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Collection Number: 00859

Collection Title: Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 320 items)
Abstract Edward Conigland was an Irish immigrant, lawyer, member of the North Carolina constitutional convention of 1865, and counsel for Governor William W. Holden at his impeachment, 1871. The collection contains, in part, microfilm versions and photocopies of primarily letters concerning politics, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and domestic life. They are from other lawyers, Roman Catholic churchman, and editors, but are mainly Conigland and Ezell family letters from Halifax county and Northampton county and Raleigh, N.C. Also included is the diary, 1861-1862, of Conigland's second wife, Mary Wyatt (Ezell) Conigland; speeches; clippings; and a biography of Conigland, literary writings, and reminiscences, 1899, by his daughter, Frances (Conigland) Farinholt.
Creator Conigland, Edward, 1819-1877.
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 Edward Conigland Papers, #859, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Daisy H. Moseley of Glen Ridge, N.J., 1944 and 1959.
Items lent for photocopying by Henri G. Noordberg of Huntsville, Tex., February 1966.
Location of Originals
Original items privately owned as of 1966
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Edward Conigland (1819-1877) was an Irish immigrant, lawyer, member of the North Carolina constitutional convention of 1865, and counsel for Governor William W. Holden at his impeachment, 1871.

Conigland was married to Mary Eliza Tillery in 1847. In 1854 he was married to Mary Wyatt Ezell (fl. 1838-1866) of Northampton County, N.C. His daughter was Frances "Fanny" Conigland Faringholt (fl. 1890-1907).

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The collection contains, in part, microfilm versions and photocopies of primarily letters of Edward Conigland concerning politics, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and domestic life. They are from other lawyers, Roman Catholic churchman, and editors, but are mainly Conigland and Ezell family letters from Halifax and Northampton counties and Raleigh, N.C. Also included is the diary, 1861-1862, of Conigland's second wife, Mary Wyatt (Ezell) Conigland; speeches; clippings; and a biography of Conigland, literary writings, and reminiscences, 1899, by his daughter, Frances (Conigland) Farinholt.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Biographical sketch #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1838-1848 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1849-1852 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1853-1856 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1857-1860 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1861-1863 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1864-1866 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1867-1869 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1870-1871 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1872-1873 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

1874-1878 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 11-12

Folder 13

Undated #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Speeches #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Legal cases #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Clippings #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Partial typescript copy of Volume 1 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 1: Journal, Mary Wyatt Ezell, 1861-1862 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 2: Catholic World, November 1890 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 19

Includes a story by Frances Conigland Farinholt

Folder 20

Volume 3: Album, Mary Wyatt Ezell, 1853-1863 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 4: Scrapbook, Edward Conigland and Fanny Conigland Farinholt, 1845-1921 #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." Folder 21

Includes Edward Conigland's law licenses and clippings. There are also manuscript entries by Fannie Conigland Farinholt which include a biographical sketch of Edward Conigland, her own recollections, and an autobiography.

Image Folder PF-859/1

Photographs #00859, Series: "Edward Conigland Papers, 1838-1921 and undated." PF-859/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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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