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Adam Brevard Davidson Collection

Identifier: DC0184s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Confederate bank and bond certificates. Companies represented include the Bank of the State of North Carolina (1854), Merchants Bank of South Carolina, Cheraw (1859), Bank of Chester, South Carolina (1855), Commercial Insurance Company (1855), Exchange Bank of Columbia (1859-1862), North Carolina Volunteer Navy Company (1864), Western Plank Road Company (1854), Steamship Rattlesnake (1862), and Joint Stock Confederate Publishing Company (undated). For biographical...
Dates: 1854-1871 and undated

Chalmers Gaston Davidson Plantation Files.

Identifier: DC058
Scope and Contents These files contain the research materials collected by Dr. Davidson for his research in writing The Plantation World Around Davidson. The files contain a vast amount of information on local history including the areas of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Catawba County, Iredell County, and Gaston County. Information on well-known families of the 19th century in these counties is located here. Most of the files contain newspaper clippings, photographs, and genealogy research on the families of...
Dates: 1907 - 1994

Colonel William Joseph Martin Collection

Identifier: DC026
Scope and Contents The collection contains mostly correspondence. The letters written by Col. Martin discuss the University of North Carolina and his professional career. The correspondence from J. W. Scott, William McGuffy, William Dimwiddie, and Asa Gray discuss teaching positions. The Robert L. Dabney, and W. S. Plumer letters refer to religious studies. The letters from Andrew Hepburn discuss Davidson College and the presidency of the College. Written from 1867 to 1869, they are interesting reflection on...
Dates: 1852 - 1980

Franklin Brevard McDowell Collection

Identifier: DC0160s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence (1903-1920) and literary materials (1903-1912). The correspondence includes letters from family and Miss Cornelia Shaw as well as letters written by McDowell. The letters mostly discuss Davidson College history, including the Civil War period. The literary materials are copies of articles written by McDowell on Davidson College.

Dates: 1903 - 1920

Henry Alexander Chambers Reminiscences

Identifier: DC0141s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written to Miss Cornelia Shaw, librarian of Davidson College. The letter gives some family history and describes college life and the faculty in the 1860s. For the typescript of "The Chambers Family of Iredell County" by Henry Chambers, see the Farmville file in Chalmer Davidson's Plantation files (DC058).

Dates: 1917

James Logan Greenlee Letters

Identifier: DC0115s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written by Greenlee to his family discussing college life and a letter written to Greenlee from Charles Montgomery Payne, 1842-1900 (1863). In addition to the original letters, there are typescripts and a copy of the letter reporting Greenlee's death made by Mary M. Greenlee.

Dates: 1859 - 1862

James Robert McMichael Diary

Identifier: DC0287s
Scope and Contents

In addition to the typescript of the diary, there is a brief biography and photocopies of two photographs: one of McMichael in uniform and one of his home near Buena Vista, Georgia. The diary recounts his experiences after capture, describing the conditions in the prisons and in traveling between the prisons. It also includes copies of letters he received while a prisoner and lists of prisoners and the Roll of Company K 12th Georgia regiment.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

John Alexander Fleming Letters

Identifier: DC0114s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 3 letters. Two of the letters were written in 1856 by Fleming to his uncle, J. Harvey Greenlee, and discuss college life. The third letter was written by A. M. Erwin to report Fleming's death. In addition to the manuscript letters, the collection contains typescripts of the letters.

