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Collection Number: 01125

Collection Title: Montford McGehee Papers, 1827-1890.

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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 40 items)
Abstract Montford McGehee (1822-1895) was a Person County, N.C., planter, legislator, and North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 1880-1887. The collection includes albums and recipe books of some of his female relatives; poems and Greek translations by Lucius Polk McGehee (1868-1923), University of North Carolina professor; and a few scattered deeds and legal papers of Montford McGehee. There is also a series of family letters written to Mary McGehee, Montford McGehee's widowed sister-in-law.
Creator McGehee, Montford, 1822-1895.
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 Montford McGehee Papers, #1125, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Series 1 received July 1946.
Series 2 received from Mrs. Robert S. Phifer, prior to 1940.
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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Montford McGehee (1822-1895) was a Person County, N.C., planter, legislator, and North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 1880-1887. He was married to Sally Polk Badger.

Mary McGehee was Montford McGehee's widowed sister-in-law.

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The collection includes albums and recipe books of female relatives of Montford McGehee including Mary Polk McGehee Hughes, Anne Jane Mollan, and Annie Skinner; poems and Greek translations by Lucius Polk McGehee (1868-1923), University of North Carolina professor; and a few scattered deeds and legal papers of Montford McGehee and clippings of articles written by him. There is also a series of scattered letters to Mary McGehee discussing family affairs.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Montford McGehee Papers, 1824-1890 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 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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