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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,200 items)|
|Abstract||Heriot Clarkson (1863-1842) of Charlotte, N.C., was a lawyer, state and local official, and justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1923-1942. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, and writings, chiefly from 1900, of Heriot Clarkson, relating to personal matters; law; local, North Carolina state, and national politics, particularly the campaign of Cameron Morrison (1869-1953) for governor in 1920, and the 1928 presidental election, and Clarkson's own campaigns for various offices; and his public and civic interests which included local, state, and national prohibition; the North Carolina "Good Roads" movement; historical writing and preservation; and the Episcopal Church. Many of the early papers concern St. Peter's Church, Charlotte. Other items include a scrapbook, guestbooks, and letters and a diary describing a European tour, 1889.|
|Creator||Clarkson, Heriot, 1863-1942.|
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Heriot Clarkson (1863-1842) of Charlotte, N.C., was a lawyer, state and local official, and justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Clarkson was born in Kingsville, Richland County, S.C. He was the son of Major William and Margaret Simons Clarkson. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he studied law, 1883-1884. In 1889 he married Mary Lloyd Osborne, daughter of Reverend E. A. Osborne of Charlotte, N.C. Clarkson formed a law partnership with C. H. Duls in 1888, practicing in Charlotte. Clarkson was alderman and vice-mayor of Charlotte, 1887-1888 and 1891-1892. He was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1899; Charlotte city attorney, 1901-1905; solicitor for the 12th Judicial District, 1904-1910; and an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1923-1942. Clarkson was also involved various political campaigns including Cameron Morrison's North Carolina gubernatorial bid, 1920-1921; and in several religious organizations and projects as a member of the vestry at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charlotte, N.C.; the construction of a new parish house for the Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and the Interstate Young Men's Christian Association of the Carolinas.Back to Top
The collection includes correspondence, speeches, writings, and other papers of Heriot Clarkson, relating to his political, professional, and personal interests and undertaking. Items include materials pertaining to local, North Carolina state, and national politics, particularly the campaign of Cameron Morrison (1869-1953) for governor of North Carolina in 1920, the campaign of Clyde R. Hoey for governor of North Carolina in 1936, and to Clarkson's own campaigns for various offices. Also included are items related to Clarkson's public and civic interests which included temperance and prohibition; the North Carolina "Good Roads" movement; the United States Building and Loan League; and historical writing and preservation through his association with the North Carolina Historical Commission, Sons of the Revolution, Society of the Cincinnati, and Huguenot Society of South Carolina. There is also material related to Clarkson's involvement with the Episcopal church, including correspondence and church records from St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, N.C.; papers related to the construction of chapel house for Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and items pertaining to the Interstate Young Man's Christian Association (YMCA) of the Carolinas. Other items include a scrapbook, guestbooks, and letters and a diary describing a European tour, 1889.
Prominent correspondents represented in the collection include Thomas Atkinson, Walter Clark, Joseph Blount Cheshire, Mary Anna (Mrs. Stonewall) Jackson, Josephus Daniels, F. M. Simmons, Cameron Morrison, Angus W. McLean, Clyde R. Hoey, O. Max Gardner, Archibald Henderson, Charles B. Aycock, Edwin A. Penick, Thomas W. Ruffin, Frank Porter Graham, John G. Richards, John J. Parker, Jonathan Garland Pollard, W. P. Stacy, George Floyd Rogers, John C. B. Ehringhaus, and his son Francis O. Clarkson.Back to Top
|Oversize Volume SV-1313/4||
Contains clippings, typed memorials and tributes, telegrams received, and other items related to the death of Heriot Clarkson.
Photographic postcard of a group including Heriot Clarkson; Beulah and Helen Hollifield; Margaret, Muriel, Bernice, Ruby, and Retta McKinney; Missouri McKinney Whitener; Josephine Smith; Virginia Gouge; Nellie and Fay Bradshaw Waycaster; Elice Hakes; Flor #01313, Series: "Heriot Clarkson Papers, 1862-1945." P-1313/12
|Extra Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-1313/1|
|Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-1313/1|
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, November 2009; Nancy Kaiser, January 2021
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top