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Collection Number: 01590

Collection Title: James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910).

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 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 825 items)
Abstract James Thomas Pugh (1873-1942), a teacher and lawyer of North Carolina, was the son of Sallie Keck Pugh and James Monroe Pugh (born 1826), a Confederate officer and storekeeper. The collection includes family correspondence and storekeeping records of the Pugh family in the 19th century. The collection includes accounts of dealings in merchandise by James Monroe Pugh, 1850s and late 1865, at various places in North Carolina, particularly in Alamance County. Civil War items include letters of James Monroe Pugh as a sergeant in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment serving in Virginia, and records he kept relating to cavalry horses and forage. The bulk of the papers consists of family letters and store records of James Monroe Pugh and his wife, Sallie Keck Pugh, at Morrisville, Wake County, N.C., 1868-1910. Family letters relate primarily to everyday life and interests, but include letters from James Thomas Pugh as a student and Latin instructor at the University of North Carolina, 1890-1894; a classics student at Harvard University, 1895-1897; teaching in Cleveland, Ohio, 1896-1897; and practicing law in Boston, Mass., after 1897. Also included is family correspondence of James Thomas Pugh's wife, Mabel Vaughan Pugh, and of his sons, Edward C. Pugh and Roger Vaughan Pugh.
Creator Pugh, James Thomas, 1873-1942.
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 James Thomas Pugh Papers, #1590, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mabel Pugh of Raleigh, N.C., 1949-1973.
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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James Thomas Pugh (1873-1942) of North Carolina was the son of Sallie Keck Pugh and James Monroe Pugh (born 1826), a Confederate officer and storekeeper. James Thomas was a student and Latin instructor at the University of North Carolina, 1890-1894; a classics student at Harvard, 1895-1897; a teacher in Cleveland, Ohio, 1896-1897; and lawyer in Boston after 1897. He was married to Mabel Vaughan Pugh. Their children were Edward C. and Roger Vaughan Pugh.

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Chiefly family correspondence and storekeeping records of a North Carolina family in the 19th century. The collection includes accounts of dealings in merchandise by James Monroe Pugh, 1850s and late 1865, at various places in North Carolina, particularly in Alamance County. Civil War items include letters to Sallie Keck from her brother James Keck with the 6th North Carolina Regiment and from her future husband, James Monroe Pugh, as a sergeant in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment serving in Virginia. There are also records kept by James Monroe relating to cavalry horses and forage. The bulk of the papers consists of family letters and store records of James Monroe Pugh and his wife, Sallie Keck Pugh, at Morrisville, Wake County, N.C., 1868-1910. Family letters relate primarily to everyday life and interests, but include letters from James Thomas Pugh as a student at various institutions and while a teacher in Ohio and lawyer in Boston, Mass. There is also a group of letters, 1910-1973, from family members received by James Thomas Pugh's sister, Mabel Pugh, at Morrisville and at Peace College in Raleigh, N.C., and family correspondence of James Thomas Pugh's wife, Mabel Vaughan Pugh, and his sons, Edward C. and Roger Vaughan Pugh. Also included are scholastic writings of James Thomas Pugh produced during his studies at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1835-1862 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1863 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1864 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1865 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1869-1875 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1876-1877 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1878-1881 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1883-1887 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9-11

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

1888-1890 and undated 1890s #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 9-11

Folder 12

1891 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1892-1893 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1894-1895 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1896 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

1897 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 17-18

Folder 19

1898 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1899-1900 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1901-1904 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1905-1910 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1911-1916 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1917-1919 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1920-1924 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1925-1929 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1930-1931 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1932-1939 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1940-1944 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1945-1949 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1950-1952 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1953-1954 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33-35

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

1955-1959 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 33-35

Folder 36

1960-1961 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

1962-1964 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1965-1967 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

1968-1970 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

1971-1973 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Undated #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

Clippings #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

Oversize Volume SV-1590/1

Volume 1: Daybook, James M. Pugh, 1852-1865 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 43, Ovolume SV-1590/1

Folder 44

Volume 2: Account book, merchandise, 1855 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

Volume 3: Record book, 1st North Carolina Cavalry, December 1964-April 1965 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

Volume 4: Account book, James M. Pugh, 1864-1865 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

Volume 5: Record book, post office of Morrisville, N.C., 1869-1870 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Volume 6: Daybook, 1901-1904 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

Volume 7: Thesis, James T. Pugh, "Satires of Horace and Persius," 1894 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Volume 8: Thesis, James T. Pugh, "The Poet Agathon," 1896 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51-53

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Volumes 9-11: Thesis, James T. Pugh, "Athena upon Acropolises," 1897 #01590, Series: "James Thomas Pugh Papers, 1835-1973 (bulk 1868-1910) and undated." Folder 51-53

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 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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