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Collection Number: 00683

Collection Title: Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers, 1833-1975 (bulk 1833-1942)

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Size 10.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6700 items)
Abstract Cornelia Phillips Spencer, writer and community leader of Chapel Hill, N.C., was the daughter of University of North Carolina mathematics professor James Phillips (1792-1867) and Judith Vermeule Phillips (1796-1881), wife of lawyer James Monroe Spencer (1827-1861), and mother of Julia Spencer Love (b. 1859), who married Harvard University mathematician James Lee Love (1860-1950). The collection includes correspondence, writings, pictures, and other materials relating to Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her family. Much of the material for the period 1866-1883 concerns Chapel Hill friends and neighbors and the effect of Reconstruction on the University of North Carolina. Included are a few letters to Cornelia from her father, 1856-1863, and from North Carolina Governor Zebulon Baird Vance, 1865-1872. From April to October 1884, there are many letters to Cornelia from her daughter Julia, who was traveling and studying in England and Germany. Over one-third of the correspondence consists of letters between Cornelia in Chapel Hill and Julia in Cambridge, Mass., 1890-1894. Letters concern personal and public aspects of life in both college towns, the pregnancy and stillbirth experienced by Julia in March 1891, the lives of faculty members at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard, and domestic affairs of the North Carolina and Massachusetts branches of the family. Writings include many songs, poems, articles, and memorials by Cornelia. Volumes include Cornelia's diaries, 1853-1908, and her scrapbooks, some of which contain writings by Cornelia. There are also many volumes of James Phillips's lecture notes. Pictures are chiefly of family members. Also included are typed transcriptions of most of the correspondence, as well as transcriptions of letters, writings, and other materials of Cornelia from published and manuscript sources, many of which were produced in conjunction with Louis Round Wilson's editing of Cornelia's papers for publication.
Creator Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers #683, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 1993) available.
  • Reel 1: Contains entire collection except one letter in folder 65, letters in folder 156a, Series 5. Typescripts, and Series 8.2. James Phillips Volumes.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Cornelia Spencer Love of Chapel Hill, N.C., before 1940 and in 1954, 1976, and 1982; from James L. Love of Greensboro, N.C., in 1950; transferred from the following Southern Historical Collection collections: David Lowry Swain Papers (#706), Louis Round Wilson Papers (#3274), Charles Phillips Russell Papers (#4004), Charles Phillips Papers (#2462), Alice Neal Letter (541-z); addition of February 2007 (Acc. 100605) transferred from the North Carolina Collection.
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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Processed by: Linda Mackie Griggs and Roslyn Holdzkom, December 1992; Margaret Dickson, July 2007

Encoded by: Bari Helms, March 2005

Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2023

Notes on microfilm: a letter in folder 65, letters in folder 156a, James Phillips's lecture notes, and the Louis Round Wilson typed transcriptions were not included in the 1993 microfilm copy of this collection.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Cornelia Ann Phillips was born 20 March 1825 in Harlem, N.Y., the daughter of James Phillips (1792-1867) and Judith Vermeule Phillips (1796-1881). Her mother, Judith Vermeule, was a member of an old Dutch family that hailed from the Raritan Valley of New Jersey. James Phillips, an Englishman who migrated to America in 1815, moved his family to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1826, when he became professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina, where he taught until his death in 1867. Cornelia was the youngest of three children. Brother Charles Phillips became professor of mathematics and engineering at the University of North Carolina, and Samuel Field Phillips was the United States solicitor general under President Ulysses S. Grant.

Cornelia grew up in Chapel Hill, and was educated in Latin, Greek, French, and all forms of literature (of which she was especially fond), as well as music, drawing, and needlework.

On 20 June 1855, Cornelia Phillips married James Monroe ("Magnus") Spencer (1827-1861), a lawyer and alumnus of the University of North Carolina class of 1853. In 1859, four years after the couple had settled in Clinton, Ala., Cornelia gave birth to a daughter, Julia ("June") James Spencer.

In June 1861, James Monroe Spencer died after a long illness. Several months later, Cornelia Phillips Spencer yielded to her father's pleas to return to Chapel Hill. Here, shortly after the Civil War, she began to make her mark as a writer. In 1866, at the encouragement of her friend, former Governor David Lowry Swain (1801-1868), she published her first work, The Last Ninety Days of the War. In 1869, she wrote Pen and Ink Sketches of the University of North Carolina, and, from 1870 to 1876, wrote a weekly "Young Ladies' Column" for The Presbyterian. Her frequent articles and letters to editors and state leaders played an important role in the reopening of the University of North Carolina in 1875, and in campaigns for other causes such as the founding of the University Normal School.

