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Collection Number: 03565-z

Collection Title: Hill Prize Essays in North Carolina History, 1895; 1899; 1903

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Abstract Manuscripts of winners for three years of a prize for the best essay on North Carolina history by a University of North Carolina student. Essays are "North Carolina Manumission Society" (1895) by Charles F. Tomlinson; "The Ku-Klux Klan in North Carolina" (1899) by R. D. W. Connor; and "Judicial System of Proprietary and Royal Governments in North Carolina to 1776" (1903) by Robert W. Herring.
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 Hill Prize Essays in North Carolina History #3565-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from John Sprunt Hill in January 1962.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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According to Battle's History, John Sprunt Hill (1869-1961) offered an annual prize of fifteen dollars for the best essay on a topic of North Carolina history on the occasion of his class reunion at the commencement of 1891. It was given from 1892 through at least 1903, after which it was apparently replaced by the Hill Fellowship and other endowments in the field of North Carolina history, law, etc.

The winners of this prize were:

1892: Leonard C. Van Noppen won the "History Prize"; Edwin M. Wilson won the Charles G. Hill prize

1893: F. L. Wilcox won the "History Prize"

1894: William Cunningham Smith won the "Hill History Prize"

1895: Charles F. Tomlinson

1896: J. F. Shaffner, Jr.

1897: John Gilchrist McCormick

1898: Pleasant Daniel Gold, Jr.

1899: R. D. W. Connor

1900: Joseph Sidney Atkinson

1901: E. D. Sallenger

1902: John Atkinson Ferrell

1903: Robert W. Herring

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Manuscripts of winners for three years of a prize for the best essay on North Carolina history by a University of North Carolina student. Essays are "North Carolina Manumission Society" (1895) by Charles F. Tomlinson; "The Ku-Klux Klan in North Carolina" (1899) by R. D. W. Connor; and "Judicial System of Proprietary and Royal Governments in North Carolina to 1776" (1903) by Robert W. Herring.

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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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