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Collection Number: 00576

Collection Title: Eliza Hall Parsley Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 600 items)
Abstract Eliza Hall Parsley was the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; and resident of Wilmington, N.C. The collection includes letters and papers of Eliza Hall (Mrs. W.M.) Parsley of Wilmington, N.C., chiefly those she received or collected, 1890s to 1918, in her capacity as member and president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Also included are historical sketches and clippings; scrapbooks and club records; Civil War letters written by Lieutenant Colonel William Murdock Parsley (1840-1865) of the 3rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, in Virginia and as a prisoner at Fort Delaware and at Hilton Head, S.C., and his memoranda concerning his capture at Spotsylvania, Va., and imprisonment; a portfolio of amateur plays and pageants presented in Wilmington in the 1890s; and other items.
Creator Parsley, Eliza Hall, fl. 1862-1897.
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 Eliza Hall Parsley Papers, #576, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
In part, microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
1938-1965
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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Eliza Hall Parsley (fl. 1862-1897) was the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; resident of Wilmington, N.C.

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The collection includes letters and papers of Eliza Hall (Mrs. W.M.) Parsley of Wilmington, N.C., chiefly those she received or collected, 1890s to 1918, in her capacity as member and president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Also included are historical sketches and clippings; scrapbooks and club records; Civil War letters written by Lieutenant Colonel William Murdock Parsley (1840-1865) of the 3rd North Carolina Regiment, in Virginia and as a prisoner at Fort Delaware and at Hilton Head, S.C., and his memoranda concerning his capture at Spotsylvania, Va., and imprisonment; a portfolio of amateur plays and pageants presented in Wilmington in the 1890s; and other items.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Introduction, 1802; 1860-1863 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 1

Folder 2

1864-1865 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 2

Folder 3

1875-1897 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 3

Folder 4

1898-1901 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 4

Folder 5

1902-1904 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 5

Folder 6

1905-1922 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 6

Folder 7

Letters to and from Eliza Parsley #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 7

Folder 8

Miscellaneous undated papers #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 8

Folder 9

Undated club papers #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Undated #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 10-11

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Clippings (United Daughters of the Confederacy) #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 12-13

Folder 14

Clippings (Wilmington, N.C.) #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 1: William Murdock Parsley memoranda #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 2: Account of expenses, owner not specified #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 3: Eliza Parsley diary/scrapbook #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 4: Scrapbook of clippings #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 5: Eliza Parsley memo book #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." Folder 19

Contains information on United Daughters of the Confederacy matters.

Image P-576/1

Photograph of a street scene in Wilmington, N.C., 14 October 1909 #00576, Series: "Papers, 1802-1922 (bulk 1890-1918)." P-576/1

Written on the back: "Laying of the cornerstone of the George Davis monument, taken from a window of the Confederate Head Quarters (the old DeRosset house)."

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, June 2010

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