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James P. Beckwith papers, 1789-1989.

Author: James P Beckwith
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : Master microform : English
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Family papers of James P. Beckwith of Durham, N.C. Included are letters and other papers, 1789-1869 (microfilm), reflecting the domestic and social life of the Arrington, Heath, Jones, Long, and Williams families, chiefly of Petersburg, Va., and Warrenton, N.C., especially the education of Dr. John Francis Heath (1819-1862) at Harvard University, the University of Berlin (including his journal while there), and the
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Personal narratives
Genealogy
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: Robert Paine Beckwith; Robert E Lee; Thomas Pinckney Rutledge; Arrington family.; Banister family; Bolling family; Eppes family; Heath family.; Johnson family; Jones family.; Long family.; Williams family.; Robert E Lee
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James P Beckwith
OCLC Number: 25754102
Notes: In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#3853).
In large part microfilm and photocopies of items in private hands.
Master microfilm (M-3853) held by: NcU.
Microfilm filmed by University of North Carolina, Library, Photographic Service, 1968 (reel 1), 1969 (reel 2), 1971 (reel 3).
Description: approximately 200 items (2.0 linear ft)
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Family papers of James P. Beckwith of Durham, N.C. Included are letters and other papers, 1789-1869 (microfilm), reflecting the domestic and social life of the Arrington, Heath, Jones, Long, and Williams families, chiefly of Petersburg, Va., and Warrenton, N.C., especially the education of Dr. John Francis Heath (1819-1862) at Harvard University, the University of Berlin (including his journal while there), and the University of Pennsylvania; family Bible records (photocopy) of the family of Hugh Johnson (1762-1810) and Sally (Green) Johnson (1775-1848); genealogy of the Banister-Bolling-Eppes family (photocopy); and commonplace book, 1832-1865, of Mary Kearney (Davis) Williams of "Montmorencie," Warrenton, N.C., containing diary entries, religious meditations, and copies of her letters to family members. Also included are the diaries, 1864-1865 and 1870 (microfilm) of Mary J. White of Warrenton, kept at Wilmiington, N.C., in 1864, while waiting with her father, John White, for an opportunity to run the Union blockade, and later at "Ingleside," Warrenton, concerning church services and domestic affairs; recollections of General Robert E. Lee's visit to Warrenton, 1869-1870 (microfilm), written in 1934 by Mrs. Mary J. Beckwith; "A Short History of the A.E.O.C." (a Harvard University social club), 1835, by Thomas Pinckney Rutledge (1815-1838), edited by James P. Beckwith; and account books, 1925-1961 (6 v.) of Robert Paine Beckwith (1888-1969), physician of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., who specialized in pediatrics and obstectrics from the 1920s through the 1950s. Marginal notes contain genealogical information about his Halifax and Northampton counties, N.C., and Brunswick County, Va., patients, many of whom were from textile mill families.

Microfilm contents: See finding aid.

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