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Edward Ward Carmack papers, 1850-1942.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Carmack, Edward Ward, 1858-1908.
Collection number: 1414
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Abstract: Editor of Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., newspapers, prohibitionist, U.S. representative, 1897-1901, and senator, 1901-1907. Papers, chiefly from 1890, of Edward Ward Carmack, the bulk pertaining to elections: 1896 and 1898 when Carmack

Circa 1890s: Black agricultural laborers, in the Edward Ward Carmack Papers, #1414, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Circa 1890s: Black agricultural laborers, in the Edward Ward Carmack Papers, #1414, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

was elected to the House; 1906 when he was defeated for re-election to the Senate; and 1908, when he was defeated in the Democratic primary for governor. These items include papers relating to the campaigns, speeches, and letters of congratulations. Also included are political scrapbooks; correspondence, 1902, and a scrapbook concerning the Philippine question (Carmack was anti- imperialist); messages received on Carmack’s assassination; personal and business papers of Carmack’s widow and son in the 1920s; a lettercopy book of a lumber business in Burnside, Ky., 1894-1895; and a collection of photographs of African American agricultural laborers and other plantation scenes.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains material primarily relating to political activities. Included are photographs of black agricultural laborers and other plantation scenes in the vicinity of “Rosemary,” a farm or plantation presumably in Alabama (probably Hale County), ca. 1890-1910. Microfilm available.