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Portrait: Plummer Alston Davis of Franklin County, North Carolina, 1866; P0021_01_0001, in the Colin M. Hawkins Photographic Collection (P0021), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
|Size||0.175 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of white student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Colin M. Hawkins (1847-1914), consists of “Carte de Visite” photographs, a thin photograph mounted on a thick backer. The images depict the UNC campus, students, and other individuals in the 1860s. The individuals include Colin M. Hawkins, Alonzo Phillips, Thomas Henderson Pritchard, and Edmund Jones.|
|Creator||Hawkins, Colin M., fl. 1860-1880.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.|
Processed by: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, 1997
Encoded by: Tracy M. Jackson, May 2010Back to Top
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Colin M. Hawkins was born on 26 December 1847. He attended the University of North Carolina from 1864 to 1866, at which time he transferred to Washington College (now Washington and Lee University). A member of a prominent Warren County, N.C., family, he eventually settled in Raleigh, becoming president of a gas company there. He died on 1 June 1914.Back to Top
The collection consists of 15 carte de visite photographs, eleven of which show students at the University of North Carolina. They are mostly from 1866. There are also 15 copy negatives. The students are wearing lapel pins that appear to be from the Chi Phi Fraternity. Four of the photographs are unidentified. The identified individuals include Colin M. Hawkins, Alonzo Phillips, Thomas Henderson Pritchard, and Edmund Jones. The photographs may have originally been part of an album belonging to Hawkins.Back to Top