About the Digital Collection
Fifteen letters (transcripts) to David L. Swain, president of the University of North Carolina, relating to the history of the state. Topics include the Regulators, Loyalists, Mecklenburg Declaration, Governors William Tryon and Alexander Martin, and Hermon Husbands and Edmund Fanning. Original items include a letter to C.C. Jones on the employment of women and children in Germany and a note, 1885, of thanks for Jones's article on Richard H. Wilde; a letter from H.C. Van Schaack regarding the publication of his pamphlet on Henry Cruger; and notes relating to appointments by Bancroft as Secretary of the Navy, and to payment from publishers.