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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…

Cameron family papers, 1757-1978 (bulk 1770-1894).

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Creator: Cameron family.
Collection number: 133
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Abstract: Cameron family of Orange and Durham counties and Raleigh, N.C. Among antebellum North Carolina’s largest landholders and slave holders, the Camerons also owned substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi. Prominent family Read more…

Charles Stevens Powell Reminiscences, 1917.

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Creator: Powell, Charles Stevens, 1843-1918.
Collection number: 610-z
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Abstract: Recollections, written ca. 1917, of aspects of Powell’s Confederate service. “Reminiscences of the first eight months of the war, 1861-2″ recounts experiences with the Read more…

Henry Clay Warmoth papers, 1798-1953.

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Creator: Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931.
Collection number: 752
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Abstract: Henry Clay Warmoth, Louisiana governor, 1868-1872, and later owner of Magnolia Plantation, was born in Illinois in 1842. During the Civil War, he was lieutenant Read more…

Capehart family papers, 1782-1983 (bulk 1811-1899).

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Creator: Capehart family.
Collection number: 1494
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Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, volumes, financial items, and other materials, mostly 1811-1899, of the Capehart family of “Scotch Hall Plantation,” Bertie County, Read more…

William Royal papers, 1863-1869.

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Creator: Royal, William, fl. 1863-1869.
Collection number: 5176-z
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Abstract: William Royal, originally from New York State, was captain of Company F, 9th Colored Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, and, after the war, a Freedmen’s Bureau (Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands) Read more…

Clement Comer Clay letter, 1818.

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Creator: Clay, Clement Comer, 1789-1866.
Collection number: 692-z
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Abstract: Letter, 29 July 1818, from Thomas Fearn, an Alabamian in London, to C. C. Clay, Huntsville, Ala., discussing his plan for emancipating the slaves in Alabama, his medical studies, Read more…

Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1765-1903.

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Creator: Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874.
Collection number: 2104
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Abstract: Nicholas Philip Trist attended West Point; was a Louisiana planter, 1821-1824; U.S. State Department clerk, 1828-1834; consul to Havana, Cuba, 1834-1840; State Department chief Read more…

DeRosset family papers, 1671-1940 (bulk 1821-1877).

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Creator: DeRosset family.
Collection number: 214
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Abstract: The DeRosset family descended from French Huguenot Armand John DeRosset, who immigrated to the American colonies in the 1730s and settled in Wilmington, N.C., where four generations of DeRossets worked as physicians and 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…