Collection Number: 04760-z

Collection Title: William Norvell Papers, 1782-1854

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Size (3 folders). feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)
Abstract William Norvell, attorney and politician of Carlisle, Ky.; his father Lipscomb Novell; sister Martha; and brother Lipscomb. Chiefly letters, 1822-1854, to Norvell from family members. Topics include family matters; local and national politics, with particular reference to Andrew Jackson; and migration to the Southwest. Also included are a few receipts and court-related documents, 1782-1831, pertaining to Norvell's legal practice.
Creator Norvell, William.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
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 William Norvell papers #4760-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Doug Mattox in July 1995 (Acc. 95086).
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William Norvell, attorney and politician of Carlisle, Ky.; his father Lipscomb Norvell; sister Martha; and brother Lipscomb.

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Folders 1 and 2 contain 24 letters to Norvell or, in a few cases, to Norvell and associates. Notable letters include a 2 November 1830 letter from William Norvell's father in Nashville, Tenn., discussing his opposition to Andrew Jackson. Another anti-Jackson Party letter is dated 22 August 1831. A 17 September 1835 letter from his brother Lipscomb of Canton, Ky., congratulates William on his recent service as a state representative and informs him on his plans to move to Texas.

Folder 3 contains a 15 May [17]82 court summons for the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery in Richmond that has no obvious link to Norvell's other papers. The other five items are receipts, a summons, and a power of atttorney that were probably related to Norvell's law practice.

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