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Collection Number: 03929

Collection Title: William Whatley Pierson Papers, 1764-1830; 1925-1941.

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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 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 550 items)
Abstract William Whatley Pierson (born 1890) was a professor of history and political science at the University of North Carolina. The collection includes research materials, writings, and miscellaneous correspondence of Pierson relating almost completely to his interest in political institutions in Latin America. The bulk of the collection comprises photocopies and typed transcriptions of original documents held by the Spanish Archives in Seville and Simancas, concerning the origins and early development of the intendencia of colonial Cuba, 1764-1825.
Creator Pierson, William Whatley, b. 1890.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Whatley Pierson Papers, #3929, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Holmes Pierson of Mount Olive, N.C., June 1971.
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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William Whatley Pierson (born 1890) was a professor of history and political science at the University of North Carolina.

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The collection includes research materials, writings, notes, and miscellaneous correspondence of William Whatley Pierson relating almost completely to his interest in political institutions of Latin America particularly in Cuba, Venezuela, and Chile. The bulk of the collection comprises photocopies and typed transcriptions of original documents held by the Spanish Archives in Seville and Simancas, concerning the origins and early development of the intendencia of colonial Cuba, 1764-1825.

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Contents list

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About 500 items.

The intendencia (administrative unit created by the Spanish empire to manage royal finances) of the colony of Cuba was established in 1764 as a result of the Seven Years' War. The materials in this series are photoprints and typed transcriptions of original documents held by the Spanish Archives in Seville and Simancas related to the origins and early development of the intendencia in colonial Cuba, 1764-1825.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03929, Series: "1. Materials Related to the Intendencia of Cuba" Folder 1a

Folder 1-5

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Intendencia photoprints #03929, Series: "1. Materials Related to the Intendencia of Cuba" Folder 1-5

Folder 6-21

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Folder 8

Folder 9

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Folder 11

Folder 12

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Folder 14

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Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Intendencia typescripts #03929, Series: "1. Materials Related to the Intendencia of Cuba" Folder 6-21

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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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