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Collection Number: 03980-z

Collection Title: Frank Family Papers, 1863-1865.

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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 24 items
Abstract The Frank family of North Carolina counted among its members Theophilus Frank; his wife, Elizabeth Frank; his brother, John M. Frank; John's wife, Lovina Hedrick Frank [sic] [Headrick]; Lovina's brother, Jefferson Hedrick [sic] [Headrick] (b. ca. 1843); and John's nephew, Jessie M. Frank (b. ca. 1843). The collection includes photocopies of Civil War letters of Theophilus Frank of Davidson County, N.C., a member of the 48th North Carolina Regiment; his wife, Elizabeth; his brother, John M. Frank; John's wife, Lovina Hedrick [sic] [Headrick]; her brother, Jefferson Hedrick [sic] [Headrick]; and John's nephew, Jessie M. Frank. Theophilus Frank's letters describe camp life while he was serving in North Carolina and northern Virginia, and discuss the Petersburg campaign and desertion. Other correspondents comment on civilian affairs in Davidson County, N.C.
Creator Frank family.
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 Frank Family Papers, #3980-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Originals lent for copying by Wayne Keith of Denton, N.C., 1973.
Location of Originals
Originals in private hands as of 1973.
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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The Frank family of North Carolina counted among its members Theophilus Frank; his wife, Elizabeth Frank; his brother, John M. Frank; John's wife, Lovina Hedrick Frank [sic] [Headrick]; Lovina's brother, Jefferson Hedrick [sic] [Headrick] (b. ca. 1843); and John's nephew, Jessie M. Frank (b. ca. 1843).

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The collection includes photocopies of Civil War letters of Theophilus Frank and other members of the Frank family. Theophilus Frank's letters describe camp life while he was serving in North Carolina and northern Virginia, and discuss the Petersburg campaign and desertion. Other correspondents comment on civilian affairs in Davidson County, N.C.

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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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