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Collection Number: 03202-z

Collection Title: H. V. Wilson Papers, 1903-1956

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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 4 items
Abstract H. V. Wilson (1863-1939) was a faculty member in biology and zoology at the University of North Carolina. The collection includes scattered professional correspondence of Wilson, including a letter, 1903, from oceanographer Alexander Agassiz, and a copy of George B. O'Toole's "The Case Against Evolution" (New York, 1926), with Wilson's extensive marginal notes, making a case for the theory of evolution.
Creator Wilson, H. V. (Henry Van Peters), 1863-1939.
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 H. V. Wilson Papers, #3202-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Litt Irvine Gardner of Syracuse, N.Y., February 1956.
Received from Gordon Banks of Boston, Mass., November 1956.
Transferred from the Department of Zoology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January 1965.
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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H. V. Wilson (1863-1939) was born in Baltimore, Md., and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina in 1891, as a professor of biology and department chairman of zoology. He was also the director of the United States Fisheries Laboratory at Beaufort, N.C.

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The collection includes scattered professional correspondence of H. V. Wilson, including a letter, 1903, from oceanographer Alexander Agassiz, and a copy of George B. O'Toole's "The Case Against Evolution" (New York, 1926), with Wilson's extensive marginal notes, making a case for the theory of evolution. There are also copies of letters, 1932, from Wilson to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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