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Collection Number: 01534

Collection Title: David Outlaw Papers, 1847-1855; 1866.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 375 items)
Abstract David Outlaw was a Whig congressman from Bertie County, N.C. The collection is chiefly correspondence of Outlaw to his wife while he was a member of Congress, 1847-1853. Subjects discussed are state and national politics, including the Mexican War, the slavery question, sectionalism, the Wilmot Proviso, the Missouri Compromise, and the Compromise of 1850; social life in Washington, D.C.; and Outlaw's family and his farm in Bertie County, near Windsor, N.C. In his absence from home, Outlaw's farm was managed by one of his slaves. Also included are a few letters from Outlaw's wife and daughter and genealogical material on the Outlaw and Anderson families of Tennessee (typed transcriptions).
Creator Outlaw, David, 1806-1868.
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 David Outlaw Papers, #1534, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1948
Additional Descriptive Resources
The original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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David Outlaw was a Whig congressman from Bertie County, N.C.

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The collection is chiefly correspondence of Outlaw to his wife while he was a member of Congress, 1847-1853. Subjects discussed are state and national politics, including the Mexican War, the slavery question, sectionalism, the Wilmot Proviso, the Missouri Compromise, and the Compromise of 1850; social life in Washington, D.C.; and Outlaw's family and his farm in Bertie County, near Windsor, N.C. In his absence from home, Outlaw's farm was managed by one of his slaves. Also included are a few letters from Outlaw's wife and daughter and genealogical material on the Outlaw and Anderson families of Tennessee (typed transcriptions).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Finding aid updated for digitization by Kathryn Michaelis, October 2010

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