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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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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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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Contents list

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About 1500 items.
Folder 1

1880-1884 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 1

Folder 2

1885-1886 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 2

Folder 3

1887-1888 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 3

Folder 4

1889-1890 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 4

Folder 5

1891 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 5

Folder 6

1892-1896 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 6

Folder 7

1897-1898 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 7

Folder 8

1899-1900 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 8

Folder 9

1901-1902 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 9

Folder 10

1903-1904 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 10

Folder 11

1905 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 11

Folder 12

1906 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 12

Folder 13

January-September 1907 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 13

Folder 14

October-December 1907 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 14

Folder 15

January-19 April 1908 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 15

Folder 16

20 April-12 May 1908 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 16

Folder 17

13-28 May 1908 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 17

Folder 18

29 May-30 June 1908 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 18

Folder 19

July-December 1908 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 19

Folder 20-37

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

1907-1908 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 20-37

Folder 38

1909 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 38

Folder 39

1910 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 39

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

1911 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 40-41

Folder 42

January-October 1912 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 42

Folder 43

November-December 1912 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 43

Folder 44

January 1913 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 44

Folder 45

February-December 1913 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 45

Folder 46

1914-1915 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 46

Folder 47

1916 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 47

Folder 48

1917-1918 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 48

Folder 49

1919 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 49

Folder 50

1920 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 50

Folder 51

1921-1925 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 51

Folder 52

1927-1968 #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 52

Folder 53

Undated #04018, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1880-1968, and undated" Folder 53

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Speeches, 1886-1916, and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Printed Material, 1898-1909; 1912; 1916.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Clippings, 1886-1915, and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Volumes, 1882-1908.

About 25 items.
Folder 85

Volume 1. Diary, 1886 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 85

Folder 86

Volume 2. Diary, 1882-1886 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 86

Folder 87

Volume 3. Diary, October 1886 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 87

Folder 88

Volume 4. Notebook, 1887 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 88

Folder 89

Volume 5. Account book, 1888 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 89

Folder 90

Volume 6. Account book, 1896 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 90

Folder 91

Volume 7. Lettercopy book, 1893 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 91

Folder 92

Volume 8. Lettercopy book, 1894 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 92

Folder 93

Volume 9. Lettercopy book, 1894-1895 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 93

Folder 94

Volume 10. Lettercopy book, 1896-1900 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 94

Folder 95

Volume 11. Notebook, 1896 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 95

Folder 96

Volume 12. Notebook, 1896-1898 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 96

Notebook contains article clippings, mainly from 1898.

Folder 97

Volume 13. Notebook, 1896 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 97

Folder 98

Volume 14. Notebook, 1900 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 98

Contains mostly article clippings.

Folder 99

Volume 15. Notebook, 1904 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 99

Folder 100

Volume 15 enclosures #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 100

Folder 101

Volume 16. Account book, 1908 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 101

Folder 102

Volume 17. Small diary, 1903-1904 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 102

Folder 103

Volume 18. Congressional Record, 1898-1906 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 103

Folder 104

Volume 19. Photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1896-1908 #04018, Series: "6. Volumes, 1882-1908." Folder 104

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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