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Elijah Frink Rockwell Papers

Identifier: DC0152s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence (1850-1869), reports (1848-1857), literary materials (1851-1867), and a certificate (1783). The correspondence includes a letter to Benjamin Silliman (1850) and letters about Davidson College (1867-1869). The reports include a subscription book for the college (1848-1850), an account book (1854-1857) and a report of the Treasurer(1850). The literary materials include notebooks of clippings about church history and the American Revolution with annotations made by Rockwell, manuscripts on the history of Iredell County, and Rockwell's inaugural address as a Davidson professor (1851). The certificate appoints Andrew Huntington Captain in the Connecticut 12th Regiment. There is a bound collection of newspaper articles and letters written by Rockwell. Most of the articles are related to Iredell County history. The Fourth Creek Church history is a bound pamphlet containing a copy of the November 1871 Davidson Monthly with handwritten pages tipped in. There are photographs of Rockwell in the College Archives Photograph Collection.


  • Creation: 1783, 1848-1869

Biographical / Historical

A graduate of Yale, Elijah Frink Rockwell taught Chemistry, Geology, Latin and Modern History at Davidson College from 1850 to 1868. He was also principal of the Statesville Female Seminary and pastor of Fifth Creek, Bethany,, and Tabor Churches. He wrote numerous articles for the North Carolina Presbyterian and was featured in an article in the May 27, 1897 issue.


5 folders (5 folders)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Rockwell Family, 1940

Processing Information

Processed on Aug-94

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository