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Collection Number: 03445-z

Collection Title: William Newton Rowell Papers, 1862; 1954.

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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 William Newton Rowell (born 1873) was the son of Ezekiel Humphrey Rowell (1835-1912), a Confederate soldier and physician. The collection includes duplicated typescripts of an autobiography of Ezekiel Humphrey Rowell with additional biographical information provided by William Newton Rowell, discussing childhood on an Alabama plantation, service in the Confederate Army in Virginia, and the practice of medicine for many years in Denton County, Tex.; and reminiscences of William Newton Rowell of personalities, incidents, and social conditions in Texas in the 1880s and 1890s, and of his dental practice beginning in 1898.
Creator Rowell, William Newton, b. 1873.
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 William Newton Rowell Papers, #3445-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Reminiscences of William Newton Rowell were published seperately as six articles; five in newspapers and one in the Texas Dental Journal.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William M. Whyburn, November 1959.
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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William Newton Rowell (born 1873) was a dentist of Texas. He was the son of Ezekiel Humphrey Rowell (1835-1912). Ezekiel Humphrey Rowell was born in Pike County, Ala.; graduated from Jefferson Medical School in 1860; and was in the Confederate army, 1861-1865, serving at Pensacola, Va. After the war, he practiced medicine in Denton County, Tex.

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The collection includes duplicated typescripts of the autobiography of Ezekiel Humphrey Rowell and additional biographical information about Rowell by his son, William Newton Rowell, discussing childhood on an Alabama plantation, service in the Confederate Army in Virginia, and the practice of medicine for many years in Denton County, Tex.; and reminiscences of William Newton Rowell of personalities, incidents, and social conditions in Texas in the 1880s and 1890s, and of his dental practice beginning in 1898.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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