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Collection Number: 02689-z

Collection Title: Frederick Philips Papers, 1778-1923.

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 63 items
Abstract Frederick Philips (1838-1905) was a Confederate army officer, Supreme Court judge, and was active in civic and business life in Tarboro, N.C. The collection consists of genealogical papers relating to the Philips family and the related Sims, Burt, Ballard, and Jones families, all of North Carolina, including wills and other documents, correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings, and other items; and a roster of 30th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America. Correspondence deals largely with genealogy, though there are two family letters for 1815 and 1819, one of which is addressed to Dempsey Bryant of Tarboro, N.C.
Creator Philips, Frederick, 1838-1905.
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 Frederick Philips Papers, #2689-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Herbert W. Jackson of Richmond, Va., January 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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Frederick Philips (1838-1905) was a Confederate army officer, Supreme Court judge, and was active in civic and business life in Tarboro, N.C. Philips was one of the fourteen children of James Jones Philips (1798-1874) and Harriet Amanda Burt Philips.

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The collection includes genealogical papers, correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings, and other items relating to the Philips family and related Burt, Sims, Ballard, and Jones families. Items include a copy of James Jones's will, 1778, and Enos Tartt's will, 1817. Also a letter from Catherine Harman, Port Gibson, Miss., 1819, to her brother Dempsey Bryan, Tarboro, N.C., and a copy of a letter from Mary Jane Tartt in Paris, France, 1859. There are also genealogical papers and correspondence of Frederick Philips and his daughter Annie Herbert W. Jackson. Among the correspondents are Elvira E. Moffitt, Wharton J. Green, Joseph Philips of Tennessee, Frank Philips of Florida, Joseph John Allen, Rebecca Sims Jones, and Mattie Higgs.

The collection also contains biographical and historical sketches the topics of which include Frederick Philips, Joseph Henry Hyman, and "Edgecombe County's Part in the War Between the States." There is also a copy of a list of men in Company F of the 30th North Carolina Regiment of which Frederick Philips was adjutant and genealogical charts, notes and memoranda, and newspaper clippings.

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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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