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|Abstract||The collection is chiefly family letters from Susan Bryan Martin Capehart and George W. Capehart of Bertie County, N.C., to their son, William Rhodes Capehart, who was attending school in Edenton, N.C., 1846-1849, giving him news of home and advice. Also included are seven letters from William R. Capehart serving as a Confederate soldier, apparently with the 10th North Carolina Regiment, chiefly at Cheraw, S.C., October 1863-March 1864, about military and personal matters; a routine personal note, 1867, from Robert E. Lee; and other scattered family letters.|
|Creator||Capehart, William Rhodes, b. circa 1838.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Chiefly letters to William Rhodes Capehart, chiefly written while he was a schoolboy in Edenton, N.C. Also included are a few items pertaining to W. R. Capehart's grandfather Cullen Capehart of Bertie County, N.C.
Letters, 1846-1849, to William Rhodes Capehart at school are mostly from his mother, Susan Bryan Capehart, and discuss news of home, relatives, and visits, and give advice, permission for William to participate in various activities, and instructions for errands he was to do. There are a few letters to W. R. Capehart from his father, George W. Capehart, and from his cousin, Meeta Rhodes Armistead, also discussing family news.
Also included are a court order, 1791, for division of the estate of George Ryan; a letter, 1860, from H. S. Brantley, an American boy living in Paris; letters, 1863-1864, from W. R. Capehart to his parents, written while he was serving in the Confederate Army and describing his activities, mostly in Cheraw, S.C.; and a thank-you note, 1867, to Dr. W. R. Capehart from Robert E. Lee in Lexington, Va.
Items pertaining to Cullen Capehart include a letter of introduction, 1862; a receipt, 1863, for the purchase of Confederate bonds; a business letter, 1864, from Joseph White & Company of Petersburg, Va., regarding the purchase of salt; and a pardon issued by the president of the United States to Collin [sic] Capehart.Back to Top
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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.Back to Top