Category Archives: Plantations

Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

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 Continue reading Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

Macay and McNeely family papers, 1746-1918.

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 Continue reading Macay and McNeely family papers, 1746-1918.

Iveson L. Brookes papers, 1785-1868.

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 Continue reading Iveson L. Brookes papers, 1785-1868.

Anne Cameron Collins papers, 1849-1909.

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), Continue reading Anne Cameron Collins papers, 1849-1909.

Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.

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 Continue reading Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.

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.