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Collection Number: 03561-z

Collection Title: Henry L. Cathell Diary, 1851-1852; 1856

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Abstract The collection contains detailed records of two trips made by Henry L. Cathell of New York City. On the first trip, 22 November 1851-29 April 1852, undertaken to recover his health, Cathell and his family travelled by boat to Savannah, Ga.; by railroad to Macon, Ga.; and by stagecoach to Quincy, Fla., where they spent 6 December 1851-5 April 1852 hunting, fishing, and socializing. The travellers returned by way of Macon, Chattanooga, Tenn., the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers, Cleveland, Ohio, the Great Lakes, Buffalo, and Albany, N.Y. On the second trip, 3 February-2 March 1856, while in mourning for his wife, Cathell visited Savannah and Quincy and passed through Wilmington, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to the travel narratives the volumes contain itemized accounts of expenses and a record of letters written.
Creator Cathell, Henry L., fl. 1851-1856.
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 Henry L. Cathell Diary, #3561-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1952
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 detailed records of two trips made by Henry L. Cathell of New York City. On the first trip, 22 November 1851-29 April 1852, undertaken to recover his health, Cathell and his family travelled by boat to Savannah, Ga.; by railroad to Macon, Ga.; and by stagecoach to Quincy, Fla., where they spent 6 December 1851-5 April 1852 hunting, fishing, and socializing. The travellers returned by way of Macon, Chattanooga, Tenn., the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers, Cleveland, Ohio, the Great Lakes, Buffalo, and Albany, N.Y. On the second trip, 3 February-2 March 1856, while in mourning for his wife, Cathell visited Savannah and Quincy and passed through Wilmington, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to the travel narratives the volumes contain itemized accounts of expenses and a record of letters written.

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Processing Information

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

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