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Collection Number: 03161-z

Collection Title: Michael Spainhour Papers, 1838-1841; 1858.

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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 3 items
Abstract Michael Spainhour was a schoolmaster, probably of Burke County (now Caldwell County), N.C. The collection includes records, 1838-1841, kept by Spainhour including accounts of fees, personal expenses, costs of building a schoolhouse, and memoranda of attendance; and a letter to Spainhour from a friend, 1858.
Creator Spainhour, Michael, fl. 1838-1858.
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 Michael Spainhour Papers, #3161-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the children of Joseph Felix Spainhour of Morganton, N.C., August 1955.
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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Michael Spainhour (fl. 1838-1858) was a schoolmaster, probably of Burke County (now Caldwell County), N.C.

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The collection includes records for "School on Johns River," 1838-1840, and "School at Mountain Cross Roads," 1840-1841, kept by Michael Spainhour. Records include accounts of fees and tuition received, expenses related to the operation of a mill and the construction of a new schoolhouse, memoranda on student attendance and awards, and accounts for goods, livestock, and labor. There is also a letter, 1858, to Spainhour from a friend in Wisconsin mentioning financial hardships.

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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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