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Collection Number: 02315

Collection Title: William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897.

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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 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2800 items)
Abstract William J. Pattison (1828-1897?) was a cotton factor of New Orleans, La. The collection includes business papers and family correspondence, chiefly 1866-1897, including business letters, bills, receipts, invoices, accounts, and legal papers concerning the sale of cotton, the purchase of goods for planters, the management of estates, and real estate of Pattison and various partners. Pattison had close business associates in New York City, where he lived from 1866 to 1867 while handling business for Louisianans. Also present are family letters and household accounts, material on civil and political matters in New Orleans, and papers about Pattison's property in Pass Christian, Miss., and the First Presbyterian Church there, of which he was treasurer in the 1870s and 1880s.
Creator Pattison, William J., 1828-1897?
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 William J. Pattison Papers, #2315, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Charles Pattison of Ocean Springs, Miss., 1940.
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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William J. Pattison (1828-1897?) was a cotton factor of New Orleans, La. He owned property in Pass Christian, Miss., and was treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church there in the 1870s and 1880s.

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The collection includes business papers and family correspondence, chiefly 1866-1897, of William J. Pattison including business letters, bills, receipts, invoices, accounts, and legal papers concerning the sale of cotton, the purchase of goods for planters, the management of estates, and real estate of Pattison and various partners. Pattison had close business associates in New York, N.Y., where he lived from 1866 to 1867 while handling business for Louisianans. Also present are family letters and household accounts, material on civil and political matters in New Orleans, La., and papers about Pattison's property in Pass Christian, Miss., and the First Presbyterian Church there, of which he was treasurer in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Original finding aid #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 1

1847-1859 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1860-1865 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1866-1867 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1868-1870 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1871-1872 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1873-1874 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1875-1876 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1877-1880 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1881-1882 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1883-1884 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1885-1887 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1888-1889 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1890-1891 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1892 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1893-1895 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1896 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1897 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Undated #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Pictures, recipes, and cards #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Clippings #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

First Presbyterian Church, 1871-1874 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

First Presbyterian Church, 1871-1874 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 1: Cash book and journal, William J. Pattison, 1862-1864 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 2: Cash book and journal, Allison Pattison & Co., 1864-1865 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 3: Accounts and memoranda, William J. Pattison, 1871-1872 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 4: Treasurer's accounts, First Presbyterian Church, 1870-1873 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 5: Treasurer's accounts, First Presbyterian Church, 1870-1872 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 6: Treasurer's accounts, First Presbyterian Church, 1870-1873 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 7: Bank book, 1875-1881 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 8: Memoranda book, 1885-1886 #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 9: Check stubs and accounts, The Sunday League, 1888- #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 10: Bank book, The Sunday League, 1888- #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 11: Subscription book, political campaign, 1892- #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

Volume 12: Household expenses, undated #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 13: Memoranda and accounts, undated #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 70

Folder 71

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 72

Folder 73

Receipts #02315, Series: "William J. Pattison Papers, 1847-1897 and undated." Folder 73

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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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