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Collection Number: 04497

Collection Title: George Badger Wetmore Papers, 1851-1955

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 110 items)
Abstract Reverend George Badger Wetmore (1823-1888) ofWoodleaf, Rowan County, N.C. From 1855 to 1888, Wetmore was rector of St. Andrew's Church (Episcopal), located between Woodleaf and Cooleemee in Rowan County. He was also active in the temperance movement of the 1870s and 1880s, serving as president of the North Carolina state council of the Friends of Temperance in 1873 and 1874. Wetmore married Rosa Hall (d. 1884) and was related to Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919), president of the University of North Carolina, 1876-1891. Wetmore was also related to Ann Troy Hall. Correspondence, financial and legal papers, clippings, and other material of the Reverend George Badger Wetmore, including materials relating to his service at St. Andrew's Church (Episcopal), 1855-1888 and his involvement in the temperance movement in the 1870s and 1880s.
Creator Wetmore, George Badger, 1823-1888.
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 George Badger Wetmore papers #4497, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Thomas Hall Wetmore of Muncie, Ind., in October 1987.
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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Reverend George Badger Wetmore (1823-1888) ofWoodleaf, Rowan County, N.C. From 1855 to 1888, Wetmore was rector of St. Andrew's Church (Episcopal), located between Woodleaf and Cooleemee in Rowan County. He was also active in the temperance movement of the 1870s and 1880s, serving as president of the North Carolina state council of the Friends of Temperance in 1873 and 1874. Wetmore married Rosa Hall (d. 1884) and was related to Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919), president of the University of North Carolina, 1876-1891. Wetmore was also related to Ann Troy Hall.

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This collection consists chiefly of letters to the Reverend George Badger Wetmore (17 February 1823 - 10 June 1888) of Woodleaf, Rowan County, North Carolina. From 1855 to 1888, Wetmore was rector of St. Andrew's Church (Episcopal), located between Woodleaf and Cooleemee in Rowan County. He was also active in the temperance movement of the 1870s and 1880s, serving as president of the North Carolina state council of the Friends of Temperance in 1873 and 1874.

Wetmore was married to Rosa Hall (d. 1884) and related to Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919), president of the University of North Carolina from 1876 to 1891. Letters from Battle appear on the following dates: 15 January 1876; 19 February 1876; 31 January 1880; 20 March 1882; 20 March 1884; and undated (1). Wetmore was also related to Ann Troy Hall.

In addition to the letters to Wetmore, the collection contains a small number of financial and legal papers, clippings chiefly relating to temperance, and several manuscript poems and other items that have been grouped together as other materials.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, November 1987

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Full description of this collection has been delayed pending expected additions.

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