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Collection Number: 00805

Collection Title: Bartlett Yancey Papers, 1800-1828.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 123 items)
Abstract Bartlett Yancey was a lawyer and politician of Caswell County, N.C., U.S representative, 1813-1817, and member and speaker of the North Carolina Senate, 1817-1828. The collection includes frequent letters to Bartlett Yancey from Nathaniel Macon, Romulus Mitchell Saunders, and Lewis Williams, and scattered letters from John C. Calhoun, William H. Crawford, Willie P. Mangum, Archibald D. Murphey, Thomas Ruffin, and other prominent men, particularly concerning the preliminaries of the elections of 1824 and 1828, reflecting the viewpoint of the "Old Republican" group which supported William H. Crawford for the presidency in 1824 and Andrew Jackson in 1828.
Creator Yancey, Bartlett, 1785-1828.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Bartlett Yancey Papers, #805, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired from the North Carolina Historical Society.
Additional Descriptive Resources
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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Bartlett Yancey (1785-1828) was a lawyer and politician of Caswell County, N.C.; a U.S representative, 1813-1817; and a member and speaker of the North Carolina Senate, 1817-1828.

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The collection includes frequent letters to Bartlett Yancey from Nathaniel Macon, Romulus Mitchell Saunders, and Lewis Williams, and scattered letters from John C. Calhoun, William H. Crawford, Willie P. Mangum, Archibald D. Murphey, Thomas Ruffin, and other prominent men, particularly concerning the preliminaries of the elections of 1824 and 1828, reflecting the viewpoint of the "Old Republican" group which supported William H. Crawford for the presidency in 1824 and Andrew Jackson in 1828.

Many of the letters have been published in several volumes of the James Sprunt Historical Publications and in the North Carolina Historical Review.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, October 2010

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