Archive for the ‘Abolition’ Category

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

June 12, 2012 Comments off

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…

Stephen Beauregard Weeks papers, 1746-1941.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

Edgar Wallace Knight papers, 1915-1953.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Knight, Edgar Wallace, 1885-1953.
Collection number: 3904
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Abstract: Edgar Wallace Knight (1885-1953) was professor of education at Trinity College, 1913-1917, and at the University of North Carolina, 1919-1953. Papers of Edgar Wallace Knight Read more…

James M. Gage papers, 1835-1868.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Gage, James M.
Collection number: 1812-z
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Abstract: James McKibbin Gage (1813-1855) was a physician and horsebreeder of Union, S.C. He studied medicine in Paris and Charleston, S.C., from 1835 to 1837 before settling permanently in Union. The collection includes family and Read more…

Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1849-1886.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Wadley, Sarah Lois, 1844-1920.
Collection number: 1258
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Abstract: Sarah Lois Wadley was the daughter of William Morrill Wadley (1812?-1882) and Rebecca Barnard Everingham Wadley (fl. 1840-1884) and lived with her family in homes near Read more…

Alexander and Hillhouse family papers, 1758-1976.

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Creator: Alexander and Hillhouse family.
Collection number: 11
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Abstract: Adam Alexander (1758-1812), a Scottish physician, emigrated to Liberty County, Ga., in 1776, where he acquired land and married Louisa Frederika Schmidt (1777-1846). The Alexanders’ son, Adam Leopold (1803-1882), graduated from Yale and became a successful planter Read more…

Edwin R. MacKethan papers, 1794-1970, 2003 (bulk 1884-1932).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: MacKethan, Edwin R. (Edwin Robeson), 1869-1951.
Collection number: 4298
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Abstract: Edwin Robeson MacKethan was born in Fayetteville, N.C., on 7 September 1869. He was graduated from University of North Carolina in 1891. During the 1890s, MacKethan spent Read more…

L. C. Glenn papers, 1752-1927.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Glenn, L. C. (Leonidas Chalmers), b. 1871.
Collection number: 3052
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Abstract: Wilson (sometimes Willson), Glenn, and Torrence families lived in Crowders Creek, Gaston County, N.C. (previously Tryon County and Lincoln County) and York County, S.C. The Wilson family of Cumberland County, Pa., included John Wilson Read more…

Daniel Worth papers, 1856-1860.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Worth, Daniel, 1795-1862.
Collection number: 3587-z
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Abstract: Daniel Worth was a Quaker from Guilford County, N.C., who migrated to Indiana, came back to North Carolina as an abolitionist Wesleyan Methodist missionary in 1857, and was forced Read more…

American Party scrapbook, ca. 1856.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: American Party.
Collection number: 2535
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Abstract: Clippings and manuscript notes of an undesignated Tennessean about national Read more…