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Collection Number: 03633

Collection Title: George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 580 items)
Abstract George Mathews Edgar of Monroe County, Va. (now West Virginia), was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Confederate lieutenant colonel, president of schools in Kentucky and Mississippi and of the University of Arkansas, and a professor at the universities of Alabama and Florida. The collection is chiefly postwar writings by Edgar and correspondence with other veterans, all concerning the Battle of New Market and other Civil War battles in Virginia, and a large group of testimonial letters and resolutions used by Edgar in seeking positions as teacher, professor, and president of various institutions all over the South.
Creator Edgar, George Mathews, 1837-1913.
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 George Mathews Edgar Papers, #3633, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Material on the Battle of New Market available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1963
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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George Mathews Edgar of Monroe County, Va. (now West Virginia), was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Confederate lieutenant colonel, president of schools in Kentucky and Mississippi and of the University of Arkansas, and a professor at the universities of Alabama and Florida.

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The collection is chiefly postwar writings by Edgar and correspondence with other veterans, all concerning the Battle of New Market and other Civil War battles in Virginia, and a large group of testimonial letters and resolutions used by Edgar in seeking positions as teacher, professor, and president of various institutions all over the South.

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Contents list

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About 580 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1849-1879 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 1

Folder 2

1880-1889 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 2

Folder 3

1890-1899 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 3

Folder 4

1900-1903 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 4

Folder 5

1904-1905 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 5

Folder 6

January-March 1906 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 6

Folder 7

April-December 1906 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 7

Folder 8

1907 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 8

Folder 9

January-March 1908 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 9

Folder 10

April 1908 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 10

Folder 11

May 1908 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 11

Folder 12

June-December 1908 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 12

Folder 13

1909-1913 and undated #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 13

Folder 14

Copies of testimonials #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 14

Folder 15

Notices of Stonewall Jackson speech #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 15

Folder 16

Battle of New Market #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 16

Folder 17

White Sulphur Springs #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 17

Folder 18-19

Folder 18

Folder 19

Articles #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 18-19

Folder 20

Miscellaneous #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 1: "Campaign of the Wilderness 1864," paper-bound typescript #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 2: "Lost Chronicles of a Kentucky Colony," paper-bound typescript #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 3: Composition book of notes #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 4: Composition book of notes #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 5: Commonplace book, circa 1865 #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 6: Pocket-sized notebook on various subjects #03633, Series: "George Mathews Edgar Papers, 1849-1913." Folder 26

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 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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