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Collection Number: 00404

Collection Title: Edmund Kirby-Smith Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1840-1866).

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Size 2,000 items (3.0 linear feet).
Abstract Edmund Kirby-Smith was a United States and Confederate Army officer, president of the University of Nashville, and professor of mathematics at the University of the South. The collection contains correspondence and other papers, chiefly 1840-1866, of Edmund Kirby-Smith, dealing with his personal affairs, education, military career, and later life as president of the University of Nashville and professor at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. Includes notes on the Kentucky campaigns of 1862; letters of the Revolutionary War period written by his grandfather, Ephraim Kirby (1757-1804) and some by Joseph Smith written to his brother, Elnathan Smith; diary and miscellaneous notes, 1849-1868; official letter book, 1863-1865; a notebook, 1865, giving an account of Kirby-Smith's flight to Cuba and Mexico; and a scrapbook of Civil War clippings.
Creator Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893.
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 Edmund Kirby-Smith Papers, #404, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
1834-1958
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
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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Edmund Kirby-Smith (1824-1893) was a United States and Confederate Army officer, president of the University of Nashville, and professor of mathematics at the University of the South.

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The collection contains correspondence and other papers, chiefly 1840-1866, of Edmund Kirby-Smith, dealing with his personal affairs, education, military career, and later life as president of the University of Nashville and professor at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. Includes notes on the Kentucky campaigns of 1862; letters of the Revolutionary War period written by his grandfather, Ephraim Kirby (1757-1804) and some by Joseph Smith written to his brother, Elnathan Smith; diary and miscellaneous notes, 1849-1868; official letter book, 1863-1865; a notebook, 1865, giving an account of Kirby-Smith's flight to Cuba and Mexico; and a scrapbook of Civil War clippings.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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