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Collection Number: 02981-z

Collection Title: Bertha Bragg Scriven Papers, 1898-1909.

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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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Size 40 items
Abstract Bertha Bragg Scriven was the wife of George P. Scriven (1854-1940) and the daughter of Edward Stuyvesant Bragg (1827-1912). The collection is chiefly letters received by Bertha Bragg Scriven from her husband in Georgia, the Philippines, Cuba, and Peking, China, concerning family and personal matters, and Scriven's daily activities. Also included are letters received from her father written while he was consul general at Hong Kong, 1903-1904, concerning family and social affairs.
Creator Scriven, Bertha Bragg.
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 Bertha Bragg Scriven Papers, #2981-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Schindler's, Charleston, S.C., November-December 1953.
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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Bertha Bragg Scriven was the wife of George P. Scriven (1854-1940) and the daughter of Edward Stuyvesant Bragg (1827-1912). Mrs. Scriven maintained a home in Washington, D.C., but also lived abroad in Italy, France, and England.

George Percival Scriven (born 1854), native of Pennsylvania, was educated at the United States Military Academy. He served in the United States army officer stationed in Georgia, the Philippines, Cuba, and China.

Edward Stuyvesant Bragg (1827-1912) practiced law in Fond du Lac, Wisc.; was an officer in the Union army during the Civil War; was active in the Democratic party; United States congressman, 1877-1883 and 1885-1887; delegate to the Democratic National Convention; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico, 1888-1889; and consul general in Hong Kong, China, 1903-1906.

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The collection is chiefly letters received by Bertha Bragg Scriven from her husband, George Percival Scriven in Georgia, the Philippines, Cuba, and Peking, China, concerning family and personal matters, and Scriven's daily activities. Also included are letters received from her father, Edward Stuyvesant Bragg written while he was consul general at Hong Kong, China, 1903-1904, concerning family and social affairs.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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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