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Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

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Creator: Miscellaneous letters.
Collection number: 516
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Abstract: Single or very small groups of unrelated letters, many from the 19th century, to and from various persons, especially southerners who were prominent in the literary and political Read more…

Macay and McNeely family papers, 1746-1918.

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Creator: Macay and McNeely family.
Collection number: 447
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Macay and McNeely families of Rowan County, N.C., included Spruce Macay (1755-1808), lawyer and judge; and his sons, Alfred (d. 1827) and William Spruce Macay (d. ca. 1861). Also Read more…

Burgwyn family papers, 1787-1987.

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Creator: Burgwyn family.
Collection number: 1687
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Abstract: The Burgwyn family of Northampton County, N.C. included such prominent family members as Henry King Burgwyn (1813-1877), planter, and his sons Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-1863), a graduate of the University of North Read more…

Iveson L. Brookes papers, 1785-1868.

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Creator: Brookes, Iveson L., 1793-1865.
Collection number: 3249
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Abstract: Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage and purchase, considerable holdings Read more…

William McKinley ledger, 1832-1863.

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Creator: McKinley, William, fl. 1832-1860.
Collection number: 1911-z
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Abstract: Merchant’s ledger, 1832-1835; plantation records, slave lists, and accounts, 1850-1860; entries of construction expenditures for a brick house, 1858-1860; and records of Read more…

Anne Cameron Collins papers, 1849-1909.

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Creator: Collins, Anne Cameron, 1842-1915.
Collection number: 3838
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Abstract: Anne Cameron Collins, daughter of Paul Carrington Cameron (1808-1891) and Anne (Ruffin) Cameron (d. 1897), of Hillsborough, N.C.; wife of George Pumpelly Collins (1835-1903), Read more…

Myers family papers, 1852-1854; 1879; and undated.

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Creator: Myers family.
Collection number: 2765
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Abstract: Three letters, 1852-1854, to William Raiford Myers, Charlotte, N.C., from the overseer on his cotton plantation in Cass County, Tex., discussing crops, land claims, and Read more…

Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.

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Creator: Smith, Josiah, 1731-1826.
Collection number: 3018
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Abstract: Josiah Smith Jr. was a Charleston, S.C., merchant, financial agent, and Revolutionary War patriot. He was born in Cainhoy, St. Thomas’s Parish, S.C. A merchant for most of his life, he Read more…

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

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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.

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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…