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Collection Number: 00588

Collection Title: B.F. Perry Papers, 1822-1933

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract B.F. Perry, of Greenville, S.C., was a lawyer and editor, and anti-secessionist, and governor of South Carolina during Reconstruction. The collection includes writings, correspondence, and other papers of B.F. Perry, including a full diary, 1832-1835; autobiographies written in 1849 and 1874; manuscript sketches, 1834-1835, of incidents in the Revolutionary War; scattered personal and political correspondence, chiefly 1850-1868; three scrapbooks of articles by and about Perry; and other items.
Creator Perry, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1805-1886.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 B.F. Perry Papers #588, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
  • Reels 1-5: Entire collection
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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B.F. Perry, of Greenville, S.C., was a lawyer and editor, and anti-secessionist, and governor of South Carolina during Reconstruction.

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The collection includes writings, correspondence, and other papers of lawyer and editor B.F. Perry of Greenville, S.C., including a full diary, 1832-1835; autobiographies written in 1849 and 1874; manuscript sketches, 1834-1835, of incidents in the Revolutionary War; scattered personal and political correspondence, chiefly 1850-1868; three scrapbooks of articles by and about B.F. Perry; and other items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Writings and Correspondence, 1822-1960.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, March 1996

Encoded by: Eben Lehman, March 2006

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