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Collection Number: 02462

Collection Title: Charles Phillips Papers, 1807-1968.

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 under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 900 items)
Abstract The collection includes family and personal correspondence among members of the Phillips family, long associated with Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina, including mainly letters from University professor Charles Phillips; his wife, Laura (Battle) Phillips; their daughter, Lucy (Phillips) Russell (1862-1962), writer, of Rockingham, N.C.; and Lucy's son, Charles Phillips Russell (b. 1884), journalist of New York and London, author, and University professor from 1931. Also included are personal and social letters from other relatives and friends, mostly female; miscellaneous short writings, including Laura's recollections of the school run by Lucien and Caroline (Fraser) Murat at Bordentown, N.J.; and letters, 1841-1861, from the Murats.
Creator Phillips, Charles, 1822-1889.
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 Charles Phillips Papers #2462, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of Southern women and their families in the 19th century, Series A.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lucy P. Russell, Rockingham, N.C., and Phillips Russell, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1942-1961; from Minnie M. Hussey, 1960; and from Susan Russell Crosland, 1979.
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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Charles Phillips (1822-1889) was the son of James and Julia Vermeule Phillips of Chapel Hill, N.C. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, 1841; a tutor, 1844-1854; professor of mathematics, 1854-1868 and 1875-1879; and professor emeritus, 1879-1889. He taught at Davidson College, 1868-1874.

Cornelia Phillips (1825-1908) daughter of James and Julia Vermeule Phillips, married James Munroe Spencer in 1855 and went with him to Alabama. At his death in 1861, she and her daughter Julia James "June" Spencer came back to Chapel Hill. In the years following the Civil War, Cornelia P. Spencer was instrumental in rallying public support for the University of North Carolina, particularly after its second closing in 1870. During her last years, she lived in Cambridge, Mass., with her daughter and son-in-law.

Laura Caroline Battle Phillips (1824-1919) was born at "the Falls of the Tar River," now Rocky Mount. She was the youngest child of Joel Battle and his wife Mary "Pretty Polly" Johnston Battle. From 1839 to 1841, she attended a boarding school in Bordentown, N.J., conducted by Lucien Murat (son of Joachim Murat and Caroline Bonaparte) with the assistance of his wife, the former Caroline Fraser of Charleston, S.C., and her sisters Eliza, Jane, and Harriet. After Laura left the school, she corresponded with Caroline Murat and Jane Fraser until 1861. Laura Battle was married to Professor Charles Phillips on 8 December 1847 at the Battle home in Chapel Hill. Their children included sons William and Alexander and daughters Mary and Lucy. After Phillips's death in 1889, Laura went to live near her son William B. Phillips in Birmingham, Ala.

Lucy Plummer Phillips Russell (1862-1962) was the daughter of Charles and Laura Battle Phillips. As a school teacher in Rockingham, N.C., she met Moses H. Russell, a Rockingham merchant, and they were married in 1883. Their children included son Charles Phillips Russell and daughter Susan Russell Crosland.

Charles Phillips Russell (b. 1884) graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1904. He was a journalist in New York and London throughout the 1920s, an author, and a professor of English and journalism at University of North Carolina after 1931.

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The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between various members of the related Phillips, Russell, and Vermeule families, and of the writings of Lucy Phillips Russell and her mother Laura Battle Phillips. Early items, primarily 1841-1861, consist mostly of letters to Laura Battle Phillips from her friends at the Murat school in New Jersey, especially from sisters Caroline Murat and Jane Fraser.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1801-1962.

Approximately 700 items.

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About 60 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly letters, 1839-1841, from Laura Caroline Battle to her mother Mary "Polly" Johnston Battle, written while she was at the Murats' school in New Jersey; and letters, 1842-1861, to Laura Battle Phillips from friends she made at school, primarily from Jane Fraser and her sister Caroline Murat, who ran the school. (Typed transcriptions of some of these letters are in subseries 3.1.) There are also a number of letters to Laura B. Phillips from other students at the school, including Antonia Avenu and Zenobia Lucca of Puerto Rico. Letters from Jane Fraser concern the affairs of the school and the Murat and Fraser families in New Jersey and, after 1849, in France.

