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Collection Number: 01104-z

Collection Title: Robert H. Smith Papers, 1838-1866

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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 8 items
Abstract Robert Hardy Smith (1813-1878) was a lawyer and Confederate congressman of Mobile, Ala. The collection includes six family letters from Smith, one legal item, and genealogical data about the Hardy family and Moore family. The letters include two Smith wrote to his wife from Richmond in 1861 concerning actions taken by the Confederate congress and other matters.
Creator Smith, Robert H. (Robert Hardy), 1813-1878.
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 Robert H. Smith Papers, #1104-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received 1946 and 1948.
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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Robert Hardy Smith (1813-1878) was a lawyer and Confederate congressman of Mobile, Ala. Smith was born in Edenton, N.C., then moved to Alabama where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1835 and settled in Livingston, Ala., where he built a successful practice. He later moved to Mobile, Ala. Smith was a member of the Whig party, state legislator, and member of the Confederate congress.

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The collection includes six family letters from Robert H. Smith, one legal item, and genealogical data about the Hardy and Moore families. The letters include two Smith wrote to his wife from Richmond in 1861 concerning actions taken by the Confederate congress and other matters.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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