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Collection Number: 00558-z

Collection Title: J. C. Norwood Letters, 1798-1888.

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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 75 items
Abstract The collection includes letters from Joseph Caldwell, James Hogg, William Hooper, and James Webb to James Alves and Walter Alves, Hillsborough, N.C., on a variety of subjects, including land division in Tennessee and Kentucky in 1798, the War of 1812, and the University of North Carolina, 1813-1825. Letters from others concern Hogg family genealogy and the Civil War. Items dated before 1861 are handwritten transcriptions. Civil War letters include a letter of Thomas Lenoir Norwood, son of J. C. (Joseph Caldwell) Norwood and Laura Leah (Lenoir) Norwood, describing student life at the University of North Carolina in 1861 and not mentioning the war; two letters from Laura Norwood in North Carolina to her mother about raising troops and about sentiment for the war; a letter of Walter Norwood written in 1862 from Camp Lee near Savannah, Ga., describing camp life and speculating on Union tactics as federal troops moved toward Savannah; and a letter of Thomas Lenoir Norwood, written in 1863, from Richmond, Va., describing being wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, being taken prisoner, escaping and traveling through Union lines, and meeting with General Robert E. Lee.
Creator Norwood, J. C. (Joseph Caldwell)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 J. C. Norwood Letters, #558-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Laura Faucette of Lenoir, N.C., prior to 1940.
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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The collection includes letters from Joseph Caldwell, James Hogg, William Hooper, and James Webb to James Alves and Walter Alves, Hillsborough, N.C., on a variety of subjects, including land division in Tennessee and Kentucky in 1798, the War of 1812, and the University of North Carolina, 1813-1825. Letters from others concern Hogg family genealogy and the Civil War. Items dated before 1861 are handwritten transcriptions. Civil War letters include a letter of Thomas Lenoir Norwood, son of J. C. (Joseph Caldwell) Norwood and Laura Leah (Lenoir) Norwood, describing student life at the University of North Carolina in 1861 and not mentioning the war; two letters from Laura Norwood in North Carolina to her mother about raising troops and about sentiment for the war; a letter of Walter Norwood written in 1862 from Camp Lee near Savannah, Ga., describing camp life and speculating on Union tactics as federal troops moved toward Savannah; and a letter of Thomas Lenoir Norwood, written in 1863, from Richmond, Va., describing being wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, being taken prisoner, escaping and traveling through Union lines, and meeting with General Robert E. Lee.

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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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