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Collection Number: 02749

Collection Title: Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937.

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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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 475 items)
Abstract Henry Haywood Glassie (1871-1938) was a native of Tennessee, but spent most of his adult life in Washington D.C. as a lawyer. In 1914 he was appointed special assistant to the United States attorney general, and was also a member of the United States Tariff Commission. Chiefly papers concerning the practice of law, including Glassie's service in the United States attorney general's office and with the United States Tariff Commission, but also including papers about personal and cultural matters, politics, and domestic and tactical matters during World War I. Among Glassie's correspondents were politicians of both parties, particularly in the 1914-1917 period, including his father-in-law, Donelson Caffery (1835-1906), United States senator from Louisiana. Also included are legal lettercopy books, 1873-1874 and 1912-1913, from Glassie's law practice in Washington, D.C.; notebooks; memoranda concerning his trip to Europe for the Tariff Commission, 1925; and lettercopy books, 1884-1886, of the Manoa Company of New York, concerning shipping business in Latin America.
Creator Glassie, Henry Haywood, 1871-1938.
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 Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, #2749, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Donelson Caffery Glassie, 1944
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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Henry Haywood Glassie (1871-1938) was a native of Tennessee, but spent most of his adult life in Washington D.C. as a lawyer. In 1914 he was appointed special assistant to the United States attorney general, and was also a member of the United States Tariff Commission.

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Chiefly papers concerning the practice of law, including Glassie's service in the United States attorney general's office and with the United States Tariff Commission, but also including papers about personal and cultural matters, politics, and domestic and tactical matters during World War I. Among Glassie's correspondents were politicians of both parties, particularly in the 1914-1917 period, including his father-in-law, Donelson Caffery (1835-1906), United States senator from Louisiana. Also included are legal lettercopy books, 1873-1874 and 1912-1913, from Glassie's law practice in Washington, D.C.; notebooks; memoranda concerning his trip to Europe for the Tariff Commission, 1925; and lettercopy books, 1884-1886, of the Manoa Company of New York, concerning shipping business in Latin America.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1883-1898 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 1

Folder 2

1900-1907 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 2

Folder 3

1914 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1915 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 4-5

Folder 6-9

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

1916 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 6-9

Folder 10

1917-1918 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

1918: Military #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 11-12

Folder 13

1922-1929 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 13

Folder 14

Letters #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

Miscellaneous #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 15-16

Folder 17

Volume 1 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 2 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 3 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 4 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 5 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 6 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 7 #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 8a #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 8b #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." Folder 25

Image PF-2749/1

Photograph #02749, Series: "Henry Haywood Glassie Papers, 1873-1937." PF-2749/1

Unidentified and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, September 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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