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Collection Number: 04276

Collection Title: William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract Letters and other papers collected by William E. Uzzell of Atlanta, Ga. Included are the following: five letters, 1857, from David Bisset, Weldon, N.C., and Anderson, S.C., about railroad construction; Chatham County, N.C., legal documents, 1787-1822; letters from [I?] J. Howe, a Confederate soldier from South Carolina, and others about conditions at Camp Guerrin, S.C., and other Confederate and Union camps; letters from prisoners at Point Lookout, Md.; family and financial letters and other items, 1854-1880, of Daniel W. Jordan, a South Carolina planter; letters, 1840-1845, concerning tobacco processing in Lynchburg, Va.; letters, 1872-1901, to J. M. Sykes of Oxford, N.C., about Republican Party activities and other matters; and a diary kept by William Uzzell during the University of North Carolina's "Transcontinental Student Tour" of 1930.
Creator Uzzell, William E., b. 1899, collector.
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 William E. Uzzell Collection #4276, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received of William E. Uzzell, of Atlanta, Georgia, chiefly in October 1980.
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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Letters and other papers collected by William E. Uzzell of Atlanta, Ga. Included are the following: five letters, 1857, from David Bisset, Weldon, N.C., and Anderson, S.C., about railroad construction; Chatham County, N.C., legal documents, 1787-1822; letters from [I?] J. Howe, a Confederate soldier from South Carolina, and others about conditions at Camp Guerrin, S.C., and other Confederate and Union camps; letters from prisoners at Point Lookout, Md.; family and financial letters and other items, 1854-1880, of Daniel W. Jordan, a South Carolina planter; letters, 1840-1845, concerning tobacco processing in Lynchburg, Va.; letters, 1872-1901, to J. M. Sykes of Oxford, N.C., about Republican Party activities and other matters; and a diary kept by William Uzzell during the University of North Carolina's "Transcontinental Student Tour" of 1930.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Bissett, David: Letters, 1857 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 1

Five letters, 1857, from David Bisset in Weldon, North Carolina, and Anderson, South Carolina, to Beverly Winson, chiefly concerning railroad construction.

Folder 2

Chatham County legal documents, 1787-1822 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 2

Deeds, warrants, and other Chatham County legal documents, 1787-1822.

Folder 3

Camp Guerrin, S.C., letters, January-May 1862 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 3

Ten letters, January-May 1862, written by [I.?] J. Howe (see also folder 5) while at Camp Guerrin, updating his family on his condition.

Folder 4

Point Lookout, Md., letters, 1863-1864 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 4

Seven letters, 1863-1864, written by prisoners-of-war at the federal prison at Point Lookout, chiefly to Virginia Emerson, probably in Virginia. The letters ask for money, clothes, and other necessities.

Folder 5

Other Civil War Letters, 1861-1863 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 5

Seven letters, 1861-1863, from soldiers telling their families about camp conditions. Three of the letters are from [I.?] J. Howe, a Confederate soldier from South Carolina, writing from James Island, South Carolina, and near Richmond, Virginia. The other four are from Federal soldiers writing from Camp Barnes and Camp Hicks, both apparently in Maryland, from Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and from Camp [P?]itcher, location unknown. Also included is a federal medical discharge, 1863, and a "Monthly Return of Clothing.." report from Co. G, 160th New York Volunteers, October 1865, issued at Savannah, Georgia.

Folder 6

Jordan, Daniel W.: Letters, 1854-1880 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 6

Fifteen letters, 1854-1880, and some financial material relating to Jordan, a South Carolina planter, who is addressed at both Georgetown and Little River, or other members of his family, including daughters who went to school in North Carolina.

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Folder 7

Folder 8

Miscellaneous letters, 1827-1845 and 1846-1909 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 7-8

About thirty letters, 1827-1909, chiefly relating to personal or business matters. Included are the following items:

Letter, 22 April 1840, George Tuthill of Pennsylvania to William Stone of Massachusetts, expressing concern that the election of Benjamin Harrison may jeopardize the abolitionist movement.

Correspondence, 1840-1845, between Jane and C. W. Winfree, concerning tobacco manufacture in Lynchburg, Virginia, and other matters.

Letter, 13 June 1845, R. H. Morrison, a Davidson College (Davidson, N. C.) professor, to James Morrow, a Davidson alumnus and Philadelphia medical student. Morrison urged Morrow to practice medicine in the South, where he saw a shortage of doctors.

Letter, 14 April 1855, from Samuel Roston in Independence, Missouri, commenting on a pro-slavery election victory in the Kansas Territory.

Folder 9

Miscellaneous financial and legal items #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 9

Chiefly receipts, April 1903, of Mary Dunning, M. D., of Newburgh, New York. Also included are a few deeds and other items.

Folder 10

Pension claims #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 10

Material relating to attempts by Peter Kniff and Cornelius Simpson, both of Orange County, New York, to obtain invalid pensions for disabilities received during the Civil War.

Folder 11

Smith-Nelson family typescript #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 11

"More 'Sidelights' in the Smith-Nelson Family," apparently of central North Carolina, four-page typescript by George Frederick Smith.

Folder 12

"Summer School on Wheels" #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 12

Typed diary, about twenty-five pages, kept by William E. Uzzell during the University of North Carolina's Transcontinental Student Tour of 1930.

Folder 13

Sykes, J. M.: Letters, 1872-1901; and campaign literature, circa 1890 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." Folder 13

About twenty-five letters, 1872-1901, chiefly to Sykes, of Oxford, North Carolina, relating to business interests and to the Republican Party. Several pieces of campaign literature, circa 1890, also appear.

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John B. Royster, murder suspect, circa 1891 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." P-4276/1

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Members of UNC class of 1899 with others, 1949 #04276, Series: "William E. Uzzell Collection, 1787-1949." P-4276/2

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