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Collection Number: 02803-z

Collection Title: McDonald and Irving Family Papers, 1783-1863.

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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 12 items
Abstract Members of the McDonald family and Irving family resided in various locations in the United States and Scotland. The collection includes citizenship papers, business records, and, starting in 1833, family correspondence, of the McDonald and Irving families, of Scottish descent, who lived in Rockingham County, N.C., Obion County, Tenn., and Mississippi. Letters to family members in Scotland and among members in the U.S., deal with various family matters and economic conditions.
Creator Irving family.



McDonald 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 McDonald and Irving Family Papers, #2803-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Members of the McDonald and Irving families resided in various locations in the United States and Scotland and included Ronald McDonald, Jane McDonald, Randal McDonald, George Irving, Jean McDonald Irving, William Irving, Margaret Irving, G. W. Carter, G. A. Carter, Tabitha A. May, John M. Carter, E. B. Carter, and others.

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The collection contains citizenship papers, business records, and, starting in 1833, family correspondence, of the McDonald and Irving families. Items include an affidavit for the shipment of coffee to London, 1783; the citizenship papers of Ronald McDonald and his wife Jane McDonald, 1826; character references for George Irving and his wife Jean McDonald Irving, 1834; and family letters among correspondents Randal McDonald, 1833; William and Margaret Irving of Burnside Nursery Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 1841; G. A. Carter of Obion County, Tenn., 1853; Tabitha A. May of Grenada, Miss., 1861; and John M. Carter and E. B. Carter, 1862. Letters to family members in Scotland and among members in the U.S., deal with various family matters and economic conditions. There is also one letter, 1860, from a condemned prisoner of Wentworth, N.C., recounting his suffering and pleading innocence.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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