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John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
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Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Read more…

Meriwether family papers, 1737-ca. 1880s.

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Creator: Meriwether family.
Collection number: 1800-z
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Abstract: The Meriwether family of Virginia included Charles N. Meriwether (fl. 1791-1843), physician and farmer of Virginia, Montgomery County, Tenn., and Christian County, Ky. The Read more…

Sasser family papers, 1740-1855.

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Creator: Sasser family.
Collection number: 3493
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Abstract: Papers of John Sasser Sr. (d. 1782), and his descendants, including grants, deeds, surveys, and legal proceedings pertaining to lands, and bills of sale for slaves in Wayne County, Read more…

Joseph Graham papers, 1769-1864.

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Creator: Graham, Joseph, 1759-1836.
Collection number: 284-z
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Abstract: Joseph Graham fought with American troops in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War; was a North Carolina state senator, 1788-1793; fought against the Creek Indians in 1814; and became wealthy producing iron. Handwritten manuscript of Read more…

Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.

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Creator: Smith, Josiah, 1731-1826.
Collection number: 3018
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Abstract: Josiah Smith Jr. was a Charleston, S.C., merchant, financial agent, and Revolutionary War patriot. He was born in Cainhoy, St. Thomas’s Parish, S.C. A merchant for most of his life, he Read more…

Miscellaneous papers, 18th-20th centuries.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…