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Collection Number: 00579-z

Collection Title: M. L. Patterson Papers, 1855-1887.

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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 15 items
Abstract M. L. Patterson was a resident of Columbus, Ga. The collection includes scattered papers chiefly concerning business and legal matters. There are a number of letters from Patterson's nephew in Eufaula, Ala. Topics include the settlement of debts, the destruction of financial records by Sherman's army, the suspension of writ of habeas corpus in nine upstate South Carolina counties following race riots over the lynching of black militiamen by Ku Klux Klan members in that state, and a race riot in Alabama after the 1874 election. Other items include financial agreements, the dispensation of the family estate, business conditions in Chattanooga, Tenn., and a letter from parents to their son, a student at Spring Hill College near Mobile, Ala.
Creator Patterson, M. L.
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 M. L. Patterson Papers, #579-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Unknown.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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M. L. Patterson resided in Columbus, Ga.

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The collection includes papers of M. L. Patterson chiefly concerning business and legal matters. There are a number of letters from Patterson's nephew in Eufaula, Ala. Topics include the settlement of debts, the destruction of financial records by Sherman's army, the suspension of writ of habeas corpus in nine upstate South Carolina counties following race riots over the lynching of black militiamen by Ku Klux Klan members in that state, and a race riot in Alabama after the 1874 election. Other items include financial agreements, the dispensation of the family estate, business conditions in Chattanooga, Tenn., and a letter from parents to their son, a student at Spring Hill College near Mobile, Ala.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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