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Collection Number: 01394-z

Collection Title: Simeon Colton Papers, 1840-1861.

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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 5 items
Abstract Simeon Colton (1785-1868), native of Connecticut, was a Congregational and Presbyterian minister, who lived for some time near Fayetteville and Asheboro, N.C., where he taught at schools and preached to Presbyterian and Methodist churches. The collection includes the intermittent diary, 1851-1861, of Simeon Colton; a letter about family affairs from Elijah Colton (brother of Simeon?), 1840; and three newspaper clippings about members of the Colton family. Diary entries relate to preaching, school affairs, personal and family matters, Colton's religious views and perspective on secession, and trips to New England in 1854 and to New Orleans in 1858.
Creator Colton, Simeon, 1785-1868.
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 Simeon Colton Papers, #1394-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcription of most 1851 entries available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from George D. Upson of Wilmette, Ill., October 1947.
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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Simeon Colton (1785-1868), native of Connecticut, was a Congregational and Presbyterian minister, who lived for some time near Fayetteville and Asheboro, N.C., where he taught at schools and preached to Presbyterian and Methodist churches.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, December 2009

Finding aid updated for digitization by Kathryn Michaelis, September 2010

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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