Henry Mauger London papers, 1808-1945 (bulk 1896-1908).
Creator: London, Henry Mauger, 1879-1939.
Collection number: 1561
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Abstract: Correspondence, diary, 1896-1897, and family papers, relating to London’s student days at University of North Carolina, 1896-1899; work at the U.S. Census Office, Washington, D.C., 1900-1902; engagement, 1906-1908, to Mary Elliot, whom he later married; and his duties as secretary of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina, state legislative reference librarian, and secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina State Bar Association. Also included are materials on politics in Chatham County, N.C., and on the career of London’s father, Henry Armand London (1846-1918).
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: In an 11 March 1864 letter, Ann Mauger London writes her brother Henry that her husband Bob purchased three African Americans. Letters from 1900 – 1902 reference politics and race relations in North Carolina, particularly regarding the white supremacy campaigns in the 1890s. There is also a copy of a broadside dated 26 May 1900, advertising a “Grand White Man’s Rally”.