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Collection Number: 03417-z

Collection Title: Selected papers relating to North Carolina and North Carolinians, 1778-1957

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 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 26 items
Abstract The collection includes copies of papers relating to North Carolinians in the United States Navy, naval vessels whose names have North Carolina associations, and Revolutionary and Civil War naval actions off the North Carolina coast. Included are biographical sketches of Edwin Alexander Anderson, David Worth Bagley, Osborne Bennett Hardison, Felix Leslie Johnson, William Durwood Leggett Junior, Andrew Theodore Long, John Wesley Roper, and John Wilkes; photocopies of letters and official communications relating to the USS Croatan, USS Currituck, USS North Carolina, and USS Raleigh; communications relating to John Paul Jones, 1778, 1779, and 1782, and to David Dixon Porter, 1864 and 1865; and histories of the USS Albemarle (three different ships), USS Bogue, USS Croatan, and USS Currituck.
Creator United States. Naval History Division.
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 Selected papers relating to North Carolina and North Carolinians, #3417-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ambrose A Clegg, Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1959.
Location of Originals
Records held by the Division of Naval History of the United States Department of Navy.
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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The collection includes reproductions of papers relating to North Carolinians in the United States Navy, naval vessels whose names have North Carolina associations, and Revolutionary and Civil War naval actions off the North Carolina coast. Included are biographical sketches of Edwin Alexander Anderson, David Worth Bagley, Osborne Bennett Hardison, Felix Leslie Johnson, William Durwood Leggett Junior, Andrew Theodore Long, John Wesley Roper, and John Wilkes; photocopies of letters and official communications relating to the USS Croatan, USS Currituck, USS North Carolina, and USS Raleigh; communications relating to John Paul Jones, 1778, 1779, and 1782, and to David Dixon Porter, 1864 and 1865; and histories of the USS Albemarle (three different ships), USS Bogue, USS Croatan, and USS Currituck.

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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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