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Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

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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 Read more…

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

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Creator: Grimball, John Berkley, 1800-1892.
Collection number: 970
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Abstract: John Berkeley Grimball was a rice planter of Charleston and the Colleton District, S.C. Married Margaret Ann (“Meta”) Morris. Grimball’s diary discusses plantation management and cultivation of crops, especially rice; slavery and free Read more…

Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers records, 1863-1865.

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Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Collection number: 3442
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Abstract: Papers from the Confederate army engineer’s office at Charleston, S.C., including drawings of railroad bridges, accounts for slave and free labor, military messages, and lists of personnel. Read more…

Ella Barrow Spalding papers, ca. 1800-1912.

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Creator: Spalding, Ella Barrow, collector.
Collection number: 1106
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Abstract: Miscellaneous items, ca. 1800-1912, collected by Ella Barrow Spalding. Included are circulars concerning the enrollment of slaves and freedmen into the Confederate States Army, Read more…

Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson papers, 1851-1915.

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Creator: Dawson, Nathaniel Henry Rhodes, 1829-1895.
Collection number: 210
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Abstract: Selma, Ala., lawyer and politician, Confederate officer, and U.S. commissioner of education. Original items, 1861-1876, consist of detailed and almost daily letters exchanged by Dawson and Elodie Todd (1844-1881), sister of Mary Todd Read more…

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

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Creator: Branch family.
Collection number: 2718
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Branch family included John Branch (1782-1863), governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative and senator, secretary of the Navy, governor of the Florida Territory, and a planter in North Carolina and Read more…

Reminiscences of days before and after the Civil War, ca. 1930.

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Creator: Jones, Philip H., fl. 1860-1930.
Collection number: 1915
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Abstract: Memoirs of the Reconstruction era in the area around Port Hudson, Clinton, and Jackson, Read more…

Polk, Brown, and Ewell family papers, 1803-1896.

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Creator: Polk, Brown, and Ewell family papers, 1803-1896.
Collection number: 605
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Abstract: Polk family members included William Polk (1758-1834) and his son Lucius Junius Polk (1802-1870) of North Carolina and Tennessee; and the related Campbell, Brown, and Ewell families of Tennessee. The collection Read more…

Badger family papers, 1835-1888.

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Creator: Badger family.
Collection number: 953-z
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Abstract: The Badger family of North Carolina included George E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and United States senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C.; his third wife, Delia Read more…

Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

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Creator: Fitzgerald family.
Collection number: 4177
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Abstract: Diaries, 1864 and 1867-1871, and a sketchbook of Robert G. Fitzgerald (1840-1919); copies of his pension record and marriage certificate and of the manumission certificate of Thomas Fitzgerald (father of Robert G.); two letters; and articles Read more…