Also included are a letter, 1801, from Joel Battle to his future father-in-law Amos Johnston; a letter, 1834, from Christopher Columbus Battle to his mother, Polly Johnston Battle; letters, 1847, from Christopher C. Battle in Mexico with the U.S. Army, to his sister Laura and to Charles Phillips, regarding their engagement; and letters, 1853, to Laura Battle Phillips from her husband Charles Phillips, who was in Cambridge, Mass.

Folder 1

1801, 1834-1846 #02462, Subseries: "1.1. 1801-1861." Folder 1

Folder 2

1847-1852 #02462, Subseries: "1.1. 1801-1861." Folder 2

Folder 3

1853-1861 #02462, Subseries: "1.1. 1801-1861." Folder 3

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. 1862-1899.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of various members of the Phillips family, including letters, 1870-1899, from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to her sister-in-law Laura Battle Phillips; letters, 1862-1889, from Charles Phillips to his wife Laura Battle Phillips and to their daughters Lucy and Mary from the Phillips home in Chapel Hill and from the Presbyterian Hospital in New York; letters, 1890-1899, from Alexander and William B. Phillips in Alabama and Tennessee to their mother Laura Battle Phillips and to their sister Lucy Phillips Russell; and correspondence, 1889-1899, between Laura B. Phillips, in Birmingham, Ala., and her daughter Lucy P. Russell, in Rockingham, N.C.

Also included are a few letters, chiefly 1887-1889, from Reid Russell to his stepmother Lucy P. Russell and to his father M. H. Russell, written while Reid was a student at the Virginia Military Institute.

Folder 4

1862-1870 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 4

Folder 5

1872-1881 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 5

Folder 6

1882-1883 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 6

Folder 7

1884-1886 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 7

Folder 8

1887 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 8

Folder 9

1888 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 9

Folder 10

1889 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 10

Folder 11

1890-1891 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 11

Folder 12

1892-1893 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 12

Folder 13

1894-1895 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 13

Folder 14

1896 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 14

Folder 15

1897 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 15

Folder 16

1898 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 16

Folder 17

1899 #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 17

Folder 18

undated #02462, Subseries: "1.2. 1862-1899." Folder 18

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1900-1962.

About 230 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of various members of the Russell family, consisting primarily of letters from Charles Phillips Russell to his mother Lucy P. Russell. Included are letters, 1900-1904, from Phillips Russell at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he was editor of the University Magazine published by the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies; letters, 1906-1908, from Russell in New York, where he was working at McClure's Magazine; and letters, 1914-1925, from Russell in La Haye, Paris, and London, where he was a journalist and an advertising representative for Printer's Ink Publications. Included with these letters are many clippings, mostly reviews of Russell's biographies of Benjamin Franklin and John Paul Jones and of his other work. In one letter, 1925, to his sister Susan R. Crosland, Russell enclosed a book of his poems, titled Flowings.

Also included are letters, 1920, from Lucy Phillips Russell to her daughter Susan and to the Rockingham, N.C., Post-Dispatch, describing in detail a trip to Europe with her son Phillips Russell and his wife Phyllis Russell. There are a number of scattered letters from other members of the Russell family, chiefly to Lucy Phillips Russell from her grandchildren Leon, Claire, and Avery Russell.

Folder 19

1900-1903 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 19

Folder 20

1904-1905 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 20

Folder 21

1906-1908 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 21

Folder 22

1914-1919 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 22

Folder 23

1920 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 23

Folder 24

1921-1923 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 24

Folder 25

1924-1925 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 25

Folder 26

1926-1927 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 26

Folder 27

1928-1949 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 27

Folder 28

1953-1962 #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 28

Folder 29

undated #02462, Subseries: "1.3. 1900-1962." Folder 29

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Vermeule Family Letters, 1868-1957.

