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Collection Number: 00268

Collection Title: Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 (bulk 1820-1855).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract The collection includes legal, business, and personal papers, chiefly 1820-1855, of members of the Gardiner family, of Pittsfield, Mass., consisting primarily of correspondence with William Gardiner, merchant of Pittsfield, and Thomas G. Gardiner, lawyer of Manlius, N.Y. The correspondence discusses banking, religious affairs, settlements of estates, a cholera epidemic, emigration to California, and farming, especially raising cotton. Included are a few papers of Judge Addison Gardiner (1797-1883), of Rochester, N.Y. The Gardiner family apparently had extensive business contacts in the South.
Creator Gardiner family.

Gardiner, Thomas G.

Gardiner, William.
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 Gardiner Family Papers, #268, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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 following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Members of the Gardiner family included William Gardiner, merchant of Pittsfield, Mass.; Thomas G. Gardiner, lawyer of Manlius, N.Y.; and Addison Gardiner (1797-1883), a judge of Rochester, N.Y.

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The collection includes legal, business, and personal papers, chiefly 1820-1855, of members of the Gardiner family consisting primarily of correspondence with William Gardiner and Thomas G. Gardiner. The correspondence discusses banking, religious affairs, settlements of estates, a cholera epidemic, emigration to California, and farming, especially raising cotton. Included are a few papers of Judge Addison Gardiner. The Gardiner family apparently had extensive business contacts in the South.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1756-1780 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1803-1804; 1815-1817 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1820-1826 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1827-1829 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1830-1831 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1832-1833 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1834 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1835 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1836-1839 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1840-1849 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1851-1855 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1860-1865, 1871, 1887, 1891 #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Undated #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 13

Bills and receipts #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Bills and receipts #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Bills and receipts #00268, Series: "Gardiner Family Papers, 1756-1891 and undated." Folder 15

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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