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Collection Number: 03677-z

Collection Title: Hanson Finla Murphy Letters, 1866.

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Abstract Hanson Finla Murphy (1813-1882) was a physician and member of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1865-1866, and county court. The collection contains two letters, 2 June 1866 and 8 June 1866, from Hanson F. Murphy in Raleigh, N.C., to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Simpson Murphy, in New Hanover County, N.C. The letters give personal news and comment on the North Carolina Constitutional Convention.
Creator Murphy, Hanson Finla, 1813-1882.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Hanson Finla Murphy Letters, #3677-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Franklin M. Grady of New Bern, N.C., March 1964.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Hanson Finla Murphy (1813-1882) was a physician and member of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1865-1866, and county court. Murphy was the son of Cornelius Murphy and Catherine Murphy. He attended Donaldson Academy, Fayetteville, N.C., and studied medicine under Dr. Benjamin Robinson of Fayetteville. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania, 1839-1840, and Columbia College, Washington, D.C. He later practiced medicine at South Washington in New Hanover County, N.C., and Wallace in Duplin County, N.C. He finally settled at Mt. Holly Plantation near Burgaw in Pender County, N.C. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Simpson (1824-1915) and they had twelve children.

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The collection includes two letters, 2 June 1866 and 8 June 1866, from Hanson F. Murphy in Raleigh, N.C., to his wife, Elizabeth Ann Simpson Murphy, in New Hanover County, N.C. The letters give personal news and comment on the North Carolina Constitutional Convention.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

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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