Dates: 1856 - 1864

Karl F. Dixon Collection

Identifier: DC0226s
Scope and Contents The collection contains three letters from the Wizard Automobile Company of Charlotte, NC regarding stockholdership, 1920. There isa small pamphlet entitled "Recollections of a six-month trek across the Plains and Mountains from Iowa to Oregon" by Mrs. J.J. Garlington. There is a 1930 souvenir program rom the Sesqui-Centenniel Celebration of the Battle of King's Mountain. There is copy of the October, 1922 "The Mentor" and an official program from the 39th annual reunion of the United...
Dates: 1920 - 1930

Rhyne Family Collection

Identifier: DC081
Scope and Contents The collection focuses on Rhyne family history, the history of the Mount Holly community, and the cotton mills owned and operated by the Rhyne family. Also included in the collection are numerous plot surveys and warranty deeds related to properties associated with the Rhyne family and its businesses. Highlights of the collection include the Civil War memoir of A.P. Rhyne; extensive research material related to the Rhyne family and the town of Mount Holly; and books related to cotton...
Dates: 1814 - 1974

Robert Hall Morrison, Jr. Collection

Identifier: DC0127s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two letters written by Morrison. One letter, dated June 17, 1868 discusses his father's health and conditions at Davidson College. The second letter was written to Henry Louis Smith about Davidson after the Civil War. DC0225s contains related material about the Morrison family.

Dates: 1861-1868 and undated

Robert Hervey Lafferty Sermon

Identifier: DC0315s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a printed sermon preached at Sugar Creek Church on February 28, 1862. The sermon speaks to conditions in the South during the Civil War. Lafferty sees the war struggles as evidence that the citizens of the South have fallen away from grace. He identifies as particular problems ingratitide towards God, converting the bounty of God into a curse, intemperance and profanity, unfair business practices, failure to support and serve in the army and a failure to trust in...
Dates: 1862

Robert Zenas Johnston Family Collection

Identifier: DC022
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection concerns Robert Zenas Johnston (1834-1908) and includes school notebooks from Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary, student essays, correspondence, his sermons (1859-1907) and speeches, and a photocopy of his diary (1886-1908) as well as a small amount of financial and printed materials. There is also material on the estates of Rufus Johnston and Robert Caldwell, family correspondence, a copy of a scrapbook for James Davidson Johnston, (1915-1944),...
Dates: 1854 - 1963

Samuel Reece Neel Notebook

Identifier: DC0182s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Neel's student notebook which later became his diary. The notebooks contains notes from D.H. Hill's mathematics class, an account of textbooks purchased by Price, a list of his classmates and their class standings, a diary of his Civil War experience, 1861-1865, a diary of his teaching at Cool Springs Academy, 1866-1868, and a diary of his teaching at Bethel Academy, 1869. The school diary portions include lists of students and expense accounts.

Dates: 1859 - 1869

Stirewalt Family Collection

Identifier: DC0139s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of legal and financial materials, a student notebook, and family history files. The legal materials (1862-1883) include a will and a certificate of character for Valentine Stirewalt. The financial materials (1853-1878) include store receipts and a register of boarders at Catawba Springs. The student notebook (1842-1843) is Valentine Stirewalt's mathematics exercises. The family history is a photocopy of genealogical and family ancedotal information for several...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1842 - 1982

William Alexander Smith Reminiscences

Identifier: DC0154s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a handwritten account of Smith's recollections of his student days. The account was written for Miss Cornelia Shaw in 1920.

Dates: 1920

William E. Ardrey Collection

Identifier: DC001
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into the following series: Biographical Information, Speeches ,Diaries, Petitions, Account Records, B. F. Morrow's Records. The Biographical Information includes copies of obituaries and newspaper articles, a family history and a photograph. The speeches are on James K. Polk and his political campaign. The account book contains records of estates administered by Ardrey. The record book of B.F. Morrow's Company lists individual soldiers' pay and quartermaster...
Dates: 1861 - 1907

William Henry Verner Letter

Identifier: DC0130s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written by Davidson College President Kirkpatrick asking safe passage for Verner, who was returning home to join the army.

Dates: 1864

William Wallace Robinson Letters

Identifier: DC0123s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written by Robinson. The letters from 1857-1860 discuss family and college life while the letters from 1861-1864 describe Robinson's activities during the Civil War.

Dates: 1857 - 1864

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