unc logo

Collection Number: 00683

Collection Title: Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers, 1833-1975 (bulk 1833-1942)

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 FAQ section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 10.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6700 items)
Abstract Cornelia Phillips Spencer, writer and community leader of Chapel Hill, N.C., was the daughter of University of North Carolina mathematics professor James Phillips (1792-1867) and Judith Vermeule Phillips (1796-1881), wife of lawyer James Monroe Spencer (1827-1861), and mother of Julia Spencer Love (b. 1859), who married Harvard University mathematician James Lee Love (1860-1950). The collection includes correspondence, writings, pictures, and other materials relating to Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her family. Much of the material for the period 1866-1883 concerns Chapel Hill friends and neighbors and the effect of Reconstruction on the University of North Carolina. Included are a few letters to Cornelia from her father, 1856-1863, and from North Carolina Governor Zebulon Baird Vance, 1865-1872. From April to October 1884, there are many letters to Cornelia from her daughter Julia, who was traveling and studying in England and Germany. Over one-third of the correspondence consists of letters between Cornelia in Chapel Hill and Julia in Cambridge, Mass., 1890-1894. Letters concern personal and public aspects of life in both college towns, the pregnancy and stillbirth experienced by Julia in March 1891, the lives of faculty members at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard, and domestic affairs of the North Carolina and Massachusetts branches of the family. Writings include many songs, poems, articles, and memorials by Cornelia. Volumes include Cornelia's diaries, 1853-1908, and her scrapbooks, some of which contain writings by Cornelia. There are also many volumes of James Phillips's lecture notes. Pictures are chiefly of family members. Also included are typed transcriptions of most of the correspondence, as well as transcriptions of letters, writings, and other materials of Cornelia from published and manuscript sources, many of which were produced in conjunction with Louis Round Wilson's editing of Cornelia's papers for publication.
Creator Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

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 Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers #683, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 1993) available.
  • Reel 1: Contains entire collection except Series 5. Typescripts and Series 8.2. James Phillips Volumes.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Cornelia Spencer Love of Chapel Hill, N.C., before 1940 and in 1954, 1976, and 1982; from James L. Love of Greensboro, N.C., in 1950; transferred from the following Southern Historical Collection collections: David Lowry Swain Papers (#706), Louis Round Wilson Papers (#3274), Charles Phillips Russell Papers (#4004), and Charles Phillips Papers (#2462); addition of February 2007 (Acc. 100605) transferred from the North Carolina Collection.
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.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

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.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Related Collections

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

Cornelia Ann Phillips was born 20 March 1825 in Harlem, N.Y., the daughter of James Phillips (1792-1867) and Judith Vermeule Phillips (1796-1881). Her mother, Judith Vermeule, was a member of an old Dutch family that hailed from the Raritan Valley of New Jersey. James Phillips, an Englishman who migrated to America in 1815, moved his family to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1826, when he became professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina, where he taught until his death in 1867. Cornelia was the youngest of three children. Brother Charles Phillips became professor of mathematics and engineering at the University of North Carolina, and Samuel Field Phillips was the United States solicitor general under President Ulysses S. Grant.

Cornelia grew up in Chapel Hill, and was educated in Latin, Greek, French, and all forms of literature (of which she was especially fond), as well as music, drawing, and needlework.

On 20 June 1855, Cornelia Phillips married James Monroe ("Magnus") Spencer (1827-1861), a lawyer and alumnus of the University of North Carolina class of 1853. In 1859, four years after the couple had settled in Clinton, Ala., Cornelia gave birth to a daughter, Julia ("June") James Spencer.

In June 1861, James Monroe Spencer died after a long illness. Several months later, Cornelia Phillips Spencer yielded to her father's pleas to return to Chapel Hill. Here, shortly after the Civil War, she began to make her mark as a writer. In 1866, at the encouragement of her friend, former Governor David Lowry Swain (1801-1868), she published her first work, The Last Ninety Days of the War. In 1869, she wrote Pen and Ink Sketches of the University of North Carolina, and, from 1870 to 1876, wrote a weekly "Young Ladies' Column" for The Presbyterian. Her frequent articles and letters to editors and state leaders played an important role in the reopening of the University of North Carolina in 1875, and in campaigns for other causes such as the founding of the University Normal School.

In 1894, Cornelia Phillips Spencer moved to Cambridge, Mass., to live with her daughter June, whose husband, James Lee Love (1860-1950), was a professor of mathematics at Harvard. One year later she was awarded an honorary degree by the University of North Carolina, the first such degree given to a woman by the University.

Cornelia Phillips Spencer died on 11 March 1908 in Cambridge.

For additional information see The Woman Who Rang the Bell by Charles Phillips Russell (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1949); Old Days in Chapel Hill by Hope Summerell Chamberlain (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1926); and Selected Papers [of Cornelia Phillips Spencer] edited by Louis Round Wilson (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1953).

