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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…

Helen M. Blount Prescott papers, 1835-1944 (bulk 1910-1940).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Prescott, Helen M. Blount.
Collection number: 1509
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Abstract: Chiefly correspondence and notes of an Atlanta, Ga., genealogist, 1910-1940. The Adams, Blount, Hill, Howard, Hughes, Randolph, and Reynolds families are among those Read more…

William H. Holcombe diary and autobiography, 1855 and 1892.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Holcombe, William H. (William Henry), 1825-1893.
Collection number: 1113
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Abstract: Homeopathic physician in Natchez, Miss. Autobiography and diary of William Henry Holcombe. The autobiography, written in 1892, covers Holcombe’s ancestry and his childhood in Read more…

Alexander Donelson Coffee papers, 1817-1901 (bulk 1844-1848).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Coffee, Alexander Donelson, 1821 or 2-1901.
Collection number: 2813
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Abstract: Papers of A. D. Coffee, planter of Florence, Ala. The collection consists largely of letters, 1844-1848, exchanged between Coffee and his wife, Anne, written while he was on Read more…

Abraham S. Spengler letter, 1859.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Spengler, Abraham S., fl. 1859.
Collection number: 3221-z
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Abstract: Letter from Abraham S. Spengler to his brother reporting news from the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, including threats against local abolitionists, probably after the Read more…

William E. Uzzell collection, 1787-1949.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Uzzell, William E., b. 1899, collector.
Collection number: 4276
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Abstract: Letters and other papers collected by William E. Uzzell of Atlanta, Ga. Included are the following: five letters, 1857, from David Bisset, Weldon, N.C., and Anderson, S.C., about railroad Read more…

Hubard family papers, 1741-1907.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hubard family.
Collection number: 360
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Abstract: The collection includes business and personal papers of Edmund Wilcox Hubard (1806-1878), planter, militia officer, state legislator, and U.S. Representative from Virginia, and of Read more…

Benjamin Fitzpatrick papers, 1819-1892.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869.
Collection number: 3291
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Abstract: The collection is chiefly papers of Benjamin Fitzpatrick, along with some papers of his son, Benjamin, Jr. (1854-1892). Papers of the elder Fitzpatrick consist of documents relating to his legal practice; plantation records, including Read more…

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer letter fragment, [ca. 1835-1836].

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860.
Collection number: 3296-z
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Abstract: Pages 2-4 of a letter to Reverend Van Rensselaer, New York Presbyterian minister then giving religious instruction to slaves in Virginia, from Samuel S. Davis in Camden, S.C., describing Read more…

Stephen Beauregard Weeks papers, 1746-1941.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Weeks, Stephen Beauregard, 1865-1918.
Collection number: 762
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Abstract: Papers and volumes related primarily to southern education and religion, compiled or created by Stephen B. Weeks, North Carolina educator and historian. Included are his Read more…