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Collection Number: 03756

Collection Title: Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)
Abstract Peter Stuart Ney (died 1846) was a North Carolina school teacher and schoolmaster, who was believed by some to be Marshal Michel Ney (born 1769) of France. The collection includes papers of, and collected by, Richard F. Little concerning Peter Stuart Ney, including fragments of French documents, albums and commonplace books with entries by P. S. Ney, newspaper clippings, and correspondence about Ney.
Creator Little, Richard F., 1895?-1966.
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 Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, #3756, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from the estate of Richard F. Little, October 1966.
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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Peter Stuart Ney (died 1846) was a North Carolina school teacher and schoolmaster, who was believed by some to be Marshal Michel Ney (born 1769) of France.

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The collection incldues the papers of, and collected by, Richard F. Little concerning Peter Stuart Ney including fragments of French documents, albums and commonplace books with entries by P. S. Ney, newspaper clippings, and correspondence about Ney.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1799-1861 #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 1

Includes four fragments of French manuscripts of the Napoleonic period, including two autographs of Michel Ney, Marshal of France; undated poem presumably written by Peter Stuart Ney; miscellaneous autographs; and other items.

Folder 2

1928-1956 #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 2

Letters to Richard F. Little concerning his research on Ney.

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

Clippings #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 3-4

Folder 5

Volume 1: "Memory book" #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 5

Unbound pages from two or more albums and commonplace books, containing entries dated from 1837-1851, in Surry, Iredell, and Lincoln counties, N.C., and including a number of pages written by Peter S. Ney and some lines in shorthand.

Folder 6

Volume 2: Algebra book, teacher's edition, 1827 #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 6

Includes marginal notes added, and a fly-leaf containing P. Ney's name and several lines in his hand.

Folder 7

Volume 3: Notebook, 1841 #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 7

Pocket-sized notebook containing abstract of shorthand system, written out "for Milus M. Mayes, 1841," presumably written by P. S. Ney.

Folder 8

Volume 4: Notebook, 1845 #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 8

Pocket-sized notebook containing abstract of shorthand system, written out "for Junius Wheeler, 1845," presumably written by P. S. Ney.

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Volumes 5-6: Notebooks #03756, Series: "Papers Concerning Peter Stuart Ney, 1799-1956 and undated." Folder 9-10

Notebooks probably in the hand of Richard F. Little in early life, containing notes on literature and quotations, and miscellaneous student notes.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 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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