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Collection Number: 04377

Collection Title: Jane Ross Hammer and Otho B. Ross Collection, 1871-1987

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5000 items)
Abstract Otho B. Ross was a 1905 graduate of the University of North Carolina; a physician in Charlotte, N.C.; and a lifelong student of philosophy, especially that of Professor Horace Williams. His daughter, Jane Ross Hammer, received an M.A. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina in 1937. Papers documenting the lives of Otho B. Ross, his wife Lucy Harris Ross, and her parents, Eugene and Lena Foust Harris. The Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group and The Horace Williams Philosophical Society, both founded and sustained by Otho Ross are particularly stongly documented. There also is a collection of material relating to Williams himself, including letters from him, lectures by him, and a 1927 travel diary he kept. Ross's strong ties to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his wife Lucy's long affiliation with her alma mater, Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., are also well documented. Lucy and Otho's courting days and early relationship are documented by substantial correspondence, as are the courtship and marriage of Lucy's parents, Eugene and Lena Foust Harris. Also notable are pocket diaries, with sketches, that Eugene Harris kept as an art student in New York in early 1882, and a book of sketches by Harris including scenes from the University of North Carolina campus, perhaps from the 1890s. Otho Ross's medical career and Lucy Harris Ross's experiences as a music teacher are less well documented.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Jane Ross Hammer and Otho B. Ross Collection #4377, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jane Ross Hammer of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Edgewater, Md., in June 1983, October 1988, June 1999 (Acc. 98376), and October 2004 (Acc. 99918), and transferred from Davis Library in June 1999 (Acc. 98890).
Received from Jane Ross Hammer in May 1999 (Acc. 98376) and October 2004 (Acc. 99918), from Davis Library in June 1999 (Acc. 98890).
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Otho Bescent Ross (1884-1982), son of Sarah Rumple and John D. Ross, was a 1905 graduate of the University of North Carolina and a practicing physician in Charlotte until his death at age ninety-eight.

After receiving a master's degree in philosophy from the University of North Carolina in 1906, Ross earned an M.D. degree at the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and then completed his residency in New York City. He considered becoming a medical missionary in Asia, but decided instead to return to North Carolina and open his practice in Charlotte. On 29 August 1912, Ross married Lucy Harris.

In 1912, Otho B. Ross founded the Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group, and in 1944 he helped found the Horace Williams Philosophical Society. This latter group, established by former students of Williams, a revered University of North Carolina professor, met annually in Chapel Hill from 1944 through the 1950s, then occasionally until the late 1970s, and assisted in the publication of two books of Williams's philosophical writings.

Lucy Harris Ross (1889-1972), wife of Otho Ross, was the daughter of Eugene Lewis Harris and Laura Valena Foust Harris. Eugene Harris was an 1881 graduate of the University of North Carolina and an artist. Besides serving as general secretary for the YMCA in North Carolina, Harris became registrar of the University of North Carolina in 1894 and remained in that position until his death in 1901. He designed the Old Well, which was constructed under President Edwin A. Alderman, on the University of North Carolina campus.

Lucy Harris was a 1907 graduate of Presbyterian College for Women (later Queen's College) in Charlotte, N.C. After graduation she taught music, for a time at Lees-McRae Institute of Plumtree, N.C. She first met Otho B. Ross in 1906. They were engaged in 1910 and were married in 1912, after Ross finished his medical training. Lucy Harris Ross was active in the Presbyterian Woman's Synod of North Carolina and with her alma mater. Lucy and Otho Ross had three children: Jane Amelia, who studied and taught philosophy, and Laura Eugenia, and Otho, Jr., both of whom earned medical degrees, at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University respectively.

Jane Ross Hammer was born in Charlotte, N.C., on 9 April 1916. The daughter of Dr. Otho Ross and Lucy Harris Ross, she shared her father's interest in the teachings of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor, Horace Williams. Studying philosophy and political science, Hammer earned an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1936 and an M.A. in 1937. After serving as a Kenan Fellow in 1937-1938, she took further graduate coursework at Radcliffe College, while also studying violin at the New England Conservatory. During 1937, she married Phillip Gibbon Hammer, an economist, and eventually had three sons, Phillip Hammer, Jr., Dr. Thomas Ross Hammer, and Michael Levering Hammer.

Philosophy has continued to be one of Hammer's primary interests. From 1946 to 1958, she taught at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. During this time, she edited Logic for Living, containing the lectures of Horace Williams. Hammer's broad interest in human rights has led her to advocate racial equality, voting rights, school desegregation, and environmental programs. Throughout her career she has won numerous awards and honors from sources such as the Friends of the United Nations Environmental Programme (FUNEP), Good Housekeeping, the World Who's Who of Women , and the American Biographical Institute. In 1989, she published a book about Richard Cromwell, but has also remained committed to educating people about the work of her mentor, Horace Williams. She has served as the treasurer of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and helped to publish Williams's Origin of Belief in 1978.

