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Collection Number: 00656-z

Collection Title: Thomas Settle Papers, 1808-1879.

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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 92 items
Abstract Thomas Settle (1789-1857) of Rockingham County, N.C., was a lawyer, legislator, and judge of superior court in North Carolina. The collection contains family, business, and political correspondence of Thomas Settle. Included is correspondence with his nephew, North Carolina Governor David Settle Reid (1813-1891) and others prominent in public affairs in North Carolina; bills, receipts, and deeds. Topics are primarily family news but include some discussion of North Carolina politics, especially concerning Reid's re-election. Later correspondence (1878-1879) discusses travel through Florida and the economic opportunities in Jacksonville, and the training of hunting dogs.
Creator Settle, Thomas, 1789-1857.
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 Thomas Settle Papers, #656-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Henrietta Reid of Reidsville, N.C., August 1937, February 1955, January 1956, and February 1957.
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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Thomas Settle (1789-1857) of Rockingham County, N.C., was a lawyer, legislator, and judge of superior court in North Carolina.

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The collection contains family, business, and political correspondence of Thomas Settle as well as some financial and legal documents including bills, receipts, and deeds. Included is correspondence with his nephew, Governor David Settle Reid (1813-1891) and others prominent in public affairs in North Carolina. Topics are primarily family news but include some discussion of North Carolina politics, especially concerning Reid's re-election. Among other correspondents are Settle's daughters, Caroline and Henrietta; John M. Morehead; Stephen A. Douglas; Calvin Graves; Thomas Ruffin; William W. Holden; and David L. Swain. Later correspondence, 1878-1879, discusses travel through Florida and the economic opportunities in Jacksonville, and the training of hunting dogs.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 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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