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Collection Number: 04018

Collection Title: William W. Kitchin Papers, 1880-1968.

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Size About 2,000 items (4.5 linear feet).
Abstract Landowner, lawyer, United States representative, 1897-1909, and governor of North Carolina, 1909-1913. Personal, political, and professional correspondence concerning Kitchin's legal and political careers and his interests in the Kitchin family farms and property in Halifax County, N.C. Chief among the personal correspondence are letters from Kitchin's father, William Hodge "Buck" Kitchin, and his brothers, Sam, Claude, Arrington, and Paul, that provide detailed accounts of the Kitchin family farming enterprises and the financial arrangements among the brothers. There is correspondence between Kitchin and Musette Satterfield at Greensboro Female College, 1890- 1891, and after their marriage, 1892, and scattered letters from their children. The political correspondence concerns Kitchin's various campaigns for Congress. The correspondence for 1907-1908 is extensive and documents the effort Kitchin put into his 1908 campaign for governor of North Carolina. There is very little correspondence about the senatorial campaign of 1912 in which Kitchin was defeated by Senator Furnifold M. Simmons. Material concerning Kitchin's law practice includes an account book, 1889-1901, and four lettercopy books, 1893-1900. Also included are speeches, miscellaneous genealogical and biographical materials, and photographs. Volumes include account books and lettercopy books, three small diaries containing brief daily entries, February-November 1886, while Kitchin was in Chatfield, Tex.; notebooks containing clippings and notes for speeches; and an indexed volume of excerpts from the "Congressional Record."
Creator Kitchin, William W. (William Walton), 1866-1924.
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 William W. Kitchin Papers, #4018, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1977-1988
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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Landowner, lawyer, United States representative, 1897-1909, and governor of North Carolina, 1909-1913.

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Personal, political, and professional correspondence concerning Kitchin's legal and political careers and his interests in the Kitchin family farms and property in Halifax County, N.C. Chief among the personal correspondence are letters from Kitchin's father, William Hodge "Buck" Kitchin, and his brothers, Sam, Claude, Arrington, and Paul, that provide detailed accounts of the Kitchin family farming enterprises and the financial arrangements among the brothers. There is correspondence between Kitchin and Musette Satterfield at Greensboro Female College, 1890- 1891, and after their marriage, 1892, and scattered letters from their children. The political correspondence concerns Kitchin's various campaigns for Congress. The correspondence for 1907-1908 is extensive and documents the effort Kitchin put into his 1908 campaign for governor of North Carolina. There is very little correspondence about the senatorial campaign of 1912 in which Kitchin was defeated by Senator Furnifold M. Simmons. Material concerning Kitchin's law practice includes an account book, 1889-1901, and four lettercopy books, 1893-1900. Also included are speeches, miscellaneous genealogical and biographical materials, and photographs. Volumes include account books and lettercopy books, three small diaries containing brief daily entries, February-November 1886, while Kitchin was in Chatfield, Tex.; notebooks containing clippings and notes for speeches; and an indexed volume of excerpts from the "Congressional Record."

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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