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These papers document aspects of the lives of Otho B. Ross, his wife Lucy Harris Ross, her parents Eugene and Lena Foust Harris, and the Rosses' daughter, Jane Ross Hammer. The Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group and The Horace Williams Philosophical Society, both founded and sustained by Otho Ross are particularly strongly documented. There also is a collection of material relating to Williams himself, including letters from him, lectures by him, and a 1927 travel diary he kept. Ross's strong ties to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his wife Lucy's long affiliation with her alma mater, Queen's College in Charlotte, are also well represented in the collection.

Lucy and Otho Ross's courting days and early relationship are documented by substantial correspondence, and there also is significant correspondence between Lucy's parents, Eugene and Lena Foust Harris, during their courtship and marriage. Also notable are pocket diaries, with sketches, that Eugene Harris kept as an art student in New York in early 1882, and a book of sketches by Harris including scenes from the University of North Carolina campus, perhaps from the 1890s. Otho Ross's medical career and Lucy Harris Ross's experiences as a music teacher are less well documented.

This material was collected by Otho B. Ross and his daughter, Jane Ross Hammer.

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Contents list

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1. Materials Relating to Henry Horace Williams, 1921-1987.
1.1. Otho Ross's Files, 1921-1983.
1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979.
1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982.
1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983.
1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987.
2. Otho Bescent Ross Papers, 1900-1987.
2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987.
2.2. Correspondence, 1900-1987.
2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987.
2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated.
2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910.
3. Lucy Harris Ross Papers, 1897-1965.
3.1. Subject Files, 1930-1965.
3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986.
4. Eugene Lewis Harris and Laura Valena Foust Harris Papers, 1871-1983.
4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910.
4.2. Pocket Diaries of Eugene Harris, 1881, 1882, 1900.
4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983.
5. Audio-Visual Materials, 1879-1947.
5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?).
5.2. Audio Recordings, 1947.
ADDITIONS AFTER MARCH 1990
Additions of May and June 1999, and October 2004 (Acc. 98376, 98890, 99918).
1. Materials Relating to Horace Williams.
1.1. Otho Ross Files.
1.1.1. Records of the HHWPS and Related Items, 1944-1991.
1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1946-1997.
1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998.
1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999.
2. Otho Ross Professional and Family Papers.
2.1. Subject Files, circa 1948-1982.
3. Lucy Harris Ross Papers.
3.1. Subject Files, 1942.
3.2. Other Papers, Undated.
4. Eugene Lewis Harris and Laura Valena Foust Harris Papers.
4.3. Other materials, 1938, 1977.
5. Audio-Visual Materials.
5.1. Pictures, circa 1948-1982.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Materials Relating to Henry Horace Williams, 1921-1987.

About 2100 items.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Materials collected by Otho B. Ross and Jane Ross Hammer that relate to Henry Horace Williams (1858-1940), professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina. Ross, a student of Williams just after the turn of the century, was a founding member and first secretary of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society, and Ms. Hammer, also a student of Williams, became the Society's treasurer in 1977. These materials cover a broad variety of topics, and in addition to records of the Society, include letters from Williams, book manuscripts, a travel diary of Williams, and a copy of Williams's will.

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About 1900 items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979.

About 1500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Correspondence, memos, speeches, booklets, drafts, and business records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society from the files of O. B. Ross, secretary. The Horace Williams Philosophical Society was formed in 1944 by some of Williams's former students to help keep their former professor's ideas and charismatic spirit alive. The Society met regularly during the 1940s and 1950s, but only very sporadically in the '60s and '70s, with official records ending in 1983.

These records center around the annual meeting held in Chapel Hill, the publication by members of several books and articles about Williams, and fund raising. Also included is routine friendly correspondence between Society members. Individuals represented in these materials include Paul Green, Sam Ervin, Judge John J. Parker, Frank Porter Graham, Charles Tillett, Albert Coates, Otho Ross, and Jane Ross Hammer.

Folder 1

1941 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 1

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1942 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 2

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1943 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 3

Folder 4

1944 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 4

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1945 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 5

Folder 6

1946 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 6

Folder 7

1947 (See also Subseries 5.2) #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 7

Folder 8

1948 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 8

Folder 9

1949 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 9

Folder 10

1950 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 10

Folder 11

1951 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 11

Folder 12

1952 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 12

Folder 13

1953 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 13

Folder 14

1954 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 14

Folder 15

1955-1957 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 15

Folder 16

1958 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 16

Folder 17

1959 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 17

Folder 18

1960-1967 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 18

Folder 19

1968 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 19

Folder 20

1969 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 20

Folder 21

1970 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 21

Folder 22

1971 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 22

Folder 23

1972 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 23

Folder 24

1973 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 24

Folder 25

1974 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 25

Folder 26

1975 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 26

Folder 27

1976 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 27

Folder 28

1977 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 28

Folder 29

1978 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 29

Folder 30

1979 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 30

Folder 31

Undated #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society and Related Items, 1941-1979." Folder 31

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About 300 items.