About 10 items.

Family letters to E. C. Vermeulen of Philadelphia, and other letters relating to the Vermeule(n) family, relatives of the Phillipses.

Folder 30

1868-1957 #02462, Subseries: "1.4. Vermeule Family Letters, 1868-1957." Folder 30

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About 10 items.

Property Papers, 1885, 1887, and 1910, relating to the house and lot at 516 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C., transferred in 1887 from Charles and Laura Battle Phillips and many other Phillipses to Joseph A. Holmes; from Holmes to Mrs. Fannie MacRae in June 1907; and Mrs. MacRae to Charles Herty in June 1910. In 1968, the property was owned by Mrs. C. T. Woollen, who inherited it from her sister Nellie Roberson.

Folder 31

Property Papers, 1885-1968 #02462, Series: "2. Property Papers, 1885-1968." Folder 31

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings, 1847-1920 and undated.

About 30 items.

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3 items.

Three drafts of Laura B. Phillips's reminiscences, written when she was 85, about her school days in New Jersey. Included in the reminiscences are information about the Murat and Fraser families in America and in France and typed transcriptions of letters sent to Laura Phillips by Jane Fraser, Caroline Murat, and various students at the school. (Originals of these letters are in subseries 1.1.)

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Folder 34

Laura Battle Phillips reminiscences #02462, Subseries: "3.1. Laura Battle Phillips." Folder 32-34

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About 20 items.

Various writings of Lucy Phillips Russell, including reminiscences; articles; a short story entitled "Eagle's Feather"; a speech on "How Our Bible Came to Us," given to the North Carolina Branch of the King's Daughters and Sons; and several handwritten drafts and typescripts of her autobiography, A Rare Pattern.

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Folder 35

Folder 36

Miscellaneous writings #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 35-36

Folder 37

"Eagle's Feather" #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 37

Folder 38

A Rare Pattern, draft A #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 38

Folder 39

A Rare Pattern, draft B #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 39

Folder 40

A Rare Pattern, typescript A #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 40

Folder 41

A Rare Pattern, typescript B #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 41

Folder 42

A Rare Pattern, typescript/draft C #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 42

Folder 43

A Rare Pattern, typescript D #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 43

Folder 44

A Rare Pattern, typescript D (continued) #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 44

Folder 45

A Rare Pattern, typescript E #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 45

Folder 46

A Rare Pattern, typescript E (continued) #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 46

Folder 47

A Rare Pattern, European trip (later omitted) #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 47

Folder 48

A Rare Pattern, fragments #02462, Subseries: "3.2. Lucy Phillips Russell." Folder 48

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5 items.

Writings by various authors, including a poem labeled "Verses spoke at Oxford by his grace the Duke of Beaufort, 1763"; two copies of an address, in rhymed couplets, of Captain Cornelius Vermeule of the First Regiment of Somerset Brigade, N.J., delivered at his resignation of command in 1802; "Some Revolutionary Incidents in the Raritan Valley," by Cornelius C. Vermeule; and "The Shades of Marie Antoinette," by Hatabel Heyer.

Folder 49

Miscellaneous writings, 1763-1802 and undated #02462, Subseries: "3.3. Miscellaneous, 1763-1802 and undated." Folder 49

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About 60 items.

Genealogical notes on the Vermeule family and ancestry of Charles Phillips; obituaries for James Spencer, Adrian Vermeule, and Lucy Phillips Russell; a tribute to James Phillips which appeared in Wilson's Presbyterian Almanac of 1868; clippings, mostly of articles by or about Lucy P. Russell or Charles Phillips Russell; and miscellaneous items, including patterns for knitting baby booties, a catalog of the Exhibit of the Prince Achille Murat Collection, and a mailing label from A. Meneely's Sons, Bell Founders.

