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Collection Number: 00797

Collection Title: George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969

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Size About 500 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract George Tayloe Winston taught Latin and German, 1875-1891, at the University of North Carolina; was president, 1891-1896, of the University of North Carolina; president, 1896-1899, of the University of Texas; and president, 1899-1908, of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University). The collection includes scattered papers of George Tayloe Winston and his sons, Hollis Taylor Winston (1877-1938) and Patrick Henry Winston (1881-1940); family papers relating to Patrick Henry Winston and his family; and many family photographs. Included are a memorandum book, 1879-1881, kept while George Tayloe Winston was a professor at the University of North Carolina, containing lecture notes on Roman history, a record of family expenses, and some records of Chapel Hill town school funds; an account book, 1903-1905, kept by Patrick Henry Winston while he was attending the United States Military Academy; and a manuscript book, 1900-1906, kept by Hollis Taylor Winston while he was a United States Navy officer, containing drawings and technical descriptions of ships on which he served, notes on cruises, a description of a naval battle in Panama, 20 January 1902, and comments on the international affairs of Venezuela, 1902-1903.
Creator Winston, George Tayloe, 1852-1932.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 George Tayloe Winston Papers #797, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from the North Carolina Historical Society before 1940; from the Intimate Book Shop of Chapel Hill, N.C., in May 1955; from I. O. Schaub of Raleigh, N.C., in November 1964; and from Jacob Winston Todd around 1980.
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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George Tayloe Winston was the son of Patrick Henry Winston (1820-1886) and Martha Elizabeth Bird. Educated at Horner's School in Oxford, N.C., the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the United States Naval Academy, and Cornell University, he pursued graduate work at Cornell for a year after he graduated in 1874.

When the University of North Carolina reopened in 1875, Winston accepted a teaching position there. He administered the department of Latin and German and was elected secretary of the faculty. In 1891, Winston was elected president of the University of North Carolina when Kemp Plummer Battle resigned. He served as president for five years.

In 1896, Winston left Chapel Hill to become the first president of the University of Texas. Three years later, in 1899, he returned to North Carolina to assume the presidency of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Raleigh (now North Carolina State University). Winston retired from the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1908, at the age of 56.

In 1876, Winston married Caroline Sophia Taylor, of Hinsdale, N.H., whom he had met at Cornell. They had four children: Hollis Taylor, Patrick Henry, Lewis Taylor, and Isabella Byrd.

Hollis Taylor Winston (1877-1938) attended the University of North Carolina, 1893-1895, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1900. He served on the USS Columbia in the West Indian campaign, on the USS Charleston during Secretary of State Elihu Root's diplomatic tour of South America in 1906, and as gunnery officer aboard the Charleston. He was an instructor at Annapolis in 1910 and took part in the Nicaraguan and Mexican campaigns, 1913-1914, aboard the USS California. Winston was on engineering duty at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1917-1919, and in charge of engineering inspection for the Philadelphia district, 1920-1922. He retired from active duty in 1922 as a lieutenant commander.

Patrick Henry Winston (1881-1940) attended the United States Military Academy, 1901-1905. He resigned from the Army in 1906. He practiced law in Asheville, N.C, and then taught law at the University of North Carolina, 1909-1931. His wife Josephine Wilkinson Winston (1883-1961) was a librarian at the university.

For more information, see the articles on George Tayloe Winston and Hollis Taylor Winston in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography.

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The collection includes scattered papers of George Tayloe Winston and his sons, Hollis Taylor Winston (1877-1938) and Patrick Henry Winston (1881-1940); family papers relating to Patrick Henry Winston and his family; and many family photographs. Included are a memorandum book, 1879-1881, kept while George Tayloe Winston was a professor at the University of North Carolina, containing lecture notes on Roman history, a record of family expenses, and some records of Chapel Hill town school funds; an account book, 1903-1905, kept by Patrick Henry Winston while he was attending the United States Military Academy; and a manuscript book, 1900-1906, kept by Hollis Taylor Winston while he was a United States Navy officer, containing drawings and technical descriptions of ships on which he served, notes on cruises, a description of a naval battle in Panama, 20 January 1902, and comments on the international affairs of Venezuela, 1902-1903. Later materials include correpondence, financial and legal material, scrapbooks, recipe books, and genealogical research materials.

