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)

William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

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 Continue reading William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

James Hamilton papers, 1781-1944.

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 Continue reading James Hamilton papers, 1781-1944.

Hobbs and Mendenhall family papers, 1787-1949.

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 Continue reading Hobbs and Mendenhall family papers, 1787-1949.

Fries and Shaffner family papers, 1848-1919.

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 Continue reading Fries and Shaffner family papers, 1848-1919.

R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

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 Continue reading R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

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

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

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

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 Continue reading Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.