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Collection Number: 03104-z

Collection Title: John Matthew Winslow Davidson Papers, 1853-1873.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 6 items
Abstract John Matthew Winslow Davidson was a physician of Florida. The collection contains a diary, March-May 1853, of Davidson, during a journey from Florida to Philadelphia, including a stay with relatives in Mecklenburg County, N.C.; an account, 1867, by Davidson of a visit with family at Rural Retreat, Mecklenburg County, N.C.; and scattered letters chiefly about personal matters from Davidson to members of his family. The diary is a leisurely narrative written for his family in the form of letters to his wife. In it, Davidson described scenes, experiences, and social contacts in Charleston and Columbia, S.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., and, at length, in Mecklenburg County.
Creator Davidson, John Matthew Winslow, fl. 1825-1875.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 John Matthew Winslow Davidson Papers, #3104-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcription of entire collection and microfilm of the diary available.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1955
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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John Matthew Winslow Davidson was a physician of Florida.

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The collection contains a diary, March-May 1853, of Davidson, during a journey from Florida to Philadelphia, including a stay with relatives in Mecklenburg County, N.C.; an account, 1867, by Davidson of a visit with family at Rural Retreat, Mecklenburg County, N.C.; and scattered letters chiefly about personal matters from Davidson to members of his family. The diary is a leisurely narrative written for his family in the form of letters to his wife. In it, Davidson described scenes, experiences, and social contacts in Charleston and Columbia, S.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., and, at length, in Mecklenburg County.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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