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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…

James M. Gage papers, 1835-1868.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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…

John S. Martin papers, 1840-1864.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Martin, John S.
Collection number: 3469-z
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Abstract: Itinerant Methodist minister in northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, present-day West Virginia, and Baltimore, Md. Included are letters from Martin to his wife, Susan Read more…

Duff Green papers, 1789-1968.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Green, Duff, 1791-1875.
Collection number: 993
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Abstract: Duff Green was a journalist, politician, and industrial promoter. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, business records, and writings of Duff Green and of his son, Benjamin Edwards Green (1822-1907), businessman and diplomat. Read more…