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Collection Number: 00978-z

Collection Title: Anna R. McIver Papers, 1840-1880 (bulk 1840-1853)

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

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Size About 100 items
Abstract Anna R. McIver was born in 1828 and was a resident of Cheraw, S.C. Her father was A. M. McIver, a solicitor. The collection contains personal and family correspondence, chiefly between 1840 and 1853, addressed to Anna R. McIver of Cheraw, S.C., from family members and friends. The majority of the letters written before 1853 concern the life and activities of people in their twenties. Subjects include the social life of universities in South Carolina and Maryland, military education, attitudes towards politics and religion, parties, courtships, and family news. After 1853, there are two letters, dated 1866 and 1880. Correspondents include Harriet F. LaCoste, who wrote from school in Charleston, 1842, and who later became Mrs. George McIver; Anna's brother, Henry, who was at South Carolina College in 1843-44, and was admitted to the bar in 1848; brother Frank, who wrote from the College of St. James, Md., from 1853 to 1856; cousin Anne McIver, who wrote from South Carolina and Alabama; cousin Carrie McIver, who wrote from Society Hill, S.C.; and Margaret H. Perdicaris, who wrote from Athens, Greece, and later from Trenton, N.J., was the wife of the hellenophile Gregory A. Perdicaris and was probably the aunt of Anna McIver. The bulk of this collection is available on microfilm only.
Creator McIver, Anna R., b. 1828.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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 Anna R. McIver Papers, #978-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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Anna R. McIver was born in 1828 and was a resident of Cheraw, S.C. Her father was A. M. McIver, a solicitor.

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The bulk of this collection is available on microfilm only. The collection contains personal and family correspondence, chiefly between 1840 and 1853, addressed to Anna R. McIver of Cheraw, S.C., from family members and friends. The majority of the letters written before 1853 concern the life and activities of people in their twenties. Subjects include the social life of universities in South Carolina and Maryland, military education, attitudes towards politics and religion, parties, courtships, and family news. After 1853, there are two letters, dated 1866 and 1880. Correspondents include Harriet F. LaCoste, who wrote from school in Charleston, 1842, and who later became Mrs. George McIver; Anna's brother, Henry, who was at South Carolina College in 1843-44, and was admitted to the bar in 1848; brother Frank, who wrote from the College of St. James, Md., from 1853 to 1856; cousin Anne McIver, who wrote from South Carolina and Alabama; cousin Carrie McIver, who wrote from Society Hill, S.C.; and Margaret H. Perdicaris, who wrote from Athens, Greece, and later from Trenton, N.J., was the wife of the hellenophile Gregory A. Perdicaris and was probably the aunt of Anna McIver.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2011

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

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