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Collection Number: 03014-z

Collection Title: Theodore P. Hamlin Papers, 1834-1885.

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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 About 100 items
Abstract Theodore P. Hamlin (died 1867) of Davidson County, Tenn., was a Confederate soldier with the 18th Tennessee Regiment. The collection includes letters, 1864-1867, from Theodore P. Hamlin to members of his family in Edgefield, Davidson County, Tenn.; a few personal and family letters, 1850s, to Mary B. Worley of Tennessee; a few personal items, 1850s, of John S. Russworm of Williamson County, Tenn.; and itemized bills, 1881-1885, of Newt J. Dodson, Nashville, Tenn. The letters from Hamlin include nine written in 1864-1865, while he was a prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, especially concerning procedures for gaining his release, and letters in 1865 about starting a cotton farm outside Nashville, Tenn.
Creator Hamlin, Theodore P., d. 1867.
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 Theodore P. Hamlin Papers, #3014-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Hooberry's Book Store, Nashville, Tenn., April 1954.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Theodore P. Hamlin (died 1867) of Davidson County, Tenn., was a Confederate soldier with the 18th Tennessee Regiment. He was imprisoned for a time at Johnson's Island, Ohio. His father was T. B. Hamlin, a land owner and dentist.

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The collection includes letters, 1864-1867, from Theodore P. Hamlin to members of his family in Edgefield, Davidson County, Tenn.; a few personal and family letters, 1850s, to Mary B. Worley of Tennessee; a few personal items, 1850s, of John S. Russworm of Williamson County, Tenn.; and itemized bills, 1881-1885, of Newt J. Dodson, Nashville, Tenn. The letters from Hamlin include nine written in 1864-1865, while he was a prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, especially concerning procedures for gaining his release, and letters in 1865 about starting a cotton farm outside Nashville, Tenn.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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.

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