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Collection Number: 00124

Collection Title: Wm. Cain Books, 1868-1896, and 1920s.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6 items)
Abstract William Cain (1847-1930) was a mathematician and civil engineer. The collection includes chiefly engineering notes concerning bridges, retaining walls, pipe culverts, and a survey of cross sections of the French Broad River, western North Carolina, 1868-1869. Also included is a portfolio of memoirs, written by Cain in the 1920s, about the Civil War and his relatives, Superior Court Judge John Lancaster Bailey and William Henry Bailey.
Creator Cain, Wm. (William), 1847-1930.
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 Wm. Cain Books, #124, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the family of G. S. Henderson prior to 1936.
Received from Julien Wood of Edenton, N.C., May 1951.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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William Cain (1847-1930) was a mathematician and civil engineer. He was the son of William Cain and Sarah Jane Bailey Cain of Hillsboro, N.C. He came to the University of North Carolina as a member of the faculty in 1889.

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The collection includes chiefly engineering notes of William Cain concerning bridges, retaining walls, pipe culverts, and a survey of cross sections of the French Broad River, western North Carolina, 1868-1869. Also included is a portfolio of memoirs, written by Cain in the 1920s, about the Civil War and his relatives, Superior Court Judge John Lancaster Bailey and William Henry Bailey.

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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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