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Collection Number: 01313

Collection Title: Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945.

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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 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,200 items)
Abstract Heriot Clarkson (1863-1842) of Charlotte, N.C., was a lawyer, state and local official, and justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1923-1942. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, and writings, chiefly from 1900, of Heriot Clarkson, relating to personal matters; law; local, North Carolina state, and national politics, particularly the campaign of Cameron Morrison (1869-1953) for governor in 1920, and the 1928 presidental election, and Clarkson's own campaigns for various offices; and his public and civic interests which included local, state, and national prohibition; the North Carolina "Good Roads" movement; historical writing and preservation; and the Episcopal Church. Many of the early papers concern St. Peter's Church, Charlotte. Other items include a scrapbook, guestbooks, and letters and a diary describing a European tour, 1889.
Creator Clarkson, Heriot, 1863-1942.
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 Heriot Clarkson Papers, #1313, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Francis O. Clarkson of Charlotte, N.C., 1947-1948 and 1963.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1aa.
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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Heriot Clarkson (1863-1842) of Charlotte, N.C., was a lawyer, state and local official, and justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Clarkson was born in Kingsville, Richland County, S.C. He was the son of Major William and Margaret Simons Clarkson. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he studied law, 1883-1884. In 1889 he married Mary Lloyd Osborne, daughter of Reverend E. A. Osborne of Charlotte, N.C. Clarkson formed a law partnership with C. H. Duls in 1888, practicing in Charlotte. Clarkson was alderman and vice-mayor of Charlotte, 1887-1888 and 1891-1892. He was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1899; Charlotte city attorney, 1901-1905; solicitor for the 12th Judicial District, 1904-1910; and an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1923-1942. Clarkson was also involved various political campaigns including Cameron Morrison's North Carolina gubernatorial bid, 1920-1921; and in several religious organizations and projects as a member of the vestry at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charlotte, N.C.; the construction of a new parish house for the Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and the Interstate Young Men's Christian Association of the Carolinas.

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The collection includes correspondence, speeches, writings, and other papers of Heriot Clarkson, relating to his political, professional, and personal interests and undertaking. Items include materials pertaining to local, North Carolina state, and national politics, particularly the campaign of Cameron Morrison (1869-1953) for governor of North Carolina in 1920, the campaign of Clyde R. Hoey for governor of North Carolina in 1936, and to Clarkson's own campaigns for various offices. Also included are items related to Clarkson's public and civic interests which included temperance and prohibition; the North Carolina "Good Roads" movement; the United States Building and Loan League; and historical writing and preservation through his association with the North Carolina Historical Commission, Sons of the Revolution, Society of the Cincinnati, and Huguenot Society of South Carolina. There is also material related to Clarkson's involvement with the Episcopal church, including correspondence and church records from St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, N.C.; papers related to the construction of chapel house for Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and items pertaining to the Interstate Young Man's Christian Association (YMCA) of the Carolinas. Other items include a scrapbook, guestbooks, and letters and a diary describing a European tour, 1889.

Prominent correspondents represented in the collection include Thomas Atkinson, Walter Clark, Joseph Blount Cheshire, Mary Anna (Mrs. Stonewall) Jackson, Josephus Daniels, F. M. Simmons, Cameron Morrison, Angus W. McLean, Clyde R. Hoey, O. Max Gardner, Archibald Henderson, Charles B. Aycock, Edwin A. Penick, Thomas W. Ruffin, Frank Porter Graham, John G. Richards, John J. Parker, Jonathan Garland Pollard, W. P. Stacy, George Floyd Rogers, John C. B. Ehringhaus, and his son Francis O. Clarkson.

