E. V. Howell papers, 1725-1929.

Creator: Howell, E. V. (Edward Vernon), 1872-1931.
Collection number: 1060
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Abstract: Founder of the University of North Carolina’s School of Pharmacy and its dean for 33 years. Howell’s personal and professional correspondence, 1900-1929, relating to pharmacy standards and legislation and University of North Carolina affairs, together with historical materials, 1725-1871 (originals and copies), largely connected with North Carolina. The latter includes items relating to Richard Henderson (1735-1785), and the Transylvania (Ky.) Land Company; the Revolutionary War in North Carolina; the Confederacy (letters tax returns, army reports and rolls); Williams and Haywood, wholesale and retail druggists in Raleigh, N.C., 1858-1869; and members of the Burton, Williams, Lewis, Boylan, and Moore families in 18th and 19th century North Carolina. Included also are copies of ballads collected in Avery County, N.C., 1917-1918; accounts, 1784-1922, of physicians and merchants; deeds, bills, and wills; real estate papers from Raleigh, N.C.; copies of papers written by and articles concerning Henry Harrisse (1829- 1910), French scholar who taught at the University of North Carolina, 1853- 1857; and the court martial book of the Orange County (N.C.) Light Infantry, 1861.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are slave bills of sale  from1798, 1800 and 1831 (Folder 1 and 10); undated slave lists (Folder 14B); and a letter quoting the price of slaves in Alabama in 1845 (Folder 11).