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.

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

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

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

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 Continue reading John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

Mount Airy Plantation books, 1805-1855.

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 Continue reading Mount Airy Plantation books, 1805-1855.

Edwina Burnley memoir, ca. 1925.

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 Continue reading Edwina Burnley memoir, ca. 1925.