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Collection Number: 00982

Collection Title: David Golightly Harris Journals, 1855-1870

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 7 volumes (1 reel of microfilm)
Abstract Farm journals of David Golightly Harris of Spartanburg County, S.C., with detailed accounts of daily farm work, including the management of slaves, and discussion of the Civil War and Reconstruction. While Harris was away serving in the Confederate Army entries were written by his wife.
Creator Harris, David Golightly, 1824-1875.
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 David Golightly Harris Journals #982, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Originals held by Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Many of the items in this collection have been published in Philip N. Racine, ed., Piedmont farmer: the journals of David Golightly Harris, 1855-1870 (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990).
Acquisitions Information
Lent for microfilming by Vivia M. Ford of Marion, S.C., in June 1945.
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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Farm journals of David Golightly Harris (1824-1875) of Spartanburg County, S.C., with detailed accounts of daily farm work, including the management of slaves, and discussion of the Civil War and Reconstruction. While Harris was away serving in the Confederate Army, entries were written by his wife.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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