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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)|
|Abstract||Dix R. Sarsfield was a student at the University of North Carolina, 1923-1927. He later worked as an editor for the Associated Press in Charlotte, N.C. Correspondence, 1923-1984, of Dix R. Sarsfield, transcripts of Sarsfield₂s letters, and transcripts of other family correspondence, 1846-1993. Most of the letters are personal correspondence written during the years 1923 and 1924, when Sarsfield was an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Several letters span the years after his graduation and are written about family events. There are also typed transcriptions family letters, 1846-1943, the originals of which are not in the collection.|
|Creator||Sarsfield, Dix R.|
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Dix R. Sarsfield was a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from 1923 to 1927. His family ran a boarding house in Asheville, N.C. Sarsfield later became an Associated Press editor stationed in Charlotte, N.C.Back to Top
This collection is comprised of letters written to Dix R. Sarsfield and other members of his family. Most of the letters date from 1923 to 1926 and were written to Sarsfield when he was a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The remaining letters, written at various dates between 1932 and 1984, discuss major family events. There are also transcripts of most of the letters as recorded by the donor, Jane Sarsfield Shoaf, along with transcripts of related letters, 1846-1993, which are not in the collection.Back to Top
Letters written to Dix R. Sarsfield and members of his family between 1923 and 1984. Most of these letters were written to Sarsfield between 1923 and 1926 and concern his life at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his family's life in Asheville. Most of the letters are written by his mother, Mary Clark Selman Sarsfield, and his cousin, Effie Gertrude Pilley Taylor Stabler Smith George Smith, who was a student at the time in Greensboro at the Woman's Colege of the University of North Carolina. The remaining letters span the years 1932 to 1984. They are written to either Dix Sarsfield or to other members of his family and relate family events such as births and deaths in the family.
Transcripts of letters in Series 1 and other letters. These transcriptions were made by the donor, Jane Sarsfield Shoaf, in 1996. This series also includes a "guide to people in this document" which lists most of the major figures who wrote the letters and tells of their family connections. Also, in italics at the beginning and end of many of the letters are notes listing the writer and recipient and date of the letter as well as explanatory notes about references made in the letter to specific people or events. All but three of the letters are transcribed here. The missing documents are a letter from 17 November 1923, a birthday card from 21 July 1934, and a letter from 30 January 1947.
In addition there are several transcribed letters which are not found in the Series 1:
28 November 1933 to Reid Monfort from David Barbee;
30 January 1947 to Dix Sarsfield from his mother;
10 September 1954 to Jane and Cliff Shoaf from their mother;
13 August 1956 to Dix Sarsfield from his daughter Jane;
16 July 1963 to Jane Sarsfield from Dix Sarsfield;
23 October 1993 to George Bertchaell from Louis Blount;
25 June 1912 a memoir by W. D. Burtchel;
20 November 1846 to Martha Williams from Washington Ives;
7 July 1847 to Martha Williams from Edward Rutledge.
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