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Collection Number: 02991-z

Collection Title: Augustus Coutanche Evans Papers, 1861-1863.

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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 7 items
Abstract Augustus Coutanche Evans was a physician sent to Europe by the Confederacy to procure drugs and medicines during the Civil War. The collection is chiefly letters from Evans written to his wife in North Carolina while in England, concerning his activities, travel difficulties, and family matters. Also included is a letter, 9 April 1862, from Richard W. Evans at Fort Macon, N.C., to his mother, discussing life under siege by Union forces.
Creator Evans, Augustus Coutanche, d. 1863.
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 Augustus Coutanche Evans Papers, #2991-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Elizabeth Slocum of Johnson City, Tenn., 1954.
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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Augustus Coutanche Evans (d. 1863), originally from North Carolina, was a physician living in New York at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was sent to Europe to procure drugs and medicines for the Confederacy.

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The collection is chiefly letters from Augustus C. Evans, written to his wife in North Carolina while he was in Europe to procure drugs and medicines for the Confederacy, concerning his activities, travel difficulties, and family matters. Also included is a letter, 9 April 1862, from Richard W. Evans at Fort Macon, N.C., to his mother, discussing life under siege by Union forces. There are also two military documents, a pass for A. C. Evans, 1861, and a commission of Richard W. Evans, 1863.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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