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Collection Number: 03287

Collection Title: Miscellaneous Albums, 1838-1986

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 17 items)
Abstract The collection includes albums, chiefly of autographs and personal messages, that do not relate to other collections in the Southern Historical Collection.
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 Miscellaneous Albums #3276, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Various sources.
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 following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The collection includes albums, chiefly of autographs and personal messages, that do not relate to other collections in the Southern Historical Collection. See individual unit descriptions for details.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-3287/1, 1859-1863.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Kemsey's Book Store, Atlanta, Ga., in 1957.

Album of Ida Ann Southworth, containing personal and other messages of love and friendship from young friends in Fayetteville (Lincoln County), Maury County, and Memphis, Tenn.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-3287/2, 1862.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Boulton's Book Store, Jackson, Tenn., in 1957.

Autographs and personal letters of farewell and reminiscence addressed to H. K. W. Smith of Alabama, student at the College of New Jersey in Princeton in 1862, written by fellow students and by professors.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Kemsey's Book Store, Atlanta, Ga., in 1958.

Album of Lillian Moseley, Memphis, Tenn., a pupil at Bonham's Seminary, containing poems and messages of friendship from classmates, friends, and sisters. She was also called Lillie and May Lily.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-3287/4, 1859/1861.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Charles Elder, Bookseller, Nashville, Tenn., in 1959.

Album of Samuel B. Lee of Spring Hill, Tenn., containing about 82 autographs of friends and classmates at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., especially the law class of 1860. The entries also include about 45 photographs of the autographers, and messages, birthdates, and other data.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Alexander Von Jost, Richmond, Va., in 1962.

Album of F. Eugene Whitfield, student in the law school of Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tenn., containing about 34 pictures and autographs of fellow students, mostly of the class of 1859. Sometimes the entries contain birthdates and hometowns and sometimes friendly letters of farewell to "Whit." The students are chiefly from Tennessee and Mississippi, but also from Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Iowa, Kentucky, Georgia, and possibly elsewhere. Pictures and autographs of two or three older men, probably professors, are included in the front of the book.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Charles J. Elder, Nashville, Tenn., in 1964.

Eliza Anna Goodwin's album containing poems and sentimental messages from her friends in Nashville, Tenn., especially girls at Saint Cecilia's Academy in Nashville. The book was given to her by Robert D. Shropshire.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Purchased from Charles J. Elder, Nashville, Tenn., in 1964.

Album of James R. Graves of Winchester, Tenn., containing messages written by his classmates (girls and boys) at the Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H., in 1860. Two entries are dated 1859 and 1862. James R. Graves was probably the son of Zwinglius Calvin Graves (1816-1902), Baptist educator from Vermont and Ohio, who became the first president of Mary Sharp College in Winchester, Tenn., in 1850. Z. C. Graves had a brother, James Robinson Graves (1820-1893), Baptist clergyman, editor, who settled in Nashville in 1845.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Nannie Creighton, Greenwood, S.C., in 1971.

Album owned by Fannie Leard Creighton and used by her when she was Fannie Leard, a pupil at Davenport Female College, Lenoir, N.C., in 1869, with a few entries added up to 1875. Fannie was the daughter of a Methodist minister, the Rev. Samuel Leard. She married Charles W. Creighton in 1880. The album contains autographs and messages from fellow students, teachers, and friends, and from the Reverend Samuel Leard. The Reverend Samuel Leard wrote on the fly-leaf of his daughter's album in 1873. The Reverend Samuel Lander, who wrote on the last page in 1869 and signed himself "Your affectionate teacher," was the president of Davenport Female College.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Betty Bolton, Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1977.

Album of Martha Ann Kirkpatrick Grier, daughter of Hugh Kirpatrick. She was the wife, from 1856, of Robert Leroy Grier, a Presbyterian minister who served parishes in Tennessee and Mississippi, 1860-1881. The album contains messages, 1853-1859, from friends in North Carolina and Tennessee, especially students at Mount Carmel Academy, Tenn; relatives; and her husband. Copies of a recipe and a poem are enclosed.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Marcus O. and Katherine G. Owens, Largo, Fla., in 1984.

Album, about 60 pages, inscribed, "Mrs. Sarah P. Brame, Granville Co., N. Carolina ... The Property of Mrs. Sarah P. Brame, near Randolph-Macon, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and Mrs. Frances S. Benners, Newbern, Oct. 1847." Entries are messages from friends (many apparently were students at Randolph-Macon College) and relatives, most in the form of poems on religious themes. Most entries are signed and dated (chiefly 1838-1840); some are addressed to Aunt Brame.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Received from Eleanor McKay of the Mississippi Valley Collection, Memphis, Tenn., in 1982.

Autograph book belonging to Rufus Lawrence Coffin of Pontotoc, Miss., listing information about his fellow students at the University of North Carolina. Coffin and most of the students signing this book were members of the class of 1861. Some pages were later annotated with information about how these students fared during the Civil War.

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Processing Note: Transferred to Houston Family papers (#5046).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse V-3287/13, 1854.

1 item.

Acquisition Information: Received from Allen Stokes of the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, S.C., in 1984.

Volume of poetry, some of which is original, presented to J. L. Smithdeal of Salisbury, N.C., by C. E. Bechtler, 2 September 1854.

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2 items.

Acquisition Information: Gift of William Brantley Aycock in 1988.

Two volumes of letters of tribute and appreciation to William Brantley Aycock (1915- ), chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1957-1964, and Kenan Professor of Law, 1966-1986. Letters were written on the occasion of Aycock's resignation as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964, and after Aycock retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Law School in 1986.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Lois G. Ford, Greensboro, N.C., in 1989.

Autograph album of John McMillan McIver signed by and including personal data about his classmates, professors, and friends at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in February 1862. A print of a photograph of McIver is included.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Cathy S. Cole, Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1983.

Album of Catherine Brown (later Catherine Brown Smith), a student at Floral College, Maxton, N.C., 1848-1853, containing sentimental poetry and other messages written by Brown's friends at school and, perhaps, in her hometown of Marion, S.C.

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1 item.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Steve Green, Hillsborough, N.C., in 1995.

Scrapbook, undated, with newspaper clippings chiefly relating to American history, especially to various presents of the United States. The compiler is unknown.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, 1957-1995

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, March 2007

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