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Collection Number: 03950

Collection Title: Philip Flynn Meroney Papers, 1826-1884; 1921-1964.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 145 items)
Abstract Philip Flynn Meroney (died 1884) was a tailor of Mocksville, N.C. The collection includes letters received by Philip Flynn Meroney from his relatives in Caswell County and Mecklenburg County, N.C., Walker County, Ga., Camden, S.C., and Decatur, Miss., mainly concerning family news but occasionally touching on business affairs. Twentieth-century letters (21 items) are to Lillie Brown Meroney in High Point, N.C., and Winston Salem, N.C., granddaughter of P. F. Meroney, from a cousin, Mrs. Murphy, in Philadelphia, Pa., and concern family history.
Creator Meroney, Philip Flynn, d. 1884.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Philip Flynn Meroney Papers, #3950, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received 1972.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection 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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Philip Flynn Meroney (died 1884) a tailor of Mocksville, N.C., married Sophronia Hughes in 1831. He was apparently also the guardian of Rebeckah and Lucinda Hughes.

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The collection includes letters received by Philip Flynn Meroney from his relatives in Caswell and Mecklenburg counties, N.C., Walker County, Ga., Camden, S.C., and Decatur, Miss., mainly concerning family news but occasionally touching on business affairs. Some correspondents include John and Phebe Smith, James S. Meroney, and Thomas R. Hughes. Twentieth-century letters (21 items) are to Lillie Brown Meroney in High Point and Winston Salem, N.C., granddaughter of P. F. Meroney, from a cousin, Mrs. Murphy, in Philadelphia, Pa., and concern family history.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Philip Flynn Meroney Papers, 1826-1889 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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