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Collection Number: 03150-z

Collection Title: Richard Green Cowper Letters, 1791; 1794; 1843-1866.

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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 8 items
Abstract Richard Green Cowper (fl. 1846) was a resident of Murfreesboro, N.C. The collection includes a letter, 1794, from George Washington at Philadelphia to Christoper Cowper, of Suffolk, Va., acknowledging the receipt of $450 relative to the sale of some land, and a typed transcription of a deed and mortgage for the land; an indenture, 1843, signed by Richard S. Cowper, sheriff of Hertford County, N.C.; two letters, 1846, to Richard Green Cowper, sojourning in Mariana, Fla., written by his wife at Murfreesboro, N.C., giving home news; a letter (typed transcription), November 1861, from Samuel A. Riddick of Hertford County, N.C., at Camp Ruffin, a Confederate training facility; and an acknowledgement, 1866, to George Vernon Cowper (1846-1916), a student at the University of North Carolina, from William H. Seward (1801-1872).
Creator Cowper, Richard Green, fl. 1846.
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 Richard Green Cowper Letters, #3150-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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Richard Green Cowper (fl. 1846) was a resident of Murfreesboro, N.C.

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The collection includes a letter, 1794, from George Washington at Philadelphia to Christoper Cowper, of Suffolk, Va., acknowledging the receipt of $450 relative to the sale of some land, and a typed transcription of a deed and mortgage for the land; an indenture, 1843, signed by Richard S. Cowper, sheriff of Hertford County, N.C.; two letters, 1846, to Richard Green Cowper, sojourning in Mariana, Fla., written by his wife at Murfreesboro, N.C., giving home news; a letter (typed transcription), November 1861, from Samuel A. Riddick of Hertford County, N.C., at Camp Ruffin, a Confederate training facility; and an acknowledgement, 1866, to George Vernon Cowper (1846-1916), a student at the University of North Carolina, from William H. Seward (1801-1872).

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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

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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