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Collection Number: 1506-z

Collection Title: Edmund DeBerry Covington Diary, 1841-1843

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Abstract Edmund DeBerry Covington was the son of Benjamin Hamilton and Jane Wall Covington, born 25 September 1823 in Rockingham, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and graduated in 1844. He died of pneumonia on 25 December 1845. The diary kept by Covington during his student days at the University of North Carolina, 1841-1843, contains scattered diary and other entries, including original compositions, extracts, a list of books read, and a prophecy concerning his classmates.
Creator Covington, Edmund DeBerry, 1823-1845.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Edmund DeBerry Covington Diary #1506-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Received from Mrs. MacLean B. Leath.
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Edmund DeBerry Covington was the son of Benjamin Hamilton and Jane Wall Covington, born 25 September 1823 in Rockingham, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and graduated in 1844. He died of pneumonia on 25 December 1845.

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The diary kept by Edmund DeBerry Covington during his student days at the University of North Carolina, 1841-1843, contains scattered diary and other entries, including original compositions, extracts, a list of books read, and a prophecy concerning his classmates.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, October 1948

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, October 2004

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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