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Collection Number: 02236

Collection Title: McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 (bulk 1882-1920).

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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1270 items)
Abstract John McLaren McBryde (1841-1923) was a professor of agriculture and university professor at several Southern schools. His son, John McLaren McBryde Junior (1870-1956) was an English professor. The collection includes papers, chiefly correspondence 1882-1920, of John McLaren McBryde and his son, John McLaren McBryde Junior. Papers relate to the father's teaching at the University of Tennessee, his presidencies of South Carolina College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute; and to the son's career at Sweet Briar College and the University of the South, where he edited the Sewanee Review, 1909-1919. Papers after 1919, while McBryde Junior, was at Tulane University, relate chiefly to aspects of his father's career. Volumes include McBryde Senior's diary as a schoolboy in Abbeville, S.C., 1856, and his journals documenting his farming near Charlottesville, Va., 1868-1869.
Creator McBryde 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 McBryde Family Papers, #2236, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gifts of John M. McBryde, Jr., of New Orleans, La., 1940; and Charles N. McBryde, 1941.
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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John McLaren McBryde (1841-1923) was a professor of agriculture at the University of Tennessee, professor and president at South Carolina College, and president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His son, John McLaren McBryde Junior (1870-1956) was an English professor at Hollins Institute, University of North Carolina, Sweet Briar College, University of the South, and Tulane University.

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The collection includes papers, chiefly correspondence 1882-1920, of John McLaren McBryde (1841-1923), professor of agriculture, and his son, John McLaren McBryde Junior (1870-1956), English professor. Papers relate to the father's teaching at the University of Tennessee, his presidency of South Carolina College, and his work at Virginia Polytechnic Institute; and to the son's career at Sweet Briar College and the University of the South, where he edited the Sewanee Review, 1909-1919. Papers after 1919, while McBryde Junior, was at Tulane University, relate chiefly to aspects of his father's career. Volumes include McBryde Senior's diary as a schoolboy in Abbeville, S.C., 1856, and his journals documenting his farming near Charlottesville, Va., 1868-1869.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1860-1882 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1883-1888 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1890-1899 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1900-1903 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1904-August 1905 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

September 1905-June 1906 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

July-December 1906 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1907-July 1908; 1909 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

August-September 1909 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

October-December 1909 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1910 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1911 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1912 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1913-1914 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1915-1916 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1917 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1918 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1919 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1920-1928 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1930-1940 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Undated #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

Newspaper Clippings #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 22-23

Folder 24-26

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Newspapers #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 24-26

Folder 27

Volume 1: Pocket diary #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 27

Diary of John McBryde, 1856.

Folder 28

Volume 2 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 28

Journal of farming operations in Albermarle County, Va., 1 March 1868-April 1869.

Folder 29

Volume 3 #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 29

Journal of farming operations in Albermarle County, Va., 9 April-November 1869.

Folder 30

Volume 4: Published bulletin #02236, Series: "McBryde Family Papers, 1856-1940 and undated." Folder 30

Bulletins of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Alumni Number January 1908

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, October 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.

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