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Collection Number: 01036-z

Collection Title: Columbus Morrison Papers, 1845-1862

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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 About 10 items
Abstract Columbus Morrison (1808-1862) was a planter of Alabama and Georgia. The collection includes record books and a few miscellaneous letters of Morrison. Volumes include an autobiography, farm and family memoranda, and diary, 1845-1846, kept near Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a family and plantation account book near Marietta, Ga., 1859-1862; and intermittent memoranda, 1847-1862, at both locations, including information about Civil War military activities, especially in the Missouri area.
Creator Morrison, Columbus.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Volumes 1-3 may not be photocopied.
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 Columbus Morrison Papers, #1036-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcript copies of volumes available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from P. B. Fetzer of Concord, N.C., November 1945. Additional material received from Mrs. P. B. Fetzer of Concord, N.C., December 1954.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Columbus Morrison (1808-1862) was a native of Mecklenburg County, N.C. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and was a teacher at Leesburg, Va. He studied medicine at Charleston, S.C., and practiced in Charlotte, N.C., later operating a drug store there. He became a farmer near Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 1835. In 1858 he moved to Marietta, Ga., and remained there for the rest of his life. He was married first to Sarah Johnston (died 1844) and then to Jane M. Young.

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The collection includes record books and a few miscellaneous letters of Columbus Morrison. Volumes include an autobiography, farm and family memoranda, and diary, 1845-1846, kept near Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a family and plantation account books near Marietta, Ga., 1859-1862; and an intermittent memoranda, 1847-1862, at both locations, including information about Civil War military activities, especially in the Missouri area.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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