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Collection Number: 01099

Collection Title: Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920.

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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 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 350 items)
Abstract Jehu Amaziah Orr (1828-1921) was a Columbus, Miss., lawyer, judge, and Confederate congressman. Papers of Jehu Amaziah Orr, scattered in dates and subjects, are chiefly legal and personal in nature. There is some very dispersed correspondence pertaining to state and national politics, but not to secession or the Confederate Congress. The greatest concentrations of papers are 1847-1859 and 1898-1910, with the later group containing some items concerning the University of Mississippi during the administration of Governor James K. Vardeman but consisting primarily of letters among female family members discussing marriages, deaths, and social news.
Creator Orr, Jehu A. (Jehu Amaziah), 1828-1921.
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 Jehu A. Orr Papers, #1099, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mrs. Franklin Harris and Pauline Orr, 1946
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Jehu Amaziah Orr (1828-1921) was a Columbus, Miss., lawyer, judge, and Confederate congressman.

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The papers of Jehu Amaziah Orr, scattered in dates and subjects, are chiefly legal and personal in nature. There is some very dispersed correspondence pertaining to state and national politics, but not to secession or the Confederate Congress. The greatest concentrations of papers are 1847-1859 and 1898-1910, with the later group containing some items concerning the University of Mississippi during the administration of Governor James K. Vardeman but consisting primarily of letters among female family members discussing marriages, deaths, and social news.

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Contents list

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Volumes 1-39 are pocket diaries and cash account books for Jehu A. Orr. Volume 40 is a pocket account book for Pauline Orr, 1881-1882. Volume 41 is a copy of The Apocrypha with notes added consisting of family records of the Orr and Gates familes, 1751-1762. Volumes 42-46 are scrapbooks and brief books containing poems, anecdotes, clippings, and case information.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: 1867-1868 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 2: 1869 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 3: 1870 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 4: 1871 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: 1872 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: 1873-1874 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: 1875-1876 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: 1877-1879 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: 1880 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 10: 1881 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 11: 1882 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 12: 1883 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 13: 1884 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 14: 1885 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 15: 1886 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 16: 1887 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 17: 1888 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 18: 1889 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 19: 1890 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 20: 1891 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 21: 1892 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 22: 1893 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 23: 1894 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 24: 1895 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 25: 1896 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 26: 1897 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 27: 1898 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 28: 1899 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 29: 1900 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 30: 1901 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 31: 1902 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 32: 1903 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 33: 1904 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

Volume 34: 1905 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 35: 1906 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 36: 1907 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volulme 37: 1909 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 38: 1910 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 39: 1911 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 40 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volume 41 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

Volume 42 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

Volume 43 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

Volume 44 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

Volume 45 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

Volume 46 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

1809-1837 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

1840-1847 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

1848 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

1849-1859 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

1860-1875 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

1876-1888 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

1892-1897 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

1898 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

1899 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

1900-1904 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

1905-1906 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

1907-1908 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

1909-1913 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

1914-1920 #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

Undated #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." Folder 61-62

Image PF-1099/1

Portrait of Jehu A. Orr, undated #01099, Series: "Jehu A. Orr Papers, 1751-1920 and undated." PF-1099/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 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.

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