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Collection Number: 00747

Collection Title: Wallace and Owens Family Papers, 1766-1885.

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Size 173 items.
Abstract The collection includes letters, 1805-1824, written to James Wallace, merchant and British consul in Savannah, Ga., from his brother, Michael Wallace, apparently a British diplomat in Nova Scotia, about personal, business, and diplomatic matters; and letters to James's daughter, Sarah Wallace Owens, from her brother John, student in Boston and businessman in Liverpool, England, 1810-1814, and from her husband, George Welshman Owens (1786-1856), lawyer and United States representative, of Savannah, Ga. Included are letters written on travels in England, France, and the West Indies. This collection is microfilm only; location of the originals unknown.
Creator Owen family.



Owens, George Welshman, 1786-1856.



Wallace family.



Wallace, John, fl. 1810-1814.



Wallace, Michael, fl. 1803-1824.
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 Wallace and Owens Family Papers, #747, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
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 letters, 1805-1824, written to James Wallace, merchant and British consul in Savannah, Ga., from his brother, Michael Wallace, apparently a British diplomat in Nova Scotia, about personal, business, and diplomatic matters; and letters to James's daughter, Sarah Wallace Owens, from her brother John, student in Boston and businessman in Liverpool, England, 1810-1814, and from her husband, George Welshman Owens (1786-1856), lawyer and United States representative, of Savannah, Ga. Included are letters written on travels in England, France, and the West Indies. This collection is microfilm only; location of the originals unknown.

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Processing Information

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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