Arrangement: by book, then by type.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Williams's original manuscript and a further draft of Logic for Living, a draft of Origin of Belief, book reviews, correspondence with publishers, and personal letters relating to the books. Both books were published with the assistance of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society, Logic for Living (published 1951), edited by Jane Ross Hammer, and Origin of Belief (1978), edited by William Beidler.

Folder 32

Logic for Living Original ms.--"Evolution of Logic" #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 32

Folder 33

Logic for Living Edited draft #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 33

Folder 34

Logic for Living Other materials #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 34

Folder 35

Origin of Belief Draft #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 35

Folder 36

Origin of Belief "Preface" drafts #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 36

Folder 37

Origin of Belief Publisher's letters #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 37

Folder 38

Origin of Belief Press search correspondence #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 38

Folder 39

Origin of Belief 1969-1975 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 39

Folder 40

Origin of Belief 1976-1977 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 40

Folder 41

Origin of Belief 1978 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 41

Folder 42

Origin of Belief 1979-1982 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1921-1922, circa 1949-1953, 1969-1982." Folder 42

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About 60 items.

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Materials produced by, or directly pertaining to, Horace Williams. Included are letters (most are to Daniel Lindsay Grant) and writings by Williams, a travel diary, Williams's will, class lectures, and students' notes from his classes, materials relating to a portrait of Williams, a copy of the issue of Reader's Digest containing Otho Ross's 1968 article about Williams, "Horace Williams: Individualist, Teacher, Philosopher" (a booklet about Williams with materials organized and bound by Otho Ross), and various items relating to Robert Watson Winston's Horace Williams: Gadfly of Chapel Hill (1942).

Folder 43

Correspondence between Ross and Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 43

Folder 44

Other letters by Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 44

Folder 45

Notes about E. K. Graham by Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 45

Folder 46

European Travel Diary kept by Williams, circa 1927 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 46

Folder 47A

Transcriptions of Horace Williams's own notes for class lectures #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 47A

Folder 47B

Notes by Horace Williams on "Lectures on Logic" #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 47B

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Folder 51

Transcriptions taken in shorthand by Tyre C. Taylor, a UNC student, of proceedings of classes conducted by Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 48-51

Folder 52

Transcriptions of notes apparently taken by Nathan Mobley, a UNC student, during lectures by Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 52

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Folder 54

Transcriptions of notes taken by Charles T. Boyd, a UNC student, during lectures by Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 53-54

Folder 55

Williams, Henry Horace, Death and Estate of #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 55

Folder 56

Letters and Items concerning Williams #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 56

Folder 57

Horace Williams: Gadfly of Chapel Hill (By Winston) #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 57

Folder 58

Williams, Henry Horace: Radio Program about (1952) #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 58

Folder 59

Williams, Henry Horace: Portrait material, 1933-1934 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 59

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Folder 61

Williams, Henry Horace: Ross's Reader's Digest Article about (Versions) #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 60-61

Folder 62

Williams, Henry Horace: Ross's Reader's Digest Article about (Letters) #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 62

Folder 63

"Horace Williams: Individualist, Teacher, Philosopher" (1970) #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1924-1983." Folder 63

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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Files of Jane Ross Hammer maintained in her capacity as treasurer of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society. These files consist chiefly of correspondence about the publication of Origin of Belief , creation of the Horace Williams Memorial Fund, Ms. Hammer's attempts to gain recognition for her father at the University of North Carolina, and letters relating to the Horace Williams Philosophical Society Memorial Plaque in the Davis Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. Various drafts of a history of the Society are also included.

Folder 64

1977 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 64

Folder 65

January-July 1978 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 65

Folder 66

August-December 1978 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 66

Folder 67

1979 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 67

Folder 68

1980-1982 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 68

Folder 69

1983-1987 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 69

Folder 70

Letters to University of North Carolina officials and faculty members about Otho B. Ross and his promotion of the work of Horace Williams, 1982 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 70

Folder 71

Letters, 1987, About HWPS Memorial #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, 1977-1987." Folder 71

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Otho Bescent Ross Papers, 1900-1987.

About 1500 items.

