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Collection Number: 02902-z

Collection Title: R. H. Smith Thompson Surveying Notebook, 1855-1857.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Abstract R. H. Smith Thompson was a first lieutenant in the Confederate States Army, serving as Assistant Chief of Artillery to General Bragg in 1863. The collection is a notebook kept by Thompson entitled "Gummere's Surveying commenced 8 December 1855," containing exercises and problems in geometry, algebra, and surveying, and an essay, "The Earth as a Result of Development," speculating on the geological evolution of the planet Earth.
Creator Thompson, R. H. Smith, fl. 1855-1857.
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 R. H. Smith Thompson Surveying Notebook, #2902-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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R. H. Smith Thompson was a first lieutenant in the Confederate States Army, serving as Assistant Chief of Artillery to General Bragg in 1863.

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The collection is a notebook kept by R. H. Smith Thompson entitled "Gummere's Surveying commenced 8 December 1855," containing exercises and problems in geometry, algebra, and surveying, and an essay, "The Earth as a Result of Development," speculating on the geological evolution of the planet Earth.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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