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Collection Number: 03861-z

Collection Title: Burns Family Papers, 1849 and undated.

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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 3 items
Abstract The Burns family had members and relatives located in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The collection includes photocopies of a journal, July 1849, 15 pages, of a trip from Philadelphia, Pa., to Charleston, S.C., and then to Salisbury, N.C., written in letter form by "Sue" to her brother, James W. Burns, Chambersburg, Pa., and two letters. One letter, 26 May 1849, from Aunt Sue to her nephews John Beard and Louis H. Beard at Salisbury, mentions relatives; the other, undated, from Charles M. Burns of Philadelphia, to his cousin Maria in Hillsborough, N.C., mentions the above journal.
Creator Burns family.
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 Burns Family Papers, #3861-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Originals lent for photocopying by William C. Mallard of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 1968.
Location of Originals
Originals in private hands in 1968.
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 Burns family counted among its members James W. Burns of Chambersburg, Pa.; his sister, "Sue;" Charles M. Burns of Philadelphia, Pa.; and John Beard and Louis H. Beard of Salisbury, N.C.

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The collection includes photocopies of a journal, July 1849, 15 pages, of a trip via the steamship Osprey from Philadelphia, Pa., to Charleston, S.C., and then via rail and stage to Salisbury, N.C. The journal is written in letter form by "Sue" to her brother, James W. Burns, and describes arrangements and accommodations and fellow travelers. There are also two letters. One letter, 26 May 1849, from Aunt Sue to her nephews John and Louis H. Beard at Salisbury, mentions relatives; the other, undated, from Charles M. Burns of Philadelphia, to his cousin Maria in Hillsborough, N.C., mentions the above journal and a family portrait.

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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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