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Collection Number: 02524-z

Collection Title: Adlai Osborne Papers, 1773, 1804-1806

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Size 4 items
Abstract Adlai Osborne of Salisbury, N.C., was a patriot, lawyer, clerk of court, and University of North Carolina trustee. The collection consists of personal and business letters, and a Rowan County, N.C., deed. The deed, 5 February 1773, is for Salisbury, N.C., lots sold by Hugh Forster to Adlai Osborne. A letter, 11 September 1804, from Gavin Alves of Hillsborough, N.C., to Adlai Osborne concerns business of the University of North Carolina trustees. A letter, 2 February 1805, is from Adlai Osborne to his son Adlai L. Osborne concerning arrangements for paying or collecting a note and ordering some general merchandise to be delivered to him. A letter, 29 July 1806, from John Giles to Adlai L. Osborne mentions academic work at UNC and trouble with a tooth.
Creator Osborne, Adlai, 1744-1815.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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 Adlai Osborne Papers #2524-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gifts, 1943-1973.
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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Adlai Osborne, of Salisbury, N.C., was a patriot, lawyer, clerk of court, and University of North Carolina trustee. He had four sons who graduated from the University of North Carolina: Alexander, 1798; Edwin J., 1798; Adlai L., 1802; and Spruce M., 1805.

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The collection consists of personal and business letters, and a Rowan County, N.C., deed. The deed, 5 February 1773, is for Salisbury, N.C., lots sold by Hugh Forster to Adlai Osborne. A letter, 11 September 1804, from Gavin Alves of Hillsborough, N.C., to Adlai Osborne concerns business of the University of North Carolina trustees. A letter, 2 February 1805, is from Adlai Osborne to his son Adlai L. Osborne concerning arrangements for paying or collecting a note and ordering some general merchandise to be delivered to him. A letter, 29 July 1806, from John Giles to Adlai L. Osborne mentions academic work at UNC and trouble with a tooth.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1992

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, December 2004

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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