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Selby A. Daniels papers

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 211
Identifier: MS0211

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twenty-one items (including essays, newspaper clippings and magazine articles) concerning primarily the theory that Abraham Lincoln was the son of Abraham Enloe of Rutherford county, NC. There is also an essay by Daniels concerning the social history of Fremont, NC and Aycock family genealogy.


  • 1805, 1952-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Selby Daniels was born on May 31, 1919 in Black Creek, NC to Ossie Richard and Annie Aycock Daniel. He attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC and served in the European Theater during World War II. He worked for E.J. Smith and Sons, a golf and turf equipment company, for 30 years. Daniels was very interested in North Carolina and Civil War history as well as genealogy. He was president of the Mecklenburg Genealogical Society and a member of the Civil War Roundtable. He also taught and lectured at UNCC, CPCC and various historical groups throughout the region. Daniels died in Charlotte on August 5, 2008.



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Contains essays, newspaper clippings and magazine articles concerning Abraham Lincoln's paternity. Also includes an essay by Daniels about the social history of Fremont, NC and Aycock family genealogy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Selby A. Daniels, 1994; gift of Robin Brabham, 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1994, and 1997; and Robert A. McInnes, update 2006.

Selby A. Daniels papers
Randy Penninger
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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