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Collection Number: 02121-z

Collection Title: Parish Family Papers, 1836-1890

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Size 31 items
Abstract The Parish family of Florida included Richard Parish of Leon County, Fla.; his wife, Dorothy Parish; and their daughters, Lydia Elen Parish and Julia Jane Parish, who attended school in Sparta, Ga., and Caroline A. Turnbull of Monticello, Fla. The collection includes family correspondence, chiefly 1830s and 1840s, with letters in the late 1830s written by Richard Parish of Leon County, Fla., his wife, and other relatives to Parish's daughters, Lydia and Julia, at school in Sparta, Ga. There is also correspondence of the Parishes with relatives in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Wilmington, N.C. Most letters deal with family affairs and local news; some relate to the girls' schooling.
Creator Parish family.
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 Parish Family Papers #2121-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed November 2004) available.
  • Reel 1: Folders 1-3
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Simpson Yarbrough of Miccosukee, Fla., in May 1944.
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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Parish family of Florida, including Richard Parish of Leon County, Fla.; his wife, Dorothy Parish; their daughters, Lydia Elen Parish and Julia Jane Parish, who attended school in Sparta, Ga., and Caroline A. Turnbull of Monticello, Fla.

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The Parish family collection includes family correspondence, chiefly 1830s and 1840s, with letters in the late 1830s written by Richard Parish of Leon County, Fla., his wife, and other relatives to Parish's daughters, Lydia Parish and Julia Parish, at school in Sparta, Ga. There is also correspondence of the Parishes with relatives in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Wilmington, N.C. Most letters deal with family affairs and local news; some relate to the girls' schooling.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Elizabeth Cotten, 1950s

Encoded by: Linda Sellars, November 2004

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