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Harriet Jacobs Family Papers Project Records, 1890s-2005 (bulk 1989-2005)

June 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Collection number: 5464
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Abstract: Harriet Jacobs was an escaped slave and abolitionist who wrote about her experiences in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). Jean Fagan Yellin, head of the Harriet Jacobs Family Papers Project, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Read more…

N. Russell Middleton papers, 1761-1919.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Middleton, N. Russell (Nathaniel Russell), 1810-1890.
Collection number: 507
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Abstract: Nathaniel Russell Middleton of Charleston, S.C., was a plantation owner, treasurer of the Northeastern Railroad Company, and treasurer of the city of Charleston. Other family Read more…

James Hervey Greenlee diary, 1837; 1847-1902.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Greenlee, James Hervey, 1811-1902.
Collection number: 1735
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Abstract: James Hervey Greenlee was a planter and Presbyterian evangelical of Burke and McDowell counties, N.C. From 1845 to 1886, Greenlee served as an elder at the Marion Presbyterian Church. Greenlee was a delegate to the North Carolina state Read more…

Slavery justification essays, ca. 1854.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Slavery justification essays, ca. 1854.
Collection number: 2597
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Abstract: Manuscript volume, ca. 1854, containing essays and dialogue for a Biblical defense of Read more…

Gibson and Humphreys family papers, 1846-1919.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gibson and Humphreys family.
Collection number: 922
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Abstract: Gibson and Humphreys families of Live Oak Plantation and Oak Forest Plantation near Tigerville in Terrebonne Parish, La., and Sumner’s Forest Plantation near Versailles, Ky. Read more…

William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

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Creator: Miles, William Porcher, 1822-1899.
Collection number: 508
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Abstract: William Porcher Miles (1822-1899) was a South Carolina educator, mayor of Charleston, S.C. (1855-1857), United States Representative (1857-1860), member of the Read more…

James Hamilton papers, 1781-1944.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hamilton, James, 1786-1857.
Collection number: 1489
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Abstract: Nullification governor of South Carolina and diplomat of the Texas Republic. Materials gathered by J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, historian, in contemplation of a biography of James Hamilton. The collection consists of 50 original Read more…

Hobbs and Mendenhall family papers, 1787-1949.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hobbs and Mendenhall family.
Collection number: 2493
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Abstract: Members of the Mendenhall and Hobbs families of Guilford County, N.C., included Lewis Lyndon Hobbs (1849-1932), educator and writer, active Quaker, and president of Guilford Read more…

Fries and Shaffner family papers, 1848-1919.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fries and Shaffner family.
Collection number: 4046
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Abstract: Fries, Shaffner, and related families of Salem (now Winston-Salem), N.C. Francis Lavin Fries (1812-1863), with his brother, Henry (1825-1905), owned and operated woolen and cotton mills and a general store in Salem. Fries Read more…

R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Morrison, R. H. (Robert Hall), 1798-1889.
Collection number: 1131
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Abstract: Robert Hall Morrison was a Presbyterian minister and educator from Lincoln County, N.C., and father of Mary Anna (Morrison) Jackson (1831- 1915), wife of Stonewall Jackson. The Read more…