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Benjamin Watkins Leigh Travel Diary, April 1861

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1831-1863.
Collection number: 5515-z
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Abstract: Benjamin Watkins Leigh was born in 1831 in Richmond, Va. Leigh practiced law until he enlisted as a captain in the Confederate army on 21 May 1861, receiving a commission in the 1st Batallion, Virginia Infantry Regiment. By June 1863, he had been Read more…

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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Collection number: 5516
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Abstract: George W. Robertson (fl. 1807-1855) of Caswell County, N.C., was a physician who also operated a tobacco warehouse and bought and sold slaves. He married Sarah Allen (1803-1871) and together they had eight children, including Willie P.M. Robertson, who Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Read more…

Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator name: Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971
Collection number: 173-z
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Abstract: Speeches to Confederate veterans’ groups, recollections of North Carolina and Virginia Read more…

Edward Augustus Wild Papers, 1861-1864.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Wild, Edward Augustus, 1825-1891.
Collection number: 4256-z
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Abstract: Edward Augustus Wild (1825-1891) of Brookline, Mass., was a federal officer with the 1st Massachusetts Infantry, 1861-1862; 35th Massachusetts Infantry, 1862-1863; and with the Read more…

John Alexander Barry papers, 1861-1903.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Barry, John Alexander.
Collection number: 3015
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Abstract: Letters from John Alexander Barry of Phillips’ Legion, Wofford’s Brigade, to members of his family in Dalton, Ga., written from Virginia and while serving with Longstreet’s corps in Tennessee, 1863-1864, and three later family letters. The Read more…

David Funsten papers, 1811-1902.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Funsten, David, 1819-1866.
Collection number: 1153
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Abstract: Correspondence of David Funsten, his wife, Susan Meade Funsten (1824-1872), and their relatives, chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Included are correspondence, 1811, between Susan Meade in Virginia and her 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…

William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960.
Collection number: 3433
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Abstract:William A. Whitaker was a chemist; business executive; and collector of art, autographs, literary and historical manuscripts, and rare books. The collection consists of manuscripts collected by Willaim A. Whitaker. Among them are materials pertaining to British and Spanish colonial America; the Revolutionary War, including correspondence of General Read more…