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About 750 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file title.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Correspondence, notebooks, various writings, and other materials produced or collected by Otho B. Ross. Ranging from his early college years to a few years beyond his death, these papers represent the diverse interests of Dr. Ross. Materials in these files include notes and essays by Ross about his personal philosophy, memoirs and other personal writings, and some school related materials from UNC. Some of these files were established during processing.

Folder 72-75

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Folder 75

Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 72-75

Folder 76

Graham, Frank Porter #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 76

Folder 77

Medicine, Ross's philosophy of #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 77

Folder 78

Memoirs and personal notes #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 78

Folder 79

Miller, Dr. T. Grier #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 79

Folder 80

Miscellaneous/Other #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 80

Folder 81

Philosophy, Ross's ideas about #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 81

Folder 82

Recommendation and reference, letters of #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 82

Folder 83-84

Folder 83

Folder 84

School related items (chiefly UNC) #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 83-84

Folder 85

School related items (other) #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 85

Folder 86

Travel notes (chiefly from Mexico and Europe; includes report of meeting with George Santayana in 1948) #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 86

Folder 87

World War II ration items #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, 1902-1987." Folder 87

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About 800 items.
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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly correspondence between Otho B. Ross and Lucy Harris before and after their marriage on 29 August 1912. Most of the letters are from the period of their courtship, when Otho lived in Philadelphia and New York while Lucy remained in North Carolina. Much of this correspondence consists of love-letters. Other letters discuss Otho's medical studies and internships or Lucy's teaching positions and travels (before and after their marriage).

Also included are letters to Otho Ross from his mother, Sarah Jane Rumple Ross. These letters report family news and include occasional advice on Otho's life decisions.

Later correspondence includes letters from the Ross's three children (Jane Ross Hammer, Laura Ross Venning, Otho B. Ross, Jr.) from their childhood and college years, and into adulthood. Some letters from close family friends are also included.

Folder 88

1900-1907 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 88

Folder 89-92

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Folder 91

Folder 92

1908 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 89-92

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Folder 95

1909 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 93-95

Folder 96-102

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Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

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Folder 101

Folder 102

1910 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 96-102

Folder 103-105

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Folder 105

1911 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 103-105

Folder 106-108

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Folder 107

Folder 108

1912 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 106-108

Folder 109

1913 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 109

Folder 110

1914 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 110

Folder 111-112

Folder 111

Folder 112

1915 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 111-112

Folder 113

1916-1924 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 113

Folder 114

1925 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 114

Folder 115

1926-1932 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 115

Folder 116

1933-1987 and undated #04377, Subseries: "2.2.1. Family Correspondence, 1900-1987." Folder 116

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence of Otho B. Ross with friends, patients, and professional associates. Included is correspondence before 1910 with officials of the Presbyterian Executive Committee of Foreign Missions about the possibility of Ross becoming a medical missionary.

This correspondence chiefly consists of personal letters from friends and communication about medical equipment, expenses, and particular cases that Ross handled.

Folder 117

1905-1907 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 117

Folder 118

1908 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 118

Folder 119

1909 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 119

Folder 120

1910 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 120

Folder 121

1911 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 121

Folder 122

1912 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 122

Folder 123

1913-1914 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 123

Folder 124

1915-1916 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 124

Folder 125

1917 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 125

Folder 126

1918-1925 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 126

Folder 127

1928-1979 #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 127

Folder 128

Undated #04377, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Correspondence (Non-Family), 1905-1979 and undated." Folder 128

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910.

7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 129

"Composition Book," 1902, used as a diary. Ross's notes on his daily activities as a student at the University of North Carolina from 23 June to 16 October 1902. About 50 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 129

Pocket diary, 1903-?, brief entries detail Ross's daily activities, letters written and received, football scores, campus speakers, sermons, and course requirements at the University of North Carolina. About 50 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 129

Pocket diary, 1905, containing addresses, expenses/calculations, and brief descriptions of daily activities at the University of North Carolina during some months. About 50 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 129

Folder 130

Calendar notebook, 1908, used to record Ross's daily activities at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School from 5 January through 31 December 1908. About 50 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 130

Pocket diary, 1909, kept while at University of Pennsylvania Medical School and during travels back and forth to North Carolina. About 50 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 130

Pocket notebook, Summer 1908-Summer 1909, only partially filled, describing experiences and opinions of two summers traveling in the Northeast. About 20 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 130

Pocket diary, 1910, containing brief entries which describe Ross's time in New York City and his courtship/engagement to Lucy Harris. About 70 pp. #04377, Subseries: "2.3. Datebooks and Diaries, 1902-1910." Folder 130

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Lucy Harris Ross Papers, 1897-1965.

About 140 items.

