Collection Number: 02769-z

Collection Title: Jane Hyde Hall Liddell Battle Papers, 1693-1930

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Size 52 items
Abstract Unrelated letters collected for their autograph value by Jane Battle and a few personal letters to S. Westray Battle. Included are the following: an order, 1693, presumably from King Charles II of Spain, to officials in Mexico; a letter, 1780, from Abner Nash (1740-1786) about North Carolina troops; a letter, 1852, from John Tyler (1790-1862) with comments on current events; a letter, September 1864, from Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916) predicting Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah; a letter, 1864, from Brig. Gen. W. L. Quarles, C.S.A., to North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance about the status of officers of North Carolina regiments; a letter, 1866, from Horace Greeley advising against moving to California; a letter, 1865, from Queen Victoria in German; a letter, 1870, from William Dean Howells (1837-1920) about the lecture circuit; a letter, 1909, from Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) briefly discussing her background and the status of the women's suffrage movement; and a letter, 1914, from Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929) about German- American relations. There are also notes from Charles George Gordon (1833- 1885), 1872; Rutherford B. Hayes, 1889; Thomas Nelson Page, 1903; Daniel Webster, undated; Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), undated; Edward Lear (1812- 1888), undated; and George Cruikshank (1792-1878), illustrated with drawings in ink, undated.
Creator Battle, Jane Hyde Hall Liddell, 1866-1952, collector.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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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 Jane Hyde Hall Liddell Battle Papers #2769-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jane Hall Liddell (Mrs. S. Westray) Battle of Asheville, N.C., in May 1944; Mrs. Robert S. Pickens of Ashburn, Va., in May 1979; and Westray D. Hancock of Louisville, Ill., in November 1994.
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Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, June 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Unrelated letters collected for their autograph value by Jane Battle and a few personal letters to S. Westray Battle. Included are the following: an order, 1693, presumably from King Charles II of Spain, to officials in Mexico; a letter, 1780, from Abner Nash (1740-1786) about North Carolina troops; a letter, 1852, from John Tyler (1790-1862) with comments on current events; a letter, September 1864, from Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916) predicting Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah; a letter, 1864, from Brig. Gen. W. L. Quarles, C.S.A., to North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance about the status of officers of North Carolina regiments; a letter, 1866, from Horace Greeley advising against moving to California; a letter, 1865, from Queen Victoria in German; a letter, 1870, from William Dean Howells (1837-1920) about the lecture circuit; a letter, 1909, from Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) briefly discussing her background and the status of the women's suffrage movement; and a letter, 1914, from Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929) about German- American relations. There are also notes from Charles George Gordon (1833- 1885), 1872; Rutherford B. Hayes, 1889; Thomas Nelson Page, 1903; Daniel Webster, undated; Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), undated; Edward Lear (1812- 1888), undated; and George Cruikshank (1792-1878), illustrated with drawings in ink, undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Collected Papers, 1693-1922.

33 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1693, order from Charles II to Mexican officials.

1768, certificate of traveling allowance from the New Bern Assembly to William Haywood, signed John Harvey, speaker.

12 January 1779, letter from Warren Hastings (1732-1818), Calcutta, Governor General of India (1772-1785), requesting seeds.

5 June 1780, letter from Abner Nash (1740-1786), governor of North Carolina (1780-1781), written from Newburn concerning the state brigade.

June 1810, appointment of Paris Tillinghast as justice of the peace for Cumberland County, N.C.

28 December 1811, indenture binding William Hunn, a free African-American boy, age 10, to William Ogden, merchant of New York.

1836, letter to John Fenn of Great Yarmouth from Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839), English poet.

26 December 1846, autograph of Martin Van Buren.

7 June 1849, letter from Lord Cardigan, James Thomas Brundell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868), leader of the famous "Six Hundred" at the Battle of Balaclava, 1854.

3 September 1850, letter from George Gibbs (1815-1873), historian, who settled in Oregon in 1849 and studied the Indians of the Northwest.

18 January 1852, social letter to Colonel John S. Cunningham containing comments on current events from J. Tyler, of "Sherwood Forest," his home on the James River.

6 February 1857, letter to Mrs. Child from William Lloyd Garrison of Boston touching on the anti-slavery movement, religion, and spiritualism.

23 February 1864, letter to Governor Zebulon B. Vance from Brigadier-General W. L. Quarles, C.S.A., protesting against turning over the commissioned officers of the North Carolina regiments to the War Department.

13 March 1865, letter to General Beauregard from Rebecca Cameron of Hillsboro, N.C.

17 July 1865, letter in German from Queen Victoria.

26 November 1866, letter to Edward Baker of Richmond, Va., from Horace Greely of the New York Tribune, advising against emigration to California.

12 September 1870, letter to Mr. Redpath from William Dean Howells (1837-1920) of the Atlantic Monthly, Boston, about withdrawing from winter lecturing.

3 February 1872, letter to "My dear Baldwin" from Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), governor of the Sudan.

24 July 1877, copy of a coded message from Charles George Gordon (Gordon Pasha) about imperial business.

30 August 1889, personal letter to George Alfred Townsend from Rutherford B. Hayes.

16 June 1909, letter to Mr. Garrison from Emmeline Pankhurst about the suffrage struggle.

17 April 1912, letter from J. Forbes-Robertson.

22 September 1914, letter to the German-American "Handelskammer" from Gustav Streseman, foreign minister of Germany, regarding intercourse between the two countries.

21 November 1922, letter from Irvin S. Cobb of New York to H. W. Moore of New York.

15 October 1930, carbon copy of a letter to Paul Claudel, ambassador of France, from Ralph Pruitt(?) of Baltimore about the discrimination by French "Rent Courts" against American citizens.

17 October 1930, letter to Ralph Pruitt(?) from Paul Claudel in response to his complaints about Rent Courts.

Undated, copy of a fragment of a diary of Thomas King (1730-1805), English actor and dramatist.

Undated, letter from Daniel Webster of Marshfield, Mass. Webster died at Marshfield in 1852.

Undated, Truman's account of Sherman's march to the sea.

Undated, note from Matthew Arnold (1822-1888).

Undated, note from Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904).

Undated, letter to Mr. Cameron from Edward Lear (1812-1888).

Undated, letter with illustrations from George Cruikshank.

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24 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters to S. Westray Battle, 1903-1919, and one letter to Jane Hall Liddell Battle, 1933. The letters to the doctor deal primarily with becoming Consul General at Cairo in 1903, Brigadier-General in the First World War, and other personal and business affairs. Included is a 1906 letter from Adlai Stevenson.

Folder 2

S. Westray Battle

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