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Collection Number: 04433-z

Collection Title: William Blackledge Whitfield Letter and Diary, 1859-1860

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Abstract William Blackledge Whitfield was a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., in the mid-19th century. The collection includes a letter and a photocopy of a diary. The letter, dated 23 June 1859, is from Whitfield in North Carolina to his teacher, E. S. Stickney, in Marion, Ala., asking for the certificate that Whitfield needs to enter the sophomore class at the University of North Carolina and thanking Stickney for his interest in him. The diary (101 pp.) was written by Whitfield, 24 March-10 June 1860, while a student at UNC. It consists of daily entries that focus largely on campus activities, faculty members, fellow students, and other details of Whitfield's life.
Creator Whitfield, William Blackledge, 1842-1862.
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 William Blackledge Whitfield Letter and Diary #4433-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Betty B. Ross of St. Petersburg, Fla., in November 1985.
Location of Originals
Original of diary in private hands in 1985.
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 Blackledge Whitfield was a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the mid-19th century.

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The collection includes a letter and a photocopy of a diary. The letter, dated 23 June 1859, is from William Blackledge Whitfield in North Carolina to his teacher, E. S. Stickney, in Marion, Ala., asking for the certificate that Whitfield needs to enter the sophomore class at the University of North Carolina and thanking Stickney for his interest in him. The diary (101 pp.) was written by Whitfield, 24 March-10 June 1860, while a student at UNC. It consists of daily entries that focus largely on campus activities, faculty members, fellow students, and other details of Whitfield's life in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Connie Cartledge, December 1985

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, September 2004

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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