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Collection Number: 02374

Collection Title: Leander Quincy Sharpe Papers, 1804-1875.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 330 items)
Abstract Leander Quincy Sharpe was a lawyer, of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., and member of the North Carolina state legislature. The collection includes Sharpe's papers, consisting primarily of wills, deeds, legal correspondence and proceedings, and personal bills and accounts in the 1850s. Also included are eight letters from Sharpe to his wife, Mary Emmeline (McKee) Sharpe, while he was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly during the Civil War, discussing only his health and making references to family members.
Creator Sharpe, Leander Quincy, 1816-1866.
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 Leander Quincy Sharpe Papers, #2374, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Nancy Sharpe Mills of Statesville, N.C., 1941.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Leander Quincy Sharpe (1816-1866) was a lawyer, of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., and member of the North Carolina state legislature. Sharpe attended Davidson College, 1838-1839, but did not complete his studies due to poor health. He married Mary Emmeline McKee of Iredell County, 19 March 1845. They settled in Statesville where Sharpe practiced law. Sharpe was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1856, 1864, and 1865. He was a member of the State Senate from 1860 to 1862. A short time before his death he was elected solicitor for the Iredell District, at that time including the entire Western part of the state.

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The collection includes papers of Leander Quincy Sharpe and consist primarily of wills, deeds, legal correspondence and proceedings, and personal bills and accounts in the 1850s. Also included are eight letters from Sharpe to his wife, Mary Emmeline (McKee) Sharpe, while he was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly during the Civil War, discussing only his health and making references to family members. There are also some papers of other members of the Sharpe family including letters to Tizrah Sharpe, one from her cousin Robert D. Gorrell written while imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Ohio, 1864; and one from Henry A. Chambers of the 49th North Carolina Regiment, May 1865, concerning his disillusionment upon returning home at the close of the war.

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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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