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Collection Number: 01441

Collection Title: Sondley and Smith Family Papers, 1768-1942.

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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract The collection includes scattered personal correspondence and business papers of various persons related to the Smith family and the Sondley family. Earlier papers are chiefly deeds and non-political correspondence pertaining to William Smith (1751-1837), South Carolina state legislator and United States congressman. Papers after 1840 are chiefly scattered business papers and correspondence about family matters of the Sondley family of Newberry District, S.C., including about fifteen letters, 1861-1864, from Christopher Sondley, with a South Carolina regiment at various camps in Virginia to various members of his family about camp life, his views on the war, and other matters.
Creator Smith family.



Sondley family.
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 Sondley and Smith Family Papers, #1441, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from James W. Payne of Salisbury, N.C.
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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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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William Smith (1751-1837) was a lawyer, planter, and South Carolina state legislator, and United States congressman.

Christopher Sondley (fl. 1861-1864) was a soldier in the Confederate army.

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The collection includes scattered personal correspondence and business papers of various persons related to the Smith and Sondley families. Earlier papers are chiefly deeds and non-political correspondence pertaining to William Smith. Papers after 1840 are chiefly scattered business papers and correspondence about family matters of the Sondley family of Newberry District, S.C., including about fifteen letters, 1861-1864, from Christopher Sondley, with a South Carolina regiment at various camps in Virginia to various members of his family about camp life, his views on the war, and other matters. There are also land grants, wills, and other legal documents.

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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, June 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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