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Henry Armand London papers, 1862-1877; 1887.

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Creator: London, Henry Armand, 1846-1918.
Collection number: 868-z
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Abstract: Henry Armand London of Pittsboro, N.C., was a journalist and lawyer who attended the University of North Carolina until 1864 when he joined the Confederate army. After the war, he returned to Pittsboro, where he was involved in many business ventures and in community activities. He served as UNC trustee, 1901-1917. The collection includes a diary with entries July 1862-November 1863 and July-November 1864 kept by Henry Armand London while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; accounts and miscellaneous memoranda, 1867-1877, included in one of the diary volumes; five letters, February 1864-March 1865, written by London from Chapel Hill, N.C., and with the 32nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment near Richmond; and an 1887 Confederate Memorial Day oration by London. The diaries include brief accounts of the weather, recitations, drinking, practical jokes, dental treatments, and other aspects of student life at UNC and life in Chapel Hill. One letter, 16 February 1864, describes a posse of UNC students breaking up a camp of runaway slaves and officers rounding up freshmen and sophomores to take to the conscription offices in Raleigh, N.C. Other letters describe life in the Confederate army.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  One letter (16 February 1864)  describes the actions of a posse of University of North Carolina students to disrupt a camp of runaway slaves (Folder 1).

This collection contains materials that have been digitized and that are available online. Click here to link to the finding aid for this collection and to access the digitized material.

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