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Collection Number: 01120-z

Collection Title: William Mercer Green Papers, 1843-1887

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Abstract William Mercer Green was born in Wilmington, N.C.; graduated from the University of North Carolina; and in 1837 became Episcopal chaplain and professor of belles-lettres at his alma mater. He became the first Episcopal bishop of Mississippi in 1849. He was also instrumental in the founding of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., and became its chancellor in 1867. The collection includes diary entries William Mercer Green made on a trip in 1818 from Wilmington, N.C., to Wilmington, Del., with especially detailed comments on sites in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; diary entries made by Mary Sheppard on a trip from Warren County, N.C., to Bedford County, Tenn., in 1822; a record, 1843, of subscribers for the erection of a church at Chapel Hill, N.C.; a memorandum book Green kept while he was a professor at the University of North Carolina, 1848-1849; two letters to Green from Charles Phillips in Chapel Hill, 1887, reminiscing and giving news of Chapel Hill; and articles about Green.
Creator Green, William Mercer, 1798-1887.
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 William Mercer Green Papers #1120-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Cotton and Mrs. E. T. Douglass in 1947-1951 and from Mrs. Robert F. Wilson in 1980.
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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William Mercer Green (1798-1887) was born in Wilmington, N.C.; graduated from the University of North Carolina; and in 1837 became Episcopal chaplain and professor of belles-lettres at his alma mater. He became the first Episcopal bishop of Mississippi in 1849. He was also instrumental in the founding of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., and became its chancellor in 1867.

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The collection includes diary entries Episcopal bishop and professor William Mercer Green made on a trip in 1818 from Wilmington, N.C., to Wilmington, Del., with especially detailed comments on sites in Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C.; diary entries made by Mary Sheppard on a trip from Warren County, N.C., to Bedford County, Tenn., in 1822; a record, 1843, of subscribers for the erection of a church at Chapel Hill, N.C.; a memorandum book Green kept while he was a professor at the University of North Carolina, 1848-1849; two letters to Green from Charles Phillips in Chapel Hill, 1887, reminiscing and giving news of Chapel Hill; and articles about Green.

Note that some materials are typed transcriptions.

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10 items.

Folder 1

Papers, 1843-1887 #01120-z, Series: "Papers, 1843-1887." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 1, 1843 #01120-z, Series: "Papers, 1843-1887." Folder 2

Record of subscriptions and pledges for erecting an Episcopal church in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 3

Volume 2, 1848-1849 #01120-z, Series: "Papers, 1843-1887." Folder 3

Class book kept by Green while teaching at the University of North Carolina

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, June 1946

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, January 2005

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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