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Collection Number: 01148-z

Collection Title: Robert Hairston Papers, 1799-1862

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Size 5 items
Abstract The collection includes miscellaneous items, including a letter, 1799, from Patrick Henry about a land transaction; a letter, 1812, from Samuel Hairston about political affairs in Washington, D.C.; and a letter, 1862, from Confederate soldier, C. H. Jones, describing a recent engagement near Fredericksburg, Va. Also included are a Wilson family genealogy and an article about Samuel Hairston.
Creator Hairston, Robert.
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 Robert Hairston Papers #1148-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Robert Hairston of Reidsville, N.C., in August 1946.
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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Five scattered items related to various members of the Hairston family. The collections was named for the donor, but not concerned directly with him or with any other member of the Hairston family named Robert.

Included are a letter, 1799, from Patrick Henry to Colonel George Hairston about the sale of land, horses, and other business; a letter, 1812, from Samuel Hairston to his father George Hairston, about his recent illness and current news; and a letter, 1862, from Confederate soldier C. H. Jones to his mother, written from a camp near Fredericksburg and describing a recent fight in that area. Also included are a genealogy, (typescript, 12 pages) of the Wilson family of Pittsylvania County, Va., compiled by Jessie Wilson Wood, and a typed copy of "The Richest Man in Virginia," an article on Samuel Hairston from De Bow's Review.

Typed transcriptions of the letters are filed with the originals.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, December 1991

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009

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