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|Abstract||William Carey Dowd of Tarboro, N.C., was a University of North Carolina student and tutor. The collection includes short essays on various topics, presumably written by Dowd while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; Dowd's valedictory address to the class of 1858; drafts of a letter from Dowd expressing his appreciation to his parents; diplomas; and a combined pen-pencil awarded to Dowd.|
|Creator||Dowd, William Carey, 1835-1860.|
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William Carey Dowd (1835-1860) was born in Tarboro, N.C., the son of prominent North Carolina Baptist minister the Reverend Patrick Dowd (1799-1866). William Carey Dowd graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1858 and became a tutor in Latin until his health caused his resignation in winter of 1858. Dowd went to Florida for his health, and in summer of 1859 he travelled to Red Sulphur Springs, Va., seeking treatment for tuberculosis. Dowd's health failed to improve, and he died in Christiansburg, Va., en route home from Red Sulphur Springs to Tarboro.Back to Top
The collection includes short essays on various topics, such as "Virgil," "Classics," and "The Value of Society," presumably written by William Carey Dowd while he was a student at the University of North Carolina; Dowd's valedictory address to the class of 1858; two drafts of a letter, 24 October 1857, from Dowd expressing his appreciation to his parents; Dowd's diploma from UNC; Dowd's certificate of membership in the Dialectic Society; and a combined pen-pencil awarded to Dowd as valedictorian of the class of 1858.Back to Top
Oversized papers (OP-1722/1-2).Back to Top
Processed by: Staff, 1992
Encoded by: Peter Hymas, February 2005
Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.Back to Top