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James Holeman Letters


James Holeman (1800-1874), was a whig and was first elected a a state representative from Person County. Holeman married his second wife, Elizabeth Webb, also of Person County, shortly before the election of 1846.These ten letters were written by Holeman to his wife while in Raleigh attending sessions of the Assembly from 1846 to 1862.

Title

James Holeman Letters

Collection Number

PC.1769

Date(s)

1846 - 1862

Language

English

Physical Description
Letters
10
Abstract

James Holeman (1800-1874), was a whig and was first elected a a state representative from Person County. Holeman married his second wife, Elizabeth Webb, also of Person County, shortly before the election of 1846.

These ten letters were written by Holeman to his wife while in Raleigh attending sessions of the Assembly from 1846 to 1862.

Physical Location

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Creator

Holeman, James, 1800-1874.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by George Stevenson, September, 1990

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, July, 2002


James Holeman (1800-1874), a native of Person County from near Timberlake, N.C., and a whig, was elected one of the representatives from Person, an overwhelmingly Democratic county, in 1846 and 1852, and state senator in 1862. His first wife, Mary Vanhook, having died in 1838, Holeman married as his second wife Elizabeth Webb of Person County shortly before the election of 1846.


James Holeman (1800-1874), a native of Person County from near Timberlake, N.C., and a whig, was elected one of the representatives from Person, an overwhelmingly Democratic county, in 1846 and 1852, and state senator in 1862. His first wife, Mary Vanhook, having died in 1838, Holeman married as his second wife Elizabeth Webb of Person County shortly before the election of 1846.


[Identification of item], PC.1769, James Holeman Letters, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Purchase, Friends of the Archives, January 1990.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


These ten letters were written by Holeman to his wife while in Raleigh attending sessions of the Assembly. Amusingly written in a sprightly style, the letters include numerous satirical, witty, and biting observations on his fellow assemblymen and on the city of Raleigh.


These ten letters were written by Holeman to his wife while in Raleigh attending sessions of the Assembly. Amusingly written in a sprightly style, the letters include numerous satirical, witty, and biting observations on his fellow assemblymen and on the city of Raleigh.


  • North Carolina. General Assembly.
  • Politicians--Humor.
  • Raleigh (N.C.)