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Collection Number: 00125

Collection Title: Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)

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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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract The Calder family resided in Wilmington, N.C. Prominent members included brothers William Calder (b. 1844) and Robert E. Calder. The collection includes family correspondence, accounts, diaries, chiefly 1857-1865, of members of the Calder family of Wilmington, N.C. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from Confederate soldiers William and Robert E. Calder written from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania while serving in the 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, to their mother, Phila Lazarus Calder. After the war there are family papers of the Calder brothers including their accounts as wholesale grocers and commission merchants in Wilmington (1874). Also included are a property account book (1817) of Captain William Hunter; a travel account (1838) of John L. London about the Virginia springs; and an account book (1859-1860) of William Calder.
Creator Calder family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Calder Family Papers, #125, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
1944; 1949
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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The Calder family resided in Wilmington, N.C. Prominent members included the brothers William Calder (b. 1844) and Robert E. Calder. They were both Confederate soldiers in the 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America.

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The collection includes family correspondence, accounts, diaries, chiefly 1857-1865, of members of the Calder family of Wilmington, N.C. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from Confederate soldiers William and Robert E. Calder written from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania while serving in the 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, to their mother, Phila Lazarus Calder. After the war there are family papers of the Calder brothers including their accounts as wholesale grocers and commission merchants in Wilmington (1874). Also included are a property account book (1817) of Captain William Hunter; a travel account (1838) of John L. London about the Virginia springs; and an account book (1859-1860) of William Calder.

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Contents list

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About 250 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: circa 1818-1838 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 1

Volume 2: 1859-1860 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1825-1857 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1861-1862 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 3

Reel M-125/1

Two diaries of William Calder, 1861; 1865 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Reel M-125/1

Folder 4

Correspondence, January-May 1863 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence, June-December 1863 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 5

Folder 6

Correspondence, January-May 1864 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, June-December 1864 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1865 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 8

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1866-1875 #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 9

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1876-1886 and undated #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 10

Folder 11a

Newspapers and clippings #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 11a

Folder 11b

Newspapers and clippings #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 11b

Folder 11c

Newspapers and clippings #00125, Series: "Calder Family Papers, 1817-1886 (bulk 1857-1865)." Folder 11c

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 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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