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Collection Number: 01069-z

Collection Title: Spencer Jarnagin Papers, 1842-1896; 1920.

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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 16 items
Abstract Spencer Jarnagin (1792-1853) of Tennessee was a lawyer, state legislator, United States Senator, 1843-1847, and member of the Whig Party. The collection includes letters from Jarnagin, written chiefly from Washington, D.C., 1844-1846, to his wife concerning politics and personal news.
Creator Jarnagin, Spencer, 1792-1853.
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 Spencer Jarnagin Papers, #1069-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Joseph R. Jarnagin of Raleigh, N.C., February 1946.
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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Spencer Jarnagin (1792-1853) of Tennessee was a lawyer, state legislator, United States Senator, 1843-1847, and member of the Whig Party. His wife was Mary Ann Kinder Jarnagin of Athens, Tenn.

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The collection includes letters from Spencer Jarnagin, written chiefly from Washington, D.C., 1844-1846, to his wife concerning politics and personal news. Letters mention the annexation of Texas and the Oregon question and comment on prominent political figures including Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren, and James K. Polk.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 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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