Council Wooten Papers, 1843, 1863

Manuscript Collection #45

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Title: Council Wooten Papers
Creator: Wooten, Council
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1843, 1963) including letters relating to personal and family matters. 2 items.
Extent: 0.121 Cubic feet, 2 items, letters

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Accessions Information

March 13, 1968, Letters to Council Wooten (1843) and to Miss Eviline Wooten (1863). Transferred from the J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Council Wooten Papers (#45), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Sarah Wooten was the mother of Dr. J. Y. Joyner. Council Wooten was a prominent man of affairs in North Carolina. He was six times a member of the House of Commons from Lenoir County and was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention of 1835.

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The two items of correspondence in this collection are concerned primarily with personal and family matters. The letter written by Sarah Wooten, date June 4, 1843, to her father Council Wooten in Mosely Hall (now La Grange), N.C., tells briefly of events at the Episcopal school in Raleigh and mentions the public hanging of two Negroes.

The letter (November 14, 1863) of W. T. Faircloth to Miss Eviline Wooten was written from a camp of the Second North Carolina Infantry, stationed with the Army of Northern Virginia. Faircloth comments briefly about the hardships experienced by the men in the army and expresses the hope that the war will soon end with honor and freedom for the South. William Turner Faircloth was born in Edgecombe County, N.C. Before the Civil war, he studied law and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. After wartime service, he served as a member of the state legislature (1865). In 1867, he married Eviline Wooten. Faircloth was again called to state service in 1875 when he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Later in the same year he was appointed a justice of the State Supreme Court.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Department, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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