Collection Number: 01327

Collection Title: Isabel Plummer Bain and Charles Wesley Bain Papers, circa 1900s-1960s.

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Size .5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract The collection of Isabel Plummer Bain and her husband Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915), a white educator, author, and professor at the University of North Carolina, contains a scrapbook about Charles Bain, newspaper clippings, notebooks, miscellaneous papers, and letters, including a 1917 letter to Isabel Bain from Elizabeth Blackwell describing her sudden departure from Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1862 during the American Civil War.
Creator Bain, Isabel Plummer.

Bain, Charles Wesley, 1864-1915.
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 Isabel Plummer Bain and Charles Wesley Bain Papers, #1327, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Original accession received in 1947. Addition received in July 1999 from Rebecca Drane Warren (Acc. 098410).
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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Isabel Plummer Bain of Petersburg, Va., married Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915) of Portmouth, Va., in 1891. Charles Wesley Bain was an educator, professor of Greek and Latin at the University of North Carolina, and author in 1898 of First Latin Book. Their daughter Elizabeth Tannahill Bain (1893-1967?) lived in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Virginia Beach, Va.

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The collection of Isabel Plummer Bain and her husband Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915), a white educator, author, and professor at the University of North Carolina, contains a scrapbook about Charles Bain, newspaper clippings, notebooks, miscellaneous papers, and letters, including a 1917 letter to Isabel Bain from Elizabeth Blackwell describing her sudden departure from Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1862 during the American Civil War.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2011

Updated: June 2019

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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