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Collection Number: 01640

Collection Title: Sam M. Fleming Collection, 1787-1930.

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Size 1 microfilm reel.
Abstract Papers collected by Sam M. Fleming include scattered land grants from North Carolina and Tennessee; indentures; deeds for lands and slaves, 1787-1813; letters and papers of the McEwen family of Tennessee from 1814 through the 1860s, some pertaining to the formation of the Tennessee militia; and a 12-page journal of school teacher Sallie Florence McEwen, 18 May 1861 to 9 May 1862, with brief entries describing hearing news of battles of 1st Manassas, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh. Also included are passes, orders, circulars, receipts, and other Confederate miscellany, as well as several letters of soldiers, both official army communications and personal letters. The collection also includes certificates of Tennessee election returns, 1870-1890s; certificates from land offices; justice of the peace commissions after 1900; and collected autographs and brief notes from United States presidents, governors, etc. For the most part, the quality of reproductions on the microfilm is poor.
Creator Fleming, Sam M.
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 Sam M. Fleming Collection, #1640, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
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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Papers collected by Sam M. Fleming include scattered land grants from North Carolina and Tennessee; indentures; deeds for lands and slaves, 1787-1813; letters and papers of the McEwen family of Tennessee from 1814 through the 1860s, some pertaining to the formation of the Tennessee militia; and a 12-page journal of school teacher Sallie Florence McEwen, 18 May 1861 to 9 May 1862, with brief entries describing hearing news of battles of 1st Manassas, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh. Also included are passes, orders, circulars, receipts, and other Confederate miscellany, as well as several letters of soldiers, both official army communications and personal letters. The collection also includes certificates of Tennessee election returns, 1870-1890s; certificates from land offices; justice of the peace commissions after 1900; and collected autographs and brief notes from United States presidents, governors, etc. For the most part, the quality of reproductions on the microfilm is poor.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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