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Collection Number: 03286

Collection Title: Miscellaneous Student Notebooks, 1820-1921

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 13 items)
Abstract Miscellaneous school notebooks, including: class notes of Thomas Glaskins, a student at Hampden-Sydney College, Va., 1830-1831, on the lectures of college President Jonathan P. Cushing in chemistry, physics, and arithmetic; two volumes, 1838-1840, of Eliza Ann Orr, a student in Caswell County, N.C., including poems, arithmetic exercises, and sermon texts; an 1820 volume kept by Augustus Moore (1803-1851) of Edenton, N.C., of lectures by Denison Olmsted (1791-1859) at the University of North Carolina; four notebooks, 1920-1921, of Robert H. Wettach, a student at Harvard Law School; two student notebooks, one on geology and the other on Darwinism, of Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), who was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1899 and went on to careers in law and journalism, chiefly in Greenwood, S.C.; and two ciphering books, one apparently used around 1829 by Sidney O'Briant at the Whitefield School in Person County, N.C., and the other apparently the work of James W. O'Briant. In addition to mathematical instructions, this volume also contains notes on family history, the weather, land purchases, and other information. The latest entry in this book is dated 1860.
Language English
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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 Student Notebooks #3286, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from 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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Miscellaneous school notebooks, including: class notes of Thomas Glaskins, a student at Hampden-Sydney College, Va., 1830-1831, on the lectures of college President Jonathan P. Cushing in chemistry, physics, and arithmetic; two volumes, 1838-1840, of Eliza Ann Orr, a student in Caswell County, N.C., including poems, arithmetic exercises, and sermon texts; an 1820 volume kept by Augustus Moore (1803-1851) of Edenton, N.C., of lectures by Denison Olmsted (1791-1859) at the University of North Carolina; four notebooks, 1920-1921, of Robert H. Wettach, a student at Harvard Law School; two student notebooks, one on geology and the other on Darwinism, of Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), who was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1899 and went on to careers in law and journalism, chiefly in Greenwood, S.C.; and two ciphering books, one apparently used around 1829 by Sidney O'Briant at the Whitefield School in Person County, N.C., and the other apparently the work of James W. O'Briant. In addition to mathematical instructions, this volume also contains notes on family history, the weather, land purchases, and other information. The latest entry in this book is dated 1860.

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13 items.
Volume 3286/1

Thomas Glaskins class notes, 1831-1831 #03286, Series: "Volumes, 1820-1921." 3286/1

Class notes of Thomas Glaskins, student at Hampden-Sydney College, Va., 1830-1831, on the lectures of Jonathan P. Cushing in chemistry, physics, and arithmetic. Cushing was president of the college. (Purchase, April 1957.)

Volume 3286/2-3

3286/2

3286/3

Eliza Ann Orr commonplace book, 1838-1840 #03286, Series: "Volumes, 1820-1921." 3286/2-3

1838 commonplace book with poems either written by or copied by Eliza Ann Orr of Caswell County, N.C. Included is a list of pupils, Orr among them, of Ann Christerner Forbes for a three-month session beginning June 1838. The second volume contains 1838 arithmetic exercises and copies of sermon texts, showing preachers' names and dates preached, 1838-1840. (Transfer, 1958.)

Volume 3286/4

Augustus Moore class notes, 1820 #03286, Series: "Volumes, 1820-1921." 3286/4

"Notes on a Course of Lectures delivered at the University of N[orth] Carolina by Professor D[enison] Olmstead [Olmsted, (1791-1859)] began 13th September 1820," kept by Augustus Moore (1803-1851) of Edenton, N.C. (Received from Elizabeth Ross of Washington, N.C., in November 1981.)

Volume 3286/5-9

3286/5

3286/6

3286/7

3286/8

3286/9

Robert Wettach notebooks, 1920-1921 #03286, Series: "Volumes, 1820-1921." 3286/5-9

Notebooks, 1920-1921, of Robert H. Wettach, a student at Harvard Law School:

V-3286/5. International Law, Professor Sayre.

V-3286/6. Jurisprudence.

V-3286/7. Jurisprudence and International Law, Professor Sayre.

V-3286/8. Labor Law, Professor Sayre.

V-3286/9. Administrative Law, Professor Frankfurter.

(Transferred from the Law Library, UNC-CH in August 1987.)

Volume 3286/10-11

3286/10

3286/11

Harry Legare Watson notebooks, 1899 #03286, Series: "Volumes, 1820-1921." 3286/10-11

Two student notebooks of Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), who was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1899 and went on to careers in law and journalism, chiefly in Greenwood, S.C.

V-3286/10. Notebook entitled "Geology 2," spring 1899, containing class notes in geology, a few pages of notes for English 4, and a short list of Watson's friends among members of the UNC class of 1901.

V-3286/11. Notebook entitled "Excursions of an Evolutionist," [1899], containing notes outlining Darwinian theory and also discussing the relationship between evolution and religion.

(Received from Harry Legare Watson II of Chapel Hill, N.C., in July 1988.)

Volume 3286/12-13

3286/12

3286/13

Student notebooks, 1820s-1860s #03286, Series: "Volumes, 1820-1921." 3286/12-13

Two student notebooks as follows:

V-328612. Ciphering book, apparently used by Sidney O'Briant, at the Whitefield School in Person County, N.C. Of the few dated entries, the earliest is from 1829. Also included is a newspaper clipping about the Whitefield School and photocopies of several photographs of the school (originals in Photographic Services, North Carolina Collection).

V-3286/13. Ciphering book, apparently the work of James W. O'Briant. In addition to mathematical instructions, this volume also contains notes on family history, the weather, land purchases, and other information. The latest entry in this book is dated 1860.

(Received from Pauline Burch Wearn of Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 1991 (Acc. 91087).)

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