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Collection Number: 04302-z

Collection Title: William F. Henderson Papers, 1828-1859

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Abstract Letters to William F. Henderson, physician of Williamsboro, N.C., from friends, a patient, and business associates. Two letters are from physicians asking that Henderson practice medicine with them; two others concern leasing slaves from Henderson.
Creator Henderson, William F., circa 1800-1860.
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 F. Henderson Papers #4302-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the estate of Archibald Henderson, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1973.
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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An extensive search of likely sources turned up no biographical information on William F. Henderson. From the letters it can be deduced that he was a practicing physician in Williamsboro, Granville (now Vance) County, North Carolina. Since these papers were originally collected by Professor Archibald Henderson, it is probable that William F. Henderson was connected with Professor Henderson's family, also from the Williamsboro area, but no clear relationship has been established.

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Letters to William F. Henderson, 1828 to 1857, from friends, a patient, and business associates. Three letters are from former classmates, two of which suggest he set up practice with them. There are also two brief letters from a man wishing to lease Henderson's slaves.

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Processed by: Pamela Dean, June 1987

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