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Collection Number: 05267

Collection Title: Jane Fennell Shuford and Edward Shuford Papers, 1904-1928

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,000 items)
Abstract Jane Fennell, also referred to as Jean, of Wilmington, N.C., and Edward Shuford were married in 1918, following Edward's graduation from Kansas City Veterinary School. Shortly after, Edward was stationed in France with the Army in World War I, returning in April of 1919. In 1920, Edward and Jane had their first child, Mary McKay, and in 1925 Jane died. Edward sent Mary McKay to be raised by Jane's sister Nell in Virginia and continued his work as a veterinarian in Asheville, N.C. The collection is primarily correspondence of Edward Shuford and Jane Fennell Shuford. Letters to Jane are from her mother, Mary Elizabeth Fennell, and sisters discussing school, work, illnesses, and everyday life in Wilmington. There are also love letters from her husband Edward while he was attending the Kansas City Veterinary School and while serving in France during World War I. Later letters are to Edward in Asheville from friends, family, and veterinary organizations. Financial papers include checks, receipts, and miscellaneous materials. Other papers include church materials, medical and veterinary records, news clippings, school papers of Jane's sister Nell, programs, and holiday cards, among other items. Photographs are of Edward in uniform, Jane, and unidentified persons.
Creator Shuford, Jane Fennell, d. 1925.



Shuford, Edward.
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 Jane Fennell and Edward Shuford Papers #5267, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Crown Collectibles of Chesterfield, Va., in April 2006 (Acc. 100375).
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Jane Fennell Shuford was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Fennell of Wilmington, N.C. Jane, also referred to as Jean, attended the State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and married Edward Shuford in 1918, following Edward's graduation from Kansas City Veterinary School. Shortly after, Edward was stationed in France with the army in World War I, returning in April of 1919. In 1920, Edward and Jane had their first child, Mary McKay, and in 1925 Jane died. Edward sent Mary McKay to be raised by Jane's sister Nell in Virginia and continued his work as a veterinarian in Asheville, N.C.

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The collection is primarily correspondence of Edward Shuford and Jane Fennell Shuford. Letters to Jane are from her mother, Mary Elizabeth Fennell, and sisters discussing school, work, illnesses, and everyday life in Wilmington, N.C. There are also love letters from her husband Edward while he was attending the Kansas City Veterinary School and while serving in France during World War I. Later letters are to veterinarian Edward in Asheville, N.C., from friends, family, and veterinary organizations. Financial papers include checks, receipts, and miscellaneous materials. Other papers include church materials, medical and veterinary records, news clippings, school papers of Jane's sister Nell, programs, and holiday cards, among other items. Photographs are of Edward in uniform, Jane, and unidentified persons.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1904-1928.

About 1,600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from Jane's mother, sisters, and friends discussing school, work, illnesses, and everyday life in eastern North Carolina are predominately found in folders 1-14 and 26. Love letters between Jane and Edward while he attended the Kansas City Veterinary School and served in France during World War I are predominately found in folders 15-25. Later letters to Edward from friends, family, and veterinary organizations are predominately found in folders 27-29.

Folder 1

1904-1907 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 1

Folder 2

1908 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 2

Folder 3

1909-1910 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 3

Folder 4

1911-1914 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 4

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

1915 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 5-6

Folder 7-11

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

1916 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 7-11

Folder 12-15

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

1917 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 12-15

Folder 16-23

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

1918 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 16-23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

1919: January-May #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 24-25

Folder 26-77

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

1920: March-Ocotober #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 26-77

Folder 28

1925-1927 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 28

Folder 29

1928 #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 29

Folder 30

Undated #05267, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1904-1928." Folder 30

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33 items.

Includes photographs of Edward in uniform; Jane; South American grass huts sent to Jane by a family friend, "John," and unidentified persons.

Image Folder P-5267/1

Photographs #05267, Series: "4. Photographs." P-5267/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jessica Sedgwick, September 2006

Encoded by: Jessica Sedgwick, September 2006

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