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D. Garver letters, 1861-1865.

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Creator: Garver, D. (Daniel), 1830-1865.
Collection number: 3770
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Abstract: Letters to his family from Garver, a federal soldier with the 9th Iowa Regiment in Missouri and Arkansas, 1861-1862, as a patient in Lawson Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1863, and in Alabama, 1864-1865. The letters concern Read more…

Arnold and Screven family papers, 1762-1903 (bulk 1818-1900).

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Creator: Arnold and Screven family.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: Arnold family of Providence, R.I., and Bryan County, Ga., and Screven family of Savannah, Ga., whose members included Richard James Arnold (1796-1873), husband of Louisa Carolina Gindrat and native of Providence, R.I., who owned Read more…

Ira Russell papers, 1861-1865.

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Creator: Russell, Ira, fl. 1861-1865.
Collection number: 4440
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Abstract: Ira Russell, physician of Massachusetts, who served in the Union Army as a surgeon during the Civil War, first as administrator of hospitals in northwest Arkansas, then as surgeon- Read more…

Capehart family papers, 1782-1983 (bulk 1811-1899).

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Creator: Capehart family.
Collection number: 1494
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Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, volumes, financial items, and other materials, mostly 1811-1899, of the Capehart family of “Scotch Hall Plantation,” Bertie County, Read more…

James Hamilton papers, 1781-1944.

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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.

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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…

Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1849-1886.

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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…

J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).

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Creator: Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894.
Collection number: 5-z
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Abstract: Planter, brigadier general of Mississippi state forces during the Civil War, Republican governor, and U.S. senator. Letters from Alcorn to his wife, Amelia Walton (Glover) Alcorn, Read more…

Belle Edmondson diary, 1864.

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Creator: Edmondson, Belle, 1840-1873.
Collection number: 1707-z
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Abstract: Civil War diary of Miss Edmondson of Shelby County, Tenn., recording news from the front, local skirmishes and rumors, troop movements, the running of contraband through federal Read more…

William King papers, 1864; 1879.

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Creator: King, William, fl. 1864-1879.
Collection number: 2985
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Abstract: Diary, July-September 1864 (180 p.), of William King of Cobb County, Ga., who remained alone on his plantation to protect his property and slaves from depredations by Read more…