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Collection Number: 02775

Collection Title: Clinton A. Cilley Papers, 1875-1988

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)
Abstract Clinton A. Cilley, native of New Hampshire, lawyer, and U.S. Army colonel in the Civil War, who moved to Lenoir and Hickory in western North Carolina after the war, became a judge, and married Emma Sophia Harper (1844-1922), daughter of James Clarence Harper (1819-1890). Included is a multi-volume diary of Cilley with very brief entries describing Cilley and Harper family activities; life in Lenoir and Hickory, N.C.; law practice on the circuit; training of law students in his office; and activities as an Episcopal layman. There are also scrapbooks, assembled by Cilley or his wife, containing clippings from the 1870s and 1880s about people they knew or topics of general interest to them. Also included are a few loose clippings and photocopies of documents relating to Cilley's application for a medal of honor for his conduct at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.
Creator Cilley, Clinton A., 1837-1900.
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 Clinton A. Cilley papers #2775, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from various sources, 1944-1970, and from Mrs. Donald Cilley in October 1995 (Acc. 95129).
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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Included is a multi-volume diary of Cilley with very brief entries describing Cilley and Harper family activities; life in Lenoir and Hickory, N.C.; law practice on the circuit; training of law students in his office; and activities as an Episcopal layman. There are also scrapbooks, assembled by Cilley or his wife, containing clippings from the 1870s and 1880s about people they knew or topics of general interest to them. Also included are a few loose clippings and photocopies of documents relating to Cilley's application for a medal of honor for his conduct at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

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