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Collection Number: 01665

Collection Title: Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 (bulk 1865-1899).

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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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract Charles Barrington Simrall (1843-1901) of Covington, Ky., was a lawyer for the Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Texas Pacific Railway Company and was active in Democratic politics. Family correspondence, chiefly from Simrall to his wife, Isabella Downing Price Simrall (fl. 1863-1901). The bulk of the collection consists of his letters home on family, legal, and political subjects while he was traveling to Frankfort, Ky., New York City, Washington, D.C., and many other places on railroad business; and of letters received from Simrall, Downing, Price, and Corre relations who moved away from Kentucky and engaged in varied activities, including attendance at Daughter's College, Harrodsburg, Ky., 1854-1858, and at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., 1890-1893. Civil War correspondence reflects the life and opinions of Confederate sympathizers in Kentucky and includes letters from Simrall while he was imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio, and from Canada and Germany after his release. Also included is correspondence of earlier members of the family in the 1850s, later members in the 20th century, and letters, 1876-1910, from a relative concerning his citrus farm and resort hotel at Ormond, Volusia County, Fla.
Creator Simrall, Charles Barrington, 1843-1901.
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 Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, #1665, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. V. G. Collis of Covington, Ky., November 1949.
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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Charles Barrington Simrall (1843-1901) of Covington, Ky., was a lawyer for the Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Texas Pacific Railway Company and was active in Democratic politics.

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The collection contains family correspondence, chiefly from Simrall to his wife, Isabella Downing Price Simrall (fl. 1863-1901). The bulk of the collection consists of his letters home on family, legal, and political subjects while he was traveling to Frankfort, Ky., New York City, Washington, D.C., and many other places on railroad business; and of letters received from Simrall, Downing, Price, and Corre relations who moved away from Kentucky and engaged in varied activities, including attendance at Daughter's College, Harrodsburg, Ky., 1854-1858, and at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., 1890-1893. Civil War correspondence reflects the life and opinions of Confederate sympathizers in Kentucky and includes letters from Simrall while he was imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio, and from Canada and Germany after his release. Also included is correspondence of earlier members of the family in the 1850s, later members in the 20th century, and letters, 1876-1910, from a relative concerning his citrus farm and resort hotel at Ormond, Volusia County, Fla.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1853-1859 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1860 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1861 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1862-1863 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

January-May 1864 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

June 1864 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

July-October 1864 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

November-December 1864 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1865 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1866-1867 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1868-1869 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1870-1871 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1872-1875 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1876 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1877 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1878-1879 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1880-1881 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1882-1883 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1884 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1885-1886 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1887 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1888-1889 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1890-189 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1892 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1893-1897 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

January-May 1899 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

September 1899-1900 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

January-25 September 1901 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

26 September-December 1901 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1902-1911 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1923 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

January-June 1924 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

July-August 1924; 1936 #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 34

Includes letters from Josephine Downing Price to her daughter Isabella Downing Price and others.

Folder 35

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 35

Includes letters from female relatives and friends of Josephine Downing Price and Isabella Downing Price Simrall.

Folder 36

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 36

Includes letters from John Z. Price, Marcus Edwin Price, Joseph Downing Price, Mabel Price, Mary Brand Price, and Isabella Downing Price Simrall.

Folder 37

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 37

Includes letters from Isabella Downing Price Simrall to Charles Barrington Simrall.

Folder 38

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 38

Includes letters from Charles Barrington Price to Isabella Downing Price Simrall.

Folder 39

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 39

Includes letters from Isabella Downing Price Simrall to her children.

Folder 40

Undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 40

Includes letters from the children of Isabella Downing Price Simrall and Charles Barrington Simrall.

Folder 41

Writings and trivia, undated #01665, Series: "Charles Barrington Simrall Papers, 1853-1936 and undated." Folder 41

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 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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