Category Archives: Manumission

James McDowell papers, 1770-1915 (bulk 1820-1850).

Creator: McDowell, James, 1795-1851.
Collection number: 459
View finding aid.

Abstract: James McDowell was born 13 October 1795, son of Col. James McDowell and Sarah Preston. He married Susanna Smith Preston in 1818. McDowell was an unsuccessful candidate for Continue reading James McDowell papers, 1770-1915 (bulk 1820-1850).

John Bayles papers, 1820-1831.

Creator: Bayles, John, fl. 1820-1831.
Collection number: 5348-z
View finding aid.

Abstract: John Bayles was a resident of Washington County, Tenn., when he decided in 1820 to grant a slave woman named Jenny (also spelled Jeanny or Ginny) her freedom upon his and his wife’s deaths. The collection contains three documents that Continue reading John Bayles papers, 1820-1831.

Calvin Henderson Wiley papers, 1774-1962.

Creator: Wiley, C. H. (Calvin Henderson), 1819-1887.
Collection number: 781
View finding aid.

Abstract: C. H. (Calvin Henderson) Wiley (1819-1887) was born in Guilford County, N.C., and was a lawyer, editor, novelist, legislator, state superintendent of schools (1853-1865), Presbyterian minister, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and agent for the American Bible Society for Continue reading Calvin Henderson Wiley papers, 1774-1962.

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
View finding aid.

Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Continue reading John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

Hill Prize essays in North Carolina history, 1895; 1899; 1903.

Creator: Hill Prize essays in North Carolina history.
Collection number: 3565-z
View finding aid.

Abstract: Manuscripts of winners for three years of a prize for the best essay on North Carolina history by a University of North Carolina student. Essays are “North Carolina Manumission Society” (1895) by Charles F. Tomlinson; Continue reading Hill Prize essays in North Carolina history, 1895; 1899; 1903.

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
View finding aid.

Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Continue reading Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

Manumission papers, 1778; 1829.

Creator: Manumission papers.
Collection number: 1294-z
View finding aid.

Abstract: A set of documents, 1829, pertaining to the conveyance under the auspices of the Yearly Meeting of Friends of North Carolina of a group of blacks from Perquimans County, N.C., to Wayne and to Washington counties, Ind. Continue reading Manumission papers, 1778; 1829.

Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

Creator: Fitzgerald family.
Collection number: 4177
View finding aid.

Abstract: Diaries, 1864 and 1867-1871, and a sketchbook of Robert G. Fitzgerald (1840-1919); copies of his pension record and marriage certificate and of the manumission certificate of Thomas Fitzgerald (father of Robert G.); two letters; and articles Continue reading Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.

Creator: Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845 [manuscript].
Collection number: 2055
View finding aid.

Abstract: Papers, 1773-1845, chiefly of Richard Mendenhall of Guilford County, N.C., relating to the Manumission Society of North Carolina and other groups. Papers concern the emanicipation of slaves and emigration of free blacks Continue reading Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.