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Collection Number: 00761

Collection Title: Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898.

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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract Thomas Webb was a lawyer, state legislator, and president of the North Carolina Railroad Company, of Orange County, N.C. The collection includes family papers of Webb, including letters, chiefly 1845-1850, deeds, and other items. Papers dated 1770-1839 are miscellaneous receipts, deeds, indentures, plats, and other items relating primarily to Jones and Randolph counties, N.C. Correspondence includes letters about politics in Hillsborough and Fayetteville, N.C., in the 1840s; a series of letters, circa 1850, from William Webb, brother of Thomas Webb, describing his life in St. Louis, Mo., and attendance at a medical convention in Cincinnati, Ohio; letters, 1860, from Thomas Webb to his wife describing life at Kittrell's Springs, N.C., a health resort; and other family letters. Also included are a notebook containing hymns with muscial notations and lyrics, and poems, 1846-1850 and undated, some by Thomas Webb; and a list of subscribers to the Soldiers' Aid Association of Orange County, N.C., in 1862. There are no Civil War letters and few items related to Webb's activities as lawyer, legislator, or railroad president.
Creator Webb, Thomas, 1827-1894.
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 Thomas Webb Papers, #761, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Bell Webb of Hillsboro, N.C., and Thomas H. Webb of Concord, N.C., prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Thomas Webb (1827-1894) of Orange County, N.C. was a lawyer, state legislator, president of the North Carolina Railroad Company, and graduate of the University of North Carolina.

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The collection includes family papers of Thomas Webb, including letters, chiefly 1845-1850, deeds, and other items. Papers dated 1770-1839 are miscellaneous receipts, deeds, indentures, plats, and other items relating primarily to Jones and Randolph counties, N.C. Correspondence includes letters about politics in Hillsborough and Fayetteville, N.C., in the 1840s; a series of letters, circa 1850, from William Webb, brother of Thomas Webb, describing his life in St. Louis, Mo., and attendance at a medical convention in Cincinnati, Ohio; letters, 1860, from Thomas Webb to his wife describing life at Kittrell's Springs, N.C., a health resort; and other family letters. Business papers include signatures of Nicholas Coble, Richard Reynolds, John Long, and William J. Long. Also included are a notebook containing hymns with muscial notations and lyrics, and poems, 1846-1850 and undated, some by Thomas Webb; and a list of subscribers to the Soldiers' Aid Association of Orange County, N.C., in 1862. There are no Civil War letters and few items related to Webb's activities as lawyer, legislator, or railroad president.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1770-1798 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1800-1820 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1820-1839 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1840-1845 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1846 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1847 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1848 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1849 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1850 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1851-1852 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1853-1854 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1855-1859 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1860-1863 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1864 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1865-1882 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Undated #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 1: Notebook, 1846-1850 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 17

Contains hymns with musical notations and lyrics, and poems, some by Thomas Webb.

Volume 2: Subscription list, 1862 #00761, Series: "Thomas Webb Papers, 1770-1898 and undated." Folder 17

Of the Soldiers' Aid Association of Orange County, N.C.

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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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