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

Collection includes correspondence, writings, pictures, and other materials relating to Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her family. Much of the material for the period 1866-1883 concerns Chapel Hill, N.C., friends and neighbors and the effect of Reconstruction on the University of North Carolina. Included are a few letters to Cornelia from her father, James Phillips, 1856-1863, and from North Carolina Governor Zebulon Baird Vance, 1865-1872. From April to October 1884, there are many letters to Cornelia from her daughter Julia Spencer Love, who was traveling and studying in England and Germany. Over one-third of the correspondence consists of letters between Cornelia in Chapel Hill and Julia in Cambridge, Mass., 1890-1894. Letters concern personal and public aspects of life in both college towns, the pregnancy and stillbirth experienced by Julia in March 1891, the lives of faculty members at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University, and domestic affairs of the North Carolina and Massachusetts branches of the family. Writings include many songs, poems, articles, and memorials by Cornelia.

Volumes include Cornelia's diaries, 1853-1908, and her scrapbooks, some of which contain writings by Cornelia. There are also many volumes of James Phillips's lecture notes.

Writings and correspondence include discussions of daily life in Chapel Hill, 1862-1894, the University of North Carolina's struggles during Reconstruction, and miscellaneous personal and family matters.

There are also pictures of friends and relatives of Cornelia Phillips Spencer.

Also included are typed transcriptions of most of the correspondence, as well as transcriptions of letters, writings, and other materials of Cornelia from published and manuscript sources, many of which were produced in conjunction with Louis Round Wilson's editing of Cornelia's papers for publication.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series Quick Links

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated.

About 3300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly personal and family letters to and from Cornelia Phillips Spencer, concerning a variety of topics. Much of the correspondence is with Spencer's daughter June and her sister-in-law, Laura Battle Phillips (Mrs. Charles Phillips). Much of the earlier material (1866-1883) concerns friends and neighbors in Chapel Hill and the turbulent affairs of the University of North Carolina during Reconstruction.

From April to October 1884, there are letters to her mother from June Spencer, who was travelling and studying in England and Germany. See Series 3. Writings and Series 5. Typescripts for typescripts of these letters as published in The Presbyterian.

Over one-third of the correspondence is dated 1890-1894, and consists of letters between June Spencer Love, in Cambridge, Mass., and Cornelia Spencer. The letters concern various aspects of life in Chapel Hill and Cambridge: activities of friends and relatives, the pregnancy and stillbirth experienced by June in March 1891, faculty members of the University of North Carolina and Harvard, and the domestic affairs of both families.

Much of the rest of the correspondence consists of routine family and personal letters, many of which were written by Cornelia Phillips Spencer to Laura and Charles Phillips. Other items include letters from Robert Lamar Beall (d. 1891), 1866-1867, and from Edward Joseph Hale (1839-1922), 1866. Charles Force Deems (1820-1893) wrote several letters to Spencer in 1866 concerning her book, The Last Ninety Days of the War. Spencer's father, James Phillips (1792-1867), wrote a few letters to his daughter, 1856-1863, and there are also letters from North Carolina Governor Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894), 1865-1872.

There are also a few letters not involving Spencer--a brief correspondence between James Phillips and Reverend Alexander Wilson, 1839-1844, and an exchange of letters (apparently contemporary copies) between Z. B. Vance and William T. Sherman, discussing the surrender of the city of Raleigh.

See also Series 5. Typescripts.

Folder 1

1839-July 1859 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1862, 1865-June 1866 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

July-August 1866 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

September 1866-1869 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1870-1872 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1873-February 1875 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

March 1875-1876 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1877 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1878-1879 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

1880 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 10-11

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

1881 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 12-13

Folder 14-15

Folder 14

Folder 15

1882 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 14-15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

1883 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 16-17

Folder 18-25

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

1884 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 18-25

Folder 26

1885 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1886-May 1888 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

June 1888-1889 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29-36

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

1890 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 29-36

Folder 37-45

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

1891 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 37-45

Folder 46-53

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

1892 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 46-53

Folder 54-57

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

1893 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 54-57

Folder 58-64

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

1894 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 58-64

Folder 65

1895-1899 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66

1900 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67

1901 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

1902 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69-70

Folder 69

Folder 70

1903 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 69-70

Folder 71-72

Folder 71

Folder 72

1904 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 71-72

Folder 73

1905 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 73

Folder 74

1906 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 74

Folder 75

1907 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 75

Folder 76-78

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

1908 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 76-78

Folder 79

1909-1910, 1912 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 79

Folder 80

1915, 1917 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81

March-August 1919, 1924, 1926, 1975 #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 81

Folder 82

Undated #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 82

Folder 83

Undated Fragments #00683, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated." Folder 83

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial Material, 1874, 1878, 1883.

