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Collection Number: 04160

Collection Title: Hermine Kean Bulwinkle Wolff Papers, 1878-1892.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 35 items)
Abstract Hermine Kean Bulwinkle married Solomon Anderson Wolff (1861-1954) in 1890. They were both faculty members at Gaston College, Dallas, N.C. The collection is chiefly correspondence, 1890, between Hermine Kean Bulwinkle of Charleston, S.C., and Solomon Anderson Wolff of Dallas, N.C., before their marriage. These are love-letters that convey news about their own activities and those of their respective relatives and communities. Other family correspondence and a diary kept by Hermine Bulwinkle during the Charleston earthquake of 1886 are included. In addition there is a volume of memorabilia, 1940-1955, compiled in honor of the Wolffs' 50th wedding anniversary, including pre-1940 photographs and letters, an account of their lives, and genealogical materials. Other items are programs, student records, and photographs.
Creator Wolff, Hermine Kean Bulwinkle, 1868-1942.
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 Hermine Kean Bulwinkle Wolff Papers, #4160, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. William P. Brandon of Hickory, N.C., August 1980.
Received from Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg of Birmingham, Ala., January 1983 (Acc. 83030).
Received from George M. Wolff of Wayne, Pa., March 1990 (Acc. 90032).
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Hermine Kean Bulwinkle (1868-1942) of Charleston, S.C., was educated at Charleston Female Seminary and taught German, French, and art at Gaston College, Dallas, N.C., 1890-1910. She was married Solomon Anderson Wolff in 1890.

Solomon Anderson Wolff (1861-1954) was born in Adams County, Pa., and educated at Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College. He taught business and Latin and served as president of Gaston College, Dallas, N.C., 1884-1910.

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The collection is chiefly correspondence, 1890, between Hermine Kean Bulwinkle and Solomon Anderson Wolff before their marriage. These are love-letters that convey news about their own activities and those of their respective relatives and communities. Other family correspondence and a diary kept by Hermine Bulwinkle during the Charleston earthquake of 1886 are included. In addition there is a volume of memorabilia, 1940-1955, compiled in honor of the Wolffs' 50th wedding anniversary, including pre-1940 photographs and letters, an account of their lives, and genealogical materials. Other items are programs, student records, and photographs.

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Contents list

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Photographs (PF-4160/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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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