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Collection Number: 04384

Collection Title: Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 450 items)
Abstract Materials collected during Allen Thurman Donnell's efforts to reconstruct the history of the Donnell family and its connections scattered over Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and other states. Correspondence with members of the Donnell family and other families connected with the Donnells and copies of clippings make up the collection. Other families represented include Balentine, Baly, Brawley, Burwell, Caldwell, Callicoat, Carroth, Denny, Harper, Helms, Latham, McGauphey, Parrott, Pitt, Powell, Straton, Walker, and Wammack. The collection is arranged by family.
Creator Donnell, Allen Thurman.
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 Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials #4384, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Raymond Donnell of Burlington, North Carolina, in February 1984.
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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Genealogical material collected by Donnell, 1956-1966, including information on military service, land grants, family trees, newspaper clippings, and correspondence with relatives of families he was researching. The material is arranged by family name.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Burwell #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 1

Folder 2

Baly/Brawley/Carroth #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 2

Folder 3

Balentine/Ballentine #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 3

Folder 4

Caldwell #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 4

Folder 5

Callicoat/Callicote and Pitt #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 5

Folder 6

Denny #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 6

Folder 7

Donnell-Correspondence 31 May-17 September 1956 #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 7

Folder 8

Donnell-Correspondence 24 September-30 December 1956 #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 8

Folder 9

Donnell-Correspondence 1957-1958 #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 9

Folder 10

Donnell-Correspondence 1959-1960 #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 10

Folder 11

Donnell-Correspondence 1961-1963 #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 11

Folder 12

Donnell-Correspondence 1964-1966 #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 12

Folder 13-16

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Donnell-Undated Material #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 13-16

Folder 17

Harper #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 17

Folder 18

Helms #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 18

Folder 19

Latham/Lathan #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 19

Folder 20

McGauphey/McGaphey/McGahey #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 20

Folder 21

Parrott/Straton #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

Pitt #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 22-23

Folder 24

Powell #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 24

Folder 25

Walker #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 25

Folder 26

Wammack/Wammock #04384, Series: "Allen Thurman Donnell genealogical materials, 1956-1966." Folder 26

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