Collection Number: 00996-z

Collection Title: Mrs. Tench C. Coxe Papers, 1868, 1909

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Size 44 items
Abstract Letters written to Mrs. Tench C. Coxe, a member of the Coxe family of Asheville, N.C., congratulating her on the birth of her daughter, Eliza, on 5 August 1909. Other items are telegrams, a wedding invitation, and a University of North Carolina 1868 commencement ball invitation.
Creator Coxe, Tench C., Mrs. (Sarah Potter), 1874-1960.
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 Mrs. Tench Coxe Papers #996-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Tench Coxe and Frank Coxe of Asheville, N.C. in 1945 and May 1980.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Members of the Coxe family of Asheville, N.C., were prominent in the development of the Western North Carolina Railroad and in the development of Asheville as a resort center. Tench C. Coxe was a descendent of Daniel Coxe, an early land grant holder in North Carolina, and of Tench Coxe, who served as assistant secretary of the treasury under Alexander Hamilton and later as commissioner of revenue by appointment of President Washington. Mrs. Tench C. Coxe was Sarah ("Sally") Potter, daughter of Florence DeRosset Wright and William F. Potter of Wilmington, N.C.

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Collection primarily consists of letters written to Mrs. Coxe congratulating her on the birth of her daughter, Eliza, on 5 August 1909. Other items are telegrams, an invitation to the wedding of Mrs. Coxe's mother, and a University of North Carolina 1868 commencement ball invitation, with a note from William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn.

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Processing Information

Processed by: F. Gamel, June 1980

Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, October 2016

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