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Contents list

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Folder 1aa

Original finding aid #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 1aa

Folder 1a

Biographical data #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 1a

Folder 1b

1862-1878 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 1b

Folder 2

1879 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 2

Folder 3

1880-1885 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 3

Folder 4

1886-1891 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 4

Folder 5

1892-1894 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 5

Folder 6

1895 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 6

Folder 7

1896 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 7

Folder 8

1897-1898 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 8

Folder 9

1899 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 9

Folder 10-13

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

1900 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 10-13

Folder 14-16

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

1901 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 14-16

Folder 17

1902 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 17

Folder 18

1903 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 18

Folder 19

1904 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 19

Folder 20

1905-1906 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 20

Folder 21

1907 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 21

Folder 22

1908 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 22

Folder 23

1909 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 23

Folder 24

1910 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 24

Folder 25-26

Folder 25

Folder 26

1911-1913 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 25-26

Folder 27-29

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

1914 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 27-29

Folder 30

1915-1917 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 30

Folder 31

1918-1919 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 31

Folder 32

1920-1921 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 32

Folder 33

1922 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 33

Folder 34-35

Folder 34

Folder 35

1923 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 34-35

Folder 36-37

Folder 36

Folder 37

1924 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 36-37

Folder 38-39

Folder 38

Folder 39

1925 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 38-39

Folder 40

1926 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 40

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

1927 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 41-42

Folder 43-50

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

1928 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 43-50

Folder 51-54

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

1929 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 51-54

Folder 55-60

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

1930 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 55-60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

1931 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 61-62

Folder 63-65

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

1932 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 63-65

Folder 66-74

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

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Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

1933 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 66-74

Folder 75

1934 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 75

Folder 76-79

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

1935-1936 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 76-79

Folder 80-88

Folder 80

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Folder 87

Folder 88

1937-1940 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 80-88

Folder 89-103

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

1941 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 89-103

Folder 103

1942-1945 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 103

Folder 104

Letters, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 104

Folder 105-106

Folder 105

Folder 106

Speeches and writings, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 105-106

Folder 107-108

Folder 107

Folder 108

Temperance and Prohibition materials, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 107-108

Folder 109-113

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Miscellaneous, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 109-113

Folder 114

Volume 1: Guestbook, Little Switzerland and Raleigh, N.C., 1933-1938 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 114

Folder 115

Volume 2: Guestbook, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 115

Folder 116

Volume 3: Guest list, Clarkson 50th Wedding Anniversary Reception, 1939 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 116

Folder 117

#01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." Folder 117

See Oversize Volume SV-1313/4

Oversize Volume SV-1313/4

Volume 4: Scrapbook #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." SV-1313/4

Contains clippings, typed memorials and tributes, telegrams received, and other items related to the death of Heriot Clarkson.

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Portrait of Robert Brodnax Glenn, 1906 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/1

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Portrait of Henry R. Bryan, 1906 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/2

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Photograph of painted portrait, Julia Ward Howe, 1910 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/3

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Photographic postcard featuring delegates to a Building and Loan meeting, 1911 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/4

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Portrait of Cameron Morrison, 1926 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/5

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Photographic postcard of a group including Cameron Morrison, Heriot Clarkson, R. O. Everett, E. R. Preston, and others on porch of Switzerland Inn, Little Switzerland, N.C., 1928 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/6

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Portrait of Thomas Leroy Kirkpatrick, 1929 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/7

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Reprint of portrait of Charles W. Tillett, 1932 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/8

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Photographic postcard of Heriot Clarkson, Little Switzerland, N.C., 1937 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/9

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Photograph of Clarence Kuester, Heriot Clarkson, H. L. McCrorey (?), C. O. (?) Johnson, and W. L. Metz on the 71st anniversary of the founding of Johnson C. Smith University, 1938? #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/10

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Photographic postcard of Heriot Clarkson and family at Little Switzerland, N.C., 1939 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/11

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Photographic postcard of a group including Heriot Clarkson; Beulah and Helen Hollifield; Margaret, Muriel, Bernice, Ruby, and Retta McKinney; Missouri McKinney Whitener; Josephine Smith; Virginia Gouge; Nellie and Fay Bradshaw Waycaster; Elice Hakes; Flor #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/12

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Portrait of Joseph Broughton, 1940 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/13

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Portrait of Walter Christie, 1940 #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/14

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Print of portrait of Walter Clark, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/15

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Portrait of Rufus A. Doughton, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/16

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Print of portrait of Hamilton C. Jones, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/17

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Portrait of John C. B. Ehringhaus, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/18

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Portrait of O. Max Gardner, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/19

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Portrait of Angus W. McLean, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/20

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Portrait of E. T. Cansler, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/21

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Photograph of unidentified man, possibly Edmund Preston, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/22

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Portrait of unidentified man, undated #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/23

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, November 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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