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Collection Number: 05273

Collection Title: Rebecca Drane Warren Papers, 1967-2004

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)
Abstract Rebecca Drane Warren graduated from the University of North Carolina in the 1940s and was an active member of Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, N.C. Physician and genealogist Claiborne T. Smith (1924-2005), a native of Rocky Mount, N.C., practiced psychiatry in Philadelphia, Pa. He attended UNC and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of UNC and art history student at Yale University, Edgar Falcon Thorne (d. 2004) established the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation in Warrenton, N.C., for his ante-bellum plantation home, Cherry Hill, in Inez, N.C. The collection includes correspondence of Rebecca Drane Warren with Claiborne T. Smith and Edgar Falcon Thorne. Correspondence, 1967-2000, between Smith and Warren includes references to Smith's research for William S. Powell's Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, antiques dealing, books, movies, history, and genealogy. The letters also contain information about family and friends, including artist Francis Speight and Lawrence Foushee London (also known as Lonnie London), former curator of the Rare Book Collection at UNC, and places such as Scotland Neck, N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., and the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Correspondence, 1984-2004, between Thorne and Warren contains references to the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation, "Music at Cherry Hill" concerts, and friends and family, including Lonnie London, psychiatrist and philanthropist Assad Meymandi, and writer Reynolds Price. A chronological list by Warren of letters from Thorne to Warren, clippings, and a few "Music at Cherry Hill" programs are also included.
Creator Warren, Rebecca Drane.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Rebecca Drane Warren Papers #5273, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Rebecca Drane Warren of Chapel Hill, N.C., in April 2006 (Acc. 100384).
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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Rebecca Drane Warren graduated from the University of North Carolina in the 1940s and was an active member of Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, N.C. Physician and genealogist Claiborne Thweatt Smith Jr. (1924-2005), a native of Rocky Mount, N.C., practiced psychiatry in Philadelphia, Pa. He attended UNC and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of UNC and art history student at Yale University, Edgar Falcon Thorne (d. 2004) established the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation in Warrenton, N.C., for his ante-bellum plantation home, Cherry Hill, in Inez, N.C.

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The collection includes correspondence of Rebecca Drane Warren with Claiborne T. Smith and Edgar Falcon Thorne. Correspondence, 1967-2000, between Smith and Warren includes references to Smith's research for William S. Powell's Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, antiques dealing, books, movies, history, and genealogy. The letters also contain information about family and friends, including artist Francis Speight and Lawrence Foushee London (also known as Lonnie London), former curator of the Rare Book Collection at UNC, and places such as Scotland Neck, N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., and the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Correspondence, 1984-2004, between Thorne and Warren contains references to the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation, "Music at Cherry Hill" concerts, and friends and family, including Lonnie London, psychiatrist and philanthropist Assad Meymandi, and writer Reynolds Price. A chronological list by Warren of letters from Thorne to Warren, clippings, and a few "Music at Cherry Hill" programs are also included.

Note that many clippings to which Smith referred in letters in this collection were not received with the collection. Note also that letters from Warren to Smith are included in the Claiborne T. Smith papers.

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Contents list

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About 400 items.

Folder 1

Claiborne T. Smith, 1967-1979 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 1

Folder 2

Claiborne T. Smith, 1980-1985 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 2

Folder 3

Claiborne T. Smith, 1986-1989 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 3

Folder 4

Claiborne T. Smith, 1989-1993 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 4

Folder 5

Claiborne T. Smith, 1993-1995 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 5

Folder 6

Claiborne T. Smith, 1995-1997 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 6

Folder 7

Claiborne T. Smith, 1998-2000 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 7

Folder 8

Edgar Falcon Thorne: Chronological list and some brief descriptions by Warren of letters from Thorne to Warren #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 8

Folder 9

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1984-1985 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 9

Folder 10

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1986 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 10

Folder 11

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1987 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 11

Folder 12

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1988 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 12

Folder 13

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1989 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 13

Folder 14

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1990 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 14

Folder 15

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1991 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 15

Folder 16

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1992 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 16

Folder 17

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1993 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 17

Folder 18

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1994 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 18

Folder 19

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1995 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 19

Folder 20

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1996 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 20

Folder 21

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1997 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 21

Folder 22

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1998 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 22

Folder 23

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 1999 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 23

Folder 24

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 2000 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 24

Folder 25

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 2001-2002 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 25

Folder 26

Edgar Falcon Thorne, 2003-2004 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 26

Folder 27

Edgar Falcon Thorne: Clippings, undated; "Music at Cherry Hill" programs, 1991 and 1993 #05273, Series: "Papers, 1967-2004." Folder 27

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, May 2006

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, May 2006

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