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Collection Number: 05384-z

Collection Title: Archibald McLauchlin Correspondence, 1846-1860

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Size 50 items
Abstract Archibald McLauchlin was born circa 1835. He was a student at the University of North Carolina from 1853 to 1856. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., to teach. A private in the Confederate Army, he died of typhoid fever in 1861. The collection includes correspondence, 1846-1860, between Archibald McLauchlin and his friends and family. Most of the letters are from McLauchlin's time at the University of North Carolina. McLauchlin's letters describe a geology walk with Professor Elisha Mitchell, student mischief, the shortage of lodging for students, the student code, and the election of student officers. Included are two letters written to McLauchlin by his fellow student H. G. Livingston. There is also correspondence between McLauchlin and his cousins and siblings.
Creator McLauchlin, Archibald, d. 1861.
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 Archibald McLauchlin Correspondence #5384-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum in March 2008 (Acc. 100889).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Archibald McLauchlin was born circa 1835. He was a student at the University of North Carolina from 1853 to 1856. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., to teach. A private in the Confederate Army, he died of typhoid fever in 1861.

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The collection includes correspondence, 1846-1860, between Archibald McLauchlin of Elizabethtown, N.C., and his friends and family. Most of the letters are from McLauchlin's time at the University of North Carolina. McLauchlin's letters describe a geology walk with Professor Elisha Mitchell, student mischief, the shortage of lodging for students, the student code, and the election of student officers. Included are two letters written to McLauchlin by his fellow student H. G. Livingston. There is also correspondence between McLauchlin and his cousins and siblings.

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Contents list

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About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence #05384-z, Series: "Correspondence, 1846-1860." Folder 1-2

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Processing Information

Processed by: Caroline Moakley, February 2009

Encoded by: Caroline Moakley, February 2009

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