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Collection Number: 01475

Collection Title: Mrs. W. R. Buffington Collection, 1792-1864

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 1 microfilm reel.
Abstract Letters and papers are comprised of three parts: 1) papers relating to the Packwood and Harris families, which include genealogical records, a legal document relating to the division of William Packwood's estate in Connecticut, and two letters, 1864, from the Harris brothers, prisoners at Johnson's Island, to their wives; 2) papers relating to the Duffel, Seghers, and Steel families, including genealogical records, three issues, 1792-1793, of the Belgian "Journal de la Societe des Amis de la Liberte et de L'Egalite," papers relating to the Duffel estate, and five Duffel family letters, 1814-1818, which speak of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, family news, army recruitment, speculations on new commercial ventures made possible by the war's conclusion, and detailed accounts, 1818, of the deaths of Edward Duffel's wife and John West Leonard; and 3) papers, 1832-1843, relating to the Claiborne family of Mississippi and Louisiana, including family gossip, discussions relating to marriage plans, and children's letters to their grandmother.
Creator Buffington, W. R., Mrs.
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 Mrs. W. R. Buffington Collection #1475, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. W. R. Buffington in 1948.
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. ยง 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. ยง 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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Letters and papers are comprised of three parts: 1) papers relating to the Packwood and Harris families, which include genealogical records, a legal document relating to the division of William Packwood's estate in Connecticut, and two letters, 1864, from the Harris brothers, prisoners at Johnson's Island, to their wives; 2) papers relating to the Duffel, Seghers, and Steel families, including genealogical records, three issues, 1792-1793, of the Belgian "Journal de la Societe; des Amis de la Liberte et de L'Egalite," papers relating to the Duffel estate, and five Duffel family letters, 1814-1818, which speak of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, family news, army recruitment, speculations on new commercial ventures made possible by the war's conclusion, and detailed accounts, 1818, of the deaths of Edward Duffel's wife and John West Leonard; and 3) papers, 1832-1843, relating to the Claiborne family of Mississippi and Louisiana, including family gossip, discussions relating to marriage plans, and children's letters to their grandmother.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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