3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

A receipt for payment by Spencer to the Chapel Hill post office, personal accounts of Spencer for March 1878, and a bill for art supplies bought by June Spencer.

Folder 84

Financial Material #00683, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1874, 1878, 1883." Folder 84

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings, 1878, 1884, 1895, and undated.

About 100 items.

Most items are typescripts "Letters of a Young Lady from the Old World," which were published in 1884 in The Presbyterian. There are also miscellaneous handwritten pieces--songs, poems, memorials, essays, and notes. The series includes two fairly long items entitled, "North Carolina: The Old North State" and "South Carolina: The Palmetto State."

See also Series 4. Printed Material, Series 5. Typescripts, Series 7. Typed Copies, and Series 8. Volumes.

Folder 85

"North Carolina: The Old North State" #00683, Series: "3. Writings, 1878, 1884, 1895, and undated." Folder 85

Folder 86

"South Carolina: The Palmetto State" #00683, Series: "3. Writings, 1878, 1884, 1895, and undated." Folder 86

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Miscellaneous Poems, Notes, and Memorials #00683, Series: "3. Writings, 1878, 1884, 1895, and undated." Folder 87-88

Folder 89-94

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

"Letters of a Young Lady from the Old World" by June Spencer Love #00683, Series: "3. Writings, 1878, 1884, 1895, and undated." Folder 89-94

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated.

About 85 items.

Arrangement: By type.

Chiefly clippings and photocopies of clippings about, by, or collected by Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her family. There is also an incomplete list of installments of the "Young Ladies' Column," published in The Presbyterian, 1870-1876.

Also included are printed songs written by Spencer in honor of special university occasions, a commencement program, a memorial to Spencer's brother Samuel Field Phillips, and a copy of "Professor Hedrick's Case."

Folder 95-96

Folder 95

Folder 96

About Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated." Folder 95-96

Folder 97

By Cornelia Phillips Spencer: "Young Ladies' Column" #00683, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated." Folder 97

Folder 98

By Cornelia Phillips Spencer: Songs and Memorials #00683, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated." Folder 98

Folder 99

By Cornelia Phillips Spencer: Other items #00683, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated." Folder 99

Folder 100

About Relatives of Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated." Folder 100

Folder 101

Other items collected by Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1937 and undated." Folder 101

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953.

About 3000 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Typed transcripts of letters, writings, memoranda, comments, and other material used by Louis Round Wilson in the preparation of Selected Papers of [Cornelia Phillips Spencer] (1953). Many items were not published in the book. These translations were made from material in various periodicals and in manuscript collections, including the Southern Historical Collection, the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, and the North Carolina State Archives.

Folder 102

Brief notes by Louis Round Wilson #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 102

Folder 103-108

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Introductory Material #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 103-108

Folder 109

Books, Libraries, and Reading #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 109

Folder 110

Chapel Hill #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 110

Folder 111

Cornelia Phillips Spencer Editorials from the Weekly Ledger #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 111

Folder 112

Education #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 112

Folder 113

Manners and Customs #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 113

Folder 114-117

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Memoirs, Obituaries, Condolences #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 114-117

Folder 118-119

Folder 118

Folder 119

North Carolina Attitudes, Background, and History #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 118-119

Folder 120

"Old Times in Chapel Hill" #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 120

Folder 121

Pen and Ink Sketches, 1-15 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 121

Folder 122

Pool-Spencer Controversy #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 122

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

Religion #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 123-124

Folder 125-126

Folder 125

Folder 126

Self-Culture and Personal Conduct #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 125-126

Folder 127

Social Questions #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 127

Folder 128

Songs, Odes, and Hymns #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 128

Folder 129-131

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

University of North Carolina #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 129-131

Folder 132

University Normal School #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 132

Folder 133

Woods, Flowers, and Streams #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 133

Folder 134-137

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Young Ladies' Column #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 134-137

Folder 138

Letters: Battle, Kemp Plummer #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 138

Folder 139

Letters: Cameron, Paul C. #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 139

Folder 140

Letters: Civil War and Last Ninety Days #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 140

Folder 141

Letters: June at Peace Institute #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 141

Folder 142

Letters: June in New York #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 142

Folder 143

Letters: Miscellaneous #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 143

Folder 144

Letters: Mitchell-Summerell #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 144

Folder 145

Letters: Phillips, Samuel #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 145

Folder 146

Letters: Swain, Mrs. D. L. #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 146

Folder 147

Letters: Vance-Spencer #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 147

Folder 148

Letters: 1839-1865 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 148

Folder 149

Letters: 1866-1867 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 149

Folder 150

Letters: 1868-1874 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 150

Folder 151

Letters: 1875-1876 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 151

Folder 152

Letters: 1877-1880 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 152

Folder 153

Letters: 1881-1903 #00683, Series: "5. Typescripts, Prepared before 1953." Folder 153

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Material, 1844-1912 and undated.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Photocopies of book pages annotated by Cornelia Phillips Spencer, memorials, and biographical sketches about Spencer, an obituary of James Phillips, an anonymous work entitled "Notes on Stoneman's Raid," a copy of the will of Rutgers V. Cadmus, notes on Spencer correspondence written by Cornelia Spencer Love, genealogy of the Vermeule-Phillips-Lucas family, and miscellaneous enclosures.

