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Collection Number: 03234-z

Collection Title: Wright and Herring Family Papers, 1845-1890.

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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 45 items
Abstract The Wright family and Herring family were joined by the marriage of Bettie Herring, a school teacher of Mount Olive, N.C., to John C. Wright in 1867. The collection contains scattered family correspondence including letters received by Bettie Herring from Confederate soldiers, letters from relatives in Carroll County, Miss., and other places in the lower South, and letters concerning her school teaching. Letters from soldiers deal largely with courtship, but some deal with such military matters as camp life at Drewry's Bluff, Va., August 1863, and the sinking of the C.S.S. Albemarle, October-November 1864. Family letters deal chiefly with family events and community life.
Creator Herring family.



Wright family.
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 Wright and Herring Family Papers, #3234-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. H. B. Smith of New Bern, N.C., September 1956.
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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The Wright family and Herring family were joined by the marriage of Bettie Herring, a school teacher of Mount Olive, N.C., to John C. Wright in 1867.

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The collection includes scattered family correspondence including letters received by Bettie Herring Wright from Confederate soldiers, letters from relatives in Carroll County, Miss., and other places in the lower South, and letters concerning her school teaching. Letters from soldiers deal largely with courtship, but some deal with such military matters as camp life at Drewry's Bluff, Va., August 1863, and the sinking of the C.S.S. Albemarle, October-November 1864. Family letters deal chiefly with family events and community life. Some correspondents include Elizabeth W. Vaiden, W. A. Herring, Jesse Edmondson, John D. Davis, B. W. Herring, Mollie F. Herring, B. S. and Rosa Herring, and A. J. and Maggie Vidal.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 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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