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Collection Number: 00278

Collection Title: Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899.

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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 16 items
Abstract Daniel R. Goodloe was an abolitionist, journalist, and Republican politician from North Carolina. The collection includes Goodloe's autobiography, a description (1892) of political events and leading members of Congress in Washington, D.C., from 1839 to 1860, articles and part of a manuscript history of Reconstruction, and an essay on the Mecklenburg (N.C.) Declaration of Independence.
Creator Goodloe, Daniel R. (Daniel Reaves), 1814-1902.
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 Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, #278, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1918.
Received from Richard Vernon Camp Junior of St. Louis, Mo., January 1992.
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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Daniel Reaves Goodloe (1814-1902) was an abolitionist, journalist, and Republican politician from North Carolina. He was connected with several newspapers in Washington, D.C., from 1844-1862, and was an assistant editor and then editor of the anti-slavery National Era, 1852-1860. He held Federal appointments in the District of Columbia, 1862-1865, and in North Carolina, 1865-1869. He unsuccessfully ran as an independent candidate for governor against William Woods Holden in 1868. Later he returned to Washington and was a prolific freelance writer, but moved back to North Carolina before his death.

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The collection includes Daniel Reaves Goodloe's autobiography, a description (1892) of political events and leading members of Congress in Washington, D.C., from 1839 to 1860, articles and part of a manuscript history of Reconstruction, and an essay on the Mecklenburg (N.C.) Declaration of Independence. There are also some miscellanous papers including a photograph of Goodloe, a copyright, genealogical materials, and a few letters.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Miscellaneous papers #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 1: Autobiographical sketch #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 2: Letter of recollections, 1892 #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 3

Letter (120 pages) from Goodloe to "May," 13 October 1892, giving a description of antebellum Washington, D.C., and of his several visits there between 1839 and 1860. Goodloe described some of the important political events that he witnessed during this period and characterized prominent congressional leaders of the period.

Folder 4

Volume 3: "Letter to friends from the Capital," 1892 #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 4

Slightly altered and edited version of Goodloe's letter of 13 October 1892, (Volume 2). Describes antebellum congressmen and senators.

Folder 5

Volume 4: History of Reconstruction #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 5

Parts of Goodloe's manuscript on the history of Reconstruction. Topics include provisional governments in the southern states and the Freedmen's Bureau.

Folder 6

Volume 5: History of Reconstruction #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 6

See Folder 5 description.

Folder 7

Volume 6: History of Reconstruction #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 7

See Folder 5 description.

Folder 8

Volume 7: Political history of the United States, 1765-1889 #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 8: "The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: A history of Revolutionary events in the county of Mecklenburg, N.C., in the year 1775..." #00278, Series: "Daniel R. Goodloe Papers, 1883-1899." Folder 9

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009

Finding aid updated by Kathryn Michaelis in January 2010 for large-scale digitization.

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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