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Collection Number: 04495

Collection Title: Stuart Hall Smith collection of Halifax County, N.C., materials, 1862-1976

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Correspondence, notes, writings, clipppings, charts, and other items collected by Archibald Stuart Hall Smith, relating to genealogical studies and to historic sites in and around Halifax County, N.C. The genealogical material centers on the Smith family of North Carolina and other closely allied families and is chiefly the work of Claiborne Smith, Jr. The historical material includes files on Old Trinity Church (Episcopal) in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, and other sites in Scotland Neck. Also included is an autograph album signed by students and professors at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the 1860s.
Creator Smith, Stuart Hall, b. 1876.
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 Stuart Hall Smith collection of Halifax County, N.C., materials #4495, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. J. B. S. Brodie of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, in October 1987 and June 1998 (Acc. 98145).
Received from Julia Boyd Smith Brodie of Syracuse, N.Y., in June 1998 (Acc. 98145).
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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Autograph album signed by and including personal data about classmates, professors, and friends at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the 1860s.

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Contents list

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Correspondence, notes, charts, clippings, and other items relating to genealogical studies of the Smith family of Halifax County, North Carolina, and to the closely allied Eaton, Hall, Hill, Jones, Norfleet, Stuart, and Weldon families. Included is material relating to Richard Henry Smith (1841-1910) and other 19th-century family members.

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circa 120 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, chiefly of Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., relating to the genealogy of the Smith, Stuart, Norfleet, and other families.

Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence #04495, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1924-1976 and undated." Folder 1-2

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circa 150 items
Folder 3-5

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Notes #04495, Subseries: "1.2. Notes." Folder 3-5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.6. Richard Henry Smith, 1862-1892.

circa 100 items.

Letters, financial material, and legal papers of Richard Henry Smith (1841-1910) and other 19th century family members.

Folder 9

Correspondence #04495, Subseries: "1.6. Richard Henry Smith, 1862-1892." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Financial Material #04495, Subseries: "1.6. Richard Henry Smith, 1862-1892." Folder 10-11

Folder 12

Legal Material #04495, Subseries: "1.6. Richard Henry Smith, 1862-1892." Folder 12

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circa 30 items

Writings, notes, clippings, and a photograph relating to Old Trinity Church, an Episcopal church in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. The photograph is of the church graveyard.

Folder 13

Writings and Notes #04495, Subseries: "2.1. Old Trinity Church." Folder 13

Folder 14

Clippings and Photograph #04495, Subseries: "2.1. Old Trinity Church." Folder 14

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12 items

Writings, notes, and clippings relating to Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina. Included is "Informal Sketches in the History of Scotland Neck" by Martha Hall Holloman.

Folder 15

Writings and Notes #04495, Subseries: "2.2. Scotland Neck." Folder 15

Folder 16

Clippings #04495, Subseries: "2.2. Scotland Neck." Folder 16

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circa 15 items

Writings and clippings about Halifax County and historic buildings such as St. Paul's Church, Edenton, North Carolina, and the Sally-Billy House, Halifax, North Carolina.

Folder 17

Writings #04495, Subseries: "2.3. Miscellaneous." Folder 17

Folder 18

Clippings #04495, Subseries: "2.3. Miscellaneous." Folder 18

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, October 1987 with subsequent additions

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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