Category Archives: Emancipation

Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1765-1903.

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 Continue reading Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1765-1903.

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

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

Alexander and Hillhouse family papers, 1758-1976.

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 Continue reading Alexander and Hillhouse family papers, 1758-1976.

Duff Green papers, 1789-1968.

Creator: Green, Duff, 1791-1875.
Collection number: 993
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Abstract: Duff Green was a journalist, politician, and industrial promoter. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, business records, and writings of Duff Green and of his son, Benjamin Edwards Green (1822-1907), businessman and diplomat. Continue reading Duff Green papers, 1789-1968.

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).

James Hervey Greenlee diary, 1837; 1847-1902.

Creator: Greenlee, James Hervey, 1811-1902.
Collection number: 1735
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Abstract: James Hervey Greenlee was a planter and Presbyterian evangelical of Burke and McDowell counties, N.C. From 1845 to 1886, Greenlee served as an elder at the Marion Presbyterian Church. Greenlee was a delegate to the North Carolina state Continue reading James Hervey Greenlee diary, 1837; 1847-1902.

Burton and Young family papers, 1807-1911.

Creator: Burton and Young family.
Collection number: 111
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Abstract: Alfred M. Burton was one of several sons of Robert and Agatha Burton of Granville County, N.C. He was licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1807, and in Tennessee, 1808, and settled in Lincoln County, N.C., in the first decade of the 19th Continue reading Burton and Young family papers, 1807-1911.

J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).

Creator: Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894.
Collection number: 5-z
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Abstract: Planter, brigadier general of Mississippi state forces during the Civil War, Republican governor, and U.S. senator. Letters from Alcorn to his wife, Amelia Walton (Glover) Alcorn, Continue reading J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).

Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

Creator: Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, 1855-1945.
Collection number: 1518
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Abstract: Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston was a Virginia genealogist. Papers of Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston and of other members of the Hairston, Penn, Wilson, and related families, chiefly of Patrick and Henry counties, Va. Included are Continue reading Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

Recollections, ca. 1890s.

Creator: Hathaway, Leeland.
Collection number: 2954
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Abstract: Leeland Hathaway (b. 1834) was a Confederate Army officer. Recollections concerning Hathaway’s early life at Deer Park Plantation in Montgomery County, Ky.; his education at Western Military Institute (Georgetown, Ky.); Kentucky Military Continue reading Recollections, ca. 1890s.