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Archibald Ray Black papers, 1729-1929 (bulk 1848-1868).

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Creator: Black, Archibald Ray, d. 1889.
Collection number: 2005
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Abstract: Papers, chiefly 1848-1868, of James McDuffee, father-in-law of A. R. Black, for whom Black was executor, relating chiefly to land and money in New Hanover and Sampson counties, N.C.; scattered family correspondence of the Murphy, McDuffee, and Black families of these counties, 1870s; miscellaneous papers, 1907-1929, of Elizabeth Janet Black, Wilmington, N.C., author of historical articles and poems, and member of the National Story Tellers League; and student notebooks, including mathematics notebooks, 1817-1826, and notes made at Bingham School, Alamance County, N.C., late 1860s.

Collection Highlights: In Folder 5, there is a January 1853 list showing the value of James McDuffee’s slaves. There is also a photograph of an African American woman identified as “Aunt Edie”, a former slave.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

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