Category Archives: Pettigrew

Dad, send money. I need pantaloons. (1846)

[Our final installment of our “welcome back” series.] Ah, it’s a phenomenon old as time:  college-age sons and daughters contacting home to ask for more money.  The following letter was sent from James Johnston Pettigrew to his father Ebenezer Pettigrew … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dad, send money. I need pantaloons. (1846)

[Our final installment of our “welcome back” series.] Ah, it’s a phenomenon old as time:  college-age sons and daughters contacting home to ask for more money.  The following letter was sent from James Johnston Pettigrew to his father Ebenezer Pettigrew … Continue reading Continue reading

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Beware of fiddlin’ roommates

As our way of welcoming Carolina students back to campus, this week we’ll share a few reflections and experiences of bygone Tar Heels.  These letters and diary entries are rich, funny, often surprising accounts of student life in Chapel Hill. … Continue reading Continue reading

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