See also Additions after March 1990.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Subject Files, 1930-1965.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by file title.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Files of materials of Lucy Harris Ross containing materials collected by Ross on her cousin, Cosette Foust-Newton; papers on various topics submitted to the Fortnightly Book Club; items about Queen's College (Charlotte, N.C.), of which Lucy Harris Ross was a 1907 graduate; and materials relating to Lucy Ross's affiliation with the Woman's Auxiliary Synod of North Carolina (Presbyterian Church in the United States).

Folder 131

Foust-Newton, Cosette, b. 1889 #04377, Subseries: "3.1. Subject Files, 1930-1965." Folder 131

Folder 132-133

Folder 132

Folder 133

Fortnightly Book Club (Charlotte, N.C.) #04377, Subseries: "3.1. Subject Files, 1930-1965." Folder 132-133

Folder 134

Queen's College (Charlotte, N.C.) #04377, Subseries: "3.1. Subject Files, 1930-1965." Folder 134

Folder 135

Women's Auxiliary Synod of North Carolina (Presbyterian Church in the United States) #04377, Subseries: "3.1. Subject Files, 1930-1965." Folder 135

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986.

About 60 items.

Arrangement: by file type.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Scattered correspondence, valentines, and miscellaneous other items. The correspondence is with relatives and friends. It includes letters from Lucy to her sister Eugenia Harris; letters to Lucy from her father, Eugene L. Harris; letters to Lucy from her mother, Laura Valena Foust Harris; and a letter to Lucy from her "Uncle Henry" concerning her upcoming marriage in 1912. These letters chiefly concern routine family affairs and daily activities.

Non-correspondence includes biographical notes about Lucy Harris Ross, miscellaneous family financial information, and newspaper clippings relating to family members and other interests of Lucy Harris Ross.

Folder 136

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1898-1947 #04377, Subseries: "3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986." Folder 136

Folder 137

Miscellaneous correspondence, undated #04377, Subseries: "3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986." Folder 137

Folder 138

Recommendations #04377, Subseries: "3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986." Folder 138

Folder 139

Valentines #04377, Subseries: "3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986." Folder 139

Folder 140-141

Folder 140

Folder 141

Miscellaneous Other Items #04377, Subseries: "3.2. Other Papers, 1897-1986." Folder 140-141

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Eugene Lewis Harris and Laura Valena Foust Harris Papers, 1871-1983.

About 200 items

See also Additions after March 1990.

Correspondence, diaries, addresses and essays, clippings, and genealogical information of the Eugene and Lena Harris family. Eugene Lewis Harris (1856-1901) was an 1881 graduate of the University of North Carolina, and became University Registrar in 1894, remaining in that capacity until his death, apparently from tuberculosis. He married Lena (Laura Valena) Foust on 26 July 1882, and they had two children, Eugenia and Lucy. Eugene Harris was an artist, and studied at the Cooper Union in New York City immediately preceding his marriage. He designed the renovated version of the Old Well at the University of North Carolilna, built in 1896.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly letters between Eugene and Lena Harris dating from 1881 (the year before their marriage) until the time of his death in November 1901. Eugene and Lena were frequently apart due to his study at the Cooper Union in New York City and work-related travels in his position as general secretary for the YMCA in North Carolina and in his brief service with the North Carolina Geological Survey. The majority of the letters are from Eugene to Lena and typically describe his job responsibilities and travel observations. Early correspondence, however, consists of love letters.

There are also a number of letters between the Harrises and their two young daughters, Eugenia and Lucy. Most early letters are between the girls and their father during his travels. (See also P-4377/26.) There are also letters from Lucy to her mother after 1901 relating to her experiences at the Presbyterian College for Women (later Queens College) in Charlotte, and travels to various locations. One letter of note details Lucy's first meeting with her future husband, Otho B. Ross, during a YMCA trip to Tennessee in 1906.

Also included are letters (late 1901 and early 1902) from many different persons writing to express condolences to Lena and discuss business after Eugene's death on 11 November 1901.

Folder 142

1881 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 142

Folder 143

1882 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 143

Folder 144

1883-1885 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 144

Folder 145

1887 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 145

Folder 146

1891 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 146

Folder 147

1892-1893 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 147

Folder 148

1896-1898 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 148

Folder 149

1901-1902 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 149

Folder 150

1906-1910 #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 150

Folder 151

Undated #04377, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1881-1910." Folder 151

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Pocket Diaries of Eugene Harris, 1881, 1882, 1900.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983.

About 75 items.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Addresses and essays, poetry (drafts and clippings), family genealogical records, a heavily annotated Bible, and various other materials chiefly collected or created by Eugene Harris. Of interest are school-related materials such as an essay entitled "Art in North Carolina," and Harris's certificate/diploma on having completed a "Thorough and Scientific Course" in "The Science of Penmanship," Chapel Hill, March 1881.

