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Collection Number: 02753-z

Collection Title: John L. Brown Papers, 1862-1866.

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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 73 items
Abstract John L. Brown (b. 1829) was a Charlotte, N.C., merchant and state legislator. The collection contains Civil War papers, including letters from John M. Tate and W. E. Stitt, two of Brown's friends in the Confederate Army in Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Tate was with the 11th North Carolina Regiment. Their letters discuss finances, supplies, news of friends, camp life, and battles. Also included are correspondence with the North Carolina Subsistence Department and other items concerning supplying provisions to the state; and some political correspondence, chiefly about the establishment of a pro-Confederate newspaper to oppose Governor W. W. Holden.
Creator Brown, John L., b. 1829.
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 John L. Brown Papers, #2753-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Dolph M. Young of Charlotte, N.C., April 1944.
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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John L. Brown (b. 1829) was a Charlotte, N.C., merchant and state legislator.

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The collection contains Civil War papers, including letters from John M. Tate and W. E. Stitt, two of Brown's friends in the Confederate Army in Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Tate was with the 11th North Carolina Regiment. Their letters discuss finances, supplies, investments, illness, news of friends, camp life, battles, and personal and official requests. Also mentioned are the death of Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson, May 1863, and the Union treatment of Confederate wounded, July 1863. Also included are correspondence with and orders and receipts from the North Carolina Subsistence Department and other items concerning supplying provisions to the state; and some political correspondence, chiefly about the establishment of a pro-Confederate newspaper to oppose Governor W. W. Holden. Political correspondents include A. M. Gorman, Thomas Bragg, and John M. Tate. There are also business letters and papers regarding North Carolina financial legislation including a petition, 1864, to the State Assembly from citizens of Mecklenburg County, N.C., regarding tax law.

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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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