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Peter Wilson Hairston papers, 1773-1965; 1986.

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Creator: Hairston, Peter Wilson, 1819-1886.
Collection number: 299
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Abstract: Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886), tobacco planter of southwestern Virginia and north central North Carolina, Confederate soldier, and commission merchant. Other prominent family members include Peter Wilson Hairston’s great- Read more…

Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers records, 1863-1865.

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Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Collection number: 3442
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Abstract: Papers from the Confederate army engineer’s office at Charleston, S.C., including drawings of railroad bridges, accounts for slave and free labor, military messages, and lists of personnel. Read more…

Edmund Ruffin Jr. journal, 1851-1862, 1866-1873.

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Creator: Ruffin, Edmund, Jr., fl. 1823-1873.
Collection number: 639-z
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Abstract: Edmund Ruffin Jr. was a wheat, tobacco, and cotton planter of Prince George, Hanover, and Amelia counties, Va. Ruffin, the son of Edmund, Sr., and Susan (Travis) Ruffin, owned two Read more…

Kean and Prescott family papers, 1779-1881.

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Creator: Kean and Prescott family.
Collection number: 2851
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Abstract: Scattered personal correspondence of the Hill and Kean families of Caroline County, Va., and the Prescott and Moore families of Louisiana. Topics include the War of 1812, economic conditions in the 1840s, and planting in Read more…

Archibald Hunter Arrington papers, 1744-1909.

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Creator: Arrington, Archibald Hunter, 1809-1872.
Collection number: 3240
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Abstract: Archibald Hunter Arrington, son of John Arrington (1764-1844), was a planter of Nash County, N.C., Democratic member of the 27th and 28th U.S. congresses, 1841-1845, and of the first Confederate Congress, 1861. He also served in the North Carolina Secession Read more…

J. Smith DuShane letters, 1860-1862.

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Creator: DuShane, J. Smith, 1838-1922.
Collection number: 5198-z
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Abstract: Schoolteacher, lawyer, and Union Army soldier J. Smith DuShane was born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa. DuShane enlisted on 31 August 1861 as a sergeant in Company K of the 100th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Most of his war Read more…

Hamilton Brown papers, 1752-1907.

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Creator: Brown, Hamilton, 1786-1870.
Collection number: 1090
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Abstract: The Brown family was prominent in Wilkes County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn. Persons represented include John Brown (1738-1812), immigrant from Ulster, early landowner in western North Carolina and in Tennessee; his son, Read more…

Hubard family papers, 1741-1907.

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Creator: Hubard family.
Collection number: 360
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Abstract: The collection includes business and personal papers of Edmund Wilcox Hubard (1806-1878), planter, militia officer, state legislator, and U.S. Representative from Virginia, and of Read more…

William Ruffin Smith papers, 1772-1959.

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Creator: Smith, William Ruffin, 1803-1872.
Collection number: 678
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Abstract: William Ruffin Smith lived in Halifax County, N.C. His father was William Ruffin Smith (1779-1846); his father-in-law, Peter Evans (1781-1852); and his granddaughter, Lena Smith. The Read more…

Bumpas family papers, 1838-1933; 1946.

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Creator: Bumpas family.
Collection number: 1031
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Abstract: The collection includes diaries, scattered correspondence, and writings of a family of Methodist ministers and editors of church publications of North Carolina. Among other volumes are the diary, 1838-1844, and autobiography, 1842, of Read more…