In 1894, Cornelia Phillips Spencer moved to Cambridge, Mass., to live with her daughter June, whose husband, James Lee Love (1860-1950), was a professor of mathematics at Harvard. One year later she was awarded an honorary degree by the University of North Carolina, the first such degree given to a woman by the University.

Cornelia Phillips Spencer died on 11 March 1908 in Cambridge.

For additional information see The Woman Who Rang the Bell by Charles Phillips Russell (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1949); Old Days in Chapel Hill by Hope Summerell Chamberlain (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1926); and Selected Papers [of Cornelia Phillips Spencer] edited by Louis Round Wilson (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1953).

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Collection includes correspondence, writings, pictures, and other materials relating to Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her family. Much of the material for the period 1866-1883 concerns Chapel Hill, N.C., friends and neighbors and the effect of Reconstruction on the University of North Carolina. Included are a few letters to Cornelia from her father, James Phillips, 1856-1863, and from North Carolina Governor Zebulon Baird Vance, 1865-1872. From April to October 1884, there are many letters to Cornelia from her daughter Julia Spencer Love, who was traveling and studying in England and Germany. Over one-third of the correspondence consists of letters between Cornelia in Chapel Hill and Julia in Cambridge, Mass., 1890-1894. Letters concern personal and public aspects of life in both college towns, the pregnancy and stillbirth experienced by Julia in March 1891, the lives of faculty members at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University, and domestic affairs of the North Carolina and Massachusetts branches of the family. Writings include many songs, poems, articles, and memorials by Cornelia.

Volumes include Cornelia's diaries, 1853-1908, and her scrapbooks, some of which contain writings by Cornelia. There are also many volumes of James Phillips's lecture notes.

Writings and correspondence include discussions of daily life in Chapel Hill, 1862-1894, the University of North Carolina's struggles during Reconstruction, and miscellaneous personal and family matters.

There are also pictures of friends and relatives of Cornelia Phillips Spencer.

Also included are typed transcriptions of most of the correspondence, as well as transcriptions of letters, writings, and other materials of Cornelia from published and manuscript sources, many of which were produced in conjunction with Louis Round Wilson's editing of Cornelia's papers for publication.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1839-1919, 1924, 1926, 1975, and undated.

About 3300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly personal and family letters to and from Cornelia Phillips Spencer, concerning a variety of topics. Much of the correspondence is with Spencer's daughter June and her sister-in-law, Laura Battle Phillips (Mrs. Charles Phillips). Much of the earlier material (1866-1883) concerns friends and neighbors in Chapel Hill and the turbulent affairs of the University of North Carolina during Reconstruction.

From April to October 1884, there are letters to her mother from June Spencer, who was travelling and studying in England and Germany. See Series 3. Writings and Series 5. Typescripts for typescripts of these letters as published in The Presbyterian.

Over one-third of the correspondence is dated 1890-1894, and consists of letters between June Spencer Love, in Cambridge, Mass., and Cornelia Spencer. The letters concern various aspects of life in Chapel Hill and Cambridge: activities of friends and relatives, the pregnancy and stillbirth experienced by June in March 1891, faculty members of the University of North Carolina and Harvard, and the domestic affairs of both families.

Much of the rest of the correspondence consists of routine family and personal letters, many of which were written by Cornelia Phillips Spencer to Laura and Charles Phillips. Other items include letters from Robert Lamar Beall (d. 1891), 1866-1867, and from Edward Joseph Hale (1839-1922), 1866. Charles Force Deems (1820-1893) wrote several letters to Spencer in 1866 concerning her book, The Last Ninety Days of the War. Spencer's father, James Phillips (1792-1867), wrote a few letters to his daughter, 1856-1863, and there are also letters from North Carolina Governor Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894), 1865-1872.

There are also a few letters not involving Spencer--a brief correspondence between James Phillips and Reverend Alexander Wilson, 1839-1844, and an exchange of letters (apparently contemporary copies) between Z. B. Vance and William T. Sherman, discussing the surrender of the city of Raleigh.

See also Series 5. Typescripts.

