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Collection Number: 01002-z

Collection Title: Ferdinand Hannon Whitaker Papers, 1844-1896.

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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 96 items)
Abstract Ferdinand Hannon Whitaker was a farmer of Halifax County, N.C. The collection includes bills, receipts, accounts for the sale of cotton at Norfolk, Va., and Petersburg, Va., and Baltimore, Md., and for the purchase of goods; pocket account books of expenses and transactions, 1857-1890; family correspondence; and records of a Methodist Sunday school, 1854-1881.
Creator Whitaker, Ferdinand Hannon, d. 1896.
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 Ferdinand Hannon Whitaker Papers, #1002-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jewel E. Whitaker of Enfield, N.C., August 1945.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Ferdinand Hannon Whitaker (d. 1896) was a farmer of Halifax County, N.C.

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The collection includes bills, receipts, accounts for the sale of cotton at Norfolk, Va., and Petersburg, Va., and Baltimore, Md., and for the purchase of goods; pocket account books of expenses and transactions, 1857-1890; family correspondence; and records of a Methodist Sunday school, 1854-1881.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1849-1895.

Scattered letters to Ferdinand H. Whitaker from friends and relatives, including his wife's brother, Lemuel D'Berry. The earliest letters concern leisure activities, travel, and the price of crops and commoditites. There are a few Civil War letters from M. T. Whitaker while stationed at Yorktown, Va., 1861, and a letter to F. H. Whitaker from his wife and daughter while he was serving in a Home Guard Regiment, 1864. Post war letters are scattered and irregular and mention taxes, sale of property, and other business and personal matters. There are some letters, 1894-1895, of genealogical inquiry.

Folder 1

Original finding aid #01002-z, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1849-1895." Folder 1

1849-1895 #01002-z, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1849-1895." Folder 1

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Accounts with cotton factories and commission merchants in Norfolk, Va., and Petersburg, Va., and Baltimore, Md. There are also miscellaneous merchandise and fertilizer accounts, bills, statements, receipts, and price lists.

Folder 2

1852-1896 #01002-z, Series: "2. Financial Papers, 1852-1856." Folder 2

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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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