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J. Bryan Grimes papers, 1712-1924.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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…

Thomas Middleton plantation book, 1734-1813.

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Creator: Middleton, Thomas, 1753-1797.
Collection number: 506-z
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Abstract: Thomas Middleton, son of Henry Middleton (1717-1784) and grandson of Arthur Middleton (1681-1737), was a planter on the Combahee River, which forms the border between Read more…

Peter Wilson Hairston papers, 1773-1965; 1986.

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Creator: Hairston, Peter Wilson, 1819-1886.
Collection number: 299
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Abstract: Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886), tobacco planter of southwestern Virginia and north central North Carolina, Confederate soldier, and commission merchant. Other prominent family members include Peter Wilson Hairston’s great- Read more…

William Ruffin Smith papers, 1772-1959.

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Creator: Smith, William Ruffin, 1803-1872.
Collection number: 678
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Abstract: William Ruffin Smith lived in Halifax County, N.C. His father was William Ruffin Smith (1779-1846); his father-in-law, Peter Evans (1781-1852); and his granddaughter, Lena Smith. The Read more…

Walter Alves papers, 1771-1858.

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Creator: Alves, Walter, 1768-1819.
Collection number: 3792
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Abstract: Walter Alves of Orange County, N.C., was the son of James Hogg (1730-1804) and Ann McDowal (Alves) Hogg (1732-1801) of Scotland. The family emigrated to America in 1774, settling in North Carolina. His father legally changed his sons’ last names from Hogg to Alves Read more…

E. V. Howell papers, 1725-1929.

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Creator: Howell, E. V. (Edward Vernon), 1872-1931.
Collection number: 1060
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Abstract: Founder of the University of North Carolina’s School of Pharmacy and its dean for 33 years. Howell’s personal and professional correspondence, 1900-1929, relating to pharmacy Read more…