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Collection Number: 11002

Collection Title: Miscellaneous European Papers, circa 1600-1903 and undated

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 32 items)
Abstract The collection contains miscellaneous European papers on a variety of topics. Included are research notes and a hand-drawn map relating to Hittite hieroglyphics and artifacts, apparently produced by a British scholar in the early 20th century; birth and death certificates and a certificate of payment on an annuity for members of the Payart and Fitz-James families, distant relatives of the French writer Charles Nodier; two letters, one, 1770, in Latin, bearing the seal of a theological academy, and the other, 1807, in German, from a philosophy professor to Friedrith Bartholomaeus, 24th Demie Brigade; and a handwritten note on "Little Scholars," an article by Anne Thackeray Richie, daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, found in a copy of The Cornhill magazine that was owned by Thackeray, describing how the article came to be published. Also included are a letter, 1654, in which Lieutenant Colonel William Brayne of the British army acknowledged receipt of an order from Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell to suppress a Royalist rebellion in Ireland; a letter, 1704, in which Thomas Savage wrote to business associates from Galata (Istanbul) concerning his trading activities there; several 17th century English financial agreements and receipts, several relating to prominent politicians and Exchequer officers. There are also engravings of Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock, wax portrait sculptor Patience Wright, British naval officer and politician George Johnstone, and Cherokee leader Ostenaco; a handwritten copy of a poem by Thomas Campbell; and a British anti-German propaganda postcard from World War I showing three German soldiers in uniform.
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 Miscellaneous European Papers #11002, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received, in part, from Margaret Oliver of Washington, Pa., in March 1985.
Items in folders 6-17 purchased from Dominic Winter Book Auctions, Glouchestershire, U.K., September 2010 (Acc. 101375).
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 contains miscellaneous European papers on a variety of topics. Included are research notes and a hand-drawn map relating to Hittite hieroglyphics and artifacts, apparently produced by a British scholar in the early 20th century; birth and death certificates and a certificate of payment on an annuity for members of the Payart and Fitz-James families, distant relatives of the French writer Charles Nodier; two letters, one, 1770, in Latin, bearing the seal of a theological academy, and the other, 1807, in German, from a philosophy professor to Friedrith Bartholomaeus, 24th Demie Brigade; and a handwritten note on "Little Scholars," an article by Anne Thackeray Richie, daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, found in a copy of The Cornhill magazine that was owned by Thackeray, describing how the article came to be published. Also included are a letter, 1654, in which Lieutenant Colonel William Brayne of the British army acknowledged receipt of an order from Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell to suppress a Royalist rebellion in Ireland; a letter, 1704, in which Thomas Savage wrote to business associates from Galata (Istanbul) concerning his trading activities there; several 17th century English financial agreements and receipts, several relating to prominent politicians and Exchequer officers. There are also engravings of Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock, wax portrait sculptor Patience Wright, British naval officer and politician George Johnstone, and Cherokee leader Ostenaco; a handwritten copy of a poem by Thomas Campbell; and a British anti-German propaganda postcard from World War I showing three German soldiers in uniform.

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Contents list

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32 items.

Folder 1

Hittite papers #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 1

Folder 2

Payart and Fitz-James family certificates (Charles Nodier) #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 2

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

Latin, German, and other papers #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 3-4

Folder 5

Notes on "Little Scholars" #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 5

Folder 6

Agreement, circa 1600 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 6

Regards a lease and the payment of heriot fees, which under English law were due to a lord upon the death of a tenant.

Folder 7

Agreement, 22 February 1624 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 7

Arranges for the payment of a debt owed to or by Sir Robert Pie (Pye), who served as the Auditor of the Exchecquer under King James I and King Charles I.

Folder 8

Agreement, 28 March 1633 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 8

Arranges for the payment of a debt owed by Sebastien La Pierre to David Cunningham.

Folder 9

Letter from William Brayne to George Mathews, 31 May 1654 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 9

Lieutenant Colonel William Brayne of the British army wrote to Captain George Mathews acknowledging the receipt of an order from Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell to go to Ireland in order to take command of and lead a group of soldiers from Ireland into Scotland to supress a Royalist rebellion there.

Folder 10

Receipt, 24 February 1657 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 10

Receipt for the payment of a debt by or to Thomas Morrice (Morris), William Dodson, and John Drury, who together had leased the right to collect customs and excises on all native and foreign commodities in Ireland.

Folder 11

Agreement, 22 June 1662 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 11

Regards the payment of a royal bounty to Ellinor (Elianor) Pattison and Jane Bellam, daughters of Anthony Crosier, in recognition of their late father's services to Charles I. The agreement is signed by several Exchequer officers serving under Charles II, including Sir Robert Long (Auditor of the Exchequer), Sir Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton (Lord Treasurer), and Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (often referred to as the Lord Ashley), Earl of Shaftesbury (Chancellor of the Exchequer).

Folder 12

Agreement, 14 June 1670 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 12

Regards the payment of a royal bounty to Sir Stephen Fox, member of Parliament for Salisbury, for his service to Charles II. The agreement was signed by several Exchequer officers serving under Charles II, including John Duncombe (member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds, later Chancellor of the Exchequer), and Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper [often referred to as the Lord Ashley], Earl of Shaftesbury (Chancellor of the Exchequer). The document also refers to Sir Robert Long (Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer).

Folder 13

Agreement, 21 January 1676 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 13

Awards Roger Crofts a portion of the annual payments made to Sir Thomas Strickland, who had been given the right to collect all customs excises and duties levied on salt as a reward for his loyalty to Charles II.

Folder 14

Letter from Thomas Savage to to Lockwood, Chadwicke and Pheasant, 19 April 1704 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 14

Thomas Savage wrote to his business associates from Galata (Istanbul) concerning his trading activities in Turkey.

Folder 15

Engravings, 1762-1780 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 15

Engravings of figures including Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock, wax portrait sculptor Patience Wright, British naval officer and politician George Johnstone, and the Cherokee leader Ostenaco.

Folder 16

Thomas Campbell, Monody written on the death of Princess Charlotte, 1817 #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 16

Handwritten copy of a poem by Thomas Campbell entitled "Monody written for the occasion by Mr. Thomas Campbell and spoken by Mrs. Bartley, at Drury Lane Theatre on Nov. 21st 1817 on occasion of the universally lamented death of Princess Charlotte Augusta ..."

Folder 17

British anti-German propaganda postcard, World War I #11002, Series: "Papers, 1791-1903." Folder 17

Shows three German soldiers in uniform.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, May 1996 and Anna Kephart, December 2010.

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, February 2007

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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