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Collection Number: 00421

Collection Title: Ledbetter Family Papers, 1822-1901.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 75 items
Abstract The Ledbetter family resided mainly in Haywood County, N.C. Members included Richard Ledbetter, Coleman Ledbetter, William Ledbetter, and Laura Ledbetter. The collection includes scattered letters, 1858-1900, and miscellaneous bills and receipts of the Ledbetter family of the Appalachian Mountains, mainly in Haywood County, N.C. Letters give routine family news about health, social life, farming, selling crops, the weather, and other topics. Correspondents include Richard Ledbetter, Coleman Ledbetter, Laura Ledbetter, and William Ledbetter.
Creator Ledbetter family.
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 Ledbetter Family Papers, #421, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Thomas C. Wells of Canton, N.C., July 1935.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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 Ledbetter family resided mainly in Haywood County, N.C. Members included Richard Ledbetter, Coleman Ledbetter, William Ledbetter, L. J. Ledbetter, and J. B. Ledbetter.

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The collection includes scattered letters, 1858-1900, and business papers, 1822-1893, of an Appalachian Mountains family, mainly in Haywood County, N.C. Letters give routine family news about health, social life, farming, selling crops, the weather, and other topics. The business papers include miscellaneous bills, receipts, promissory notes, orders, warrants, checks, and other items of Coleman Ledbetter, James Ledbetter, Andrew Wells, J. W. Wells, Wells & Ledbetter, and others. There are also two broadsides, a testimonial, 1858, concerning a cancer cure and an endorsement, 1900, of John S. Cunningham as gubernatorial nominee of the Democratic party.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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