Folder 50

Vermeule Genealogy #02462, Series: "4. Other Papers, 1861-1868 undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Obituaries #02462, Series: "4. Other Papers, 1861-1868 undated." Folder 51

Folder 52-55

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Clippings #02462, Series: "4. Other Papers, 1861-1868 undated." Folder 52-55

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Miscellaneous #02462, Series: "4. Other Papers, 1861-1868 undated." Folder 56-57

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95 items.

Images P-2462/1-8 were numbered previously, probably by Phillips. Brief notes concerning the individuals in P-2462/1-5, 7-8 are filed with the pictures. The previously numbered picture 6 is missing.

Image P-2462/1

Prince Lucien Murat, circa 1865. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Franck, Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/1

Image P-2462/2

Princess Caroline Fraser Murat, circa 1865. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Franck, Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/2

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Jane Fraser, circa 1865.Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Disderi & Co., Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/3

Image P-2462/4

Achille and Louis Murat, circa 1865. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Disderi & Co., Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/4

Image P-2462/5

Prince Joachim Murat, circa 1865. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Disderi & Co., Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/5

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(Image missing from sequence.) #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/6

Image P-2462/7

Princess Caroline Murat, circa 1865. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Disderi & Co., Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/7

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Anna Murat, circa 1865. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Disderi & Co., Paris. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/8

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Laura Caroline Battle Phillips, 1869. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Wearn & Hix, Columbia, S.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/9

Image P-2462/10

Laura Battle Phillips, seated outdoors, knitting, 1893. Photograph: 10.5 x 13.1 cm. Information on verso: "Taken on Prof. Holmes' porch in Chapel Hill, N.C." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/10

Image P-2462/11

Laura Battle Phillips, circa 1885-1895. Cabinet card. Photographer: Weirft, Tuscaloosa, Ala. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/11

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Charles Phillips, circa 1860-1870. Carte-de-visite. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/12

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Charles Phillips, circa 1865-1870. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: J. W. Watson, Raleigh, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/13

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Charles Phillips, circa 1870-1880. Photographic reproduction of vintage print: 14 x 9.2 cm. (Mount: 21.2 x 14 cm.) Photographer: Morgan, Rockingham, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/14

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Charles Phillips Russell at about age 2, circa 1886. Cabinet card. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/15

Image P-2462/16

Charles Phillips Russell as a young man, 1905. Photo. (oval): 12.7 cm. (diam.) (Mount: 20 x 15 cm.) Photographer: Cole & Holladay, Durham, N.C. Information on verso: "..Time of graduation at University in 1905." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/16

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Kemp Plummer Battle, circa 1870-1875. Cabinet card. Photographer: A. Bogardus, New York, N.Y. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/17

Image P-2462/18

Kemp P. Battle, circa 1885. Repro. of engraving: 26.5 x 20.2 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/18

Image P-2462/19

"[illegible] O'Toole," circa 1875. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/19

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William Horn Battle, circa 1865. Mounted carte-de-visite (Mount: 12.8 x 9.4 cm.) Information on mount: "Founder University of North Carolina Law School." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/20

Image P-2462/21

Unidentified little girl, circa 1865-1870. Mounted carte-de-visite (Mount: 12.8 x 9.4 cm.) This image was placed back-to-back in the same mount with P-2462/20. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/21

Image P-2462/22

Martha Battle, circa 1865-1870. Photo (Repro. of original print): 13.6 x 10.9 cm. Information on verso: "Mrs. Kemp Battle." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/22

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Nora Battle Phillips, circa 1885. Cabinet card. Photographer: C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/23

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Anne Hortson, 1879. Cabinet card. Photographer: Jordan, New York. Information on verso: "Wife of Samuel Phillips, Sr.? Lived in upstate New York." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/24

Image P-2462/25

James Phillips, circa 1855-1860. Engraving: 17.3 x 14.8 cm. Engraver: Samuel Sartain, Philadelphia. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/25

