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Collection Number: 00586

Collection Title: John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 (bulk 1922-1941).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract John Clifford Pemberton (born 1893) of New York was an author and grandson of Confederate Lieutenant General John Clifford Pemberton (1814-1891), who commanded at Vicksburg, Miss., 1863. The collection chiefly contains papers about Lieutenant General John Clifford Pemberton. Included is correspondence, 1922-1941, of John Clifford Pemberton about his grandfather's military career and the biography he published, Pemberton, Defender of Vicksburg (1942). Also included are manuscript drafts of the biography, a variety of collected material about General Pemberton, and some 19th-century correspondence of the Pemberton family.
Creator Pemberton, John C. (John Clifford), b. 1893.
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 John C. Pemberton Papers, #586, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of John C. Pemberton, 1941-1942
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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John Clifford Pemberton (born 1893) of New York was an author and grandson of Confederate Lieutenant General John Clifford Pemberton (1814-1891), who commanded at Vicksburg, Miss., 1863.

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The collection includes papers about Lieutenant General John Clifford Pemberton (1814-1881), Pennsylvania-born Confederate officer who commanded at Vicksburg. Included is correspondence, 1922-1941, of John Clifford Pemberton (b. 1893) of New York about his grandfather's military career and the biography he published, Pemberton, Defender of Vicksburg (1942). Also included are manuscript drafts of the biography, a variety of collected material about General Pemberton, and some 19th-century correspondence of the Pemberton family.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1814-1857 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1861-1862 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

1863-1876 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 3-4

Folder 5

1881-1907 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1931-1937 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1937-1938: Steele-Pemberton correspondence, privately printed 40 page booklet #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1938-1939 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1940-1942 and undated #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Notes on the Pemberton family #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Clippings #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 11-12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1922-1941 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Old manuscript biography #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Original of General John C. Pemberton manuscript #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Mimeograph of General Pemberton manuscript #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Miscellaneous material used in General Pemberton's biography #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Recollections of Henry Watkins Allen #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." Folder 18

Audiodisc D-586/1

Audiodisc #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." D-586/1

Audiodisc of talk by John C. Pemberton, 3rd, on the subject "Pemberton and the Defense of Vicksburg." This disc is aluminum, covered with acetate plastic, and was made from a tape recording. Pemberton gave several talks on the subject for Civil War interest groups.

Image P-586/1

John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1855 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/1

Photograph of engraving.

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John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1855 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/2

Negative photograph of engraving. Same image as P-586/1.

Image P-586/3

John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1855 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/3

Photograph of engraving. Same image as p-586/1-2.

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John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1863 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/4

Photograph of painting.

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John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1863 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/5

Postcard. Same image as P-586/4.

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John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1863 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/6

Cut-out of photograph pasted on cardboard. Partial image of P-586/4-5.

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John Clifford Pemberton, ca. 1855 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/7

Photograph of engraving.

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John Clifford Pemberton and Grant at Vicksburg, 3 July 1863 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/8

Postcard.

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Martha "Patty" Pemberton, ca. 1855 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/9

Photograph of halftone.

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William Henry Lyons, ca. 1850-1870 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/10

Photograph of portrait.

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A. T. Summey, ca. 1890-1910 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/11

Cabinet card.

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Rosina Patton #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/12

Photograph of drawing.

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Washington Morrison #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/13

Photograph of drawing.

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Gallery ticket to Senate, ca. 1868 #00586, Series: "John C. Pemberton Papers, 1814-1942 and undated." P-586/14

Ticket to the "Impeachment of the President," 6 May 1868 (Negative only).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 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.

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