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Title: Letter from Elisha Mitchell to Duncan Cameron, August 28, 1836: Electronic Edition.
Author: Mitchell, Elisha, 1793-1857
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Jesse Brown
Text encoded by Brian Dietz
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 11K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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The electronic edition is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South.
Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-07-07, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Elisha Mitchell to Duncan Cameron, August 28, 1836
Author: E. Mitchell
Description: 2 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
oclc: 27188892
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Letter from Elisha Mitchell to Duncan Cameron, August 28, 1836
Mitchell, Elisha, 1793-1857



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[Letter from Elisha Mitchell to Duncan Cameron, with Additional Statement by David Lowry Swain, Accompanying Mitchell's Plan of University Grounds]

University of NCa. Aug. 28th 1836

To Duncan Cameron Esqr
Pres of Ex. Committee

Sir,

In partial fulfillment of a promise I made to Mr Waitt I have this day been out with a chain and compass and obtained a rude (but correct) plan of the grounds about the buildings. The red lines mark partly the streets and partly the lines run by me. It will be apparent from inspection that it will be difficult to divert the travel from the straight Hillsborough road around by the house where I live but if the Stewards hall shall be transferred to a position which I have marked for it the plan begun by Nichols may be followed out, the existing page torn road to Hillsborough stopped up and the travel page torn to take a longer and better route. It will be by the Observatory from the point A there will be a good view of the columns that have been or are to be erected and the traveller with a full view of both roads may take his choice. I shall hand this to President Swain for additions and Corrections — that he may have time for which I subscribe myself in haste.

yours Respectfully,

E. Mitchell

To Duncan Cameron Esqr

Mr M. has just sent me this letter, but it is 9 o clock, and the mail about closing. It will enable you to judge pretty well, though not as satisfactorily as by personal examination, of the correctness of Mr Ms views. I think myself they merit at least respectful consideration


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                     note=Pen-and-ink map prepared in 1836 by Elisha Mitchell, professor of chemistry and university bursar. The map is part of a letter dated 28 August 1836 from Mitchell to Duncan Cameron, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. It shows the layout of the streets around the university, proposed new roads, and the locations of some campus buildings and village residences.; spatial=Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina; coordinates=35.94725 N, 79.07378 W; size=20 x 31.5 cm; file format=JPEG; spatial resolution=100;
[Elisha Mitchell's Plan of University Grounds]


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