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Collection Number: 01561

Collection Title: H. M. (Henry Mauger) London Papers, 1808-1945 (bulk 1896-1908).

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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 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,050 items)
Abstract H. M. (Henry Mauger) London (1879-1939) was a lawyer, North Carolina legislator, trustee of the University of North Carolina, state legislative reference librarian, and secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina State Bar Association. The collection includes correspondence, a diary, 1896-1897, and family papers, relating to London's student days at University of North Carolina, 1896-1899; work at the United States Census Office, Washington, D.C., 1900-1902; engagement, 1906-1908, to Mamie (Mary) Elliot, whom he later married; and to London's professional activities. Also included are materials on politics in Chatham County, N.C., and on the career of London's father, Henry Armand London (1846-1918).
Creator London, H. M. (Henry Mauger), 1879-1939.
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 H. M. (Henry Mauger) London Papers, #1561, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from George London of Chapel Hill, N.C., October 1981. Additional material recieved from George E. London of Raleigh, N.C., January 1987 (Acc. 87004), December 1988 (Acc. 88127), January 1989 (Acc. 89001), December 1990 (Acc. 90152), March 1991 (Acc. 91045), May 1991 (Acc. 91055), February 1992 (Acc. 92036), and from France (Mrs. George) London of Raleigh, N.C., January 1997 (Acc. 97015).
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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H. M. (Henry Mauger) London (1879-1939) was the son of Henry Armand London (1846-1918) and Bettie Jackson London (1853-1930) of Pittsboro, N.C. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and Columbian University (later George Washington University). London worked for the United States Census Bureau, 1900-1902; practiced law in Pittsboro, N.C., 1903-1913; was mayor of Pittsboro, 1903-1905; representative from Chatham County in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1907; represented Chatham in the North Carolina Senate, 1911; was deputy collector of internal revenue in North Carolina, 1913-1919; and served as North Carolina's Legislative Librarian, 1919-1939. In addition, he was secretary of the Univesity of North Carolina Board of Trustees, 1921-1939; secretary of the State Bar Incorporated, 1933-1938; secretary-treasurer of the State Bar Association; and treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

London married Mary Elliot in November 1908. They had two children, Henry Mauger Junior (born 1910) and George Elliot (born 1912).

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The collection is chiefly family letters of H. M. (Henry Mauger) London, his father Henry Armand London, mother Bettie Jackson London, sister Sallie, brother John J., and brother Isaac. There are also a few letters from friends and associates of Henry Armand and Henry Mauger. And, prior to 1880, there are also miscellaneous papers and letters of the Lord, Hill, and Campbell families of North Carolina and a few letters from Henry Armand's parents, Henry Adolphus London and Sallie Margaret Lord London, and his sister Ann Mauger London. From 1837 to 1885 there are also scattered papers of William E. Boudinot, mostly concerning a dispute between Boudinot and William B. Giles over land in Brunswick County, N.C. After 1896, papers are chiefly correspondence of Henry Mauger London while a student at the University of North Carolina, 1896-1899; while working at the Census office in Washington, D.C., 1900-1902; during his engagement to Mary Elliot, 1906-1908; and while serving in various legislative capacities in North Carolina, as trustee of the University of North Carolina, and an offier of the state Bar Association and Episcopal Diocese.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1808-1822 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1837-1840 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1848-1859 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1861-1869 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1870-1879 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1882-1894 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1896-1897 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1898 and undated #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1900 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1901 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

1902 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 11-12

Folder 13

1903-1905 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1906 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1907 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-19

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

1908 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 17-19

Folder 20

1909-1916 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1918-1919 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1920-1924 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1925-1929 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1930-1934 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25a-25b

1935-April 1939 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 25a-25b

Folder 26a-26b

May 1939-1945, and undated #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 26a-26b

Folder 27

Clippings and printed materials #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Family memoirs and financial and legal material #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." Folder 28

Includes miscellaneous memoirs chiefly related to family life by Bettie Jackson London, Camelia London Jerome, Betsey London Cordon, Sallie L. Fell, Bettie Fell Siegrist, Lucy London Anderson, Lucy London Anderson Wooten, and Bettie London Wooten.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-1561/1

Certificates and broadsides, 1817-1904 #01561, Series: "1. Papers, 1808-1945 and undated." OPF-1561/1

