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Collection Number: 02545-z

Collection Title: Hope Summerell Chamberlain Papers, 1888-1951

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Size 100 items
Abstract Hope Summerell Chamberlain of Raleigh, N.C., wife of Joseph Weddington Chamberlain, was a clubwoman and author of local history. The collection includes scattered correspondence and other papers of Hope Summerell Chamberlin. Included are letters from Chamberlain as a schoolgirl and letters relating to her grandfather, Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; to North Carolina history; and to her book, Old Days in Chapel Hill (1926). There are also clippings, a biographical sketch, and nine original drawings used to illustrate the book.
Creator Chamberlain, Hope Summerell.
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 Hope Summerell Chamberlain Papers #2545-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Hope Summerell Chamberlain, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in June 1945, May 1946, March 1954, and other dates.
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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Hope Summerell Chamberlain of Raleigh, N.C., wife of Joseph Weddington Chamberlain, was a clubwoman and author of local history.

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The collection includes scattered correspondence and other papers of Raleigh, N.C., author Hope Summerell Chamberlin. Included are letters from Chamberlain as a schoolgirl and letters relating to her grandfather, Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.; to North Carolina history; and to her book, Old Days in Chapel Hill (1926). There are also clippings, a biographical sketch, and nine original drawings used to illustrate the book.

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Contents list

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Separated items include overize papers (OP-2545).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Tim West, June 1981

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, October 2004

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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