The Bible is inscribed "W. W. Holden. Presented by Sunday School Class, December 25, 1883," and "Loaned E. L. Harris Raleigh, N.C. [June?] 20 '87". (According to Horace W. Raper ( William W. Holden, UNC Press, 1985), Holden attended First Baptist Church, Raleigh, from the early 1870s to 1887.) This Bible is heavily annotated, and tattered and torn from much use. An attendance register for "Bible Training Class" and other items are tipped in.

Folder 155

Addresses and Essays by Eugene Harris #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983." Folder 155

Folder 156

Miscellaneous Poetry #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983." Folder 156

Folder 157

Other Materials Relating to Eugene Harris #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983." Folder 157

Folder 158

Miscellaneous Items #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983." Folder 158

Folder 159

Family Genealogical Notes and Clippings #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983." Folder 159

Folder 160

Bible #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other Materials, 1871-1983." Folder 160

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Audio-Visual Materials, 1879-1947.

About 60 items.

See also Additions after March 1990.

Chiefly photographs of members of the Harris and Ross families. Some artwork by Eugene L. Harris is also included. The audio materials are recordings of the third annual Horace Williams Philosophical Society Meeting (1947), chaired by Otho Ross.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?).

About 50 items.

See also Additions after March 1990.

A variety of pictures relating to the Harris and Ross families, including portraits, snapshots, postcards, and drawings deriving from travel and various other aspects of their lives. There are also six photographs of Horace Williams. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are black-and-white prints.

Image P-4377/1

Photograph of a portrait of Henry Horace Williams, 1934. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/1

Image P-4377/2-5

P-4377/2

P-4377/3

P-4377/4

P-4377/5

Different poses of Horace Williams as photographed by Sam Hood, 1940. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/2-5

Image P-4377/6

A paper/cardboard etching, undated, circa 1940. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/6

Image P-4377/7

Miss Durham's third-grade class at the Charlotte Public School. Otho Ross is third from the right on the front row, circa 1890. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/7

Image P-4377/8

Studio portrait photograph of Otho Ross taken in New York City, circa 1911. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/8

Image P-4377/9

Lucy Harris at Presbyterian College (Charlotte, NC) "About 1906." #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/9

Image P-4377/10

Lucy Harris, undated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/10

Image P-4377/11-12

P-4377/11

P-4377/12

Two picture post cards (possibly dated 1904), of unknown subjects. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/11-12

Image P-4377/13

Photograph inscribed "Home of Thos. Harris at Berkeley, California" dated May 1923. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/13

Image P-4377/14

Photograph inscribed "3 Thomas West Harrises at Berkeley, Cal. Xmas About 1926." Photo depicts a young child and two men seated in a yard. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/14

Image P-4377/15

Photograph of 7 persons (including Otho Ross) in a winter setting, dated 1929. Written on Reverse: "A Fine Likeness of Isaac F. Harris." #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/15

Image P-4377/16

Photograph (L to R: Otho and Lucy Ross, Beth, Helen and Ike Harris) dated Christmas 1929. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/16

Image P-4377/17

Photograph of a sidewalk/street-scene, marked on back: "Leaving - after spending Christmas eve with us. Beth Harris, (Lucy and Otho), 1929." [presumably in Charlotte, N.C.] #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/17

Image P-4377/18

Post card/photograph postmarked 17 August 1931 in Munich, Germany. Shows the Harris family hiking on a glacier in Switzerland(?) #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/18

Image P-4377/19

Photograph of an older woman standing on a porch. She is identified as Eugenia H. Holt; the photo is dated 29 March 1935, Oak Ridge, N.C. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/19

Image P-4377/20

Photograph/portrait of Cosette Foust while attending Salisbury, N.C. High School. Not dated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/20

Image P-4377/21

Portrait of Cosette Foust signed, "With much love, Cosette." Not dated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/21

Image P-4377/22

Tintype of Lucy Harris (originally enclosed in a letter dated 20 May 1907, from Lucy to her mother, Lena Harris--from Subseries 3.2). #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/22

Image P-4377/23

Carte-de-visite showing woman and young child (originally enclosed in letter dated 13 September 1881--from Subseries 4.1) #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/23

Image P-4377/24

Small floral watercolor (originally with Harris family materials). #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/24

Image P-4377/25

Studio portrait photograph of "Eugene Lewis Harris and bride - Laura Valena Foust, married July 1882." Not otherwise dated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/25

Image P-4377/26

Tintype detailing a sleeping cat, and an accompanying letter from Eugene Harris to his daughter Lucy, circa 1900. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/26