Folder 1

1839-July 1859

Folder 2

1862, 1865-June 1866

Folder 3

July-August 1866

Folder 4

September 1866-1869

Folder 5

1870-1872

Folder 6

1873-February 1875

Folder 7

March 1875-1876

Folder 8

1877

Folder 9

1878-1879

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

1880

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

1881

Folder 14-15

Folder 14

Folder 15

1882

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

1883

Folder 18-25

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

1884

Folder 26

1885

Folder 27

1886-May 1888

Folder 28

June 1888-1889

Folder 29-36

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

1890

Folder 37-45

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

1891

Folder 46-53

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

1892

Folder 54-57

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

1893

Folder 58-64

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

1894

Folder 65

1895-1899

Includes a letter (and transcript), 14 February 1899, from Cornelia Phillips Spencer in Cambridge, Mass., to Cinderella Shepard in Eatontown, N.J. Cinderella Shepard was a Black woman who had previously worked for Cornelia Phillips Spencer and Mrs. Davis in Chapel Hill, N.C. The letter implies that Spencer and Shepard had not been in contact for several years and shares news, or lack thereof, of both Black and white people in Chapel Hill that they knew in common, including Beck Mason (a maid for the people living in the Love house), "Dilsey," Caroline Jones, Simon Battle, Thomas Dunstan (the college barber), Roman Jones, Charles Snipes, and Rilla Strowd, among others. Alice Neal, the niece of Cinderella Shepard, the cook of Frank Porter Graham, and the donor of this letter, is also mentioned. (NOTE: This item has not been microfilmed)

Folder 66

1900

Folder 67

1901

Folder 68

1902

Folder 69-70

Folder 69

Folder 70

1903

Folder 71-72

Folder 71

Folder 72

1904

Folder 73

1905

Folder 74

1906

Folder 75

1907

Folder 76-78

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

1908

Folder 79

1909-1910, 1912

Folder 80

1915, 1917

Folder 81

March-August 1919, 1924, 1926, 1975

Folder 82

Undated

Folder 83

Undated Fragments

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3 items.

Acquisition information: Accession 100605

Three letters: one form letter of 9 September 1880 from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to the alumni of the University of North Carolina requesting updated information about former students; one letter of 21 November 1883 from Albert Smith of Cullman, Ala., to S. L. Kenan of Selma, Ala., in response to a prior request for alumni information; and one letter of September 1883 from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to S. L. Kenan thanking him for his efforts in securing alumni information.

Note: these letters have not been microfilmed.

Folder 156a

Letters, 1880-1883

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3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

A receipt for payment by Spencer to the Chapel Hill post office, personal accounts of Spencer for March 1878, and a bill for art supplies bought by June Spencer.

Folder 84

Financial Material

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About 100 items.

Most items are typescripts "Letters of a Young Lady from the Old World," which were published in 1884 in The Presbyterian. There are also miscellaneous handwritten pieces--songs, poems, memorials, essays, and notes. The series includes two fairly long items entitled, "North Carolina: The Old North State" and "South Carolina: The Palmetto State."

See also Series 4. Printed Material, Series 5. Typescripts, Series 7. Typed Copies, and Series 8. Volumes.

Folder 85

"North Carolina: The Old North State"

Folder 86

"South Carolina: The Palmetto State"

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Miscellaneous Poems, Notes, and Memorials

Folder 89-94

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

"Letters of a Young Lady from the Old World" by June Spencer Love

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About 85 items.

Arrangement: By type.

Chiefly clippings and photocopies of clippings about, by, or collected by Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her family. There is also an incomplete list of installments of the "Young Ladies' Column," published in The Presbyterian, 1870-1876.

Also included are printed songs written by Spencer in honor of special university occasions, a commencement program, a memorial to Spencer's brother Samuel Field Phillips, and a copy of "Professor Hedrick's Case."

Folder 95-96

Folder 95

Folder 96

About Cornelia Phillips Spencer

Folder 97

By Cornelia Phillips Spencer: "Young Ladies' Column"

Folder 98

By Cornelia Phillips Spencer: Songs and Memorials

Folder 99

By Cornelia Phillips Spencer: Other items

Folder 100

About Relatives of Cornelia Phillips Spencer

Folder 101

Other items collected by Cornelia Phillips Spencer

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About 3000 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Typed transcripts of letters, writings, memoranda, comments, and other material used by Louis Round Wilson in the preparation of Selected Papers of [Cornelia Phillips Spencer] (1953). Many items were not published in the book. These translations were made from material in various periodicals and in manuscript collections, including the Southern Historical Collection, the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, and the North Carolina State Archives.

