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Collection Number: 00762

Collection Title: Stephen Beauregard Weeks Papers, 1746-1941

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.


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Size 1 foot of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)
Abstract Stephen Beauregard Weeks (1865-1918) was a North Carolina educator and historian. He was superintendent of an Indian school in Arizona. The collection contains papers and volumes related primarily to southern education and religion, compiled or created by Stephen B. Weeks. Included are his correspondence about North Carolina historical matters, 1897-1913, and 75 items pertaining to a dispute at an Indian school in Arizona, 1903-1905, of which Weeks was superintendent. Volumes consist of the diary, 1793-1801 (14 volumes), of Jeremiah Norman (b. 1771), describing his travels as an itinerant Methodist preacher in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.; typed transcript of a diary, 1746-1771, of Thomas Nicholson (1715-1780), a Quaker writer of Perquimans County, N.C.; minutes, 1815-1817, of the Camden, N.C., Methodist Circuit; and a manuscript copy of Weeks's "Southern Quakers and Slavery" (pub. 1896). Also included are a few Moravian items, 1891-1901, in German; and correspondence, pamphlets, clippings and others materials relating to the formation of the Southern Historical Association in the late 1890s.
Creator Weeks, Stephen Beauregard, 1865-1918.

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 Stephen Beauregard Weeks Papers, #762, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Part of this collection (Jeremiah Norman diary) is available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase prior to 1940
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid 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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Stephen Beauregard Weeks (1865-1918) was a North Carolina educator and historian. He was superintendent of an Indian school in Arizona.

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The collection contains papers and volumes related primarily to southern education and religion, compiled or created by Stephen B. Weeks, North Carolina educator and historian. Included are his correspondence about North Carolina historical matters, 1897-1913, and 75 items pertaining to a dispute at an Indian school in Arizona, 1903-1905, of which Weeks was superintendent. Volumes consist of the diary, 1793-1801 (14 volumes), of Jeremiah Norman (b. 1771), describing his travels as an itinerant Methodist preacher in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.; typed transcript of a diary, 1746-1771, of Thomas Nicholson (1715-1780), a Quaker writer of Perquimans County, N.C.; minutes, 1815-1817, of the Camden, N.C., Methodist Circuit; and a manuscript copy of Weeks's "Southern Quakers and Slavery" (pub. 1896). Also included are a few Moravian items, 1891-1901, in German; and correspondence, pamphlets, clippings and others materials relating to the formation of the Southern Historical Association in the late 1890s.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1795-1941 and Undated.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1903-1905 and Undated.

75 items.

Papers relating to the suspension and transfer of Miss Grace Fitzpatrick, a teacher, from the San Carlos Boarding School, of which Weeks was superintendent.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00762, Subseries: "1.1. 1903-1905 and Undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1903-1904 #00762, Subseries: "1.1. 1903-1905 and Undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1905 and undated #00762, Subseries: "1.1. 1903-1905 and Undated." Folder 2

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About 18 items.

Weeks's correspondence about historical and bibliographical matters, some collected items, and notes and printed circulars about his work.

Folder 3

1795-1799; 1890-1896 #00762, Subseries: "1.2. 1795-1941 and Undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1897-1941 #00762, Subseries: "1.2. 1795-1941 and Undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Undated and miscellaneous #00762, Subseries: "1.2. 1795-1941 and Undated." Folder 5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Southern History Association Materials, 1896-1908 and Undated.

About 30 items.

Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, and other materials relating to the formation of the Southern History Association in the late 1890s. Also included is material relating to the Atlantic Collegiate Institute and the public library in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Folder 6

Items relating to the Southern History Association, 1896-1908 and undated #00762, Subseries: "1.3. Southern History Association Materials, 1896-1908 and Undated." Folder 6

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1 Diary of Thomas Nicholson, 1746-1771.

2 items.

Diary of Thomas Nicholson, a prominent Quaker writer of Perquimans County, North Carolina, relating his trip to Cape Fear in 1746, his stay in England from 1749-1751, and his visit to the North Carolina Assembly in 1771.

Folder 7

Volume 1: Diary of Thomas Nicholson, 1746-1771 (two typed copies) #00762, Subseries: "2.1 Diary of Thomas Nicholson, 1746-1771." Folder 7

The two typescripts (one created by Stephen Weeks and one by Julian Winslow) are mostly identical. However, the Weeks typescript contains three pages at the beginning and three pages at the end that do not appear in the Winslow typescript, and pages 28-36 of the Winslow typescript contain material not included in the Weeks typescript.

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1 item.

Volume from the Camden, North Carolina Circuit Methodist Church. Contains minutes of meetings and settlements with preachers, 1815-1817, and an account book for general merchandise, 1820.

Folder 8

Volume 2: Minutes and account book of the Camden, North Carolina Circuit Methodist Church, 1815-1820 #00762, Subseries: "2.2. Minutes and Account Book, 1815-1820." Folder 8

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Manuscript Volume, 1896.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801.

14 items.

Jeremiah Norman was a Methodist preacher of North Carolina who served as an itinerant preacher during much of the period covered by this diary. Norman was a local preacher in eastern North Carolina for a part of the period, during which time he also taught singing school and, at times, elementary school. His circuits were in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. He referred to places by the Methodist names for the circuits and meeting houses, and it is often difficult to ascertain a precise place for specific entries. He was also imprecise in his dating, frequently noting only the day of the week, and sometimes it is impossible to establish an entry's complete date.

Norman made entries almost daily about his travels and the people with whom he stayed, with references to his preaching, the people he met, traveling conditions, his health, and social and religious conditions in general. References to the viewpoints and practices of the Methodists are found throughout the diary. In the later volumes, he made frequent references to rivalry between Methodists and Baptists.

Folder 17

Volume 5: June 1793-October 1795 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 6: October 1795-March 1796 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 7: March or April-July 1796 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 8: August-November 1796 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 9: November 1796-February 1797 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 10: February-June 1797 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 11: June-November 1797 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 12: November 1797-January 1798 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 13: January-May 1798 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 14: June-October 1798 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 15: February-May 1799 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 16: June-December 1799 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 17: January-July 1800 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 18: August 1800-February 1801 #00762, Subseries: "2.5. Diary of Jeremiah Norman, June 1793-February 1801." Folder 30

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2010

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