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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…

Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

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Creator: McCollam, Andrew, fl. 1836-1872.
Collection number: 449
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Abstract: Andrew McCollam was a sugar planter, deputy surveyor, and member of the Louisiana Secession Convention of 1861. He married Ellen Elleonori and lived first in Donaldsonville, La., Read more…

Herman Bell collection, 1967.

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Abstract: Interview conducted in Gullah (Sea Island Creole dialect) with Jim Milligan, Christiana Milligan, and Nettie Whaley, all African Americans of Edisto Island, S.C., about life on Edisto Island. Topics include the local environment, effects of the Civil Read more…

Giles family papers, 1727-1886; 1906.

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Creator: Giles family.
Collection number: 3391
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Abstract: Correspondence and scattered legal and financial documents, chiefly belonging to the Giles, Reston, Jocelyn, and Wright families of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Correspondence, 1727-1799, details family matters, including marital Read more…

Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

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Creator: Bayside Plantation (Bayou Teche, La.).
Collection number: 53
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Abstract: Daily records of the extensive and varied agricultural activities and family and neighborhood happenings at Bayside, a large plantation on Bayou Teche (near New Iberia), La., and also, during part of the Civil War, at another plantation on Bayou Read more…

George Washington Sargent papers, 1840-1900.

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Creator: Sargent, George Washington, d. 1864.
Collection number: 4025
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Abstract: George Washington Sargent, the son of Winthrop Sargent (1753- 1820) and of Mary McIntosh (Williams) Sargent, was born in Mississippi, where his father was the first territorial Read more…

Joseph A. Clay papers, 1853-1880 (bulk 1860-1865).

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Creator: Clay, Joseph A., 1806-1881.
Collection number: 1272
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Abstract: Papers of Joseph Clay, mainly 1860-1865, including Confederate passes, circulars, military orders, tax returns, army engineers’ records of slaves impressed to work on Savannah Read more…

William Curry Harllee papers, 1685-1944.

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Creator: Harllee, William Curry, 1877-1944.
Collection number: 1550
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Abstract: U.S. Marine Corps officer from South Carolina. Papers of and collected by William Curry Harllee include letters and documents, 1685-1899 (in part copies) of his ancestors, particularly the Harllee family of Mars Bluff and Read more…