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Collection Number: 03969

Collection Title: Silva Wilson Partridge Genealogical Papers, 1955-1972.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 1,625 items)
Abstract Silva Wilson Partridge collected genealogical data on William Paisley (born 1700) and his descendents. The collection contains correspondence and papers, 1955-1972, of Partridge concerning William Paisley, who came from Ireland to North Carolina in 1765; his sons William (1748-1822), John, and Robert (1739-1828); and his daughters Jane, Margaret, and Mary.
Creator Partridge, Silva Wilson.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Silva Wilson Partridge Genealogical Papers, #3969, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Silva Wilson (Mrs. Stanley N.) Partridge of San Francisco, Calif., June 1973.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection 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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Silva Wilson Partridge of San Francisco, Calif., collected genealogical data on William Paisley (born 1700) and his descendants. Paisley emigrated from Ireland to North Carolina in 1765. His children included sons William (1748-1822), John, and Robert (1739-1828) and daughters Jane, Margaret, and Mary.

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The collection includes correspondence and papers, 1955-1972, of Silva Wilson Partridge concerning the descendants of William Paisley. Correspondence is primarily between Partridge and other Paisley descendants. There are also notebooks apparently compiled by Partridge while conducting genealogical research for others. Family lines represented in the notebooks include Howell, Offutt, Duke, Haygood, Morgan, Pringle, Coolidge, Loomis, Crawford, Negley, Scudder, Smith, Wear, Carrick, McClellan, Walker, Vance, Ferando, Rayburn, Allensworth, and Hogeboom.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Paisley Family Genealogy Materials, circa 1955-1972.

Arrangement: loosely chronological.

Material consists of data compiled on the Paisleys as well as correspondence with Paisleys throughout the United States including ancestor charts created by the correspondents.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03969, Series: "1. Paisley Family Genealogy Materials, circa 1955-1972." Folder 1a

Folder 1-3

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Paisley Family data #03969, Series: "1. Paisley Family Genealogy Materials, circa 1955-1972." Folder 1-3

Folder 4-13

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Folder 13

Genealogical correspondence and papers #03969, Series: "1. Paisley Family Genealogy Materials, circa 1955-1972." Folder 4-13

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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