Folder 102

Brief notes by Louis Round Wilson

Folder 103-108

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Introductory Material

Folder 109

Books, Libraries, and Reading

Folder 110

Chapel Hill

Folder 111

Cornelia Phillips Spencer Editorials from the Weekly Ledger

Folder 112

Education

Folder 113

Manners and Customs

Folder 114-117

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Memoirs, Obituaries, Condolences

Folder 118-119

Folder 118

Folder 119

North Carolina Attitudes, Background, and History

Folder 120

"Old Times in Chapel Hill"

Folder 121

Pen and Ink Sketches, 1-15

Folder 122

Pool-Spencer Controversy

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

Religion

Folder 125-126

Folder 125

Folder 126

Self-Culture and Personal Conduct

Folder 127

Social Questions

Folder 128

Songs, Odes, and Hymns

Folder 129-131

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

University of North Carolina

Folder 132

University Normal School

Folder 133

Woods, Flowers, and Streams

Folder 134-137

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Young Ladies' Column

Folder 138

Letters: Battle, Kemp Plummer

Folder 139

Letters: Cameron, Paul C.

Folder 140

Letters: Civil War and Last Ninety Days

Folder 141

Letters: June at Peace Institute

Folder 142

Letters: June in New York

Folder 143

Letters: Miscellaneous

Folder 144

Letters: Mitchell-Summerell

Folder 145

Letters: Phillips, Samuel

Folder 146

Letters: Swain, Mrs. D. L.

Folder 147

Letters: Vance-Spencer

Folder 148

Letters: 1839-1865

Folder 149

Letters: 1866-1867

Folder 150

Letters: 1868-1874

Folder 151

Letters: 1875-1876

Folder 152

Letters: 1877-1880

Folder 153

Letters: 1881-1903

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About 75 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Photocopies of book pages annotated by Cornelia Phillips Spencer, memorials, and biographical sketches about Spencer, an obituary of James Phillips, an anonymous work entitled "Notes on Stoneman's Raid," a copy of the will of Rutgers V. Cadmus, notes on Spencer correspondence written by Cornelia Spencer Love, genealogy of the Vermeule-Phillips-Lucas family, and miscellaneous enclosures.

Folder 154

Cornelia Spencer Phillips Memorial and Biographical Sketches

Folder 155

Genealogy: Vermeule-Phillips-Lucas

Folder 156

Miscellaneous Items

Includes the will of Rutgers V. Cadmus with June Love as beneficiary, "Notes on Stoneman's Raid" (author unknown), and other items.

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20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Twenty bound volumes of collected writings of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, gathered from various periodical and manuscript sources and typed in 1949-1950 for James Lee Love, son-in-law of Spencer. These volumes are designated (TC).

Transcription Volume TV-683/1

Volume 1 (TC): December 1839-July 1866

Transcription Volume TV-683/2

Volume 2 (TC): August 1866-May 1869

Transcription Volume TV-683/3

Volume 3 (TC): June 1869-June 1870

Transcription Volume TV-683/4

Volume 4 (TC): July 1870-December 1871

Transcription Volume TV-683/5

Volume 5 (TC): 1872

Transcription Volume TV-683/6

Volume 6 (TC): 1873

Transcription Volume TV-683/7

Volume 7 (TC): January 1874-March 1875

Transcription Volume TV-683/8

Volume 8 (TC): April 1875-March 1876

Transcription Volume TV-683/9

Volume 9 (TC): April 1876-August 1877

Transcription Volume TV-683/10

Volume 10 (TC): October 1877-January 1880

Transcription Volume TV-683/11

Volume 11 (TC): February-November 1880

Transcription Volume TV-683/12

Volume 12 (TC): December 1880-December 1884

Transcription Volume TV-683/13

Volume 13 (TC): May 1885-August 1888

Transcription Volume TV-683/14

Volume 14 (TC): September 1888-April 1895

Transcription Volume TV-683/15

Volume 15 (TC): May 1895-1912

Transcription Volume TV-683/16

Volume 16 (TC): November 1877-July 1883

Transcription Volume TV-683/17

Volume 17 (TC): August 1883-October 1890

Transcription Volume TV-683/18

Volume 18 (TC): November 1890-March 1892

Transcription Volume TV-683/19

Volume 19 (TC): April-November 1892

Transcription Volume TV-683/20

Volume 20 (TC): December 1892-August 1919

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82 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Chiefly journals and personal writings of Cornelia Phillips Spencer and lecture notes of James Phillips, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina.

