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Collection Number: 03852-z

Collection Title: Thomas James Lassiter Papers, 1891-1894.

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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 38 items
Abstract Thomas James Lassiter (1869-1920) was a teacher of Johnston County, N.C. The collection includes letters to Thomas James Lassiter from four friends from Johnston County who were studying at the University of North Carolina and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Md., giving accounts of student activities and interests.
Creator Lassiter, Thomas James, 1869-1920.
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 Thomas James Lassiter Papers, #3852-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Thomas J. Lassiter, Jr., of Smithfield, N.C., April 1975.
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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Thomas James Lassiter (1869-1920) of Johnston County, N.C., was the son of William G. and Bettie Woodall Lassiter. He graduated from the Turlington Institute in Smithfield, N.C., and taught school in various schools in Johnston County and also in Louisiana. When he returned from Louisiana in December 1895 he joined the Smithfield Herald where he became a partner. He married Rena Bingham in June 1908, and they had two sons, William and Tom.

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The collection includes letters to Thomas James Lassiter from four friends from Johnston County who were studying at the University of North Carolina and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Md., giving accounts of student activities and interests and mentioning courses, teachers, social life, travel, and living conditions. Correspondents include William Troy Turlington (born 1866), George Andrew Hood, Elonzo Borden Grantham (1869-1931), and Willis Hinton Austin.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2009

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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