Archive for the ‘Plantations’ Category

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

W. C. George Papers, 1904-1971.

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: George, W. C. (Wesley Critz), 1888-1982.
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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 Read more…

Kelvin Grove Plantation Book, 1853-1868.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Postell, James P., fl. 1853-1854.
Collection number: 2771

Abstract: Microfilm only. Record kept by James P. Postell of Kelvin Grove Plantation, St. Simons Island, Ga., including lists of slaves and stock, diagrams of the plantation, and notations, 1853-1854, Read more…

Solomon Slatter Papers, 1798-1852.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

John Lancaster Bailey papers, 1785-1874 (bulk 1806-1873).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bailey, John Lancaster, 1795-1877.
Collection number: 39
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Abstract: John Lancaster Bailey was a resident of Pasquotank County, N.C., then Hillsborough, and, finally, Asheville, N.C. He was a superior court judge, served in the state legislature, 1827-1830, and was a delegate to the state convention of 1835. Bailey Read more…

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimball, John Berkley, 1800-1892.
Collection number: 970
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Abstract: John Berkeley Grimball was a rice planter of Charleston and the Colleton District, S.C. Married Margaret Ann (“Meta”) Morris. Grimball’s diary discusses plantation management and cultivation of crops, especially rice; slavery and free Read more…

Hawkins family papers, 1740-1898.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hawkins family.
Collection number: 322
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Abstract: The Hawkins family, primarily of Warren and Franklin counties, N.C., included Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1818), who served with Washington in the American Revolution, was in Read more…

Mount Airy Plantation books, 1805-1855.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Mount Airy Plantation books, 1805-1855 [manuscript].
Collection number: 964
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Abstract: Three plantation journals relating to the Mount Airy Plantation, owned by the Tayloe family, near Warsaw in Richmond County, Va., and other plantations in the area. One volume, the first page of which carries the name John Read more…

Edwina Burnley memoir, ca. 1925.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burnley, Edwina.
Collection number: 1816
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Abstract: Memoir written by Edwina Burnley and Bertha Burnley Ricketts, describing their family and their childhood at Somerset plantation, near Hazlehurst in Copiah County, Miss. Their father, Edwin Burnley (b. 1798), moved to Mississippi from Read more…