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John Edwin Fripp papers, 1817-1944 (bulk 1817-1924).

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Creator: Fripp, John Edwin, 1831-1906.
Collection number: 869
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Abstract: John Edwin Fripp was a cotton planter of St. Helena Island and Chechessee Bluff, Beaufort County, S.C. The collection includes manuscript volumes and papers relating chiefly to the cotton plantations and family life of John Read more…

John Y. Mason papers, 1843-1898.

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Creator: Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859.
Collection number: 1546
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Abstract: John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Read more…

Lenoir family papers, 1763-1936, 1969-1975 (general abstract).

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Creator: Lenoir family.
Collection number: 426
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Abstract: Lenoir family members include William Lenoir, Revolutionary War general and N.C. politician of Fort Defiance, Caldwell County, N.C.; Lenoir’s friend and father-in-law of two of Read more…

Herbert E. Valentine papers, 1861-1864.

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Creator: Valentine, Herbert E. (Herbert Eugene), b. 1841.
Collection number: 4397
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Abstract: Herbert Eugene Valentine (1841-1917) was a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in Read more…

R. L. Caruthers papers, 1823-1870.

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Creator: Caruthers, R. L. (Robert Looney), 1800-1882.
Collection number: 1416
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Abstract: Robert Looney Caruthers was a Lebanon, Tenn., lawyer, state legislator, Whig politician, founder and professor of law at Cumberland University, United States Representative, Read more…

James Gwyn papers, 1653-1946 (bulk 1830s-1880s).

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Creator: Gwyn, James, 1812-1888.
Collection number: 298
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Abstract: James Gwyn I (1768-1850) married Amelia Lenoir (1765-1848). Their son James Gwyn II (1812-1888) was a planter, clerk of court, and merchant of Wilkes County, N.C. He married Mary Anne Lenoir (1819-1899) in 1839, and, in 1852, they Read more…

Bryan and Minor family papers, 1807-1918; ca. 1930s.

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Creator: Bryan and Minor family.
Collection number: 2494-z
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Abstract: Bryan and Minor families of Georgia and Virginia, descendants of Jonathan Bryan. Scattered family letters, 1807-1918, of the Bryan and Minor families; Bryan family Bible records; reminiscences of John Randolph Bryan’s experiences Read more…

Nimrod Porter papers, 1819-1871.

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Creator: Porter, Nimrod.
Collection number: 1094
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Abstract: Farmer and sheriff in Maury County, Tenn. Diary and other records of Nimrod Porter. The diary, 1861-1871, records daily life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; weather; farm Read more…

Johnston and McFaddin family papers, 1839-1890.

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Creator: Johnston and McFaddin family.
Collection number: 2489-z
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Abstract: Members of the Johnston and McFaddin families lived in Alabama. Most items refer to Thomas M. Johnson, cotton planter of Greensboro, Ala., with land in Greene, Hale, and Marengo counties, Ala., and Noxubee, Winston, and Read more…

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

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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, Read more…