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Collection Number: 03430-z

Collection Title: Joseph Cathey Papers, 1833-1890

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Size 17 items
Abstract Joseph Cathey was a farmer, miller, and merchant in Haywood County, N.C. He was the son of William Cathey, one of the earliest Haywood County settlers. Cathey represented Haywood County at the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835, and he served one term in the North Carolina Senate in 1842. The collection consists of an account book documenting Joseph Cathey's accounts with individuals, 1872-1873; an account book documenting accounts with individuals, including members of the Cathey family, for general merchandise, provisions, and dry goods, 1875-1890; and correspondence, agreements, bills, a summons, and a notice of an estate sale, 1833-1874. Included is a letter to Cathey from J.S. Moor, 16 June 1845, in which Moor urged Cathey to accept the Whig nomination for North Carolina Senate, running against Nicholas Woodfin.
Creator Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Joseph Cathey Papers, #3430-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase and loan 1959; 1962.
Received from Perry Dean Young in June 2006 (Acc. 100444).
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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Joseph Cathey (1803-1874) was a farmer, miller, and merchant in Haywood County, N.C. He was the son of William Cathey, one of the earliest Haywood County settlers. Cathey represented Haywood County at the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835, and he served one term in the North Carolina Senate in 1842.

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The collection consists of an account book documenting Joseph Cathey's accounts with individuals, 1872-1873; an account book documenting accounts with individuals, including members of the Cathey family, for general merchandise, provisions, and dry goods, 1875-1890; and correspondence, agreements, bills, a summons, and a notice of an estate sale, 1833-1874. Included is a letter to Cathey from J.S. Moor, 16 June 1845, in which Moor urged Cathey to accept the Whig nomination for North Carolina Senate, running against Nicholas Woodfin.

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Contents list

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17 items.
Folder 1

Account book, 1872-1873 #03430-z, Series: "Joseph Cathey Papers, 1833-1890." Folder 1

Account book of Joseph Cathey, general merchant in Forks of the Pigeon, Haywood County, N.C., documenting Cathey's accounts with individuals.

Folder 2

Account book, 1875-1890 #03430-z, Series: "Joseph Cathey Papers, 1833-1890." Folder 2

Account book documenting accounts with individuals, including members of the Cathey family, for general merchandise, provisions, and dry goods. Haywood County tax receipt enclosed, to Mrs. Mattie Cathey, by J.A. Blaylock, Forks of the Pigeon, N.C.

Folder 3

Papers, 1833-1873 and undated #03430-z, Series: "Joseph Cathey Papers, 1833-1890." Folder 3

Correspondence, agreements, bills, a summons, and a notice of an estate sale. Among the papers is a letter to Cathey from J.S. Moor, 16 June 1845, in which Moor urged Cathey to accept the Whig nomination for North Carolina Senate, running against Nicholas Woodfin. There is also a photocopy of an undated fragment of a letter written in Roan County, Tenn.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Finding aid updated in February 2011 by Anna Kephart.

The Addition of June 2006 consists of original versions of photocopied documents in the collection. In February 2011, the photocopies were replaced with the originals, and the photocopies were discarded. These papers can be found in Folder 3.

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