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Collection Number: 03936-z

Collection Title: John Houston Thorpe Papers, 1861; 1864; 1930; 1932.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 8 items
Abstract John Houston Thorpe (1840-1932) of Rocky Mount, N.C., was a teacher, lawyer, farmer, state senator, and Confederate soldier. The collection includes a detailed letter, 20 June 1861, from Thorpe, while serving with the 47th North Carolina Regiment at Yorktown, Va., describing the Battle of Big Bethel (Bethel Church), 1861; a brief note, 8-9 May 1864, from Bennett Bunn and Benjamin Bunn to Mrs. Sallie Eliza Bunn; and photocopies of biographical items concerning John H. Thorpe.
Creator Thorpe, John Houston, 1840-1932.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 John Houston Thorpe Papers, #3936-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. B. Moore Parker of Raleigh, N.C., December 1971.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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John Houston Thorpe (1840-1932) of Rocky Mount, N.C., was a teacher, lawyer, farmer, and state senator. He also served in the Confederate army, 47th North Carolina Regiment. He married Sallie Eliza Bunn in 1866.

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The collection includes a detailed letter, 20 June 1861, from John Houston Thorpe, of the 47th North Carolina Regiment, while at Yorktown, Va., describing the Battle of Big Bethel (Bethel Church), 1861; a brief note, 8-9 May 1864, from Bennett Bunn and Benjamin Bunn to Mrs. S. E. Bunn; and photocopies of biographical items concerning John H. Thorpe.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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