Collection Number: 05688-z

Collection Title: Myers, Patterson, and Snell Family Papers, 1865-1936

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Size 10 items
Abstract The collection consists of two sets of letters and accompanying photographs from members of the Myers, Patterson, and Snell families of Loris, S.C.; Thomasville, N.C.; and Wilmington, N.C. The first set was written during the Civil War and describes military life of Wilson Lindsay Myers (1839-1930) and John W. Patterson (1845-1865) in Virginia and South Carolina, respectively. The second set is from Paul Myers Snell, Sr., and was written while he was in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, working for the Army Corps of Engineers on dredging and developing the levee system around New Orleans in the 1930s. Photographs depict Wilson Lindsay Myers and the Snell family.
Creator Myers family.

Patterson family.

Snell family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Myers, Patterson, and Snell Family Papers #5688-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Nancy S. Johnson of Chapel Hill, N.C., in April 2016 (Acc. 102570).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Wilson Lindsay Myers (1839-1930) of Thomasville, N.C., and John W. Patterson (1845-1865) of Loris, S.C., served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Myers was married to Susan Bathsheba Fouts of Thomasville, N.C.

Paul Myers Snell, Sr. (1894-1961) was married to Annie Elizabeth ("Sug") St. George (1889-1977), and they had two sons, Paul Myers Snell, Jr. (1925-2010) and Thomas Mason Snell (1926-1993), all of Southport, N.C., and Wilmington, N.C. Paul Myers Snell, Sr. worked for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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The collection consists of two sets of letters and accompanying photographs from members of the Myers, Patterson, and Snell families of Loris, S.C.; Thomasville, N.C.; and Wilmington, N.C. The first set was written during the Civil War and describes life in battle. The second set is from Paul Myers Snell, Sr., and was written while he was in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, working for the Army Corps of Engineers on dredging and developing the levee system around New Orleans in the 1930s. Photographs depict Wilson Lindsay Myers and the Snell family.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Letters, 1865-1936 #05688-z, Series: "Myers, Patterson, and Snell Family Papers, 1865-1936" Folder 1

Letters are written by Wilson Lindsay Myers in Pinners Point, Va., to his wife, Susan Bathsheba Fouts Myers, in Thomasville, N.C.; and by John W. Patterson in South Carolina, to his father, James Gould Patterson, Sr., of Loris, S.C.

Image Folder PF-5688/1

Photographs, 1865-1936 #05688-z, Series: "Myers, Patterson, and Snell Family Papers, 1865-1936" PF-5688/1

Photographs labeled "Grandpa/Grandfather" are of the same Wilson Lindsay Myers, circa 1870 and circa 1928. A larger family photograph, circa 1936, includes the Snell family: Paul Myers Snell, Sr., Annie Elizabeth St. George Snell, and their children, Paul Myers Snell, Jr., and Thomas Mason Snell.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jodi Berkowitz, June 2016

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz, June 2016

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