Folder 154

Cornelia Spencer Phillips Memorial and Biographical Sketches #00683, Series: "6. Other Material, 1844-1912 and undated." Folder 154

Folder 155

Genealogy: Vermeule-Phillips-Lucas #00683, Series: "6. Other Material, 1844-1912 and undated." Folder 155

Folder 156

Miscellaneous Items #00683, Series: "6. Other Material, 1844-1912 and undated." Folder 156

Includes the will of Rutgers V. Cadmus with June Love as beneficiary, "Notes on Stoneman's Raid" (author unknown), and other items.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919.

20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Twenty bound volumes of collected writings of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, gathered from various periodical and manuscript sources and typed in 1949-1950 for James Lee Love, son-in-law of Spencer. These volumes are designated (TC).

Transcription Volume TV-683/1

Volume 1 (TC): December 1839-July 1866 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/1

Transcription Volume TV-683/2

Volume 2 (TC): August 1866-May 1869 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/2

Transcription Volume TV-683/3

Volume 3 (TC): June 1869-June 1870 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/3

Transcription Volume TV-683/4

Volume 4 (TC): July 1870-December 1871 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/4

Transcription Volume TV-683/5

Volume 5 (TC): 1872 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/5

Transcription Volume TV-683/6

Volume 6 (TC): 1873 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/6

Transcription Volume TV-683/7

Volume 7 (TC): January 1874-March 1875 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/7

Transcription Volume TV-683/8

Volume 8 (TC): April 1875-March 1876 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/8

Transcription Volume TV-683/9

Volume 9 (TC): April 1876-August 1877 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/9

Transcription Volume TV-683/10

Volume 10 (TC): October 1877-January 1880 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/10

Transcription Volume TV-683/11

Volume 11 (TC): February-November 1880 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/11

Transcription Volume TV-683/12

Volume 12 (TC): December 1880-December 1884 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/12

Transcription Volume TV-683/13

Volume 13 (TC): May 1885-August 1888 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/13

Transcription Volume TV-683/14

Volume 14 (TC): September 1888-April 1895 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/14

Transcription Volume TV-683/15

Volume 15 (TC): May 1895-1912 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/15

Transcription Volume TV-683/16

Volume 16 (TC): November 1877-July 1883 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/16

Transcription Volume TV-683/17

Volume 17 (TC): August 1883-October 1890 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/17

Transcription Volume TV-683/18

Volume 18 (TC): November 1890-March 1892 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/18

Transcription Volume TV-683/19

Volume 19 (TC): April-November 1892 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/19

Transcription Volume TV-683/20

Volume 20 (TC): December 1892-August 1919 #00683, Series: "7. Typed Copies, 1839-1912, 1919." TV-683/20

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Volumes, 1848-1942 and undated.

82 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Chiefly journals and personal writings of Cornelia Phillips Spencer and lecture notes of James Phillips, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina.

Nine volumes consist partly or entirely of journal entries, 1853-1908. Entries were made almost daily for some periods, notably 1882-1907, and much less frequently for others. Few entries are longer than one page. Subjects are chiefly Spencer's daily activities and her commentary on them. Literary quotations and citations are frequent.

There are several scrapbooks which contain miscellaneous collected published writings, some of which were written by Spencer.

Volume 81 is actually a bibliographical card index of published (and a few unpublished) writings by Spencer. This index probably is not exhaustive. It was prepared in conjunction with James Lee Love's typing project (see Series 7. Typed Copies).

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908.

14 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Folder 157

Volume 1: Book of excerpts selected by Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1848-1854 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 157

Folder 158

Volume 2: Personal accounts of James M. Spencer and Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1853-1906 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 158

Folder 159

Volume 3: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1854-1868 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 159

Folder 160

Volume 4: A Golden Treasury, annotated by Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 160

Folder 161

Volume 5: Personal accounts of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1861 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 161

Folder 162

Volume 6: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1861 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 162

Folder 163

Volume 7: Personal Records of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1872-1876 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 163

Folder 164

Volume 8: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1882-1904 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 164

Folder 165

Volume 9: Phillips Brooks Year Book, 1894, annotated by Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 165

Folder 166-170

Folder 166

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Volumes 10-14: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, 1895-1908 #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 166-170

Folder 170a

Volume 14a: In Memoriam: Nellie Battle Lewis, 1887, by Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Subseries: "8.1. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Volumes, 1848-1908." Folder 170a

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated.

