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Collection Number: 00772

Collection Title: James Wilson White Papers, 1813-1896 (bulk 1861-1882).

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 225 items)
Abstract James Wilson White (1839-1887) was a Confederate cavalry officer and later a merchant and planter at Fort Mill, S.C. The collection includes family correspondence and business papers, chiefly 1861-1882. Present are letters written by White while an officer of the 1st South Carolina Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War; his bills, receipts, accounts, and business correspondence after the war as a merchant and planter in Fort Mill, S.C.; and letters received from his father-in-law, Edwin Michael Holt (1807-1884), North Carolina textile manufacturing pioneer, and other members of the Holt family.
Creator White, James Wilson, 1839-1887.

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 James Wilson White Papers, #772, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from W. E. and Harvey White of Graham, N.C., prior to 1940. Additional material received from J. Harvey White of Graham, N.C., 1945-1948. Museum items transferred to the North Carolina Collection, 1988.
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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James Wilson White (1839-1887) was an officer in the 1st South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America; and later a merchant and planter at Fort Mill, S.C. He married Emma Holt, daughter of Edwin Michael Holt (1807-1884), of Graham, N.C., in 1871.

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The collection includes family correspondence and business papers, chiefly 1861-1882. The collection includes letters written by James Wilson White while an officer of the 1st South Carolina Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War; his bills, receipts, accounts, contracts, and business correspondence after the war as a merchant and planter in Fort Mill, S.C.; and letters received from his father-in-law, Edwin Michael Holt (1807-1884), North Carolina textile manufacturing pioneer, and other members of the Holt family. There are also letters, 1870-1872, before and after their marriage, between Emma Holt and James Wilson White; some legal and military papers; and photographs of various subjects.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2010

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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