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John Nevitt diary, 1826-1832.

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Creator: Nevitt, John, fl. 1803-1832.
Collection number: 543
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Abstract: John Nevitt was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and owner of Clermont Plantation near Natchez in Adams County, Miss. The collection is the diary, 1826-1832, of John Nevitt, recording Read more…

Couper family papers, 1827-1955.

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Creator: Couper family.
Collection number: 186-z
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Abstract: The Couper family of Glynn County, Ga., included John Couper (1759-1850), his sons, William Audley Couper (1817-1898) and noted agricultural researcher James Hamilton Couper Read more…

Frank G. Ruffin papers, 1802-1909.

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Creator: Ruffin, Frank G.
Collection number: 640
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Abstract: Francis (“Frank”) Gildart Ruffin (1816-1892), was a planter of Chesterfield County, Va., Confederate colonel, 2nd auditor of Virginia, editor, and political writer. Ruffin served as chairman of the Virginia Sinking Fund Read more…

David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

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Creator: Thorpe, David Franklin, 1836-1909.
Collection number: 4262
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Abstract: David Franklin Thorpe was plantation superintendent on Saint Helena Island, 1861-1869, and later Rhode Island businessman and state representative. Correspondence, legal Read more…

David Alexander Barnes papers, 1806-1892 (bulk 1850-1890).

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Creator: Barnes, David Alexander, 1819-1892.
Collection number: 3484
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Abstract: David Alexander Barnes graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. in 1840. He lived at Jackson (Northampton County), N.C., and was a member of the state House of Commons in 1844, 1846, 1850, and of the Convention of Read more…

Peter Wilson Hairston papers, 1773-1965; 1986.

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Creator: Hairston, Peter Wilson, 1819-1886.
Collection number: 299
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Abstract: Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886), tobacco planter of southwestern Virginia and north central North Carolina, Confederate soldier, and commission merchant. Other prominent family members include Peter Wilson Hairston’s great- Read more…

Calvin Jones papers, 1783-1929, 2000.

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Creator: Jones, Calvin, 1775-1846.
Collection number: 921
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Abstract: Calvin Jones, who moved to Smithfield, N.C., in 1795, was a physician; officer in the North Carolina militia; editor of the “Star,” a Raleigh, N.C., newspaper; and owner of a plantation Read more…

Polk, Brown, and Ewell family papers, 1803-1896.

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Creator: Polk, Brown, and Ewell family papers, 1803-1896.
Collection number: 605
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Abstract: Polk family members included William Polk (1758-1834) and his son Lucius Junius Polk (1802-1870) of North Carolina and Tennessee; and the related Campbell, Brown, and Ewell families of Tennessee. The collection Read more…

Caffery family papers, 1838-1925 (bulk 1838-1852, 1866-1906).

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Creator: Caffery family.
Collection number: 2227
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Abstract: The Caffery and Richardson families of Iberia Parish, La. Prominent family members include Bethia Liddell Richardson (d. 1852); her husband, Francis DuBose Richardson (b. 1812), sugar planter at Bayside Plantation on Bayou Teche Read more…

Norfleet family papers, 1722-1929.

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Creator: Norfleet family.
Collection number: 549
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Abstract: Norfleet family of Bertie County, N.C. Correspondence, legal documents, land records, account books, plantation journals, and other records of the Norfleet family. Six of the volumes Read more…