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Collection Number: 00350-z

Collection Title: Edwin Michael Holt Papers, 1841-1854 (bulk 1844-1854).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 2 items
Abstract Edwin Michael Holt was a pioneer textile manufacturer of Alamance County, N.C. The collection contains a typescript copy of Holt's diary, 1844-1854, containing brief daily entries relating mostly to weather, farming, and personal matters, but occasionally giving insight into his varied business activities. Also included is a letter, 1841, from G. James Farish concerning a visit to Philadelphia and proposed trip to New York to buy goods for his mercantile business in Caswell County, N.C.
Creator Holt, Edwin Michael, 1807-1884.
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 Edwin Michael Holt Papers, #350-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
prior to 1940
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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Edwin Michael Holt (1807-1884) was a pioneer textile manufacturer of Alamance County, N.C.

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The collection contains a typescript copy of Holt's diary, 1844-1854, containing brief daily entries relating mostly to weather, farming, and personal matters, but occasionally giving insight into his varied business activities. Also included is a letter, 1841, from G. James Farish concerning a visit to Philadelphia and proposed trip to New York to buy goods for his mercantile business in Caswell County, N.C.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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