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Sam Thomas papers, 1786-1835.

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Creator: Thomas, Sam, fl. 1786-1802.
Collection number: 5067-z
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Abstract: Sam Thomas was a free black man in Stokes County, N.C., in 1786. It appears that he was able to free his wife Amy in 1802. It also appears that members of the Thomas family moved Read more…

Paul Green papers, 1880-1985.

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Creator: Green, Paul, 1894-1981.
Collection number: 3693
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Abstract: Paul Eliot Green (1894-1981), of Chapel Hill, N.C., was an author, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, and humanitarian. This collection contains material documenting the many facets of Green’s life and work, material relating to the Read more…

Silver Hill Mining Company ledger, 1859-1862; 1893.

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Creator: Silver Hill Mining Company.
Collection number: 3152
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Abstract: Accounts for equipment, supplies, and hiring slave laborers by a New York company mining silver, copper, lead, and iron in Davidson County, N.C., 1859-1862. The ledger also Read more…

Slavery justification essays, ca. 1854.

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Creator: Slavery justification essays, ca. 1854.
Collection number: 2597
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Abstract: Manuscript volume, ca. 1854, containing essays and dialogue for a Biblical defense of Read more…

David Schenck papers, 1953-1964.

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Creator: Schenck, David, 1927-1970.
Collection number: 5288
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Abstract: Greensboro Mayor David Schenck was born 7 January 1927 in Greensboro, N.C., and was the great-grandson of Judge David Schenck, a prominent 19th century lawyer and politician in Greensboro. Schenck received a Read more…

Appleton Oaksmith papers, 1825-1888.

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Creator: Oaksmith, Appleton, ca. 1825-1887.
Collection number: 2193-z
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Abstract: Appleton Oaksmith, North Carolina state legislator from Carteret County, N.C., was the son of Seba Smith (1792-1868), Maine and New York political humorist, and Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith (1806-1893), author, lecturer, Read more…

Edenton (N.C.) papers, 1717-1937.

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Creator: Edenton (N.C.) papers.
Collection number: 1910
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers, chiefly bills, receipts, deeds, court proceedings, wills, estate settlements (including the division of slaves), and other legal and business papers of Edenton and Read more…

John Walker papers, 1824-1867; 1956.

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Creator: Walker, John, 1785-1867.
Collection number: 2300
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Abstract: John Walker was a cotton and wheat planter and silkworm grower of King and Queen County, Va. The son of Humphry and Frances (Temple) Walker, John married Margaret Watkins Read more…

Margaret Ann Meta Morris Grimball diary, 1860-1866.

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Creator: Grimball, Margaret Ann Meta Morris, 1810-1881.
Collection number: 975-z
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Abstract: Wife of John Berkley Grimball (1800-1892), rice planter of St. Paul’s Parish in the Colleton District of South Carolina, with connections to the Manigault and Lowndes families of South Carolina and to the Morris family of Morrisania, N.Y. Read more…

Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

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Creator: Hentz family.
Collection number: 332
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Hentz family included French revolutionary Nicholas Arnould Hentz (1756-1832); his sons Nicholas Richard Hentz (1786-1850), an officer in the French Imperial Army; and Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), a prominent entomologist; Read more…