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Harry St. John Dixon papers, 1855-1904.

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Creator: Dixon, Harry St. John, 1843-1898.
Collection number: 2375
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Abstract: Native of Mississippi, Confederate officer, and California lawyer. Personal correspondence and diaries of Dixon, consisting chiefly of correspondence between Dixon and his parents while he was a student at the University of Virginia, Read more…

Benjamin Franklin Little papers, 1806, 1833-1935.

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Creator: Little, Benjamin Franklin, 1830-1879.
Collection number: 3954
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Abstract: Benjamin Franklin Little was a planter of Carlisle plantation, Richmond County, N.C.; Confederate Army officer with the 52nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment; state legislator, Read more…

Isaac C. Richardson letters, 1862-1865.

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Creator: Richardson, Isaac C., fl. 1862-1865.
Collection number: 3033
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Abstract: Letters, 1862-1865, from Richardson, a Union soldier with the 10th New Hampshire regiment, serving in Virginia, to his wife Esther Richardson, written in the form of diary entries each covering several days. Richardson Read more…

John Alexander Barry papers, 1861-1903.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

Jess Bynum notebook, 1867.

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Creator: Bynum, Jess, fl. 1867.
Collection number: 2175
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Abstract: School notebook, ca. 1867, of Jess Bynum, containing translations of Homer, later used as a scrapbook of clippings about the Civil War, Reconstruction, slavery, and other topics. Read more…

George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

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Creator: Hairston, George, 1822-1866.
Collection number: 4477
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Abstract: George Hairston, tobacco planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his wife Anne Elizabeth Hairston George (1834-1925), who, after Hairston’s death, married Forney George; the Hairston’s son Samuel (1865-1933); and George’s first cousin Louisa H. Read more…

Hayes collection, 1694-1874.

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Creator: Hayes Plantation (Edenton, N.C.).
Collection number: 324
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Abstract: Johnston family of Edenton, N.C., including Gabriel Johnston (1699-1752), colonial governor; his brother, Samuel Johnston, Sr., merchant; Samuel Johnston, Jr. (1733-1816), Read more…