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William Mercer Green, circa 1879. Photograph: 17.2 x 12.2 cm. Biographical information on verso. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/26

Image P-2462/27

William Battle Phillips, circa 1885. Photo (Repro. of vintage print): 18 x 12.7 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/27

Image P-2462/28

Susie Phillips, circa 1880-1890. Photo (Repro. of vintage print): 17.7 x 12.9 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/28

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Samuel A. Phillips, circa 1862. Cabinet card. Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York [?] Information on verso: "Taken by Brady 1862. Copied by [George G.] Rockwood, March 12, 1873." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/29

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Alexander L. Phillips, circa 1885-1895. Photograph: 24.1 x 15.9 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/30

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Cornelia Phillips Spencer, circa 1899. Engraving (Repro. of vintage print): 25.3 x 20.2 cm. Engraver: E.G. Williams, New York. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/31

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Group of 7 snapshots, circa 1950s, of various members of the Phillips family. Most members are identified. Photos: 8.9 x 8.9 cm to 14.8 x 9 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/32-39

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Four images of unidentified people, circa 1860s-1890s, including an old man, a little girl, a group of five young men, and a black woman, presumably a nurse, with a little white girl. Tintypes: 8.5 x 5 cm. to 10.5 x 8 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/40-43 (SF)

Image P-2462/44

Cornelia Spencer Love, Cornelia Vermeule, and Billy Kennell, 1954. Photograph: 12..9 x 9 cm. Photographer: Arthur T. Williams, New Brunswick, NJ. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/44

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Laura Battle Phillips with two older women, circa 1905. Photos: 6.2 x 10.1 cm. to 6.5 x 10.9 cm #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/45-46

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Laura Battle Phillips and Kemp Plummer Battle (her nephew), circa 1905. Postcard. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/47

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"The Spencers," with sons Eric and George, circa 1945-1955. Photograph: 5.2 x 5.2 cm. (Mount: 13.9 x 10.7 cm.) #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/48

Image P-2462/49

William Shotanur [?], Carl Miller, and Lucy Phillips Russell, circa 1950s. Photograph: 25.3 x 20.4 cm. Information on verso: "Laying the cornerstone of the present [Rockingham Presbyterian Church] sanctuary." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/49

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Miscellaneous European and North Carolina scenes, circa 1900-1940. 4 postcards, 1 magazine clipping. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/50-54

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Eight images of local (Chapel Hill) residences and buildings, circa 1885-1950, including the old Presbyterian church, South building (1903), and the former homes of Charles Phillips, James Phillips, Cornelia Phillips Spencer, and Kemp Plummer Battle. Photos: 6.5 x 10.9 cm. to 25.3 x 20.7 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/55-62

Image P-2462/63

"Old Rocky Mount Post Office," at what is now called Rocky Mount, N.C, circa 1880-1895. Photograph: 10.1 x 12.2 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/63

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"Old New Hope Presbyterian Church, Orange County," circa 1950s. Photograph: 10.5 x 6.5 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/64

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"Old Vermeule Home, New Brunswick, N.J.," 19--. Photograph: 7.4 x 10.8 cm. (Mount: 16 x 16.4 cm.) #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/65

Image P-2462/66

Memorial plaque for James Phillips, 19--. Photograph: 12.8 x 17.8 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/66

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Grave of Charles Phillips, circa 1950. Photograph: 20.6 x 25.4 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/67

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Dr. James Phillips, circa 1857-1867. Carte-de-visite. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/68

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Susie R. Phillips, circa 1885-1890. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Merritt and Van Wagner, Washington, D.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/69

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Susie R. Phillips, 1889. Cabinet card. Photographer: Redington, Birmingham, Ala. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/70

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William Battle Phillips, circa 1870-1880. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Hunt's, Raleigh, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/71

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William Battle Phillips, circa 1885. Cabinet card. Photographer: Redington, Birmingham, Ala. P-2462/27 is a duplicate of this photograph. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/72

