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 Alexander Hoke papers, 1750-1925.

Creator: Hoke, William Alexander, 1851-1925.
Collection number: 345
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Abstract: William Alexander Hoke, lawyer, legislator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., was the son of John Franklin Hoke Continue reading William Alexander Hoke papers, 1750-1925.

Edward Courtney Bullock letter, 1860 October 26.

Creator: Bullock, Edward Courtney, 1822-1861.
Collection number: 1913-z
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Abstract: Alabama lawyer, legislator, and secessionist, whose father came south from Rhode Island. Letter from N. Bullock of Bristol, R.I., to his nephew, E. C. Bullock, concerning slavery, abolitionist opinions in New England, and N. Bullock’s fear that Continue reading Edward Courtney Bullock letter, 1860 October 26.

Scott family papers, 1839-1867.

Creator: Scott family.
Collection number: 4638
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Abstract: Letters and a few other items, 1839-1867, chiefly relating to the members of the Scott family of New Hampshire and Vermont. The earliest papers are deeds, 1839 an 1849 copies of Continue reading Scott family papers, 1839-1867.

Helen M. Blount Prescott papers, 1835-1944 (bulk 1910-1940).

Creator: Prescott, Helen M. Blount.
Collection number: 1509
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Abstract: Chiefly correspondence and notes of an Atlanta, Ga., genealogist, 1910-1940. The Adams, Blount, Hill, Howard, Hughes, Randolph, and Reynolds families are among those Continue reading Helen M. Blount Prescott papers, 1835-1944 (bulk 1910-1940).

William H. Holcombe diary and autobiography, 1855 and 1892.

Creator: Holcombe, William H. (William Henry), 1825-1893.
Collection number: 1113
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Abstract: Homeopathic physician in Natchez, Miss. Autobiography and diary of William Henry Holcombe. The autobiography, written in 1892, covers Holcombe’s ancestry and his childhood in Continue reading William H. Holcombe diary and autobiography, 1855 and 1892.

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.