Nine volumes consist partly or entirely of journal entries, 1853-1908. Entries were made almost daily for some periods, notably 1882-1907, and much less frequently for others. Few entries are longer than one page. Subjects are chiefly Spencer's daily activities and her commentary on them. Literary quotations and citations are frequent.

There are several scrapbooks which contain miscellaneous collected published writings, some of which were written by Spencer.

Volume 81 is actually a bibliographical card index of published (and a few unpublished) writings by Spencer. This index probably is not exhaustive. It was prepared in conjunction with James Lee Love's typing project (see Series 7. Typed Copies).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2. James Phillips Volumes, 1854-1867 and undated.

55 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Folder 171

Volume 15: "Addition of (Money)"

Folder 172

Volume 16: "The Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry"

Folder 173

Volume 17: "Mathematical Questions"

Folder 174

Volume 18: "The Elements of Fluxions"

Folder 175-190

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Volumes 19-34: Lectures on Astronomy

Folder 191

Volume 35: "Differential Calculus; Lecture 2nd"

Folder 192

Volume 36: "Electro-magnetism"

Folder 193-194

Folder 193

Folder 194

Volumes 37-38: Lectures on Electricity

Folder 195-197

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Volumes 39-41: Lectures on Magnetism

Folder 198-200

Folder 198

Folder 199

Folder 200

Volumes 42-44: Lectures on Optics

Folder 201-218

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Volumes 45-62: Lectures on Natural Philosophy

Folder 219

Volume 63: Fragment of a Sermon

Folder 220-221

Folder 220

Folder 221

Volumes 64-65: "Mathematical Studies"

Folder 222-223

Folder 222

Folder 223

Volumes 66-67: "Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus"

Folder 224

Volume 68: Calculus Notes (with sketches drawn by June S. Love)

Folder 225

Volume 69: Grade Book, 1854-1856

Folder 226

Volume 70: Grade Book, 1865-1867

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5 items.
Oversize Volume SV-683/71a

Scrapbook

Folder 227

Folder number not used

Folder 228-232

Folder 228

Folder 229

Folder 230

Folder 231

Folder 232

Volumes 71b-75: Scrapbooks

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Pictures, 1850-1918.

About 195 items.

Chiefly photographs of Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her relatives, including her parents, her daughter, and her grandchildren, James Spencer Love and Cornelia Spencer Love. There are also pictures of friends and acquaintances, mostly cartes-de-visite. Special format photographs, such as daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, are designated (SF).

There are also several floral and foliage paintings done from life by Spencer.

Also included (and numbered and filed separately) are photographs from a dismantled photograph album. This album, consisting of about 100 images, has been dismantled in order to prevent further deterioration of the photographs due to water damage. The images have been kept in the exact order in which they were placed in the album and numbered accordingly; i.e., the images 1a-1b appeared on page 1 of the album and so forth.

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SF-P-683/1

SF-P-683/2

Cornelia Phillips Spencer

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Cornelia Phillips Spencer

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P-683/6

Cornelia Phillips Spencer

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Julia J. Spencer, circa 1866

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Julia J. Spencer, circa 1866

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Julia Spencer Love

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P-683/12

P-683/13

Julia Spencer Love

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June Spencer, circa 1861

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Judith Vermeule Phillips

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Judith Vermeule Phillips

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James Phillips

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James Phillips

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James Phillips

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Samuel Phillips

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Dr. Charles Phillips

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John Phillips

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"Bro. Jack Spencer"

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Albert Vermeule

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Ida Phillips

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Lottie Phillips, 1867

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Nora Phillips, 1885-1886

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Ann K. Phillips, 1889

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Samuel Phillips, 1862

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John Ruskin

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Ira D. Sankey

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Andrew Johnson

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Dwight L. Moody

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"Aunt Catherine"

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E. Grant

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George Clarkson Worth, June 1873

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Mrs. Fordyce Hubbard, before 1871

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Fordyce Hubbard Argo, circa 1872

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W. H. Maverick

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Sarah Whisher

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Kate Whisher

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Annie Baskin Hearkness

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"Mrs. Smith"

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Miss Nancy Hilliard, circa 1867