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Julia James "June" Spencer, circa 1878. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Hunt's, Raleigh, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/73

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M.A.S. Burgwyn, 1868. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Whipple, Boston, Mass. Information on verso: "Captain Confederate States of America." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/74

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Cornelia "Nelie" Vermeule, circa 1875-1885. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: J.C. Scott, New Brunswick, N.J. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/75

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Nelie Vermeule, circa 1880-1890. Cabinet card. Photographer: Hargrave and Gubelman, New York, N.Y. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/76

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Mary E. Harkness, circa 1870-1890. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: F.M. Turner, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Information on verso: "Mary E. Harkness, 2nd child of Robt and Civille Amanda, his wife, who was the daughter of C.J. and Mary Slocumb Gulley." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/77

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Civille Slocumb Harkness, circa 1870-1890. Carte-de-visite. Information on verso: "Civille Slocumb Harkness, 5th child of Robert Harkness and his wife Civille Amanda, who was the oldest daughter of Calvin Jones Gulley and his wife, Mary Slocumb Gulley." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/78

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Annie B. Harkness, 1872. Carte-de-visite. Information on verso: "Annie B. Harkness, aged 9 years. For Mrs. Spencer from her friend C. A. Harkness." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/79

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Robert Harkness, Jr., circa 1870-1880. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: J. Gorff (?), (s.l.). Information on verso: "Robert Harkness, Jr., aged 7 years." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/80

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Margaret Mitchell, circa 1860-1870. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: M'Clure and Robinson, Pittsburgh, Pa. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/81

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Margaret Mitchell, circa 1890-1910. Carte-de-visite. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/82

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Monroe Whedbee, circa 1860-1880. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: W.C. Dawson, Elizabeth City, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/83

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Kate Fetter Whedbee, circa 1860-1880. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: W.C. Dawson, Elizabeth City, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/84

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Carolina Varina Mason, circa 1876-1881. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: H. Schutte and Co., Baltimore, Md. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/85

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Maria Speare, circa 1860-1875. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Jacob Laldt (?) and Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Information on verso: "Miss Maria Speare, who lived with Miss Mary Smith, the donor of 'Smith Hall'." (This info. incorrectly states that Mary Smith was the donor of Smith Hall.) #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/86

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Mrs. J.J. Summerell, circa 1865-1885. Cabinet card. Photographer: Gibson, Statesville, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/87

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Four daughters of George Allen, circa 1870-1880. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Gilbert Bacon, Philadelphia, Pa. Information on verso: "Geo. Allen's daughters--died of diphtheria, 1883." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/88

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Unidentified woman, circa 1855-1870. Tintype. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/89 (SF)

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Unidentified man, circa 1870-1890. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: J.W. Watson, Raleigh, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/90

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Unidentified woman, circa 1870-1890. Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Ingraham Brothers, Northampton, Mass. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/91

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Unidentified man, circa 1885-1905. Cabinet card. Photographer: Alderman, Raleigh, N.C. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/92

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Charles Phillips Russell and two unidentified young men, circa 1905-1910. Albumen print: 10.8 x 16.8 cm. (Mount: 17 x 24 cm.) #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/93

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Unidentified group, probably a family portrait, circa 1850-1870. Mounted salt print: 12.5 x 17.5 cm. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/94

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Two unidentified men sitting on a rocky seashore, circa 1900-1920. Photograph: 20.1 x 25.1 cm. Information on verso: "On the oceanside--Pictured from profile at (?) Head." #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/95

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Former home of Cornelia Phillips Spencer. Mounted albumen print: 8.6 x8.6 cm. Information on verso: "This looks as it did when C.P.S. lived there, white palings all across the front.--L.P.R." (Lucy Phillips Russell). P-2462/61 is a duplicate of this photograph. #02462, Series: "6. Pictures, 1855-1955 and undated." P-2462/96

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Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, December 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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