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Collection Number: 02640

Collection Title: Garnett and Wise Family Papers, 1624-1884 (bulk 1855-1884).

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Size 67 items.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Garnett family of Virginia and Washington, D.C., and Wise family of Virginia. Prominent individuals represented include Henry A. Wise and his son-in-law, Dr. Alexander Yelverton Peyton Garnett. Early items include a "muster" roll, dated 1624 (copy) of Thomas Garnett, listing persons residing in Elizabeth City, Va., their ages, and the year and ship in which they arrived in Virginia. Eighteenth-century materials include a letter from a soldier serving in the Continental Army in Philadelphia discussing army life and troop movements. Nineteenth- century materials include family letters, 1833-1854, of the Wise, Jennings, and Garnett families. Letters of 1855 from Henry A. Wise to James P. Hambleton and others concern Wise's election campaign and state and national political history during the 1830s and 1840s. Letters of 1863 concern a personal quarrel involving Henry A. Wise, Alexander Garnett, and Jefferson Davis (Garnett was Davis's personal physician). Postwar letters include several written by Wise to his grandchildren containing advice.
Creator Garnett family.



Wise 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 Garnett and Wise Family Papers, #2640, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Positive microfilm copy, 1969, of items originally filmed in 1944 and privately owned at that time.
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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Garnett family of Virginia and Washington, D.C., and Wise family of Virginia. Prominent individuals represented include Henry A. Wise and his son-in-law, Dr. Alexander Yelverton Peyton Garnett.

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MICROFILM ONLY. Early items include a "muster" roll, dated 1624 (copy) of Thomas Garnett, listing persons residing in Elizabeth City, Va., their ages, and the year and ship in which they arrived in Virginia. Eighteenth-century materials include a letter from a soldier serving in the Continental Army in Philadelphia discussing army life and troop movements. Nineteenth- century materials include family letters, 1833-1854, of the Wise, Jennings, and Garnett families. Letters of 1855 from Henry A. Wise to James P. Hambleton and others concern Wise's election campaign and state and national political history during the 1830s and 1840s. Letters of 1863 concern a personal quarrel involving Henry A. Wise, Alexander Garnett, and Jefferson Davis (Garnett was Davis's personal physician). Postwar letters include several written by Wise to his grandchildren containing advice.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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