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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 266 items)|
|Abstract||Member of patriotic and historical organizations and editor, 1901-1926, of the "North Carolina Booklet," a quarterly of historical articles; resident of Raleigh, N.C. Chiefly personal letters, mostly 1888-1910, to Mary Hilliard Hinton (d. 1961) from former classmates at St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Included are thank-you notes, replies to subscription solicitations, and letters from Rica H. Finlay commenting on the writer's children and on old school friends. Also included is a manuscript of Hinton's article, "A Type of the Old South," describing the southern slave.|
|Creator||Hinton, Mary Hilliard.|
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Mary Hilliard Hinton was the daughter of David and Mary Boddie Carr Hinton and the niece of Elias Carr, governor of North Carolina, 1893-1897.
Hinton attended St. Mary's School in Raleigh. She later published "A Type of the Old South," an article describing the southern slave, in the Skyland Magazine and various other articles in the Raleigh News and Observer. She studied heraldic art. From 1901 to 1926, Hinton edited the North Carolina Booklet, a quarterly of historical articles originally begun as a project of the North Carolina Society of the Daughters of the Revolution. In this, she was assisted by Mrs. E. E. Moffitt.
Hinton also served on the Jamestown Historical Commission with Mrs. Lindsay Patterson and Rebecca Schenck. She belonged to the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, the North Carolina State Literary and Historical Association, the Daughters of the Revolution, the National Society of Colonial Dames, and other organizations.Back to Top
This collection consists almost exclusively of personal letters of Mary Hilliard Hinton, chiefly 1890-1906. Most of the letters are thank-you notes from former school friends and from their children. There are a few replies to her letters soliciting subscriptions to the North Carolina Booklet.
An early correspondent is Rica H. Finlay, Mary Hinton's friend from Greenville, S.C., who married Dr. Jules Ernest David of Paris in 1890. They afterwards lived in Asheville, N.C. Her letters, mostly about her children and old school friends, continue until her death in 1901.
The manuscript of Hinton's article "A Type of the Old South" is filed in folder 13 along with a letter of rejection for the article from Harper and Brothers.Back to Top
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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top