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Collection Number: 03741

Collection Title: Williamston Academy Minutes, 1817-1890.

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Size 1 volume (182 pages).
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Minutes, 1817-1890, of the Board of Trustees of the Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.), with no entries for 1825-1827, 1829-1835, and 1862-1863. These brief records of meetings record the Board's discussion and action as it hired teachers, set tuititon, and determined the number of pupils to be admitted. Also included are a list of those subscribing to the fund to construct a building, regulations for students, and occasional lists of students. Board members whose names are frequently mentioned include Cushing B. Hassell, Joseph Biggs, Asa Biggs, Luman Whittlesley, Edward Yellowley, Samuel Hyman, William J. Ellison, William Watts, D. W. Bagley, Joseph D. Biggs, Lawrence Johnson, James E. Moore, and John D. Biggs. Teachers before the Civil War included Asa Matthews in the 1840s, his son, Samuel W. Matthews, in the 1850s, and Henry L. Chase, 1860- 1861. After the Civil War, D. G. Gillespie and Sylvester Hassell were among the teachers.
Creator Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.)
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 Williamston Academy Minutes, #3741, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to private owner in 1966.
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. Minutes, 1817-1890, of the Board of Trustees of the Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.), with no entries for 1825-1827, 1829-1835, and 1862-1863. These brief records of meetings record the Board's discussion and action as it hired teachers, set tuititon, and determined the number of pupils to be admitted. Also included are a list of those subscribing to the fund to construct a building, regulations for students, and occasional lists of students. Board members whose names are frequently mentioned include Cushing B. Hassell, Joseph Biggs, Asa Biggs, Luman Whittlesley, Edward Yellowley, Samuel Hyman, William J. Ellison, William Watts, D. W. Bagley, Joseph D. Biggs, Lawrence Johnson, James E. Moore, and John D. Biggs. Teachers before the Civil War included Asa Matthews in the 1840s, his son, Samuel W. Matthews, in the 1850s, and Henry L. Chase, 1860- 1861. After the Civil War, D. G. Gillespie and Sylvester Hassell were among the teachers.

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