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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…

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.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

Mitchell King papers, 1801-1876.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: King, Mitchell, 1783-1862.
Collection number: 400
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Abstract: Mitchell King, of Charleston, S.C., and Flat Rock, N.C., was a teacher, lawyer, and judge of the Charleston City Court. He owned property in Charleston, as well as land in Buncombe (later Read more…

Ruffin, Roulhac, and Hamilton family papers, 1784-1957 (bulk 1823-1890).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ruffin, Roulhac, and Hamilton family.
Collection number: 643
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Abstract: Ruffin, Roulac, and Hamilton family members resided chiefly in eastern and central North Carolina, but also in Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama. Prominent among them were Thomas Ruffin (1787-1870), Anne M. Kirkland Ruffin (b. 1794), Read more…

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
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Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Read more…