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Collection Number: 04263-z

Collection Title: Francis Marion Rountree Papers, 1869-1966 (bulk 1869-1870)

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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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Abstract Francis Marion Rountree (1836-1888), of Hookerton, Greene County, N.C., was a physician and representative for Greene County in the North Carolina State House of Commons. The collection contains ten letters, including seven, 1869-1870, from Robert Hart Rountree, New Bern, N.C., and New York City, to his brother, Francis Marion Rountree, Hookerton, Greene County, N.C. These letters deal primarily with financial matters, especially sales on the local and national cotton markets. Also included are one letter, 1884, from a medical colleague of Francis Marion Rountree describing a treatment for diarrhea, one undated letter to Francis Marion Rountree, which includes a recipe for Osborns Soup, and one letter, 1966, from George Rountree Junior, a great-nephew of Francis Marion Rountree, to Albert W. Cowper. An enclosure with the 1966 letter is a photocopy of a letter, 1924, from George Rountree, Sr., to his son, George Rountree Jr., giving advice about college life.
Creator Rountree, Francis Marion, 1836-1888.
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 Francis Marion Rountree Papers, #4263-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Albert W. Cowper of Kinston, N.C., April 1981.
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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Francis Marion Roundtree (1836-1888), of Hookerton, Greene County, N.C., was a physician and representative for Greene County in the North Carolina State House of Commons.

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The collection contains ten letters, including seven, 1869-1870, from Robert Hart Rountree, New Bern, N.C., and New York City, to his brother, Francis Marion Rountree. These letters deal primarily with financial matters, especially sales on the local and national cotton markets. Also included are one letter, 1884, from a medical colleague of Francis Marion Rountree describing a treatment for diarrhea, one undated letter to Francis Marion Rountree, which includes a recipe for Osborns Soup, and one letter, 1966, from George Rountree Jr., a great-nephew of Francis Marion Rountree, to Albert W. Cowper. An enclosure with the 1966 letter is a photocopy of a letter, 1924, from George Rountree Sr., to his son, George Rountree Jr., giving advice about college life.

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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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