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Collection Number: 04846-z

Collection Title: Octavius Coke Papers (#4846-z) 1877-1899

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Abstract Octavius Coke (1840-1895) was an lawyer, Democratic politician, and North Carolina secretary of state, 1891-1895. He was born in Williamsburg, Va., moved to Edenton, N.C., after the Civil War and to Raleigh in 1880. With his first wife, who died in 1876, he had two children, Carolina and Octavius, Jr. With his second wife, Kate Fisher, he had four more children. The collection includes letters, notes on tariffs and state banks, and an internal revenue statement for 1891. Three of the letters were written by Octavius Coke, Jr., in the 1890s. Letters to his sister Caroline and to his stepmother in 1897 describe his position with the American Tobacco Company and his life in Cincinnati. A letter, 14 January 1899, to his stepmother from Havana, Cuba, describes his life in the 1st North Carolina Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War.
Creator Coke, Octavius, 1840-1895.
Language English.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from J. Douglas Mattox of Raleigh, N.C., in October 1996 (Acc. 96152).
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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Octavius Coke (1840-1895) was a lawyer, Democratic politician, and North Carolina secretary of state, 1891-1895. He was born in Williamsburg, Va., moved to Edenton, N.C., after the Civil War and to Raleigh in 1880. With his first wife, who died in 1876, he had two children, Carolina and Octavius, Jr. With his second wife, Kate Fisher, he had four more children.

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Letters, notes on tariffs and state banks, and an internal revenue statement for 1891. Three of the letters were written by Octavius Coke, Jr., in the 1890s. Letters to his sister Caroline and to his stepmother in 1897 describe his position with the American Tobacco Company and his life in Cincinnati. A letter, 14 January 1899, to his stepmother from Havana, Cuba, describes his life in the 1st North Carolina Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War.

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