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Romance That Closed the University

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The marriage in 1865 of Eleanor Swain, daughter of a former governor and then UNC president David L. Swain, to Union General Smith D. Atkins, was highly controversial and divisive in the town of Chapel Hill. Few people attended the wedding, and eventually Atkins and his bride disgustedly returned to Illinois. The people of the state never forgave Swain and eventually the University closed.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 35 Issue 24, May 1968, p11, il