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Collection Number: 02990-z

Collection Title: Mercer Family Papers, 1854-1950 (bulk 1854-1865)

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Size 26 items.
Abstract In part, microfilm. Papers of a Brunswick County, N.C., family, including correspondence of John Mercer (1812-1863), relating chiefly to business issues. Included are letters from J. Prioleau of J. Prioleau & Co., Smithville, N.C., a firm specializing in naval stores, concerning poor financial conditions; letters, 1860-1861, from John's brother, Christopher Columbus Mercer, who operated a turpentine business at Sampit, Georgetown County, S.C., concerning his business difficulties and the approaching war; and letters from several Wilmington, N.C., merchants about credit and commercial matters. Also available, on microfilm, are typed transcript copies of additional materials, including letters, 1861-1864, to and from Oliver E. Mercer (1842-1863), of Supply, N.C., while he was serving with the Confederate Army in North Carolina and Virginia; diary, 1863-1864, of Oliver's sister, Sarah E. Mercer, at Supply, N.C., chiefly discussing her brother; and a biographical sketch of John Mercer and his wife, Anna Jane Evans Mercer (1822-1912), written in 1950, including a description of the house and household at Supply.
Creator Mercer family.
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 Mercer Family Papers, #2990-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
1954
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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In part, microfilm. Papers of a Brunswick County, N.C., family, including correspondence of John Mercer (1812-1863), relating chiefly to business issues. Included are letters from J. Prioleau of J. Prioleau & Co., Smithville, N.C., a firm specializing in naval stores, concerning poor financial conditions; letters, 1860-1861, from John's brother, Christopher Columbus Mercer, who operated a turpentine business at Sampit, Georgetown County, S.C., concerning his business difficulties and the approaching war; and letters from several Wilmington, N.C., merchants about credit and commercial matters. Also available, on microfilm, are typed transcript copies of additional materials, including letters, 1861-1864, to and from Oliver E. Mercer (1842-1863), of Supply, N.C., while he was serving with the Confederate Army in North Carolina and Virginia; diary, 1863-1864, of Oliver's sister, Sarah E. Mercer, at Supply, N.C., chiefly discussing her brother; and a biographical sketch of John Mercer and his wife, Anna Jane Evans Mercer (1822-1912), written in 1950, including a description of the house and household at Supply.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, October 2009

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