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Mrs. M. H. Argo, before 1872

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Mary De Berniere Hooper, 1886

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Paul C. Cameron, 1891

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Kemp Plummer Battle

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Dr. J. B. Jones

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Mrs. George Winston, 1906

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Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Julia S. Love

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Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Cornelia Spencer Love, circa 1899

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Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Julia S. Love, "Beck" the cook, 1890

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Cornelia S. Love, Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Julia S. Love, James S. Love, circa 1899

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James Lee Love, James Spencer Love, Cornelia Spencer Love

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James Phillips, Julia S. Love

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Julia S. Love, Elinor (Nora) Phillips

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Julia S. Love, Alice Wilson, Emma Scales, Lizzie Watkins, Kerr Morehead

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"Two old aunts of Mrs. Spencer"

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W. S. Long, Kemp P. Battle, "Davie Poplar Jr.," March 1918

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Group of James M. Spencer's classmates at UNC, circa 1853

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"Professor McIver's home and family," 1886

Image P-683/58

Photograph of painting of first home on UNC campus, home of Drs. Caldwell and Mitchell

Image P-683/59

"The Klutz House"

Image P-683/60

Davie Poplar, circa 1905

Image P-683/61-63

P-683/61

P-683/62

P-683/63

Old Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill

Image P-683/64

"Polivania Villa," Switzerland

Special Format Image SF-P-683/21

Unidentified child

Special Format Image SF-P-683/22

Unidentified individual

Special Format Image SF-P-683/23

Unidentified individual

Special Format Image SF-P-683/24

Unidentified individual

Image P-683/66

Omar Ibn Said

Image P-683/70a-70b

Unidentified women

Photograph Album PA-683/1

Alexander Wilson, circa 1865

Image: P-683/1a

Charles Phillips, circa 1865

Image: P-683/3b

"Miss Mitchell," circa 1865

Image: P-683/4b

Photographer: Philip B. Kennedy, Salisbury, N.C.

Stonewall Jackson, circa 1860

Image: P-683/6a

William Mercer Green, circa 1865

Image: P-683/6b

Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), New York or Washington, D.C.

Inscription on verso: "For Cornelia."

Zebulon Baird Vance, circa 1865

Image: P-683/7a

Photographer: Watson's Photographic and Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

William A. Graham, circa 1865

Image: P-683/7b

Photographer: Watson's Photographic and Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

"Mrs. Argo," circa 1870

Image: P-683/8q

Photographer: Rockwood & Co., New York

"F. H. Argo," circa 1870

Image: P-683/8b

Photographer: Bonta & Curtiss, Syracuse, NY.

"Mrs. Roe,", circa 1875

Image: P-683/9a

Photographer: McDonald's Photographic and Portrait Galleries, Albany, NY.

"Rev. Dr. Roe," circa 1875

Image: P-683/9b

Photographer: Bogardus, New York.

Inscription at top of album page: "The Roes were cousins of Mrs. C. P. Spencer: I guess that Mrs. Roe was a daughter of Mrs. Spencer's uncle Sam A. Phillips."

Sue Phillips, circa 1860

Image: P-683/10a

Sue Fetter, circa 1865

Image: P-683/10b

Kitty Rion, circa 1876

Image: P-683/11a

Photographer: Le Rue Lemer, Harrisburg, PA.

Inscription on verso: "From your friend Kitty Rion, Dec. 28th 1876."

Mrs. S[amuel A.] Phillips, circa 1870

Image: P-683/12a

Photographer: Howard & Co., Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Inscription at top of album page: "Mrs. Spencer's aunt by marriage."

"Mrs. Lilliman," circa 1865

Image: P-683/13a

Mary Ella Guthrie, circa 1860

Image: P-683/13b

Photographer: Rufus Morgan [s.l.]

Inscription at bottom of image: "Mary Ella Carr/now Mrs. W. A. Guthrie."

Mrs. David Worth, 1868

Image: P-683/14a

Photographer: F. A. Churchill, Sandy Hill, NY.

James Spencer Worth, 1872

Image: P-683/14b

Photographer: C. M. VanOrsdell [s.l.]

Inscription on verso: "James Spencer Worth, May 15th 1872, Aged 2 yrs and 6 months, Wilmington, N.C."

Inscription at bottom of album page: "David Worth was a classmate of James M. Spencer at Univ. of N.C."