55 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Folder 171

Volume 15: "Addition of (Money)" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 171

Folder 172

Volume 16: "The Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 172

Folder 173

Volume 17: "Mathematical Questions" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 173

Folder 174

Volume 18: "The Elements of Fluxions" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 174

Folder 175-190

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Volumes 19-34: Lectures on Astronomy #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 175-190

Folder 191

Volume 35: "Differential Calculus; Lecture 2nd" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 191

Folder 192

Volume 36: "Electro-magnetism" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 192

Folder 193-194

Folder 193

Folder 194

Volumes 37-38: Lectures on Electricity #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 193-194

Folder 195-197

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Volumes 39-41: Lectures on Magnetism #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 195-197

Folder 198-200

Folder 198

Folder 199

Folder 200

Volumes 42-44: Lectures on Optics #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 198-200

Folder 201-218

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Volumes 45-62: Lectures on Natural Philosophy #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 201-218

Folder 219

Volume 63: Fragment of a Sermon #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 219

Folder 220-221

Folder 220

Folder 221

Volumes 64-65: "Mathematical Studies" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 220-221

Folder 222-223

Folder 222

Folder 223

Volumes 66-67: "Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus" #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 222-223

Folder 224

Volume 68: Calculus Notes (with sketches drawn by June S. Love) #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 224

Folder 225

Volume 69: Grade Book, 1854-1856 #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 225

Folder 226

Volume 70: Grade Book, 1865-1867 #00683, Subseries: "8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated." Folder 226

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.3. Scrapbooks, undated.

5 items.
Oversize Volume SV-683/71a

Scrapbook #00683, Subseries: "8.3. Scrapbooks, undated." SV-683/71a

Folder 228-232

Folder 228

Folder 229

Folder 230

Folder 231

Folder 232

Volumes 71b-75: Scrapbooks #00683, Subseries: "8.3. Scrapbooks, undated." Folder 228-232

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.4. Other Volumes, 1840s-1942.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Pictures, 1850-1918.

About 195 items.

Chiefly photographs of Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her relatives, including her parents, her daughter, and her grandchildren, James Spencer Love and Cornelia Spencer Love. There are also pictures of friends and acquaintances, mostly cartes-de-visite. Special format photographs, such as daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, are designated (SF).

There are also several floral and foliage paintings done from life by Spencer.

Also included (and numbered and filed separately) are photographs from a dismantled photograph album. This album, consisting of about 100 images, has been dismantled in order to prevent further deterioration of the photographs due to water damage. The images have been kept in the exact order in which they were placed in the album and numbered accordingly; i.e., the images 1a-1b appeared on page 1 of the album and so forth.

Image P-683/1-6

P-683/1

P-683/2

P-683/3

P-683/4

P-683/5

P-683/6

Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/1-6

Image P-683/7-13

P-683/7

P-683/8

P-683/9

P-683/10

P-683/11

P-683/12

P-683/13

Julia Spencer Love #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/7-13

Image P-683/14a

Judith Vermeule Phillips #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/14a

Special Format Image SF-P-683/14b

Judith Vermeule Phillips #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." SF-P-683/14b

Image P-683/15

James Phillips #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/15

Special Format Image SF-P-683/16

James Phillips #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." SF-P-683/16

Image P-683/17-29

P-683/17

P-683/18

P-683/19

P-683/20

P-683/21

P-683/22

P-683/23

P-683/24

P-683/25

P-683/26

P-683/27

P-683/28

P-683/29

Relatives of Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/17-29

Image P-683/30a

John Ruskin #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/30a

Image P-683/30b

Ira D. Sankey #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/30b

Image P-683/30c

Andrew Johnson #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/30c

Image P-683/31

Dwight L. Moody #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/31

Image P-683/32

"Aunt Catherine" #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/32

Image P-683/33

E. Grant #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/33

Image P-683/34

George Clarkson Worth, June 1873 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/34

Image P-683/35

Mrs. Fordyce Hubbard, before 1871 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/35

Image P-683/36

Fordyce Hubbard Argo, circa 1872 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/36

Image P-683/37

W. H. Maverick #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/37

Image P-683/38

Sarah Whisher #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/38

Image P-683/39

Kate Weber #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/39

Image P-683/40

Annie Baskin Hearkness #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/40

Image P-683/41

"Mrs. Smith" #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/41

Image P-683/42a-b

Miss Nancy Hilliard, circa 1867 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/42a-b

Image P-683/43

Mrs. M. H. Argo, before 1872 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/43

Image P-683/44

Mrs. John De Berniere Hooper, 1886 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/44

