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William E. Uzzell collection, 1787-1949.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Uzzell, William E., b. 1899, collector.
Collection number: 4276
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Abstract: Letters and other papers collected by William E. Uzzell of Atlanta, Ga. Included are the following: five letters, 1857, from David Bisset, Weldon, N.C., and Anderson, S.C., about railroad construction; Chatham County, N.C., legal documents, 1787-1822; letters from [I?] J. Howe, a Confederate soldier from South Carolina, and others about conditions at Camp Guerrin, S.C., and other Confederate and Union camps; letters from prisoners at Point Lookout, Md.; family and financial letters and other items, 1854-1880, of Daniel W. Jordan, a South Carolina planter; letters, 1840-1845, concerning tobacco processing in Lynchburg, Va.; letters, 1872-1901, to J. M. Sykes of Oxford, N.C., about Republican Party activities and other matters; and a diary kept by William Uzzell during the University of North Carolina’s “Transcontinental Student Tour” of 1930.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included in Folders 7-8 (Miscellaneous Letters) is a letter from 22 April 1840 by George Tuthill of Pennsylvania to William Stone of Massachusetts, expressing concern that the election of Benjamin Harrison may jeopardize the abolitionist movement. There is also a letter (14 April 1855) from Samuel Roston in Independence, Missouri, commenting on a pro-slavery election victory in the Kansas Territory.