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Collection Number: 04363-z

Collection Title: James Hipkins McNeill Papers, 1840

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Abstract Letters from Jane Strange McNeill (b. 1821) of Fayetteville, N.C., to her half-brother, James Hipkins McNeill, a student at the University of North Carolina, commenting on family and social matters and his reports of college activities.
Creator McNeill, James Hipkins, 1825-1865.
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 James Hipkins McNeill papers #4363-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ben L. Rose of Richmond, Virginia, in August 1983.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Jane Strange McNeill was born in 1821 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the daughter of Elizabeth Kirkland and George McNeill, a prominent merchant. She married John McAden Rose, 25 April 1844, and raised a large family.

James Hipkins McNeill was born in Fayetteville 23 (or 25) May 1825, the son of Minerva Hipkins and George McNeill. He attended the University of North Carolina, Yale University, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He graduated from Delaware College and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1848. He filled several positions in the Presbyterian Church in New Jersey and North Carolina. McNeill served as a cavalry officer in the Confederate Army and was killed at the Battle of Five Forks near Petersburg, Virginia, 31 March 1865.

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Letters from Jane McNeill to her half brother James, who was attending the University of North Carolina. One letter encloses a letter from George McNeill, their younger brother. Jane reports family and social matters and comments on James's reports of activities at school.

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