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Collection Number: 01538-z

Collection Title: William B. Wilson Papers, 1856-1882.

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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.


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 16 items
Abstract William B. Wilson (fl. 1856-1882) was a lawyer of York County, S.C. The collection includes a scrapbook/memoranda book of Wilson, containing financial memoranda, clippings, and letters pertaining to his public career, chiefly as an orator before and during the Civil War. Also included are scattered loose items of the same sort, and two Civil War letters from Wilson to his wife while he served as a colonel in a reserve regiment on the South Carolina coast in summer 1864.
Creator Wilson, William B., fl. 1856-1882.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Restriction: Volume 1 may not be photocopied.
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 B. Wilson Papers, #1538-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Loaned by Mrs. York Wilson of Washington, D.C., November 1948.
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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William B. Wilson (fl. 1856-1882) was a lawyer of York County, S.C. During the Civil War he served as a colonel in a Confederate reserve regiment on the South Carolina coast.

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The collection includes a scrapbook/memoranda book of William B. Wilson, containing financial memoranda, clippings, and letters pertaining to his public career, chiefly as an orator before and during the Civil War. Also included are scattered loose items of the same sort, and two Civil War letters from Wilson to his wife while he served as a colonel in a reserve regiment on the South Carolina coast in summer 1864.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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