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Folder 29

Volume 1: Diary, Henry Mauger London, 1896 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 2: Diary, Henry Mauger London, 1897 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 3: Bank book, Henry Armand London, 1904-1907 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 4: Student notebook, Henry Armand London, undated #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 5: Student notebook, Henry Mauger London, 1897 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

Volume 6: Student notebook, Henry Mauger London, 1898 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 7: Student notebook, Henry Mauger London, 1898 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 8: "On the Origin of the Corundum Associated with the Peridotities in North Carolina," 1898 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volume 9: Student notebook, Henry Mauger London, 1899 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 10: Student notebook, Henry Mauger London, 1899 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 11: Student notebook, Henry Mauger London, 1898 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 12: Memoranda book, Henry Mauger London, 1899 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volume 13: University of North Carolina Class Record, 1899 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

Volume 14: "The Function of the State University, Proceedings of the Inauguration of Edward Kidder Graham as President of the University of North Carolina," 1915 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

Volume 15: Criminal law examination, Henry Mauger London, 1903 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

Volume 16: Subscription ledger, Chatham Record, 1917 #01561, Series: "2. Volumes, 1896-1917 and undated." Folder 44

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Henry Mauger London, 1897 #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/1

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Henry Mauger London, 1899 #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/2

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Henry Mauger London, 1899 #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/3

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Henry Mauger London, circa 1902 #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/4

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Henry Mauger London, circa 1902 #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/5

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Henry Mauger London, undated #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/5a-5d

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W. W. Fuller, undated #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." P-1561/6

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Senate and House Committee that prepared the Revenue Bill of the Legislature of 1901. #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." OP-P-1561/6

Photograph Album PA-1561/1

Photograph album, Delta Psi Fraternity, University of North Carolina, circa 1858 #01561, Series: "3. Photographs, circa 1858-1902 and undated." PA-1561/1

Includes photographs of William Corey Dowd, William H. Jordan, Addison Harvey, John Merritt Perry, Henry Sanders, George Burgwyn Johnston, Robert P. Johnston, Richard Cogsdell Badger, George Gordon Sims, Simmons Harrison Isler, George Pettigrew Bryan, George Badger Barnes, Garland M. Yancy, William Bingham Lynch, Hugh Thomas Brown, William May Hammond, Pierce Mason Butler, John Decatur Barry, Cornelius Furman Dowd, Thomas Cowan, Lewis Butler, and Lewis R. Bond.

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18 items.

Includes letters and printed material, 1928, relating to Henry Mauger London's involvement with the resolution of North Carolina's claims agains the United States government for cotton seized by Federal agents in 1865.

Folder 45

Addition of January 1989 #01561, Subseries: "Addition of January 1989 (Acc. 89001)" Folder 45

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About 50 items.

Includes letters and other materials, 1885-1917, but chiefly 1916, relating to Henry Mauger London's executorship of the estate of his aunt, Ann Mauger Haughton (1835-1916), wife of Lawrence H. Haughton.

Folder 46

Addition of December 1990 #01561, Subseries: "Addition of December 1990 (Acc. 90152)" Folder 46

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About 15 items.

Includes programs and other materials, 1914-1975, relating to the Tea and Topics Book Club of Raleigh, N.C., of which Mrs. Henry Mauger London was a founding member.

Folder 47

Addition of March 1991 #01561, Subseries: "Addition of March 1991 (Acc. 91045)" Folder 47

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About 20 items.

Includes letters, 1900-1902, to Henry Mauger London while he was a student at Columbian Law School (later part of George Washington University) and an employee of the United States Census Bureau.

Folder 48

Addition of May 1991 #01561, Subseries: "Addition of May 1991 (Acc. 91055)" Folder 48

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1 item.

Scrapbook of Henry Mauger London, containing chiefly newspaper clippings, circa 1866-1922. Included are clippings on student life at the University of North Carolina, baseball, education, the Confederacy and organizations for Confederate veterans, social affairs, religion, and politics. There are also a few poems and short humorous articles.

Folder 49

Scrapbook #01561, Subseries: "Addition of February 1992 (Acc. 92036)" Folder 49

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10 items.

Includes an abstract book given to Henry Mauger London by his mother, Bettie Jackson London, in December 1897 which he filled with school lessons on history and literature. Also included are separate papers written on history and literature.

Folder 50

Addition of September 1997 #01561, Subseries: "Addition of September 1997 (Acc. 97015)" Folder 50

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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