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Collection Number: 00674-z

Collection Title: Archibald Aaron Tyson Smith Papers, 1785-1902 (bulk 1830-1860).

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 88 items
Abstract Archibald Aaron Tyson Smith was a lawyer who practiced in the Courts of Equity and Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland County, Robeson County, Bladen County, and Columbus County, N.C., chiefly 1830s through 1850s. The collection includes legal papers gathered by Archibald Aaron Tyson Smith during his practice in the Courts of Equity and Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, and Columbus counties, N.C., chiefly 1830s through 1850s; and an inventory of assets of an unidentified store, 1890s.
Creator Smith, Archibald Aaron Tyson, fl. 1830-1850.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Photocopying not permitted.
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 Archibald Aaron Tyson Smith Papers, #674-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received prior to 1940 and 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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Archibald Aaron Tyson Smith was a lawyer who practiced in the Courts of Equity and Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, and Columbus counties, N.C., chiefly 1830s through 1850s. Smith received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of North Carolina.

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The collection includes legal papers of Archibald Aaron Tyson Smith including bills of complaint, bills of injunction, petitions, bonds, deeds, scattered letters, briefs, and notes. There are also miscellaneous items including scrapbook pages, 1878-1880; poems, 1847-1850s; and an inventory of assets of an unidentified store, 1890s. Some persons mentioned in the papers include James Hogg, Lewis Barge, Owen B. Wightman, Mary H. Smith, Carolin Smith, Christian F. Davis, Jessie W. Powers, Edwin M. Holt, E. R. Holt, Thomas H. Massey, Needham W. Herring, Daniel Baker, Thomas Ruffin, and Jasper Stowe.

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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, 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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