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Collection Number: 01204-z

Collection Title: William Page Saunders Papers, 1854-1856

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Abstract William Page Saunders lives in New Orleans, La. The collection includes a bill of sale for a female slave named Emeline or Eveline from Lewis Brown of Missouri to William Page Saunders of New Orleans, 11 May 1854, and a letter, 26 April 1856, from F.L. Claiborne to Saunders. In the letter, Claiborne, who had purchased the slave in turn from Saunders, stated that she had a bad cough and a diseased leg, but that he intended to keep her and try to cure her.
Creator Saunders, William Page, fl. 1854-1856.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Page Saunders Papers #1204-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of W. Stamps Farrar of New Orleans, Louisiana, on 5 December 1946.
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 Page Saunders lives in New Orleans, La.

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The collection includes a bill of sale for a female slave named Emeline or Eveline from Lewis Brown of Missouri to William Page Saunders of New Orleans, 11 May 1854, and a letter, 26 April 1856, from F.L. Claiborne to Saunders. In the letter, Claiborne, who had purchased the slave in turn from Saunders, stated that she had a bad cough and a diseased leg, but that he intended to keep her and try to cure her.

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