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Collection Number: 04462-z

Collection Title: Bettie Reid Overman Papers, 1877-1894

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Size 31 items
Abstract Bettie Lea Reid Overman of Reidsville, N.C., oldest daughter of Hugh K. Reid and Carolina Graves Reid, was born 25 April 1858. On 27 October 1885, she married Charles Hamilton Overman (d. 1913), with whom she had one child, Reida, who married Robert D. Gapen. Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other material documenting the life of Bettie Reid Overman. Most of the letters are to Bettie from family and friends, chiefly in Charlotte, N.C., congratulating her on her upcoming marriage to Charles Overman, offering sympathy in 1889 upon the death of her infant son, and discussing other family matters and daily activities. Some of the letters are addressed to Charles. Also included are newspaper clippings containing biographical information about various family members, calling cards, and a school report of Bettie Overman from Reidsville Female Academy. There are also modern prints of two photographs from the 1890s, one of the Fetzer and Overman Drug Store in Reidsville and another of Bettie Reid Overman.
Creator Overman, Bettie Reid, b. 1858.
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 Bettie Reid Overman papers #4462-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Myra Gapen of Reidsville, N.C., in August 1986.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Bettie Lea Reid Overman of Reidsville, N.C., oldest daughter of Hugh K. Reid and Carolina Graves Reid, was born 25 April 1858. On 27 October 1885, she married Charles Hamilton Overman (d. 1913), with whom she had one child, Reida, who married Robert D. Gapen.

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Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other material documenting the life of Bettie Reid Overman. Most of the letters are to Bettie from family and friends, chiefly in Charlotte, N.C., congratulating her on her upcoming marriage to Charles Overman, offering sympathy in 1889 upon the death of her infant son, and discussing other family matters and daily activities. Some of the letters are addressed to Charles. Also included are newspaper clippings containing biographical information about various family members, calling cards, and a school report of Bettie Overman from Reidsville Female Academy. There are also modern prints of two photographs from the 1890s, one of the Fetzer and Overman Drug Store in Reidsville and another of Bettie Reid Overman.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1877, 1885-1887, 1889, 1894, and undated.

21 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters to Bettie Reid Overman from family and friends located chiefly in Charlotte, N.C., pertaining to the daily activities of Overman and her family. The majority of the 1885 correspondence is from relatives and friends congratulating Bettie on her marriage to Charles Hamilton Overman. The 1889 letters are chiefly from family and friends, who expressed their sympathy to the Overmans on the death of their 23-month-old son, Charlie. A few of the 1889 items are addressed to Charles Overman. A few letters of Bettie and Charles's daughter, Reida, are also included in these papers.

Folder 1

1877, 1885-1887 #04462-z, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1877, 1885-1887, 1889, 1894, and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1889, 1894, and Undated #04462-z, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1877, 1885-1887, 1889, 1894, and undated." Folder 2

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7 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Other papers include newspaper clippings, calling cards, and a school report of Bettie Overman from Reidsville Female Academy. The newspaper clippings contain biographical information about various family members.

Folder 3

Clippings and Miscellaneous #04462-z, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1894and undated." Folder 3

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Processing Information

Processed by: Connie Cartledge, October 1986

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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