Routh in Kittrell, N.C., and in Richmond, Va., where she was in school, giving news of family and friends; letters from John L. Brigers (1821-1884) in Red Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., describing his life and health, advising his son, and inquiring about his affairs at home; and other letters from family and friends.

Folder 1

1864-1870 #03020-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1872." Folder 1

Folder 2

1871 #03020-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1872." Folder 2

Folder 3

1872 and undated #03020-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1872." Folder 3

Folder 4

1861 (Addition of July 2001) #03020-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1872." Folder 4

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