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Collection Number: 00501

Collection Title: Mecklenburg Declaration Papers, 1775-1982 (bulk 1775-1853)

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 41 items)
Abstract The collection contains papers, chiefly 1775-1853, accumulated by Joseph McKnitt Alexander and others relating to the Mecklenburg Declaration and Resolves of May 1775, and the controversy over them, including later testimony of witnesses and copies of documents, papers of North Carolina officials concerning the publication of a pamphlet on the subject in 1831, and later letters related to aspects of the controversy.
Creator Alexander, Joseph McKnitt, fl. 1819-1831.
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 Mecklenburg Declaration Papers, #501, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid 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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The collection contains papers, chiefly 1775-1853, accumulated by Joseph McKnitt Alexander and others relating to the Mecklenburg Declaration and Resolves of May 1775, and the controversy over them, including later testimony of witnesses and copies of documents, papers of North Carolina officials concerning the publication of a pamphlet on the subject in 1831, and later letters related to aspects of the controversy.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Finding aid updated for digitization by Kathryn Michaelis, August 2010

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