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Collection Number: 00358

Collection Title: Robert Howe Papers, 1776-1853.

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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 120 items
Abstract Robert Howe (1732-1786) was a major-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The collection includes papers of and about Howe, some of which are handwritten transcriptions and photostatic copies, including three letters from him concerning military affairs; papers pertaining to his court martial for evacuating Savannah, Ga.; and materials compiled about Howe and writings about him by Archibald Maclaine Hooper (1775-1853).
Creator Howe, Robert, 1732-1786.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
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 the Robert Howe Papers, #358, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Archibald Maclaine Hooper's "Memoirs of Major General Robt. Howe" available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the North Carolina Historical Society, prior to 1940. Additional material transferred from the University of North Carolina Library Reference Room, June 1949, and from University Archives, March 1958.
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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Robert Howe (1732-1786) was a major-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He served as justice of the peace in Bladen and Brunswick counties, N.C., and member of the North Carolina Assembly.

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The collection includes papers of and about Robert Howe, some of which are handwritten transcriptions and photostatic copies, including three letters from him concerning military affairs; papers pertaining to his court martial for evacuating Savannah, Ga.; and materials compiled about Howe and writings about him by Archibald Maclaine Hooper (1775-1853).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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