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Collection Number: 01043

Collection Title: Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 262 items)
Abstract The collection chiefly consists of Mrs. Talley's 20th-century correspondence and papers about the genealogy of the LeConte, Furman, and related families of Georgia and South Carolina. Also, scattered 19th century papers, consisting mainly of family correspondence, 1810-1872, of Farish Carter (1780-1861), Baptist minister of South Carolina; and of the scientific LeConte family of Georgia and California. Other items include the manuscript autobiography, circa 1900, and manuscript philosophical essays of the geologist Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), and recollections of and collected material about him.
Creator Talley, Elizabeth Nisbet Furman, b. 1874.
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 Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, #1043, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Volume 2 is available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired 1945.
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 collection chiefly consists of Mrs. Talley's 20th-century correspondence and papers about the genealogy of the LeConte, Furman, and related families of Georgia and South Carolina. Also, scattered 19th century papers, consisting mainly of family correspondence, 1810-1872, of Farish Carter (1780-1861), Baptist minister of South Carolina; and of the scientific LeConte family of Georgia and California. Other items include the manuscript autobiography, circa 1900, and manuscript philosophical essays of the geologist Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), and recollections of and collected material about him.

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About 262 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1810-1832 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 1

Folder 2

1843-1872 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 2

Folder 3

1883-1884 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 3

Folder 4

1902-1913 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 4

Folder 5

1920-1923 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 5

Folder 6

1924-1931 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 6

Folder 7

Undated #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 7

Folder 8

Biographical materials, LeConte family and others #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 8

Folder 9

Miscellaneous #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 9

Folder 10

Records of the Quarterman, Bacon, Eaton, Wardell, Wing, and Balling families #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 10

Folder 11

Mayhew, Wardell, and LeConte families: Massachusetts records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 11

Folder 12

Records of the Eaton, LeConte, Wardell, and Perkins-Wardell families #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 12

Folder 13

Family history and letter copies #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 13

Folder 14

State records and miscellaneous materials #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 14

Folder 15

Bacon family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 15

Folder 16

Baker family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 16

Folder 17

Courtenay family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 17

Folder 18

LeConte de Nonant family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 18

Folder 19

Nisbet family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 19

Folder 20

Carter family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 20

Folder 21

Stillwell family records #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 21

Folder 22

Records of the Andrew, Berrien, Cantey, Griffing, Osborn/Osborne, Prat/Pratt, and Way-Quarterman families #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 22

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-1043/1

Two oversize genealogical charts, 1897 and 1925 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." XOPF-1043/1

Folder 23a

Volume 1: Autobiography of Joseph LeConte, pages 1-113 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 23a

Folder 23b

Volume 1: Autobiography of Joseph LeConte, pages 114-215 #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 23b

Folder 23c

Volume 1: Autobiography of Joseph LeConte, pages 216-354, and philosophical notes #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 23c

Folder 24

Volume 2: "The McDonald Family" #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 3: Genealogical charts and notes #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 4: Historical sketch and records of the LeConte de Nonant family #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 5: Family historical and genealogical sketches #01043, Series: "Elizabeth Nisbet Furman Talley Papers, 1776-1931." Folder 27

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2011

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