Image P-683/45

Paul C. Cameron #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/45

Image P-683/46

Kemp Plummer Battle #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/46

Image P-683/47

Dr. J. B. Jones #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/47

Image P-683/48

Mrs. George Winston, 1906 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/48

Image P-683/49a

Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Julia S. Love #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/49a

Image P-683/49b

Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Cornelia Spencer Love, circa 1899 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/49b

Image P-683/49c

Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Julia S. Love, "Beck" the cook, 1890 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/49c

Image P-683/50a

Cornelia S. Love, Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Julia S. Love, James S. Love, circa 1899 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/50a

Image P-683/50b

James Lee Love, James Spencer Love, Cornelia Spencer Love #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/50b

Image P-683/51

James Phillips, Julia S. Love #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/51

Image P-683/52

Julia S. Love, Elinor (Nora) Phillips #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/52

Image P-683/53

Julia S. Love, Alice Wilson, Emma Scales, Lizzie Watkins, Kerr Morehead #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/53

Special Format Image SF-P-683/54

"Two old aunts of Mrs. Spencer" #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." SF-P-683/54

Image P-683/55

W. S. Long, Kemp P. Battle, "Davie Poplar Jr.," March 1918 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/55

Special Format Image SF-P-683/56

Group of James M. Spencer's classmates at UNC, circa 1853 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." SF-P-683/56

Image P-683/57

"Professor McIver's home and family," 1886 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/57

Image P-683/58

Photograph of painting of first home on UNC campus, home of Drs. Caldwell and Mitchell #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/58

Image P-683/59

"The Klutz House" #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/59

Image P-683/60

Davie Poplar, circa 1905 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/60

Image P-683/61-63

P-683/61

P-683/62

P-683/63

Old Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/61-63

Image P-683/64

"Polivania Villa," Switzerland #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/64

Special Format Image SF-P-683/65

Unidentified child #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." SF-P-683/65

Image P-683/66-70a

P-683/66

Unidentified individuals #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/66-70a

Image P-683/1a

Alexander Wilson, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/1a

Image P-683/3b

Charles Phillips, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/3b

Image P-683/4b

"Miss Mitchell," circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/4b

Photographer: Philip B. Kennedy, Salisbury, N.C.

Image P-683/6a

Stonewall Jackson, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/6a

Image P-683/6b

William Mercer Green, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/6b

Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), New York or Washington, D.C.

Inscription on verso: "For Cornelia."

Image P-683/7a

Zebulon Baird Vance, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/7a

Photographer: Watson's Photographic and Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/7b

William A. Graham, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/7b

Photographer: Watson's Photographic and Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/8a

"Mrs. Argo," circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/8a

Photographer: Rockwood & Co., New York

Image P-683/8b

"F. H. Argo," circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/8b

Photographer: Bonta & Curtiss, Syracuse, NY.

Image P-683/9a

"Mrs. Roe,", circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/9a

Photographer: McDonald's Photographic and Portrait Galleries, Albany, NY.

Image P-683/9b

"Rev. Dr. Roe," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/9b

Photographer: Bogardus, New York.

Inscription at top of album page: "The Roes were cousins of Mrs. C. P. Spencer: I guess that Mrs. Roe was a daughter of Mrs. Spencer's uncle Sam A. Phillips."

Image P-683/10a

Sue Phillips, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/10a

Image P-683/10b

Sue Fetter, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/10b

Image P-683/11a

Kitty Rion, circa 1876 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/11a

Photographer: Le Rue Lemer, Harrisburg, PA.

Inscription on verso: "From your friend Kitty Rion, Dec. 28th 1876."

Image P-683/12a

Mrs. S[amuel A.] Phillips, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/12a

Photographer: Howard & Co., Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Inscription at top of album page: "Mrs. Spencer's aunt by marriage."

Image P-683/13a

"Mrs. Lilliman," circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/13a

Image P-683/13b

Mary Ella Guthrie, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/13b

Photographer: Rufus Morgan [s.l.]

Inscription at bottom of image: "Mary Ella Carr/now Mrs. W. A. Guthrie."

Image P-683/14a

Mrs. David Worth, 1868 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/14a

Photographer: F. A. Churchill, Sandy Hill, NY.

Image P-683/14b

James Spencer Worth, 1872 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/14b

Photographer: C. M. VanOrsdell [s.l.]

Inscription on verso: "James Spencer Worth, May 15th 1872, Aged 2 yrs and 6 months, Wilmington, N.C."

Inscription at bottom of album page: "David Worth was a classmate of James M. Spencer at Univ. of N.C."

Image P-683/15a

Anne Burwell, 1879 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/15a

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription on verso: "For June from Nannie -- Dec. 1879"

Image P-683/15b

Mary Burwell, 1878 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/15b

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription at bottom of image: "From Mary Burwell -- to June J. S."

