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Collection Number: 01517

Collection Title: Whittle Family Papers, 1779-1922.

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Size 156 items.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Personal correspondence, diaries, biographical and genealogical data pertaining the the Whittle and related Bolling, Davies, Kennon, Munford, Murray, Page, Randolph, Sinclair, and Skipwith families. Included are letters, 1807-1824 (128 items), of Elizabeth Beverley (Munford) Kennon (b. 1762), wife of General Richard Kennon of Mecklenburg County, Va., and her daughter, Sarah ("Sally") Skipwith (Kennon) Sinclair, to various member of the Mordecai family of Warrenton, N.C., and elsewhere. Topics include family and social news and discussion of anxieties caused by the War of 1812. Also present are an incomplete diary, September 1753-January 1754, of Reverend Samuel Davies, president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) while on a mission to England for the College and the Presbyterian Church; an orderly book, August-October 1779, of Colonel William Davies, commander of the 1st Virginia Regiment, Continental Army, and aide to generals Washington and Lafayette, apparently kept while serving in New Jersey; and the diary, 1829-1831 and 1857-1858, of Commander William Conway Whittle (1805-1878), U.S.N., during his service on various ships, including the U.S.S. Constellation.
Creator Whittle family.
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 Whittle Family Papers, #1517, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
These papers were lent by the owners for microfilming in 1949. They are now located, along with related items, in the Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
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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MICROFILM ONLY. Personal correspondence, diaries, biographical and genealogical data pertaining the the Whittle and related Bolling, Davies, Kennon, Munford, Murray, Page, Randolph, Sinclair, and Skipwith families. Included are letters, 1807-1824 (128 items), of Elizabeth Beverley (Munford) Kennon (b. 1762), wife of General Richard Kennon of Mecklenburg County, Va., and her daughter, Sarah ("Sally") Skipwith (Kennon) Sinclair, to various member of the Mordecai family of Warrenton, N.C., and elsewhere. Topics include family and social news and discussion of anxieties caused by the War of 1812. Also present are an incomplete diary, September 1753- January 1754, of Reverend Samuel Davies, president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) while on a mission to England for the College and the Presbyterian Church; an orderly book, August-October 1779, of Colonel William Davies, commander of the 1st Virginia Regiment, Continental Army, and aide to generals Washington and Lafayette, apparently kept while serving in New Jersey; and the diary, 1829-1831 and 1857-1858, of Commander William Conway Whittle (1805-1878), U.S.N., during his service on various ships, including the U.S.S. Constellation.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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