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Collection Number: 03088

Collection Title: Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998.

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Size About 400 items (1.5 linear feet).
Abstract Genealogist Claiborne T. Smith Jr. lived in Ardmore, Pa. The collection includes genealogical correspondence and data compiled by Claiborne T. Smith Jr., chiefly relating to the Claiborne, Smith, Norfleet, Baker, Evans, and allied families in Perquimans, Gates, Chowan, Bertie, Northampton, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Pitt counties, N.C., and Brunswick, Sussex, Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, and Nansemond counties, Va. Also included are letters to Smith from his father, Claiborne T. Smith (1893-1989), physician of Rocky Mount, N.C., including one about African Americans in northeastern North Carolina in the early 20th century; from landscape painter Francis Speight (1896-1989) of Greenville, N.C.; from Speight's widow, Sarah Blakeslee Speight (1912- ), landscape and portrait painter of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and historical material relating to Scotland Neck, N.C.
Creator Smith, Claiborne T.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Claiborne T. Smith Papers, #3088, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gifts 1955-1998
Additional Descriptive Resources
The original finding aid 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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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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The collection includes genealogical correspondence and data compiled by Claiborne T. Smith Jr. of Ardmore, Pa., relating to the Claiborne, Smith, Norfleet, Baker, Evans, and allied families in Perquimans, Gates, Chowan, Bertie, Northampton, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Pitt counties, N.C., and Brunswick, Sussex, Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, and Nansemond counties, Va. Also included are letters to Smith from his father, Claiborne T. Smith (1893-1989), physician of Rocky Mount, N.C., including one about African Americans in northeastern North Carolina in the early 20th century; from landscape painter Francis Speight (1896-1989) of Greenville, N.C.; from Speight's widow, Sarah Blakeslee Speight (1912- ), landscape and portrait painter of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and historical material relating to Scotland Neck, N.C.

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Contents list

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About 400 items.

For the most part, the original folder titles have been retained.

Folder 1

Original Finding Aid #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 1

Folder 1A

1682-1843 #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 1A

Folder 1B

Correspondence 1936, 1948-1949 #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 1B

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1950-1952 #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 2

Folder 3

Genealogies, A-D #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 3

Folder 4

Genealogies, E-Na #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 4

Folder 5

Genealogies, Norfleet Data #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 5

Folder 6

Genealogies, O-S #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 6

Folder 7

Genealogies, T-Z and Miscellaneous #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 7

Folder 8

Meade Family Letters #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 8

Folder 9

Francis and Sarah Speight #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 9

Folder 10

Tatum Family by L. B. Gardiner #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 10

Folder 11

Gloster, Willis, Anderson, and Plummer Families #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 11

Folder 12

1859 Testimonial of Merit #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Deeds #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 13

Folder 14

Speight, 1982 #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 14

Folder 15

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Deeds #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 15

Folder 16

Smith Family of Shooter's Hill #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 16

Folder 17

Letters, 1967-1978 #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 17

Folder 18

Baker, Hall, Pittman, Paull, and Smith Family Letters #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 18

Folder 19-21

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Virginia Counties #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 19-21

Folder 22

Scrapbook of Claiborne T. Smith #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 22

Folder 23

Alston Family #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 23

Folder 24

Medical Correspondence #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 24

Folder 25

Speight Letter and Smith Biography #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 25

Folder 26

Article about Claiborne T. Smith Sr. #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 26

Folder 27

Robert Williams #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 27

Folder 28

Harry Thomas Letter #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 28

Folder 29

Photocopied Letters and Map #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 29

Folder 30

Angelo Garibaldi #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 30

Folder 31

Letters and Photograph of Stuart Hall Home #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 31

Folder 32

Lloyd Family and Mary Gregory #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 32

Folder 33

Julia Boyd Brodie #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 33

Folder 34

Julia Boyd Brodie and Card #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 34

Folder 35

Francis Speight Letters #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 35

Folder 36

Claiborne Smith and Francis Speight Correspondence #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 36

Folder 37

Bishop Cheshire Stories #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 37

Folder 38

Taylor Letters #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 38

Folder 39

Jarvis-Speight Correspondence #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 39

Folder 40

Claiborne Smith Research #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 40

Folder 41

Scrapbook made by Mrs. F. W. Taylor #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 41

Folder 42

Sarah B. Speight Letters, 1974, 1990-1998, undated #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 42

Folder 43

Cards and Programs #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 43

Folder 44

Claiborne Family #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 44

Folder 45

Writings of Claiborne T. Smith Jr. #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 45

Folder 46

Claiborne Smith Funeral Program #03088, Series: "Claiborne T. Smith Papers, 1682-1998." Folder 46

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, 1955-1998.

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007.

Revisions: Finding aid updated in November 2008 by Benjamin Bromley.

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