Category Archives: Plantations

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Continue reading Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

W. C. George Papers, 1904-1971.

Creator: George, W. C. (Wesley Critz), 1888-1982.
Collection number:
3822
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Abstract: Wesley Critz George was professor of histology and embryology and chair of the Anatomy Department, University of North Carolina Medical School, and an internationally recognized researcher on the genetics of race. Early items relate to Continue reading W. C. George Papers, 1904-1971.

Solomon Slatter Papers, 1798-1852.

Creator: Slatter, Solomon, fl. 1798-1852.
Collection number: 671-z
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Abstract: The collection includes scattered bills, receipts, and accounts for purchases, schooling, blacksmith work, and other business of Solomon Slatter, Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C.; and Continue reading Solomon Slatter Papers, 1798-1852.

Frank G. Ruffin papers, 1802-1909.

Creator: Ruffin, Frank G.
Collection number: 640
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Abstract: Francis (“Frank”) Gildart Ruffin (1816-1892), was a planter of Chesterfield County, Va., Confederate colonel, 2nd auditor of Virginia, editor, and political writer. Ruffin served as chairman of the Virginia Sinking Fund Continue reading Frank G. Ruffin papers, 1802-1909.

David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

Creator: Thorpe, David Franklin, 1836-1909.
Collection number: 4262
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Abstract: David Franklin Thorpe was plantation superintendent on Saint Helena Island, 1861-1869, and later Rhode Island businessman and state representative. Correspondence, legal Continue reading David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

David Alexander Barnes papers, 1806-1892 (bulk 1850-1890).

Creator: Barnes, David Alexander, 1819-1892.
Collection number: 3484
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Abstract: David Alexander Barnes graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. in 1840. He lived at Jackson (Northampton County), N.C., and was a member of the state House of Commons in 1844, 1846, 1850, and of the Convention of Continue reading David Alexander Barnes papers, 1806-1892 (bulk 1850-1890).

Peter Wilson Hairston papers, 1773-1965; 1986.

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- Continue reading Peter Wilson Hairston papers, 1773-1965; 1986.