Category Archives: Abolition

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

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

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

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

William E. Uzzell collection, 1787-1949.

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 Continue reading William E. Uzzell collection, 1787-1949.

Hubard family papers, 1741-1907.

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 Continue reading Hubard family papers, 1741-1907.

Benjamin Fitzpatrick papers, 1819-1892.

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 Continue reading Benjamin Fitzpatrick papers, 1819-1892.

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

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

Edgar Wallace Knight papers, 1915-1953.

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 Continue reading Edgar Wallace Knight papers, 1915-1953.

James M. Gage papers, 1835-1868.

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 Continue reading James M. Gage papers, 1835-1868.