Image P-683/16a

"[Mr.] Southgate," 1878 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/16a

Photographer: A. Theo. (?) Hunt, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/16b

M. K. Nionhind, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/16b

Photographer: S. L. Alderman, Andrews' Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/17b

Isaac Mathew Taylor, 1871 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/17b

Photographer: D. Clark, New Brunswick, N.J.

Image P-683/18a

Mrs. R. H. Battle, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/18a

Photographer: J. W. Watson, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/18b

"Mrs. Joseph Holmes and Jean," 1893 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/18b

Photographer: Wharton Portraits, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/19b

Alice Kerr, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/19b

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription at top of album page: "James' most loved girlhood friend."

Image P-683/21a

Empress Eugenie, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/21a

Image P-683/21b

R. E. Caldwell, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/21b

Photographer: L. W. Andrews, Greensboro, N.C.

Inscription on verso: "Ernie."

Image P-683/22a

Varina Mason, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/22a

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/22b

Annabelle Thompson Martin #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/22b

Photographer: Gardner, Washington, D.C.

Image P-683/23a

"Mrs. Vermeulen," circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/23a

Tintype.

Image P-683/23b

"Mrs. Lynch," circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/23b

Photographer: Crawford's Photographic Portrait Gallery, Stamford, Conn.

Image P-683/24a

Unidentified little boy, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/24a

Photographer: E. S. Wormell, New Berne [sic], N.C.

Image P-683/24b

"Miss Emma Carr," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/24b

Image P-683/25a

Unidentified woman, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/25a

Photographer: Crawford's Photographic Portrait Gallery, Stamford, Conn.

Image P-683/25b

"Abby Clarkson," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/25b

Photographer: Sarony's, New York.

Inscription at top of album page: "The Clarkson's were of the N.J. Vermeule family -- cousin of Mrs. Skinar (?)."

Image P-683/26a

Miss Abbie Clarkson, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/26a

Photographer: R. A. Lewis, New York.

Image P-683/26b(1)

Miss Sue Fetter, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/26b(1)

Photographer: J. H. VanNess, Charlotte, N.C.

Image P-683/26b(2)

Unidentified man, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/26b(2)

Photographer: O. H. Willard, Philadelphia.

Note: This picture was found behind 26b(1). Image has been retouched in pencil.

Image P-683/27a

Sam Phillips Verner, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/27a

Photographer: H. Bawngarten, Charlotte, N.C.

Image P-683/27b

Louis Ledaux, 1880 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/27b

Photographer: W. W. Whiddit, Newburgh, N.Y.

Image P-683/28a

Sarah Fetter Whidbee, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/28a

Photographer: W. C. Dawson, Elizabeth City, N.C.

Image P-683/29a(1)

Alexander Wilson, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/29a(1)

Photographer: C. R. Rees & Co., Richmond, Va.

Image P-683/29a(2)

"Mr. Swift," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/29a(2)

Photographer: Julius Brill, New York. Note: This image was found behind 29a(1).

Image P-683/29b

"Mr. Sherwood," circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/29b

Photographer: Bendann Brothers, Baltimore.

Image P-683/30a

"June's Cronies at Peace Institute," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/30a

Tintype.

Image P-683/30b(1)

Alex Phillips and a cat, 1872 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/30b(1)

Tintype.

Inscription at bottom of album page: "Alex Phillips & George."

Image P-683/30b(2)

Alex Phillips and a cat, 1872 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/30b(2)

Tintype.

Note: This image was found behind 30b(1).

Image P-683/31a

Minnie McNeill (Mrs. W. B. Phillips), 1876 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/31a

Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C.

Image P-683/31b

W. B. Phillips, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/31b

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/32a

William Hooper, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/32a

Photographer: Walmsley & Co., Philadelphia.

Image P-683/32b

James Southgate, 1879 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/32b

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/33a

Alexandra, Princess of Wales, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/33a

Image P-683/33b

Edward, Prince of Wales, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/33b

Image P-683/34a

Ann K. Phillips, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/34a

Inscription at top of album page: "Mrs. Spencer's Aunt & Uncle" [see also 34b].

Image P-683/34b

Samuel A. Phillips, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/34b

Note: This image has been incorrectly identified on verso as "Thomas I. Phillips, Fort Wayne."

Image P-683/35a

"Dr. Lacy," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/35a

Photographer: J. H. VanNess, Charlotte, N.C.

Image P-683/35b

Lena Knowlton, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/35b

Photographer: C. D. Fredricks & Co., New York.

Inscription at top of album page: "The Knowltons were of the S. A. Phillips family."

Image P-683/36b

"Col. Martin," circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/36b

Photographer: J. H. VanNess, Charlotte, N.C.

