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Collection Number: 03057-z

Collection Title: James M. Lilly Papers, 1854-1864.

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Size 19 items
Abstract Practice account books used by James M. Lilly of Montgomery County, N.C., while attending Baltimore Commercial College. The practice account books were used by Lilly when he attended Baltimore Commercial College, 1854-1855. Most of the letters were written by Lilly to his family while he was a Confederate soldier in Virginia. Also included are two letters written prior to the Civil War about Lilly's business dealings, two letters from Lilly's brother Julius, a letter to J. A. Baldwin about battles in Richmond, a letter informing the Lilly family of James Lilly's death near Petersburg, Va., in 1864, and transcripts of all the letters.
Creator Lilly, James M., 1841-1864.
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 James M. Lilly Papers #3057-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the children and grandchildren of George Henry Albert Lilly in 1954 and from Al Baldwin in 1997 (Acc. 97030).
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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This collection contains practice account books and letters of James M. Lilly (1841-1864) of Montgomery County, N.C. The nine practice account books were used by Lilly when he attended Baltimore Commercial College, 1854-1855. Also included is a "Balance Sheet, Phillips & Moore," which is filed in oversized papers.

Most of the letters were written by Lilly to his family while he was a Confederate soldier in Virginia. They describe camp life and battles. Also included are two letters written prior to the Civil War about Lilly's business dealings, two letters from Lilly's brother Julius, a letter to J. A. Baldwin about battles in Richmond, and a letter informing the Lilly family of James Lilly's death near Petersburg, Va., in 1864, and transcripts of all the letters.

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Processed by: Linda Sellars, June 1997

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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