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Collection Number: 03968

Collection Title: John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933

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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 90 items)
Abstract John Aston Pritchett (1826-1909) of Greensboro, N.C., was a cabinetmaker, undertaker, active member of the Republican Party, and justice of the peace and legislator, 1881 and 1887. The collection includes miscellaneous deeds and financial and legal papers of John Aston Pritchett and of related members of the Matthews family of Chatham County, N.C.; four letters relating to teaching school in Greensboro, 1888-1889; and two small memoranda books of a Baptist preacher in Chatham County, 1868-1874.
Creator Pritchett, John Aston, 1826-1909.
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 Aston Pritchett Papers, #3968, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Barre Pritchett and Mrs. Raymond W. Staley of Fort Wayne, Ind., May 1973.
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 Aston Pritchett (1826-1909) of Greensboro, N.C., was a cabinetmaker, undertaker, active member of the Republican Party, and justice of the peace and legislator, 1881 and 1887. His wife was Olivia B. Pritchett. They had one son, George Washington Pritchett (1869-1927), who was married to Annie Matthews of the Matthews family of Chatham and Randolph counties, N.C.

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The collection includes miscellaneous deeds and financial and legal papers of John Aston Pritchett and of related members of the Matthews family of Chatham County, N.C. There are also four letters relating to teaching school in Greensboro, 1888-1889; two small memoranda books of a Baptist preacher in Chatham County, 1868-1874; and other items.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1787-1819 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1823-1859 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1860-1869 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1870-1889 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1893-1910, 1933 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Undated manuscripts and fragments #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 6

Miscellaneous #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 1: Memoranda book, John Aston Pritchett, 1889-1909 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 2: Memoranda book of sermon texts and chapels, Thomas Matthews (?), 1868-1874 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 3: Memoranda book of sermon texts and chapels, Thomas Matthews (?), 1868-1874 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." Folder 9

Oversize Paper OP-3968/1

Land grant to Roger Griffith and William Finley, 9 August 1787 #03968, Series: "John Aston Pritchett Papers, 1787-1910; 1933 and undated." OP-3968/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2009; December 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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