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Collection Number: 01117-z

Collection Title: Calvin Stowell Papers, 1856-1914.

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Size 3 volumes
Abstract Calvin Stowell was a newspaper writer, federal soldier in the Civil War, and state legislator of Illinois. The collection is a diary and microfilm copies of two scrapbooks. The diary, 1856, contains records of daily activities and events at Oberlin College, where Stowell was a student, January-May; records of farm work and other activities near Chillicothe, Ill., May-August; and personal financial accounts, January-July. The scrapbooks contain clippings of descriptive articles Stowell wrote between 1910 and 1912 about race relations, Confederate memorial activities, and other matters in Savannah, Ga.; a description of Stowell's Civil War service with the 11th Illinois Infantry; a few Civil War letters; a few later letters; and other items.
Creator Stowell, Calvin, b. 1836.
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 Calvin Stowell Books, #1117-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Scrapbooks lent for microfilming in 1948.
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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Calvin Stowell was a newspaper writer, federal soldier in the Civil War, and state legislator of Illinois.

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The collection is a diary and microfilm copies of two scrapbooks of Calvin Stowell. The diary, 1856, contains records of daily activities and events at Oberlin College, where Stowell was a student, January-May; records of farm work and other activities near Chillicothe, Ill., May-August; and personal financial accounts, January-July. The scrapbooks contain clippings of descriptive articles Stowell wrote between 1910 and 1912 about race relations, Confederate memorial activities, and other matters in Savannah, Ga.; a description of Stowell's Civil War service with the 11th Illinois Infantry; a few Civil War letters; a few later letters; and other items.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2009

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