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Collection Number: 00461-z

Collection Title: Sallie Douglas McDowall and Susan Witherspoon McDowall Notebooks, 1857-1864.

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This collection was processed with support from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Abstract Sallie Douglas McDowall (fl. 1860-1864) and Susan Witherspoon McDowall (fl. 1830-1859) were schoolgirls in Camden, S.C. The collection is two notebooks kept by the McDowall girls in Camden, S.C. One chiefly contains essays on topics in European history by Susan Witherspoon McDowall, possibly 1857. The other, kept at least chiefly by Sallie Douglas McDowall, contains original essays on contemporary topics, including secession and the impending war, poems, and other writings; it appears to date largely from 1860, but a few later dates are also present.
Creator McDowall, Sallie Douglas, fl. 1860-1864.



McDowall, Susan Witherspoon, fl. 1830-1859.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Sallie Douglas McDowall and Susan Witherspoon McDowall Notebooks, #461-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Prior to 1940
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Sallie Douglas McDowall (fl. 1860-1864) and Susan Witherspoon McDowall (fl. 1830-1859) were schoolgirls in Camden, S.C.

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The collection is two notebooks kept by the McDowall girls in Camden, S.C. One chiefly contains essays on topics in European history by Susan Witherspoon McDowall, possibly 1857. The other, kept at least chiefly by Sallie Douglas McDowall, contains original essays on contemporary topics, including secession and the impending war, poems, and other writings; it appears to date largely from 1860, but a few later dates are also present.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, January 2011

This collection was processed with support from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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