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Collection Number: 00146

Collection Title: Joseph Blount Cheshire Papers, 1758-1954.

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Size 16.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5000 items)
Abstract Joseph Blount Cheshire (1850-1932) was Episcopal bishop of North Carolina from 1893 until 1932. Correspondence, sermons, speeches and writings, reports, financial and legal material, clippings and volumes documenting the work of Joseph Blount Cheshire. Also included are minutes and account books of diocesan organizations, 1828-1884, before Cheshire became bishop. The addition of February 2000 contains family letters from Joseph Blount Cheshire (1814-1899), Episcopal priest in Edgecombe and Halifax counties, and letters of Theophilus Parker (1775-1849) and John Haywood Parker, as well as speeches and writings by Joseph Blount Cheshire (1850-1932) and account books of attorney Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) of Raleigh, N.C.
Creator Cheshire, Joseph Blount, 1850-1932.
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 Joseph Blount Cheshire Papers #146, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., before 1940, with additions received from Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr., in 1970; Lawrence London of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1942, 1983, and 1986; David Stick of Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1966; Bishop Thomas A. Fraser of Raleigh, N.C., in 1982; material transferred from Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Records (#3438), in 1987. Addition filed as folder 269a, received from Jacqueline Drane Nash in May 1989 (Acc. 89025); folder 220b received from Henry Clark of Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 1999 (Acc. 98293); addition of February 2000 (Acc. 98563) transferred from North Carolina Collection; addition of October 2002 (Acc. 99343) transferred from Rare Book Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Joseph Blount Cheshire, son of the Reverend Joseph Blount Cheshire (1814-1899) and Elizabeth Toole Parker Cheshire, was born in Tarboro, N.C., 27 March 1850. In 1869, he received a B.A. from Trinity College, in Hartford, Conn. After he graduated from college, Cheshire taught Greek and Latin at St. Clement's Hall in Ellicott City, Md.

In 1871, Cheshire moved back to North Carolina and began studying law under William Ruffin of Hillsborough and then under Judge George Howard of Tarboro. Cheshire was licensed to practice law in 1872. He began his work as a lawyer in Baltimore, Md., with his college friend George Hooper. Fifteen months later, Cheshire joined the the law firm of Colonel John L. Bridgers and his son in Tarboro, N.C.

In 1876, Cheshire began to consider becoming a candidate for holy orders and began studying theology under the direction of his father. In 1878, he was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church. Kemp Battle, president of the University of North Carolina, requested that Cheshire be assigned to Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill. While at Chapel of the Cross, Cheshire organized the mission of St. Phillip's in Durham.

Cheshire was ordained in 1880. In 1881, he became rector of St. Peter's Church in Charlotte; he was rector there for twelve years. During this time, Cheshire was deeply involved in mission work in Charlotte and the surrounding counties. In Charlotte, he organized St. Martin's Church and St. Michael and All Angels, a black mission. He also organized St. Mark's mission in Mecklenburg and St. Paul's mission in Monroe. He was actively involved in building two hospitals in the Charlotte area, St. Peter's and Good Samaritan. In addition, Cheshire, with the help of the Reverend E. A. Osborne, established the Thompson Orphanage in Charlotte.

In October 1893, Cheshire was elected Bishop Coadjuator to Bishop Thomas Lyman. After the death of Bishop Lyman in December 1893, Cheshire became the first native North Carolinian to be elected bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina.

Cheshire accomplished much during his tenure as Bishop and was prominent in the national church. He was very interested in the cause of mission and promoted the growth of the Episcopal Church in the mountains of western North Carolina. In 1895, his efforts led to the creation of a separate mission district in the western part of the state, which was later given its own bishop.

Cheshire was also noted for his contributions to education in the diocese. At his urging, St. Mary's School in Raleigh, now St. Mary's College, became a diocesan institution. (It had been a private girls' school run by an Episcopal clergyman and was failing.) Under Cheshire's leadership, its endowment grew and its success was insured. Cheshire also established St. Augustine's School in Raleigh, which was devoted to the education of African-Americans.

Cheshire's relationship with black Episcopalians in the Diocese was apparently very good. During his episcopacy, Henry B. Delany, a black clergyman, was elected Suffragan Bishop. Cheshire served on the General Convention's Joint Commission on a Racial Episcopate. He did not support separation of the races, but supported the idea of separate bishops for blacks after he was persuaded that blacks themselves preferred it.

