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|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.|
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Includes a 1868 University of North Carolina commencement ball invitation, and an invitation to the wedding of Florence Wright and William F. Potter, circa 1870.
Processed by: F. Gamel, June 1980
Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, October 2016Back to Top