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About 500 items.

The collection includes scattered papers of George Tayloe Winston and his sons, Hollis Taylor Winston (1877-1938) and Patrick Henry Winston (1881-1940); family papers, many relating to Patrick Henry Winston and his family; and many family photographs. Included are a memorandum book, 1879-1881, kept while George Tayloe Winston was a professor at the University of North Carolina, containing lecture notes on Roman history, a record of family expenses, and some records of Chapel Hill town school funds; an account book, 1903-1905, kept by Patrick Henry Winston while he was attending the United States Military Academy; and a manuscript book, 1900-1906, kept by Hollis Taylor Winston while he was a United States Navy officer, containing drawings and technical descriptions of ships on which he served, notes on cruises, a description of a naval battle in Panama, 20 January 1902, and comments on the international affairs of Venezuela, 1902-1903. Later materials include correpondence, financial and legal material, scrapbooks, recipe books, and genealogical research materials.

Folder 1

Papers and correspondence, 1862-1906, 1945 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 1

A few items related to George Tayloe Winston's service in the United States Navy, 1868-1870; his resignation as President of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1896, and the University of Texas in Austin, 1899; and letters from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to Carolina Sophia Taylor, 1902-1906. Includes related documentation compiled by the Southern Historical Collection in 1945.

Folder 2

Fragments #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 2

Folder 3

"Vote" signs, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 1. Manuscript book, 1900-1906, of Hollis Taylor Winston #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 2. Account book, 1903-1905, of Patrick Henry Winston #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 3. Accounts and memoranda, 1879-1881 and undated, of George Tayloe Winston #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 6

Folder 7-11

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Correspondence and other materials, 1880-1955 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 7-11

Letters to and from members of the Wilkinson and Winston families, discussing family affairs and daily life.

Folder 12

Financial and legal materials, 1883-1912 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 12

Includes wills, deeds for lands in North Carolina and Idaho, birth certificates, and other materials relating to the Winston family.

Folder 13

Josephine Wilkinson Winston scrapbook, 1898-1905 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 13

Oversize Volume SV-00797/1

Josephine Wilkinson Winston scrapbook, 1901-1952 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." SV-00797/1

Consists of clippings relating to family members.

Folder 14

Recipe book, 1890 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 14

Handwritten.

Folder 15

Recipe book, 1906 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 15

Handwritten recipe book signed Josephine Wilkinson, Port Gibson, Miss.

Folder 16

Recipe book, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 16

Handwritten with clippings inserted.

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

Town and Country magazine, April 1934 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 17-18

Folder 18

Vogue magazine, October 1935 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 18

Folder 19

Guest book, 1910 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 19

Folder 20

Invitations #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 20

Folder 21

Writings, 1925 and 1969, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 21

Notes on the history of University of North Carolina buildings and short stories likely written by Josephine Wilkinson Winston.

Folder 22

Writings: Carolyn Winston, 1968 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 22

Poems and short stories.

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

Drawings, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 23-24

Undated and unsigned sketches.

Folder 25-27

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Clippings #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 25-27

Folder 28-34

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Genealogical materials, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 28-34

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-00797/1

Winson family trees, circa 1900 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." OPF-00797/1

Photocopies.

Folder 10

Colonial Dames application, 1959 #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." Folder 10

Image Folder PF-00797/1-27

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PF-00797/27

Winston and Wilkinson family photographs, 1880s-1960s #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." PF-00797/1-27

Image Folder PF-00797/28-29

PF-00797/28

PF-00797/29

Postcards #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." PF-00797/28-29

Chiefly from North Carolina and England. Some include correspondence on the reverse.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF/00797-1

OP-PF/797

Photograph: Art Students Ball, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." OP-PF/00797-1

Undated group portrait of attendees at a costume ball, taken in New York, N.Y., by the Pach Brothers photography firm.

Special Format Image SF-P-797/1

Glass plate negative: children on porch, undated #00797, Series: "George Tayloe Winston Papers, 1868-1969." SF-P-797/1

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Photographs (PF-797/1-29)

Oversize photographs (OP-PF-797/1)

Special format images (SF-P-00797/1)

Oversize volume (SV-797/1)

Oversize papers (OPF-797/1)

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