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Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Markham, Blackwell.
Collection number: 5427
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Abstract: Blackwell Markham (1897-1977) was a general surgeon in Durham, N.C. He received his medical training at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University. He served in the United States Army in World War II in North Africa and Europe. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, diaries, personal papers, a few business Read more…

Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: McKissick, Ernest B. (Ernest Boyce), b. 1895.
Collection number: 5299
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Abstract: Ernest Boyce McKissick (Mack) was born in Kelton, S.C., in 1895. His family moved to Asheville, N.C., around 1900. McKissick served in France, 1918-1919, with the African American 92nd Infantry Division during World War I. Returning to Asheville after the war, McKissick Read more…

Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, 1855-1945.
Collection number: 1518
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Abstract: Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston was a Virginia genealogist. Papers of Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston and of other members of the Hairston, Penn, Wilson, and related families, chiefly of Patrick and Henry counties, Va. Included are Read more…

James Alexander Boyer papers, 1924-2000.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Boyer, James Alexander, 1909-1998.
Collection number: 5088
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Abstract: James Alexander Boyer, an African American educator, was professor of English, dean of the College, and College president at Saint Augustine’s College of Raleigh, N.C. Documented are Boyer’s intellectual interests and honors received, his Read more…

Wylie family papers, 1893-1982 (bulk 1900-1940).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Wylie family.
Collection number: 5082-z
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Abstract: The marriage in June 1905 of African Americans Jessie Early and Thomas A. Wylie united the Early family of Peoria, Ill., and the Wylie family of Coulterville, Ill. Chiefly Read more…

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Read more…

Ruffin and Meade family papers, 1796-1906 (bulk 1848-1866).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ruffin and Meade family papers, 1796-1906 (bulk 1848-1866).
Collection number: 642
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Abstract: The Meade family of Prince George County and Ruffin family of Hanover County, Va. Principal family members are Rebecca Beverley Meade (d. 1867); John E. Meade, Jr. (1843-1862); Charlotte Meade Ruffin (fl. Read more…

John R. Peacock papers, 1838-1954.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Peacock, John R., collector.
Collection number: 1895
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Abstract: Miscellaneous letters, soldiers’ reminiscences, photographs, autographs, and other papers relating to the Confederacy, to Confederate officials before or after the Civil Read more…

Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous).
Collection number: 150-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…