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Collection Number: 00759-z

Collection Title: Henry Young Webb Diary and Letter, 1843-1861.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Abstract Henry Young Webb (b. 1822), a native of Lincoln County, N.C., was a student at the University of North Carolina from 1841-1844; an M.D. student at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; and practiced medicine in Eutaw, Ala. The diary of Webb contains an intermittent record of activities and thoughts while he was a student at the University of North Carolina and later, while he was studying medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, as well as one long entry from 1858. Included in the diary are copies of poems, a list of expenses, and family data. Also included is one letter from Webb in Richmond, Va., to his wife, 1861, reporting on his trip to Richmond.
Creator Webb, Henry Young, b. 1822.
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 Henry Young Webb Diary and Letter, #759-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy and partial typed transcription of diary available.
Acquisitions Information
Prior to 1940
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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Henry Young Webb (b. 1822), a native of Lincoln County, N.C., was a student at the University of North Carolina from 1841-1844; an M.D. student at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; and practiced medicine in Eutaw, Ala.

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The diary of Webb contains an intermittent record of activities and thoughts while he was a student at the University of North Carolina and later, while he was studying medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, as well as one long entry from 1858. Included in the diary are copies of poems, a list of expenses, and family data. Also included is one letter from Webb in Richmond, Va., to his wife, 1861, reporting on his trip to Richmond.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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