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John Hughes Papers, 1797-1833

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Hughes, John, fl. 1797-1833.
Collection number: 5512-z
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Abstract: John Hughes was a Patrick County, Va., planter. The collection is chiefly court Read more…

Miscellaneous papers, 18th-20th centuries.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miscellaneous papers.
Collection number: 517
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Abstract: Single or small groupings of items arranged in units by provenance. Included are tax forms, records of accounts, slave lists and bills of sale, land patents, schedules of debt, wills, Read more…

Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845 [manuscript].
Collection number: 2055
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Abstract: Papers, 1773-1845, chiefly of Richard Mendenhall of Guilford County, N.C., relating to the Manumission Society of North Carolina and other groups. Papers concern the emanicipation of slaves and emigration of free blacks Read more…

Burwell family papers, 1745-1997.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burwell family.
Collection number: 112
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Abstract: Members of the Burwell family lived in Warren, Vance, and Granville counties, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va., and members of the Williams family lived in Warren County, N.C. Prominent Burwell family members were Armistead (d. Read more…

Oliver H. Middleton papers, 1792-1876.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Middleton, Oliver H.
Collection number: 2060-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers of Middleton of Columbia and Edisto Island, S.C., including bills of sale for slaves and of a church pew; morning reports, March 1863, of companies of the 3rd, 4th, Read more…

J. Bryan Grimes papers, 1712-1924.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimes, J. Bryan (John Bryan), 1868-1923.
Collection number: 1765
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Abstract: J. Bryan Grimes of Pitt County, N.C., was a conservative leader of the Farmers’ Alliance, the Grange, and other agricultural organizations; managed the family farms in Pitt and Beaufort counties; and was North Carolina secretary of state, Read more…

Peter Evans Smith papers, 1738-1944.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Smith, Peter Evans, 1829-1905.
Collection number: 677
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Abstract: Peter Evans Smith of Halifax County, N.c., civil and mechanical engineer, inventor, surveyor, cotton planter, and railroad employee. The collection includes personal and business Read more…

Hawkins family papers, 1740-1898.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hawkins family.
Collection number: 322
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Abstract: The Hawkins family, primarily of Warren and Franklin counties, N.C., included Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1818), who served with Washington in the American Revolution, was in Read more…

Slavery papers, 1799-1818.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Slavery papers, 1799-1818 [manuscript].
Collection number: 2092
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Abstract: Notes regarding legal cases involving slaves in New York City, 1799-1818; bills of sale for slaves, Stokes County, N.C., 1801, and Wake County, N.C., 1818; a list of slaves and values, no place indicated, undated; and a slave Read more…

Cameron family papers, 1757-1978 (bulk 1770-1894).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Cameron family.
Collection number: 133
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Abstract: Cameron family of Orange and Durham counties and Raleigh, N.C. Among antebellum North Carolina’s largest landholders and slave holders, the Camerons also owned substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi. Prominent family Read more…