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Collection Number: 01899

Collection Title: William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935.

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.


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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract W. T. Whitsett (1866-1934) was a Guilford County, N.C., author, historian, and speaker on family and church history. The collection contains speeches, articles, and other historical papers of Whitsett, most of which were presented at family reunions and church anniversary celebrations. Churches represented include the Lutheran, Presbyterian, Quaker, and Methodist communities in Guilford, Alamance, and surrounding counties. Families represented include the Burke, Cheek, Cobb, Cummings, Field, Hall, Hodgins, Kernodle, Ledbetter, Lowdermilk, Osborne, Pugh, Raper, Ross, Simpson, Stinson, Summers, Trogdon, and Wheeler. Also present are typed copies of 18th century church records of German settlers n North Carolina (in English) kept by John Gottfried Arends (1740-1776).
Creator Whitsett, William Thornton, 1866-1934.
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 Thornton Whitsett Papers, #1899, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Folder 16 is available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1951-1952
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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W. T. Whitsett (1866-1934) was a Guilford County, N.C., author, historian, and speaker on family and church history.

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The collection contains speeches, articles, and other historical papers of Whitsett, most of which were presented at family reunions and church anniversary celebrations. Churches represented include the Lutheran, Presbyterian, Quaker, and Methodist communities in Guilford, Alamance, and surrounding counties. Families represented include the Burke, Cheek, Cobb, Cummings, Field, Hall, Hodgins, Kernodle, Ledbetter, Lowdermilk, Osborne, Pugh, Raper, Ross, Simpson, Stinson, Summers, Trogdon, and Wheeler. Also present are typed copies of 18th century church records of German settlers n North Carolina (in English) kept by John Gottfried Arends (1740-1776).

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Contents list

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150 items.
Folder 1

Original finding aid #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1

Folder 1a

Introductory material #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1a

Folder 1b

Copy of church book, Beaver Creek, 1772-1855 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1b

Copy of J. G. Arend's records, 1775-1783 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1b

Folder 1c

1886-1887 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1c

1911-1924 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1c

Folder 1d

1925 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1d

Folder 1e

1926 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 1e

Folder 2

1927 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 2

Folder 3

May-July 1928 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 3

Folder 4

August 1928 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 4

Folder 5

September-October 1928 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 5

Folder 6

1929 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 6

Folder 7

1930 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 7

Folder 8

1931 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 8

Folder 9

1932 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 9

Folder 10

1933-1935 #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 10

Folder 11

Undated individual family data #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 11

Folder 12

Miscellaneous and undated, A-C #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous and undated, D-O #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 13

Folder 14

Miscellaneous and undated, P-S #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 14

Folder 15

Miscellaneous and undated, T-W #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

Miscellaneous and undated #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 16-17

Folder 18

Poems #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 18

Folder 19

"Pioneer Lutherans of North Carolina," miscellaneous parts #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 19

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

Clippings and programs #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 20-21

Folder 22

Composition books #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 22

Folder 23

"Pioneer Lutherans of North Carolina" #01899, Series: "William Thornton Whitsett Papers, 1772-1855; 1925-1935." Folder 23

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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