Anne Burwell, 1879

Image: P-683/15a

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription on verso: "For June from Nannie -- Dec. 1879"

Mary Burwell, 1878

Image: P-683/15b

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription at bottom of image: "From Mary Burwell -- to June J. S."

"[Mr.] Southgate," 1878

Image: P-683/16a

Photographer: A. Theo. (?) Hunt, Raleigh, N.C.

M. K. Nionhind, circa 1875

Image: P-683/16b

Photographer: S. L. Alderman, Andrews' Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Isaac Mathew Taylor, 1871

Image: P-683/17b

Photographer: D. Clark, New Brunswick, N.J.

Mrs. R. H. Battle, circa 1875

Image: P-683/18a

Photographer: J. W. Watson, Raleigh, N.C.

"Mrs. Joseph Holmes and Jean," 1893

Image: P-683/18b

Photographer: Wharton Portraits, Raleigh, N.C.

Alice Kerr, circa 1870

Image: P-683/19b

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription at top of album page: "James' most loved girlhood friend."

Empress Eugenie, circa 1860

Image: P-683/21a

R. E. Caldwell, circa 1875

Image: P-683/21b

Photographer: L. W. Andrews, Greensboro, N.C.

Inscription on verso: "Ernie."

Varina Mason, circa 1865

Image: P-683/22a

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Annabelle Thompson Martin

Image: P-683/22b

Photographer: Gardner, Washington, D.C.

"Mrs. Vermeulen," circa 1860

Image: P-683/23a

Tintype.

"Mrs. Lynch," circa 1870

Image: P-683/23b

Photographer: Crawford's Photographic Portrait Gallery, Stamford, Conn.

Unidentified little boy, circa 1870

Image: P-683/24a

Photographer: E. S. Wormell, New Berne [sic], N.C.

"Miss Emma Carr," circa 1875

Image: P-683/24b

Unidentified woman, circa 1865

Image: P-683/25a

Photographer: Crawford's Photographic Portrait Gallery, Stamford, Conn.

"Abby Clarkson," circa 1875

Image: P-683/25b

Photographer: Sarony's, New York.

Inscription at top of album page: "The Clarkson's were of the N.J. Vermeule family -- cousin of Mrs. Skinar (?)."

Miss Abbie Clarkson, circa 1865

Image: P-683/26a

Photographer: R. A. Lewis, New York.

Miss Sue Fetter, circa 1870

Image: P-683/26b_1

Photographer: J. H. VanNess, Charlotte, N.C.

Unidentified man, circa 1865

Image: P-683/26b_2

Photographer: O. H. Willard, Philadelphia.

Note: This picture was found behind 26b(1). Image has been retouched in pencil.

Sam Phillips Verner, circa 1875

Image: P-683/27a

Photographer: H. Bawngarten, Charlotte, N.C.

Louis Ledaux, 1880

Image: P-683/27b

Photographer: W. W. Whiddit, Newburgh, N.Y.

Sarah Fetter Whidbee, circa 1875

Image: P-683/28a

Photographer: W. C. Dawson, Elizabeth City, N.C.

Alexander Wilson, circa 1865

Image: P-683/29a_1

Photographer: C. R. Rees & Co., Richmond, Va.

"Mr. Swift," circa 1875

Image: P-683/29a_2

Photographer: Julius Brill, New York. Note: This image was found behind 29a(1).

"Mr. Sherwood," circa 1865

Image: P-683/29b

Photographer: Bendann Brothers, Baltimore.

Special Format Image SF-P-683/30a

"June's Cronies at Peace Institute," circa 1875

PA-683/30a

Tintype.

Special Format Image SF-P-683/30b_1

Alex Phillips and a cat, 1872

PA-683/1

Tintype.

Inscription at bottom of album page: "Alex Phillips & George."

Special Format Image SF-P-683/30b_2

Alex Phillips and a cat, 1872

PA-683/1

Tintype.

Note: This image was found behind 30b(1).

Photograph Album PA-683/1

Minnie McNeill (Mrs. W. B. Phillips), 1876

Image: P-683/31a

Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C.

W. B. Phillips, circa 1875

Image: P-683/31b

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

William Hooper, circa 1875

Image: P-683/32a

Photographer: Walmsley & Co., Philadelphia.

James Southgate, 1879

Image: P-683/32b

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Alexandra, Princess of Wales, circa 1865

Image: P-683/33a

Edward, Prince of Wales, circa 1865

Image: P-683/33b

Ann K. Phillips, circa 1860

Image: P-683/34a

Inscription at top of album page: "Mrs. Spencer's Aunt & Uncle" [see also 34b].