Cheshire was a writer and a historian as well as a clergyman. He was elected president of the State Literary and Historical Association in 1930. His most famous historical work, The Church in the Confederate States, was published in 1912. Nonnulla, a book of reminiscences, Cheshire's most popular book, was published in 1930.

Cheshire married Annie Huske Webb of Hillsborough, N.C., in 1874. They had six children: Elizabeth Toole, Sarah, Joseph Blount, Jr., Annie, James Webb, and Godfrey. Cheshire's wife died in 1897, and two years later, he married again. His second wife was Elizabeth Lansdale Mitchell of Beltsville, Md. They had no children.

After 1922, Cheshire gradually began to turn over his episcopal duties to his Bishop Coadjutor, the Reverend Edwin Penick. Joseph Blount Cheshire died 27 December 1932.

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Most of the collection documents the professional life of Joseph Blount Cheshire. The professional material consists of correspondence, speeches and writings, and subject files documenting Cheshire's activities as a clergyman and bishop from 1878 to 1932.

Before the addition of February 2000, personal and family materials were scant. A memoir Cheshire wrote about his father is in Subseries 2.2. About thirty miscellaneous personal items are in Subseries 3.4. There are a few personal letters in Series 1. The addition of February 2000 contains many family letters, 1800-1856, mostly of Cheshire's grandfather, Theophilus Parker, and uncle, John Haywood Parker, and many letters to Cheshire from his father, 1866-1897.

Also included in the collection are minutes and account books pertaining to various diocesan organizations, dating from the period prior to Cheshire's election to the episcopacy. These materials are in Series 3.

The addition of February 2000 also contains many speeches and writings by Cheshire and account books of his son, Joseph Blount Cheshire, a lawyer in Raleigh, N.C.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1878-1932.

About 2500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence between Cheshire and bishops, clergy, laity, and others relating to church activities in the Diocese of North Carolina, settlements of disputes, financial issues, doctrine, theology, race relations, the institution of marriage, the church during World War I, and many other topics.

Correspondence is divided into two sections: incoming letters, and handwritten copies of outgoing letters. Incoming material does include a few copies of outgoing letters, because Cheshire occasionally jotted responses on the backs of incoming letters. However, most of the outgoing letters in this collection are included in twenty-three letterpress books, which are filed separate from incoming letters.

Correspondents include Kemp P. Battle, Julian S. Carr, H. G. Connor, Locke Craig, Josephus Daniels, Henry B. Delany, W. C. Dewitt, W. H. Hardin, Archibald Henderson, John S. Henderson, W. A. Hoke, F. F. Johnson, W. W. Kitchin, A. S. Lloyd, Theodore Lyman, J. S. Manning, Hugh Morson, M. C. S. Noble, Edwin Penick, E. A. Osborne, Walter H. Page, A. M. Randolph, Frederick F. Reese, F. M. Simmons, Robert Strange, Francis P. Venable, and A. M. Waddell. Of particular interest are letters from individuals in Warren County relating to the lynching there in 1921 (folder 131).

For more information about the Diocese of North Carolina see Subseries 3.1 and for more information about Cheshire's involvement in the Episcopal Church see Subseries 3.2. For family correspondence, see the addition of February 2000.

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1878-1884 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 1

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1885 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 2-8

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1886-1887 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 9

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1888-1889 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 10

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1890-1900 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 11

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1901-1906 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 12

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1907-1909 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 13

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1910 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 14

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1911 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 15

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1912 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 16-45

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1913 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 46-66

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1914 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 67-88

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1915 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 89-100

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1916 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 101-109

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1917 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 110-117

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1918 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 118-123

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1919 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 124-128

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1920 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 129-130

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1921 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 131

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1922 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 132-133

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1923 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 134-136

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1924 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 137

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1925 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 138

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1926 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 139

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1927 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 140-141

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1928 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 142

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1929 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 143

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1930 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 144

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1931 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 145

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1932 #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 146-147

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Undated #00146, Subseries: "1.1 INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 147-151

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[Note: this material was transferred to this collection after the rest of the material in the collection had been arranged. It is thus is filed at the end of the collection, Boxes 7 and 8.]

