Category Archives: Civil War

Family domestic history, ca. 1910.

Creator: Howard, Charles, b. 1794.
Collection number: 3256
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Abstract: Reminiscences, written about 1910, of the children of Charles Howard of Springfield, Mass., and edited by Elizabeth H. Andrews in 1956. Represented are Thomas Dwight Howard (1826-1910), who wrote of his youth and Continue reading Family domestic history, ca. 1910.

Heyward and Ferguson family papers, 1806-1923.

Creator: Heyward and Ferguson family.
Collection number: 2754-z
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Abstract: Heyward and Ferguson family members included Nathaniel Heyward (1766-1851) of South Carolina, whose estate included 45,000 acres of Low Country plantations and over 2,000 Continue reading Heyward and Ferguson family papers, 1806-1923.

Rufus Amis papers, 1848-1938.

Creator: Amis, Rufus, 1835-1903.
Collection number: 3158
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Abstract: Scattered family papers of Rufus Amis of Granville County, N.C., including letters, 1848-1850, to his first wife, Elizabeth (“Betty”) Ann Ragland (1836-1900), from her brother, Robert L. Ragland in Colbert and Barton, Miss.; letters concerning Amis’s illness and resignation from Continue reading Rufus Amis papers, 1848-1938.

Grace Brown Elmore papers, 1861-1872 (bulk 1864-1865).

Creator: Elmore, Grace Brown, 1839-1912.
Collection number: 243
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Abstract: The collection includes an intermittent diary of Miss Elmore of Columbia, S.C., containing primarily personal and introspective entries except for a detailed account of life and Continue reading Grace Brown Elmore papers, 1861-1872 (bulk 1864-1865).

Mary Jeffreys Bethell diary, 1853-1873.

Creator: Bethell, Mary Jeffreys, b. 1821.
Collection number: 1737-z
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Abstract: The collection is the personal diary of Mary Jeffreys Bethell of Rockingham County, N.C. The first part of the book contains short reminiscences of her immediate family. After her marriage in 1840, the diary contains entries relating to her Continue reading Mary Jeffreys Bethell diary, 1853-1873.

Daniel Chevilette Govan papers, 1861-1908.

Creator: Govan, Daniel Chevilette, 1829-1911.
Collection number: 1000
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Abstract: Mississippi and Arkansas planter, Confederate general, and U.S. Indian agent. Scattered papers of Govan, including Civil War letters from him to his wife, Mary (Otey) Govan, in which he discussed camp life at various forts in Tennessee and Continue reading Daniel Chevilette Govan papers, 1861-1908.

Bullock and Hamilton family papers, 1757-1971 (bulk 1828-1868).

Creator: Bullock and Hamilton family.
Collection number: 101
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Abstract: Bullock, Hamilton, Coleman, Tarry, and Watkins families of Granville (now Vance) County, N.C., Mecklenburg County, Va., and Lowndes County, Miss. Bullock family material consists of correspondence regarding finances, household Continue reading Bullock and Hamilton family papers, 1757-1971 (bulk 1828-1868).