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Collection Number: 03575-z

Collection Title: Henry S. Clarke Letters, 1845-1864.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 9 items
Abstract Henry S. Clarke was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1845-1847, and afterwards a lawyer in Greenville, N.C. The collection includes photocopies of letters from Clarke of Beaufort County, N.C., to his wife, written from Washington, D.C., 1845-1846, and from a plantation he apparently owned near Gourdins Depot, S.C., 1861 and 1864. The letters chiefly concern personal news and Clarke's affection for his wife.
Creator Clarke, Henry S. (Henry Selby), 1809-1869.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 S. Clarke Letters, #3575-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Originals lent for copying by F. M. Manning of Williamston, N.C., January 1962.
Location of Originals
Originals in private hands in 1962.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Henry Selby Clarke (1809-1869) of Beaufort County, N.C., graduated from the University of North Carolina and served as a trustee of that institution, 1834-1854. He was a district solicitor, member of the State House of Commons, and member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1845-1847, and afterwards a lawyer in Greenville, N.C.

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The collection includes photocopied letters from Henry S. Clarke to his wife, written from Washington, D.C., 1845-1846, and from a plantation he apparently owned near Gourdins Depot, S.C., 1861 and 1864. The letters chiefly concern personal news and Clarke's affection for his wife. There is also one letter addressed to Clarke in Washington, D.C., praising him for a speech on the Oregon Country boundary dispute.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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