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Collection Number: 02007-z

Collection Title: C. Seymour Bullock Letters, 1823-1889.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size About 15 items
Abstract The collection contains letters to and from Jefferson Davis, including an 1856 invitation from A. T. Bledsoe to Jefferson Davis to an evening party; a typescript copy of a letter, June 1823, from Sam Davis to his son Jefferson concerning family and personal news; and typescript and photostatic copies of a letter from Jefferson Davis to Major Walker Taylor in 1889, denying the rumor that he had intended to capture or assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Also included are photostatic copies of other items, including a bill, 1854, from Oak Hill Cemetery for burial expenses for Jefferson Davis' son; a letter, 20 March 1862, from S. Mullens, secretary of the Navy, Confederate States of America, to Jefferson Davis regarding the battle of the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimac); a letter, 27 February 1865, from Mrs. M. E. Trotter and Miss E. P. Buel, to Jefferson Davis, offering their services, perhaps as spies, to the Confederacy; and a letter, 18 December 1878, from Jefferson Davis to C. E. Hooker responding to inquiries about former personal belongings. Additional items include a typescript copy of a letter, 3 September 1883, from Jefferson Davis to Hancock Taylor, General Abe Buford, and R. H. Taylor, declining an invitation to appear at the dedication of a monument to Zachary Taylor; and a printed reproduction of a portrait of Stonewall Jackson, with a photostatic copy of an explanation from the artist, J. R. Graham.
Creator Bullock, C. Seymour.
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 C. Seymour Bullock Letters, #2007-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial microfilm copy available.
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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The collection contains letters to and from Jefferson Davis, including an 1856 invitation from A. T. Bledsoe to Jefferson Davis to an evening party; a typescript copy of a letter, June 1823, from Sam Davis to his son Jefferson concerning family and personal news; and typescript and photostatic copies of a letter from Jefferson Davis to Major Walker Taylor in 1889, denying the rumor that he had intended to capture or assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Also included are photostatic copies of other items, including a bill, 1854, from Oak Hill Cemetery for burial expenses for Jefferson Davis' son; a letter, 20 March 1862, from S. Mullens, secretary of the Navy, Confederate States of America, to Jefferson Davis regarding the battle of the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimac); a letter, 27 February 1865, from Mrs. M. E. Trotter and Miss E. P. Buel, to Jefferson Davis, offering their services, perhaps as spies, to the Confederacy; and a letter, 18 December 1878, from Jefferson Davis to C. E. Hooker responding to inquiries about former personal belongings. Additional items include a typescript copy of a letter, 3 September 1883, from Jefferson Davis to Hancock Taylor, General Abe Buford, and R. H. Taylor, declining an invitation to appear at the dedication of a monument to Zachary Taylor; and a printed reproduction of a portrait of Stonewall Jackson, with a photostatic copy of an explanation from the artist, J. R. Graham.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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