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Collection Number: 03265

Collection Title: William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910.

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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 48 items)
Abstract William Wallace White was a planter and storekeeper at Holly Hill plantation in Warren (now Vance) County, N.C. His diaries contain a full daily account of his farming activities, which included the cultivation of tobacco, cotton, grain, corn, vegetables, melons, livestock, etc., and of public life in the area. Topics include Methodist church activities, education, local government and politics, and events of significance. There are no volumes for 1859, 1862-1865, 1867, 1868, and 1882.
Creator White, William Wallace, 1825-1911.
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 William Wallace White Diaries, #3265, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Loaned by John Cawthorne of Warrenton, N.C., June 1957.
Typed transcription received from Nannie Turner White, February 1957.
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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William Wallace White was a planter and storekeeper at Holly Hill plantation in Warren (now Vance) County, N.C. White was the son of Edmund White and Mary Haygood White. He married Panthea Burwell Boyd of Warren County in 1848 and in 1854 he purchased Holly Hill. In partnership with William Henry Burwell, he had a general store at Drewry, N.C.

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The collection includes diaries kept by William Wallace White. The entries contain a records of financial transactions and full daily account of his farming activities, which included the cultivation of tobacco, cotton, grain, corn, vegetables, melons, livestock, etc., and of public life in the area. Topics include Methodist church activities, education, local government and politics, and events of significance. There are no volumes for 1859, 1862-1865, 1867, 1868, and 1882.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: 1857 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 2: 1858 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 3: 1860 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 4: 1861 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: 1866 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: 1869 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: 1870 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: 1871 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: 1872 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 10: 1873 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 11: 1874 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 12: 1875 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 13: 1876 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 14: 1877 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 15: 1878 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 16: 1879 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 17: 1880 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 18: 1881 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 19: 1883 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 20: 1884 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 21: 1885 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 22: 1886 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 23: 1887 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 24: 1888 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 25: 1889 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 26: 1890 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 27: 1891 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 28: 1892 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 29: 1893 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 30: 1894 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 31: 1895 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 32: 1896 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 33: 1897 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 33

Folder 34

Volume 34: 1898 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 35: 1899 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 36: 1900 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volume 37: 1901 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 38: 1902 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 39: 1903 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 40: 1904 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volume 41: 1905 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 41

Folder 42

Volume 42: 1906 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 42

Folder 43

Volume 43: 1907 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 43

Folder 44

Volume 44: 1907 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 44

Folder 45

Volume 45: 1908 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 45

Folder 46

Volume 46: 1909 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 46

Folder 47

Volume 47: 1910 #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 47

Folder 48

Volume 48: "Diary of Captian William Wallace White, 1857-1910," typed copy #03265, Series: "William Wallace White Diaries, 1857-1910." Folder 48

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 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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