Folder 270

25 September-17 December 1894 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 270

Folder 271

17 December 1894-13 March 1895 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 271

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13 March-7 May 1895 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 272

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8 May-11 September 1895 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 273

Folder 274

11 September-15 November 1895 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 274

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13 November-27 December 1895 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 275

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27 December 1895-6 March 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 276

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6 March-13 May 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 277

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13 May-31 August 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 278

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1-16 September 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 279

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18-28 September 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 280

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1-8 October 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 281

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8-15 October 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 282

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20-28 October 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 283

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29 October-5 November 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 284

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5-18 November 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 285

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21 November-10 December 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 286

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10-19 December 1896 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 287

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20 December 1896-2 January 1897 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 288

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4 January-24 February 1897 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 289

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26 February-28 March 1897 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 290

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3-30 April 1897 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 291

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1 May-7 October 1897 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 292

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23 October-18 December 1897 #00146, Subseries: "1.2 OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE" Folder 293

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Sermons, 1877-1932.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Sermons, sermon notes, and two small notebooks in which Cheshire kept a record of sermons he gave and where he gave them. Cheshire numbered his sermons from 1 to 369, dating from 1877 to 1932. A few are missing. They are followed by some unnumbered sermons and sermon notes. Cheshire's sermon notebooks provide a record of Cheshire's episcopal visitations to churches in the Diocese of North Carolina.

See additional sermons in the addition of February 2000.

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Sermons 1-369 #00146, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1877-1932." Folder 152-212

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Unnumbered Sermons #00146, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1877-1932." Folder 213

Folder 214

Sermon Notes #00146, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1877-1932." Folder 214

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Record Book of Sermons and Services #00146, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1877-1932." Folder 215

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About 35 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Handwritten and typed versions of speeches and writings by Cheshire, programs from events at which he spoke, publication material relating to his book The Church in the Confederate States, and a notebook of his private prayers (folder 227). Also included are a few writings by others (folder 233). The addition of February 2000 contains more speeches and writings.

Folder 216

Address of the Bishop to the Diocesean Convention, 1905 #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 216

Folder 217

"Battle of Ashdune--A Ballad," no date #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 217

Folder 218

"Church and the Negro," 1885-1886? #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 218

Folder 219

"Church in the Confederate States," n.d. #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 219

Folder 220a

"Church in the Confederate States," n.d., publication material #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 220a

Folder 220b

"Clark, Henry Toole," 1908. Photocopy of speech by Joseph Blount Cheshire to the Edgecombe County chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 220b

Folder 221

"Confirmation Charge," no date #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 221

Folder 222

Herbert, George, 1908 #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 222

Folder 223

"Important Utterance of Southern Bishops," 1910 #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 223

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Folder 225

"Memories of my Father," 1932 #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 224-225

Folder 226

Prayers #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 226

Folder 227

Private Prayers #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 227

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Programs #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 228

Folder 229

"Racial Episcopate," 1916 #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 229

Folder 230

"Ravenscroft, John--First Bishop of North Carolina," n.d. #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 230

Folder 231

"Sketches of Church History in North Carolina," 1892 #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 231

Folder 232

Untitled Writings #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 232

Folder 233

Writings of Others #00146, Subseries: "2.2. Other Speeches and Writings, 1885-1932." Folder 233

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930.

About 850 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Reports, account books, receipts, typed transcriptions and handwritten copies of wills and deeds, minutes, programs, pamphlets, programs, and clippings relating to various organizations of the Diocese of North Carolina. Most of the material dates from Cheshire's episcopacy. There are some items that predate his tenure as bishop and are indicated on the folder list by their dates.

See more Diocese of North Carolina files in the addition of February 2000.

