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Collection Number: 00836

Collection Title: Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938.

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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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894) was a general in the Confederate Army. The collection includes papers pertaining to the Kershaw family and the DeSaussure family of South Carolina, chiefly 20th-century genealogical materials. Earlier items include colonial deeds and accounts for goods; scattered antebellum correspondence; slight postwar correspondence of Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894); and correspondence, 1899-1938, of John Kershaw, Episcopal priest of Charleston, S.C., including copies of letters he wrote from the Lambeth Conference in London, 1908.
Creator Kershaw, Joseph Brevard, 1822-1894.

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 Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, #836, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Harriette Kershaw (Mrs. H. G.) Leiding of Charleston, S.C., June 1944.
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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Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894) was a Confederate general.

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The collection includes papers pertaining to the Kershaw and DeSaussure families of South Carolina, chiefly 20th-century genealogical materials. Earlier items include colonial deeds and accounts for goods; scattered antebellum correspondence; slight postwar correspondence of Confederate General Joseph Brevard Kershaw; and correspondence, 1899-1938, of John Kershaw, including copies of letters he wrote from the Lambeth Conference in London, England, 1908.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Original finding aid #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 1

1762-1857 #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 1

Folder 2

1869-1902 #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 2

Folder 3

1908 #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 3

Folder 4

1911-1938 #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 4

Folder 5

Genealogical data #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 5

Folder 6

Genealogical data #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 6

Folder 7

Genealogical data #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 7

Folder 8

Genealogical data #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 8

Folder 9

Genealogical data #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 9

Folder 10

#00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 10

See Oversize Volume SV-836/1

Oversize Volume SV-836/1

Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1931-1936 #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." SV-836/1

Includes clippings and pictures about South Carolina plantations and gardens and their owners.

Folder 11

Volume 2: Scrapbook, 1861-1876 #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 11

Includes clippings about events, pictures, and genealogical notes.

Folder 12

Volume 3: Marriage book, undated #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 12

Includes a list of marriages, consisting of alphabetical entries for each party concerned.

Folder 13

Volume 4: Genealogical notes, undated #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 5: Genealogical notes, undated #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." Folder 14

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-836/1

DeSaussure genealogical chart #00836, Series: "Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, 1762-1938." X-OPF-836/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 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.

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