Image P-683/37a

[Fordyce M. ?] Hubbard, circa 1860 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/37a

Photographer: Rufus Morgan [s.l.]

Inscription at bottom of album page: "Prof. U.N.C. 1848-1868."

Image P-683/38b

Fannie Smith, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/38b

Photographer: Charles S. Rawson, New York.

Image P-683/39a

Martha Byrd Winston, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/39a

Photographer: John F. Engle, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/39b

Mrs. George T. Winston, 1880 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/39b

Photographer: Ritz & Hastings, Boston.

Image P-683/40a

Susie Anne Atkins, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/40a

Photographer: David T. Weld, Freeport, Ill.

Inscription taken from bottom of album page: "Dot Atkins."

Image P-683/40b

Eleanor Swain Atkins, 1879 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/40b

Photographer: S. L. Alderman, Andrews' Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription taken from top of album page: "President Swain's daughter, who married the Yankee Col. in Chapel Hill."

Image P-683/41a

D. N. Nicholson, 1874 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/41a

Photographer: W. A. Bigelow, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Image P-683/41b

Unidentified woman, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/41b

Photographer: L. A. Atwood, Burlington, Vt.

Image P-683/42a

Mr. John B. Burwell, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/42a

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/42b

"Mr. Stevens," circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/42b

Photographer: J. H. Kent, Rochester, N.Y.

Image P-683/43a

J. J. Davis, 1878 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/43a

Inscription taken from album page: "Le petit marechal."

Image P-683/43b

Thomas Argo, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/43b

Photographer: Watson's Photographic Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/44a

Lizzie Watkins, 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/44a

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Image P-683/44b

Will Love, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/44b

Photograph is a reproduction of a vintage print: 12.7 x 10.3 cm.

Inscription on album page: "Son of R. C. G. Love, d. 1890."

Note: The original tintype was copied and discarded due to its extremely deteriorated condition.

Image P-683/45a

William Huntington and F. R. H. Huntington (his wife), circa 1867 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/45a

Poem on verso.

Note: There is an image similar to this in the Charles W. Hutson Papers (P-362/7).

Image P-683/45b

Mrs. David G. Worth, 1873 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/45b

Photographer: Wm. Nims, Fort Edward, N.Y.

Image P-683/46a

George M. Maverick, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/46a

Photographer: Wm. E. Cowen & Co., Charlottesville, VA.

Image P-683/46b

Charles F. McKesson, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/46b

Photographer: A. F. Smith, Charlottesville, Va.

Image P-683/47a

Mollie Bell, circa 1875 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/47a

Photographer: J. L. Winner [s.l.]

Image P-683/47b

Y. J. Anderson, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/47b

Photographer: Wm. E. Cowen & Co., Charlottesville, VA.

Image P-683/48b

Susan Dimock, circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/48b

Tintype.

Inscription on verso: "Taken in her 25th year."

Image P-683/49a

"Rev. Dr. Deems," circa 1865 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/49a

Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C.

Image P-683/50a

Eugene Harris, circa 1870 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/50a

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Note: Image has been badly water damaged.

Image P-683/50b

Richard Henderson, circa 1880 #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/50b

Inscription on album page: "U.N.C. 1880."

Image P-683/71-96

P-683/71

P-683/72

P-683/73

P-683/74

P-683/75

P-683/76

P-683/77

P-683/78

P-683/79

P-683/80

P-683/81

P-683/82

P-683/83

P-683/84

P-683/85

P-683/86

P-683/87

P-683/88

P-683/89

P-683/90

P-683/91

P-683/92

P-683/93

P-683/94

P-683/95

P-683/96

Floral and Foliage Paintings by Cornelia Phillips Spencer #00683, Series: "9. Pictures, 1850-1918." P-683/71-96

Also includes framed item: Charcoal drawing of Cornelia Phillips Spencer with plate reading, "Drawn by her daughter, Julia Spencer Love, in 1881." Image is oval, about 18.5 x 15 in.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of February 2007, 1880-1883.

3 items.

Three letters: one form letter of 9 September 1880 from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to the alumni of the University of North Carolina requesting updated information about former students; one letter of 21 November 1883 from Albert Smith of Cullman, Ala., to S. L. Kenan of Selma, Ala., in response to a prior request for alumni information; and one letter of September 1883 from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to S. L. Kenan thanking him for his efforts in securing alumni information.

Folder 156a

3 letters #00683, Series: "Addition of February 2007, 1880-1883." Folder 156a

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: Linda Mackie Griggs and Roslyn Holdzkom, December 1992

Encoded by: Bari Helms, March 2005

Updated because of addition by Margaret Dickson, July 2007

James Phillips's lecture notes and the Louis Round Wilson typed transcriptions were not included in the 1993 microfilm copy of this collection.

Back to Top