Samuel A. Phillips, circa 1860

Image: P-683/34b

Note: This image has been incorrectly identified on verso as "Thomas I. Phillips, Fort Wayne."

"Dr. Lacy," circa 1875

Image: P-683/35a

Photographer: J. H. VanNess, Charlotte, N.C.

Lena Knowlton, circa 1860

Image: P-683/35b

Photographer: C. D. Fredricks & Co., New York.

Inscription at top of album page: "The Knowltons were of the S. A. Phillips family."

"Col. Martin," circa 1875

Image: P-683/36b

Photographer: J. H. VanNess, Charlotte, N.C.

[Fordyce M. ?] Hubbard, circa 1860

Image: P-683/37a

Photographer: Rufus Morgan [s.l.]

Inscription at bottom of album page: "Prof. U.N.C. 1848-1868."

Fannie Smith, circa 1875

Image: P-683/38b

Photographer: Charles S. Rawson, New York.

Martha Byrd Winston, circa 1870

Image: P-683/39a

Photographer: John F. Engle, Raleigh, N.C.

Mrs. George T. Winston, 1880

Image: P-683/39b

Photographer: Ritz & Hastings, Boston.

Susie Anne Atkins, circa 1870

Image: P-683/40a

Photographer: David T. Weld, Freeport, Ill.

Inscription taken from bottom of album page: "Dot Atkins."

Eleanor Swain Atkins, 1879

Image: P-683/40b

Photographer: S. L. Alderman, Andrews' Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Inscription taken from top of album page: "President Swain's daughter, who married the Yankee Col. in Chapel Hill."

D. N. Nicholson, 1874

Image: P-683/41a

Photographer: W. A. Bigelow, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Unidentified woman, circa 1875

Image: P-683/41b

Photographer: L. A. Atwood, Burlington, Vt.

Mr. John B. Burwell, circa 1875

Image: P-683/42a

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

"Mr. Stevens," circa 1870

Image: P-683/42b

Photographer: J. H. Kent, Rochester, N.Y.

J. J. Davis, 1878

Image: P-683/43a

Inscription taken from album page: "Le petit marechal."

Thomas Argo, circa 1865

Image: P-683/43b

Photographer: Watson's Photographic Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.

Lizzie Watkins, 1875

Image: P-683/44a

Photographer: Watson's Gallery of Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Will Love, circa 1865

Image: P-683/44b

Photograph is a reproduction of a vintage print: 12.7 x 10.3 cm.

Inscription on album page: "Son of R. C. G. Love, d. 1890."

Note: The original tintype was copied and discarded due to its extremely deteriorated condition.

William Huntington and F. R. H. Huntington (his wife), circa 1867

Image: P-683/45a

Poem on verso.

Note: There is an image similar to this in the Charles W. Hutson Papers (P-362/7).

Mrs. David G. Worth, 1873

Image: P-683/45b

Photographer: Wm. Nims, Fort Edward, N.Y.

George M. Maverick, circa 1865

Image: P-683/46a

Photographer: Wm. E. Cowen & Co., Charlottesville, VA.

Charles F. McKesson, circa 1865

Image: P-683/46b

Photographer: A. F. Smith, Charlottesville, Va.

Mollie Bell, circa 1875

Image: P-683/47a

Photographer: J. L. Winner [s.l.]

Y. J. Anderson, circa 1865

Image: P-683/47b

Photographer: Wm. E. Cowen & Co., Charlottesville, VA.

Susan Dimock, circa 1865

Image: P-683/48b

Tintype.

Inscription on verso: "Taken in her 25th year."

"Rev. Dr. Deems," circa 1865

Image: P-683/49a

Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C.

Eugene Harris, circa 1870

Image: P-683/50a

Photographer: Hunt's Southern Temple of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Note: Image has been badly water damaged.

Richard Henderson, circa 1880

Image: P-683/50b

Inscription on album page: "U.N.C. 1880."

Floral and Foliage Paintings by Cornelia Phillips Spencer

Image: P-683/71-96

Also includes framed item: Charcoal drawing of Cornelia Phillips Spencer with plate reading, "Drawn by her daughter, Julia Spencer Love, in 1881." Image is oval, about 18.5 x 15 in.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-683/1

Oversize images

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