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Collection Number: 00851

Collection Title: Edward Middleton Papers, 1810-1893.

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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 200 items)
Abstract Edward Middleton (1810-1883) was the son of Governor Henry Middleton of South Carolina and a United States Navy officer, 1845-1883. Middleton remained in federal service during the Civil War and retired as rear admiral. The collection includes chiefly official United States Navy correspondence received by Edward Middleton while he was serving in the Pacific Squadron off the coast of Mexico, Panama, and California, before, during, and after the Civil War. Also included is his statement of reasons for opposing secession.
Creator Middleton, Edward, 1810-1883.
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 Edward Middleton Papers, #851, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Emeline M. Davison of Garden City, N.Y., 1944.
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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Edward Middleton (1810-1883) was the son of Governor Henry Middleton of South Carolina and a United States Navy officer, 1845-1883. Middleton remained in federal service during the Civil War and retired as rear admiral.

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The collection includes chiefly official United States Navy correspondence received by Edward Middleton while he was serving in the Pacific Squadron off the coast of Mexico, California, and Panama, before, during, and after the Civil War. Also included is his statement of reasons for opposing secession. Papers reflect Middleton's service on the U.S.S. Marion, Princeton, St. Mary's, and Pensacola. Correspondents include Henry Middleton, David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), Gideon Welles, Charles H. Bell, Montgomery Fletcher, Percival Drayton, Thornton A. Jenkins, and Thomas T. Craven, among others.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

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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