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Collection Number: 02662-z

Collection Title: Patterson and Lenoir Family Papers, 1765-1929

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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 10 items
Abstract The Lenoir family and Patterson family of North Carolina included Thomas Lenoir, Mary Fries Patterson, Andrew Henry Patterson, and others. The collection contains miscellaneous items of the Lenoir and Patterson families of North Carolina including a diary, June-July 1841, kept by an unidentified woman on a trip from Raleigh, N.C., to New Haven, Conn., with particulary detailed descriptions of activity in New Haven and sights of Washington, D.C., with some entries by a child of the diarist; notes, circa 1890, by Andrew Henry Patterson (1870-1928) on lectures on electricity by Prof. J. J. Thomson, presumably at Harvard University; three letters, 1895-1896, to Eben Alexander (1851-1910), United States minister to Greece; and an address, circa 1850, by the president of the Dialectic Society, University of North Carolina.
Creator Lenoir family.



Patterson family.
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 Patterson and Lenoir Family Papers, #2662-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Patterson Fisher of Asheville, N.C., January 1944.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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 Lenoir and Patterson families of North Carolina included Thomas Lenoir, Mary Fries Patterson, Sam F. Patterson, Mary Patterson Fisher, Andrew Henry Patterson, William Lenoir, and others.

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The collection includes miscellaneous items including a diary, June-July 1841, kept by an unidentified woman on a trip from Raleigh, N.C., to New Haven, Conn., with particulary detailed descriptions of activity in New Haven and sights of Washington, D.C., with some entries by a child of the diarist; notes, circa 1890, by Andrew Henry Patterson (1870-1928) on lectures on electricity by Prof. J. J. Thomson, presumably at Harvard University; three letters, 1895-1896, to Eben Alexander (1851-1910), United States minister to Greece; and an address, circa 1850, by the president of the Dialectic Society, University of North Carolina. Also genealogical and historical correspondence and a copy of the will of Thomas Lenoir, 1765.

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Contents list

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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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