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Collection Number: 03350-z

Collection Title: Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson Papers, 1822-1862; circa 1940s.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 60 items
Abstract Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson was an Episcopalian of Warrenton, N.C., LaGrange, Tenn., and Texas. The collection includes typescript copies of religious advice for her children and memoranda concerning family births, deaths, moves, etc., written by Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson, and genealogical data and copies of wills and other family records of the Anderson family, Beveridge family, and Cameron family, probably compiled by Mary May Anderson in the 1940s. The religious advice consists of spiritual and religious instruction, and excerpts from sermons, hymns, and scripture. The collection also contains a notebook that includes summaries of sermons and bible study, poetry, and contextualizing notes referencing various events experienced by Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson; as well as a photocopy of remembrances by Mary Elizabeth Campbell (Settle) Anderson, daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson.
Creator Anderson, Elizabeth Willis Gloster, fl. 1822-1862.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson Papers, #3350-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary May Anderson of El Paso, Tex., 1958 and Ross Smith in 2011.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson (fl. 1822-1862) was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Ben Gloster, who came from Ireland to North Carolina in 1786. She married John Anderson of Warrenton, N.C. Elizabeth and John moved from Warrenton to La Grange, Tenn., 1827, and she to Texas in 1859 after her husband's death in 1848.

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The collection includes typescript copies of religious advice for her children and memoranda concerning family births, deaths, moves, etc., written by Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson, an Episcopalian; and genealogical data and copies of wills and other family records of the Anderson, Beveridge, and Cameron families in Scotland, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, probably compiled by Mary May Anderson in the 1940s. The religious advice consists of spiritual and religious instruction, and excerpts from sermons, hymns, and scripture. The collection also contains a notebook that includes summaries of sermons and bible study, poetry, and contextualizing notes referencing various events experienced by Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson; as well as a photocopy of remembrances by Mary Elizabeth Campbell (Settle) Anderson, daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Original finding aid #03350-z, Series: "Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson Papers, 1822-1862; circa 1940s." Folder 1

Memoranda #03350-z, Series: "Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson Papers, 1822-1862; circa 1940s." Folder 1

Typescript copies of religious advice for her children and memoranda concerning family births, deaths, moves, etc., written by Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson, an Episcopalian; and genealogical data and copies of wills and other family records of the Anderson, Beveridge, and Cameron families in Scotland, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, probably compiled by Mary May Anderson in the 1940s. The religious advice consists of spiritual and religious instruction, and excerpts from sermons, hymns, and scripture.

Folder 2

Notebook, 1822-1848 #03350-z, Series: "Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson Papers, 1822-1862; circa 1940s." Folder 2

Includes summaries of sermons and bible study, poetry, and contextualizing notes referencing various events experienced by Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson.

Acquisitions information: Addition of 2011

Folder 3

Remembrances of Mary Elizabeth Campbell (Settle) Anderson, recorded 1936-1940 #03350-z, Series: "Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson Papers, 1822-1862; circa 1940s." Folder 3

Acquisitions information: Addition of 2011

Mary Elizabeth Campbell (Settle) Anderson was the wife of William Walker Anderson and daughter of Benjamin Settle II and Sarah Park Campbell. Her remembrances, about 130 photocopied, handwritten pages, describe life in antebellum Rockingham County, N.C., relocating to West Tennessee in the 1850s, and life in West Tennessee after the Civil War.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

Updated by: Jodi Berkowitz, November 2016

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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