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Collection Number: 01722-z

Collection Title: William Carey Dowd Papers, 1853-1858

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Size 14 items
Abstract William Carey Dowd of Tarboro, N.C., was a University of North Carolina student and tutor. The collection includes short essays on various topics, presumably written by Dowd while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; Dowd's valedictory address to the class of 1858; drafts of a letter from Dowd expressing his appreciation to his parents; diplomas; and a combined pen-pencil awarded to Dowd.
Creator Dowd, William Carey, 1835-1860.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Photocopying not permitted.
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 William Carey Dowd Papers #1722-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Laura T. Duncan of Raleigh, N.C., in 1950.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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William Carey Dowd (1835-1860) was born in Tarboro, N.C., the son of prominent North Carolina Baptist minister the Reverend Patrick Dowd (1799-1866). William Carey Dowd graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1858 and became a tutor in Latin until his health caused his resignation in winter of 1858. Dowd went to Florida for his health, and in summer of 1859 he travelled to Red Sulphur Springs, Va., seeking treatment for tuberculosis. Dowd's health failed to improve, and he died in Christiansburg, Va., en route home from Red Sulphur Springs to Tarboro.

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The collection includes short essays on various topics, such as "Virgil," "Classics," and "The Value of Society," presumably written by William Carey Dowd while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; Dowd's valedictory address to the class of 1858; two drafts of a letter, 24 October 1857, from Dowd expressing his appreciation to his parents; Dowd's diploma from UNC; Dowd's certificate of membership in the Dialectic Society; and a combined pen-pencil awarded to Dowd as valedictorian of the class of 1858.

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Contents list

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Oversized papers (OP-1722/1-2).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1992

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, February 2005

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

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