Folder 234

Church War Committee #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 234

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Convocation Among Colored People #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 235-236

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Convocation of Charlotte #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 237

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Convocation of Raleigh (1874-1889) #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 238-240

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Dorsey Fund (1881-1891) #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 241

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Episcopal School, Raleigh (1835-1836) #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 242

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Executive Council #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 243

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Executive Missionary Council (1885-1893) #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 244

Folder 245

Holt Fund #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 245

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Laymens' Missionary League #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 246

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Miscellaneous #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 247-251

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Missionary Society (1828-1884) #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 252

Folder 253

School Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina Proceedings (1833-1839) #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 253

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Folder 255

St. Augustine's School, Raleigh #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 254-255

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St. Mary's School, Raleigh #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 256

Folder 257

St. Michael's School, Charlotte #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 257

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Standing Committee #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 258

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Thompson Orphanage, Charlotte #00146, Subseries: "3.1. Diocese of North Carolina, 1828-1930." Folder 259

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Reports, minutes, manuscript drafts of position papers, and other material relating to Cheshire's involvement in the House of Bishops of the General Convention, the national organization of the Episcopal Church. Included are materials from several committees and commissions on which Cheshire served; materials from meetings of the Province of Sewannee, a regional division of the national church; and materials relating to the University of the South in Sewannee, Tennessee.

Folder 260

Committee on Reservation #00146, Subseries: "3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927." Folder 260

Folder 261

Joint Commission on Legislation Matters #00146, Subseries: "3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927." Folder 261

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Folder 263

Joint Commission on a Racial Episcopate #00146, Subseries: "3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927." Folder 262-263

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Folder 265

Miscellaneous #00146, Subseries: "3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927." Folder 264-265

Folder 266

Province of Sewannee #00146, Subseries: "3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927." Folder 266

Folder 267

University of the South #00146, Subseries: "3.2. House of Bishops, 1911-1927." Folder 267

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. The Church Messenger, 1885-1886.

About 30 items.

Receipts from The Church Messenger, a paper published in Rock Hill, S.C. Cheshire seems to have been involved with the paper while he was rector of St. Peter's Church in Charlotte, from 1878 to 1893.

Folder 268

The Church Messenger #00146, Subseries: "3.3. The Church Messenger, 1885-1886." Folder 268

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Personal Materials, 1841-1930.

About 50 items.

Receipts, budgets, stock and tax certificates, indentures,Cheshire's son Godfrey's grade reports from the University of the South, and other personal materials.

See additional personal materials in the additions of February 2000 and October 2002.

Folder 269-269a

Folder 269

Personal materials #00146, Subseries: "3.4. Personal Materials, 1841-1930." Folder 269-269a

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954.

About 30 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Account books, 1911-1954, of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961), an attorney in Raleigh, N.C., and the son of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1850-1932). Also included are a power of attorney from Augustine Washington Tucker to Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr., 1916; a plat of a subdivision owned by Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr., and J.C. Webb in Edenton, N.C., 1923; and a lease for a store building in Raleigh, N.C., 1931.

Folder 398

Cash Book, 1 January 1911-3 May 1918 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 398

Folder 399

Enclosures from cash book #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 399

Folder 400

Cash Book, 3 May 1918-1 October 1924 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 400

Folder 401

Enclosures from cash book #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 401

Folder 402

Cash book, 1 October 1924-22 February 1930 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 402

Folder 403

Enclosures from cash book #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 403

Folder 404

Cash book, 22 February 1930-1 April 1938 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 404

Folder 405

Cash book, 1 April 1938-6 July 1954 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 405

Folder 406

Enclosures #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 406

Folder 407

Journal, 1 January 1911-24 May 1935 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 407

Folder 408

Ledger, 1911-1917 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 408

Folder 409

Ledger, 1911-1929 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 409

Folder 410

Ledger, 1915-1936 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 410

Folder 411

Ledger, 1923-1949 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 411

Folder 412

Ledger, 1 Jan. 1911-18 May 1954 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 412

Folder 413

Loose papers, 1916-1931 #00146, Series: "4. Account Books and Papers of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1882-1961) 1911-1954." Folder 413

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Pictures, circa circa 1875-1918.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of October 2002 (Acc.99343) , 1937-1948 and undated..

4 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Personal Materials.

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Records of the baptisms, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N.C., of four of the children of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1850-1932), and other genealogical information about the Cheshire, Webb, and related families.

Folder 414

Family History Material #00146, Subseries: "3.4. Personal Materials." Folder 414

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Processing Information

Processed by: Marion Presler, August 1987; Linda Sellars, March 2002

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Items separated include pictures (P-146) and oversize papers (OP-146).

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