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Collection Number: 03869

Collection Title: McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 (bulk 1800-1834; 1861-1863).

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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 350 items)
Abstract Among the members of the McClelland family of Iredell County, N.C., were William McClelland, surveyor; Nathaniel E. McClelland, physician; John McClelland, Rebecca McClelland, and Margaret McClelland. Relatives also included the Stevenson family, the Hall family, the Adams family of Iredell County, N.C., and the Ewing family of Christian County, Ky. The collection includes family letters, land surveys, and legal and other papers, chiefly 1800-1834 and 1861-1863, of the McClelland Family and related families. Included are letters from Nathaniel Ewing McClelland, written while he was a medical student at Transylvania University, Ky., 1829-1831, and while he was a physician in Rutherford County, N.C., 1832-1833; fifty letters to his parents in Statesville, N.C., from William N. Adams, a soldier of the 4th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, in Virginia; and some 20th-century items tracing the relationship of Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-1965) to the families in the papers.
Creator McClelland family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 McClelland Family Papers, #3869, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Hugh H. Wooten of Luray, Va., November 1968.
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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Among the members of the McClelland family of Iredell County, N.C., were William McClelland, surveyor; Nathaniel E. McClelland, physician; John McClelland, Rebecca McClelland, and Margaret McClelland. Relatives also included the Stevenson, Hall, and Adams families of Iredell County, N.C., and the Ewing family of Christian County, Ky.

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The collection includes family letters, land surveys, and legal and other papers, chiefly 1800-1834 and 1861-1863, of the McClellands of Iredell County, N.C., and related families, including the Stevensons of Iredell County and the Ewings of Christian County, Ky. Included are letters and other papers written by Nathaniel Ewing McClelland while he was a medical student at Transylvania University, Ky., 1829-1831, and while he was a physician in Rutherford County, N.C., 1832-1833; fifty letters to his parents in Statesville, N.C., from William N. Adams, a soldier of the 4th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, in Virginia; and some 20th-century items tracing the relationship of Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-1965) to the families in the papers. Also included is a map, 1773, of Fourth Creek Congregation and various copies and related items.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1752-1800 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1800-1802 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1803-1807 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1808-1815 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1816-1818 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1819-1822 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1823-1826 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1827 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1828-1830 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1831 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1832 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1833 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1834-1952 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Undated material #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

William N. Adams Civil War letters, 1861-1863 #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Fourth Creek Congregation map materials #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." Folder 16

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-3869/1

Fourth Creek Congregation Map, 1773, and copies #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." X-OPF-3869/1

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3869

Photograph and negative of Fourth Creek Congregation map #03869, Series: "McClelland Family Papers, 1753-1952 and undated." OP-PF-3869

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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.

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

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