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Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882.

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Creator: Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882 [microfilm manuscript].
Collection number: 2339
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Abstract: Brief daily records, 1857-1861, 1873-1882, of crops, weather, slaves’ work, Read more…

Burwell family papers, 1745-1997.

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Creator: Burwell family.
Collection number: 112
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Abstract: Members of the Burwell family lived in Warren, Vance, and Granville counties, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va., and members of the Williams family lived in Warren County, N.C. Prominent Burwell family members were Armistead (d. Read more…

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

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Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Read more…

George W. Mordecai papers, 1767-1916 (bulk 1840-1870).

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Creator: Mordecai, George W., 1801-1871.
Collection number: 522
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Abstract: George W. Mordecai was a lawyer, bank president, railroad president, businessman, and Episcopal layman, of Raleigh, N.C. He was the son of Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838), a leader of Read more…

John Hamilton Cornish papers, 1833-1966.

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Creator: Cornish, John Hamilton, 1815-1878.
Collection number: 1461
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Abstract: John Hamilton Cornish (1815-1878) was an Episcopal minister of Aiken, S.C. Cornish left his home in Michigan Territory in 1833 to attend Washington College, Hartford, Conn., from Read more…

John Perkins papers, 1822-1885.

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Creator: Perkins, John, 1819-1885.
Collection number: 924
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Abstract: John Perkins, cotton planter and lawyer of Somerset Plantation, Ashwood, La., was appointed judge of the Circuit Court for Madison Parish in 1851; served as Democratic Read more…

William Ervine Sparkman plantation journal, 1833-1888 (bulk 1833-1866).

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Creator: Sparkman, William Ervine, 1813-1846.
Collection number: 681-z
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Abstract: William Ervine Sparkman, South Carolina rice planter of the Georgetown and Williamsburg districts on the Black River, married M.A.E. Burgess in December 1836. He was the Read more…

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

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Creator: Ballard, Rice C. (Rice Carter), d. 1860.
Collection number: 4850
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Abstract: Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had Read more…

Guion family papers, 1789-1927 (bulk 1795-1815).

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Creator: Guion family.
Collection number: 295-z
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Abstract: The Guion family lived near Natchez, Miss. The collection includes correspondence, business papers, deeds, and military papers, chiefly 1795-1815, of Revolutionary War officer Isaac Guion and members of his family. Included are personal Read more…

Robert Jemison proclamation to slaves, 1827; 1865.

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Creator: Jemison, Robert, 1802-1871.
Collection number: 2331-z
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Abstract: Two proclamations to slaves, granting them a share of plantation earnings under specified conditions, made by Robert and William Jemison of Alabama. Robert’s proclamation is Read more…