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Collection Number: 02887-z

Collection Title: Michael Gaffney Diary, 1797-1853.

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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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Abstract Michael Gaffney (1775-1854) of Ireland came to America in 1797, and spent a short while in upstate New York in 1799, and Charleston, S.C., in 1800, before moving to Union County, S.C., eventually settling at the present site of Gaffney, S.C., in 1802, as a merchant. The collection includes a typed transcription of the diary of Michael Gaffney, copied and edited with additional information supplied by his son, Henry G. Gaffney, in 1894. In addition to his diary, the volume contains the names of Gaffney's children, the names of some of the men in his militia company, and other biographical data.
Creator Gaffney, Michael, 1775-1854.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Michael Gaffney Diary, #2887-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received in 1953.
Location of Originals
Location of originals is unknown.
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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Michael Gaffney (1775-1854) of Ireland came to America in 1797, and spent a short while in upstate New York in 1799, and Charleston, S.C., in 1800, before moving to Union County, S.C., eventually settling at the present site of Gaffney, S.C., in 1802, as a merchant. He organized a company of militia and saw service in 1814.

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The collection includes a typed transcription of the diary of Michael Gaffney, copied and edited with additional information supplied by his son, Henry G. Gaffney, in 1894. In addition to his diary, the volume contains the names of Gaffney's children, the names of some of the men in his militia company, and other biographical data.

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Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

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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