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Collection Number: 01826

Collection Title: John Parkhill Papers, 1813-1891.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 225 items)
Abstract Irish immigrant; banker of Tallahassee, Fla. Business papers and family correspondence of Parkhill, a native of Ireland who moved from Richmond, Va., to Leon County, Fla., in the 1820s and worked as a postmaster at Tuscawilla and a banker in Tallahassee. There are also papers and letters of some of Parkhill's sons and daughters. Included in the collection are deeds; travel accounts, Virginia to Florida, 1821 and 1827; biography and family history of John Parkhill; letters from sons at Centre College, Danville, Ky.; letters from son George Washington Parkhill (1822-1862), physician, Florida state legislator, and Confederate officer, to his wife, written primarily while he was stationed at Evansport, Va., in the months prior to his death in battle; and letters from James Page, a former Parkhill family slave, 1866-1875.
Creator Parkhill, John, 1786-1856.
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 John Parkhill Papers, #1826, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired 1951
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid 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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John Parkhill, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, immigrated to Florida in the 1820's and was a banker for many years in Tallahassee. Parkhill was married three times--to Eleanor Quarles, Eliza Copland, and Lucy Randolph--and he had a total of seven children.

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Business papers and family correspondence of Parkhill, a native of Ireland who moved from Richmond, Va., to Leon County, Fla., in the 1820s and worked as a postmaster at Tuscawilla and a banker in Tallahassee. There are also papers and letters of some of Parkhill's sons and daughters. Included in the collection are deeds; travel accounts, Virginia to Florida, 1821 and 1827; biography and family history of John Parkhill; letters from sons at Centre College, Danville, Ky.; letters from son George Washington Parkhill (1822-1862), physician, Florida state legislator, and Confederate officer, to his wife, written primarily while he was stationed at Evansport, Va., in the months prior to his death in battle; and letters from James Page, a former Parkhill family slave, 1866- 1875.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1813-1817 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 1

Folder 2

1820-1829 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 2

Folder 3

1830-1835 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 3

Folder 4

1836 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 4

Folder 5

1837 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 5

Folder 6

1838-1839 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 6

Folder 7

1840-1847 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 7

Folder 8

1850-1859 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 8

Folder 9

1860-1868 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 9

Folder 10

1870-1891 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 10

Folder 11

Undated #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 11

Includes letters, envelopes, a Parkhill family tree, and a photograph of an unidentified man and woman.

Folder 12

Volume 1: Travel accounts, 1821; 1827 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 12

The first account describes traveling to Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Charleston, S.C. The second account describes, in some detail, a journey made from Richmond, Va. to Florida to look over some land with the idea of purchasing.

Folder 13

Volume 2: Accounts and letter copies, 1842-1846 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 13

Unbound volume containing business accounts (1842-1843) and copies of letters (1845-1846) written by Charles C. Parkhill of New Orleans.

Folder 14

Volume 3: Biographical sketch of John Parkhill, 1859, 1866, and 1915 #01826, Series: "Papers, 1813-1891." Folder 14

Written by his widow Lucy in 1859 and 1866, for their daughter Harriet. An addition was made by Harriet in 1915.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2010

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