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Collection Number: 00540

Collection Title: Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865).

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 section for more information.


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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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 360 items)
Abstract Samuel Thompson (fl. 1781-1826) was a farmer of Orange County, N.C. The collection contains papers of Thompson and his family, mainly Civil War letters of Joseph, David, and John to their mother Eliza, father Solomon, and sister Mary, including letters written from prison and hospitals. Joseph was captain and quartermaster of the 23rd Mississippi Regiment in Tennesee, Missippippi, and Alabama, and a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio in 1862. His brother David, 27th North Carolina Regiment, was stationed in eastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Their brother John, 31st North Carolina Regiment, was in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Other papers include correspondence, deeds, and receipts, 1769-1831, of Samuel Thompson and his family; and letters from Joseph S. Thompson when he was a teacher in Tennessee and Mississippi, 1857-1861.
Creator Thompson, Samuel, fl. 1781-1826.
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 Samuel Thompson Papers, #540, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
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 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.

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Samuel Thompson (fl. 1781-1826) was a farmer of Orange County, N.C.

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The collection contains papers of Thompson and his family, mainly Civil War letters of Joseph, David, and John to their mother Eliza, father Solomon, and sister Mary, including letters written from prison and hospitals. Joseph was captain and quartermaster of the 23rd Mississippi Regiment in Tennesee, Missippippi, and Alabama, and a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio in 1862. His brother David, 27th North Carolina Regiment, was stationed in eastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Their brother John, 31st North Carolina Regiment, was in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Other papers include correspondence, deeds, and receipts, 1769-1831, of Samuel Thompson and his family; and letters from Joseph S. Thompson when he was a teacher in Tennessee and Mississippi, 1857-1861.

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Contents list

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About 360 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1769-1797 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 1

Folder 2

1800-1831 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 2

Folder 3

1850-1859 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 3

Folder 4

1860 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 4

Folder 5

1861 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 5

Folder 6

January-June 1862 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 6

Folder 7

July-December 1862 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 7

Folder 8

January-June 1863 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 8

Folder 9

July-December 1863 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 9

Folder 10

January-March 1864 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 10

Folder 11

April-May 1864 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 11

Folder 12

June-August 1864 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 12

Folder 13

September-December 1864 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 13

Folder 14

January-April 1865 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 14

Folder 15

May-December 1865 #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 15

Folder 16

Undated #00540, Series: "Samuel Thompson Papers, 1769-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 16

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, 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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