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Collection Number: 03517

Collection Title: Gaither Family Papers, 1826-1864; 1960-1961.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Thomas William Gaither (1840-1863) and J. Burgess Gaither (d. 1864) were Confederate soldiers with the 4th, and probably the 18th and 19th, North Carolina Infantry regiments in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They were the sons of John J. Gaither of Houstonville, N.C. Civil War letters of brothers Thomas William and J. Burgess Gaither. Included are letters from friends and relatives in Iredell County, N.C., describing local events. Also included are a few legal notebooks, 1826-1834, and a legal case book, circa 1830, of the Gaither family. There are also several clippings, 1960-1961, about the Civil War letters.
Creator Gaither family.
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 Gaither Family Papers #3517, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcriptions of some letters available.
Acquisitions Information
Letters received from Fred Bunch, Jr. of Statesville, N.C., in December 1960. Additional clippings about letters received from Homer Keever of Statesville, N.C., in April 1961. Legal notebooks received from Mrs. Burgess McSwain of Chapel Hill, N.C., in April 1997 (Acc. 97062).
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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Civil War letters of brothers Thomas William and J. Burgess Gaither. Included are letters from friends and relatives in Iredell County, N.C., describing local events. Also included are a few legal notebooks, 1826-1834, and a legal case book, circa 1830, of the Gaither family. There are also several clippings, 1960-1961, about the Civil War letters.

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Processed by: Adera Scheinker, July 1997

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 2011

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