Category Archives: Manumission

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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

L. C. Glenn papers, 1752-1927.

Creator: Glenn, L. C. (Leonidas Chalmers), b. 1871.
Collection number: 3052
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Abstract: Wilson (sometimes Willson), Glenn, and Torrence families lived in Crowders Creek, Gaston County, N.C. (previously Tryon County and Lincoln County) and York County, S.C. The Wilson family of Cumberland County, Pa., included John Wilson Continue reading L. C. Glenn papers, 1752-1927.

Wilson and Hairston family papers, 1751-1928.

Creator: Wilson and Hairston family papers, 1751-1928.
Collection number: 4134
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Abstract: Members of the Wilson and Hairston families were planters and merchants of Henry and Pittsylvania counties, Va., and Davie, Rockingham, and Stokes counties, N.C. Peter Hairston (1752-1832), of Pittsylvania, later Continue reading Wilson and Hairston family papers, 1751-1928.