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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…

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

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Creator: Branch family.
Collection number: 2718
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Branch family included John Branch (1782-1863), governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative and senator, secretary of the Navy, governor of the Florida Territory, and a planter in North Carolina and Read more…

John S. Henderson papers, 1755-1945, 1962.

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Creator: Henderson, John S. (John Steele), 1846-1916.
Collection number: 327
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Abstract: John Steele Henderson, member of the North Carolina General Assembly, United States congressman, lawyer, and a founder of rural free delivery of the mail, was born 6 January Read more…

Singleton family papers, 1759-1905 (bulk 1815-1854).

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Singleton family.
Collection number: 668
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Abstract: The Singletons were cotton planters living near Sumter, S.C. Prominent family members include Richard Singleton (1776-1852), John Singleton (1754-1820), and Matthew R. Read more…

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

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Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Read more…

John Houston Bills papers, 1843-1871.

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Creator: Bills, John Houston, 1800-1871.
Collection number: 2245
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Abstract: John Houston Bills was a Tennessee planter who was active in the Democratic Party, the Freemasons, a temperance society, and was a friend of President James K. Polk (1795-1849). The collection includse a diary of Bills, 1843-1871, and a few 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…

John Paris papers, 1828-1905.

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Creator: Paris, John, 1809-1883.
Collection number: 575
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Abstract: John Paris (1809-1883) was a Methodist Episcopal minister of Guilford County, N.C., author of religious works, and a Confederate Army chaplain. The collection includes Read more…

W. G. Lewis papers, 1855-1911.

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Creator: Lewis, W. G. (William Gaston), 1835-1901.
Collection number: 2314-z
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Abstract: William Gaston Lewis (1835-1901), was a civil engineer, Confederate brigadier general, surveyor, and resident of Edgecombe County, N.C. Papers of W. G. Lewis, including Read more…

William D. Valentine diary, 1837-1855.

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Creator: Valentine, William D., b. 1806.
Collection number: 2148
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Abstract: Valentine was a lawyer practicing in the courts of a four-county area of northeastern North Carolina (Hertford, Bertie, Gates, and Northampton). A bachelor, he kept a full diary which Read more…