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Collection Number: 03778-z

Collection Title: John Hewitt's My People of the Mountains, 1918

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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 1 item (200 pages)
Abstract John Hewitt (ca. 1848-1920) was a clergyman who spent his childhood in western North Carolina near Nantahala Mountain. The collection is a photocopy of a memoir, "My People of the Mountains," by Hewitt of his experience and observations during a horseback trip through the North Carolina mountains interwoven with reminiscences of antebellum society, of his father, a teacher and minister, and of his great uncle, Hugh Wolstenholme, a well-known hermit of the area.
Creator Hewitt, John, ca. 1848-1920.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 John Hewitt's My People of the Mountains, #3778-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. John H. DeWitt, Jr., of Nashville, Tenn., June 1967.
Location of Originals
Original in private hands in 1967.
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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John Hewitt (ca. 1848-1920) was a clergyman who spent his childhood in western North Carolina near Nantahala Mountain.

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The collection includes a photocopy of a memoir, "My People of the Mountains," written by John Hewitt of his experience and observations during a horseback trip through the North Carolina mountains, interwoven with reminiscences of antebellum society, of his father, a teacher and minister, and of his great uncle, Hugh Wolstenholme, a well-known hermit of the area.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2009

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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