Image P-4377/27

Photograph inscribed: "Parson Moss--Rev. W. D. Moss, Pastor Presbyterian Church at Chapel Hill, NC. Mama's friend. (He baptized Laura [Ross] as a baby (about November 1913) and buried Grandma Harris (Mrs. Lena Foust Harris) in C. H. November 4, 1925)". Not dated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/27

Image P-4377/28

Photograph identified as Linville Falls, N. C., undated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/28

Image P-4377/29-30

P-4377/29

P-4377/30

A group including Otho Ross, standing in front of a building, undated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/29-30

Image P-4377/31-33

P-4377/31

P-4377/32

P-4377/33

Two photographs of members of the Philanthropic Society and one of the Dialectic Society at UNC, 1879. Eugene Harris was a member of the former. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/31-33

Image P-4377/34

Photograph of the University of North Carolina's 1881 graduating class, including E. L. Harris. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/34

Image P-4377/35

Carte-de-visite of Zebulon B. Vance, found in the Harris family materials, undated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/35

Image P-4377/36

Unidentified, undated picture. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/36

Image P-4377/37

Signed print of Rev. Elisha Mitchell, UNC Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, undated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/37

Image P-4377/38

Studio portrait of Dr. E. A. Alderman when he was president of the University of North Carolina, undated. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/38

Image P-4377/39

Photograph of the Alumni Building at Chapel Hill, dated "1905 or earlier". #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/39

Image P-4377/40

Photo collage of portraits of University of North Carolina professors/faculty from 1905. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/40

Image P-4377/41-43

P-4377/41

P-4377/42

P-4377/43

Three pencil sketches/drawings by Eugene Harris. All are depictions of outdoor scenes, but only one can be dated, sometime during the Summer of 1893. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." P-4377/41-43

Photograph Album PA-4377/1

Sketchbook of Eugene L. Harris, perhaps from the 1890s. It contains drawings of nature scenes, people, sites on the University of North Carolina campus, etc. About 30 pages. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." PA-4377/1

Photograph Album PA-4377/2

A small photo album belonging to Lucy Harris (later Ross). One photo is dated Fall, 1904. About 20 pages. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." PA-4377/2

Photograph Album PA-4377/3

Post card album belonging to Lucy Harris, with most of the cards dated between 1906 and 1922. About 40 pages. #04377, Subseries: "5.1. Pictures, 1879-1935(?)." PA-4377/3

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Audio Recordings, 1947.

4 items.

Recordings ("Flexograph" disks) made at the third annual meeting of the Horace Williams Philosophical Society, held in June 1947 in Chapel Hill. Among the participants heard on these recordings are Charles Tillett, Nathan Mobley, Phillips Russell, and John Umstead.

An apparently complete transcript of the meeting is available in Subseries 1.1.1, folder 7.

Audiodisc D-4377/1-4

D-4377/1

D-4377/2

D-4377/3

D-4377/4

Audio recordings, 1947 #04377, Subseries: "5.2. Audio Recordings, 1947." D-4377/1-4

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse ADDITIONS AFTER MARCH 1990

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Additions of May and June 1999, and October 2004 (Acc. 98376, 98890, 99918).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Materials Relating to Horace Williams.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Otho Ross Files.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.1. Records of the HHWPS and Related Items, 1944-1991.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Materials relating to the Horace Williams Philosophical Society, including correspondence between members, lecture reprints, narratives about the Society, and minutes of meetings.

Folder 161

Horace Williams Philosophical Society, 1944-1991 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.1. Records of the HHWPS and Related Items, 1944-1991." Folder 161

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.2. Logic for Living and Origin of Belief, 1946-1997.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Additional items discussing the life and work of Horace Williams, including his manuscript on "A Historical Development of Religion," transcribed notes of his class lectures, items from the Charlotte-based Horace Williams Philosophy Discussion Group, his house, and articles or tributes to him.

Folder 166

Correspondence between Otho Bescent Ross and Williams, 1936-1939 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 166

Folder 167

Manuscript: "Historical Development of Religion" (I), undated #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 167

Folder 168

Manuscript: "Historical Development of Religion" (II), undated #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 168

Folder 169

Lecture: "The Good Teacher," 1915 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 169

Folder 170-171

Folder 170

Folder 171

Lecture notes: The Philosophy of Christianity, 1920-1921 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 170-171

Folder 172

Lecture notes: Philosophy 16-17-18, 1920-1921 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 172

Folder 173

Moss, William D, "Williams' Evolution of Logic," 1933 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 173

Folder 174

Winston, Judge Robert W., Horace Williams: Gadfly of Chapel Hill , circa 1943 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 174

Folder 175

Brooks, Van Wyck, The Confident Years: 1885-1915 , 1943 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 175

Folder 176

Ross, Otho B., "My Most Unforgettable Character" ( Reader's Digest ), 1968 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 176

Folder 177

"Horace Williams: Individualist, Teacher, Philosopher," 1970 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 177

Folder 178

Hammer, Jane Ross, Horace Williams entry in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 1979 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 178

Folder 179

The Owl of Minerva (Hegel Society of America), 1982 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 179

Folder 180

And So It Goes: An Evening with Horace Williams , undated #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 180

Folder 181-182

Folder 181

Folder 182

Horace Williams Philosophy Discussion Group (Charlotte), 1998 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 181-182

Folder 183

Horace Williams House, 1957-1977 #04377, Subseries: "1.1.3. Other Materials Relating to Horace Williams, 1920-1998." Folder 183

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Items relating to Jane Ross Hammer concerning her education, career, writings, and association with the Horace Williams Philosophical Society. Included are lecture notes, a draft of her thesis, correspondence, articles/speeches, research materials, and financial papers from the Society. The lecture notes were initially bound together; it is not entirely clear if all of the lecture notes were taken by her or if some were older notes that she added to her collection.

Folder 184

Lecture Notes: Philosophy 64, Logic #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 184

Folder 185

Lecture Notes: Philosophy of Religion, Spinoza, draft of thesis, circa 1938 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 185

Folder 186

Lecture Notes: Psychology 21, Ethics, Logic, circa 1910 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 186

Folder 187

Lecture Notes: Political Science, circa 1937 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 187

Folder 188

Lecture Notes: Political Science, Social Problems, Botany, circa 1936-1939 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 188

Folder 189

Preliminary exam for Ph.D. in History of Philosophy, 1938 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 189

Folder 190

Radcliffe College Graduate Catalogue, 1938-1939 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 190

Folder 191

Writings, circa 1936-1940s #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 191

Folder 192

Writings, circa 1991-1999 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 192

Folder 193

A More Perfect Union (previously How Perfect a Union), original manuscript (I), circa 1930s-1940s #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 193

Folder 194

A More Perfect Union, original manuscript (II), circa 1930s-1940s #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 194

Folder 195

A More Perfect Union, readings and bibliographic notes, circa 1930s-1940s #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 195

Folder 196

A More Perfect Union, other materials, 1941-1978 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 196

Folder 197

Notes for book on Cromwell, circa 1980s-1990s #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 197

Folder 198

Notes for book on Cromwell, circa 1980s-1990s #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 198

Folder 199

Correspondence, 1949-1998 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 199

Folder 200

Horace Williams Philosophical Society: Histories, Brochures, and Member Lists, ca, 1983-1987 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 200

Folder 201

Horace Williams Philosophical Society: Finances, 1977-1983 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 201

Folder 202

Biographical Information, 1936-1993 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 202

Folder 203

"International Biographical Association Directory," 1989-1990 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 203

Folder 204

Philip Hammer: Biographical Information, circa 1991 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 204

Folder 205

Arts and Music, 1987-1990 #04377, Subseries: "1.2. Jane Ross Hammer Files, circa 1910-1999." Folder 205

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Otho Ross Professional and Family Papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Subject Files, circa 1948-1982.

About 5 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Some chiefly narrative information about Otho Bescent Ross, discussing his life, Horace Williams, and his meeting with George Santayana.

Folder 206

Biographical Material, 1948, 1982 #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, circa 1948-1982." Folder 206

Folder 207

Memoirs, 1971 #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, circa 1948-1982." Folder 207

Folder 208

Travel Notes, 1948 #04377, Subseries: "2.1. Subject Files, circa 1948-1982." Folder 208

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Lucy Harris Ross Papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Subject Files, 1942.

1 item.

Arrangement: chronological.

Paper written by Lucy Harris Ross for her Book Club.

Folder 209

Treatise on the University of North Carolina, 1942 #04377, Subseries: "3.1. Subject Files, 1942." Folder 209

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Other Papers, Undated.

2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Book likely belonging to Lucy Harris Ross.

Folder 210

Betts, A. D., Experience of a Confederate Chaplain, 1861-1865 , undated #04377, Subseries: "3.2. Other Papers, Undated." Folder 210

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Eugene Lewis Harris and Laura Valena Foust Harris Papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Other materials, 1938, 1977.

3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Information about the family's connection to the Old Well at the University of North Carolina and a clipping about the death of E. P. Ross.

Folder 211

Family Genealogical Notes and Clippings, 1938 #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other materials, 1938, 1977." Folder 211

Folder 212

The Old Well (University of North Carolina), 1977 #04377, Subseries: "4.3. Other materials, 1938, 1977." Folder 212

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Audio-Visual Materials.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Lee Dirks and Tim West, March 1990; Jaime Margalotti, April 2004

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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