Archive for the ‘Reconstruction’ Category

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Comments off

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 Read more…

Harris and Faust Family Papers

October 19, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Harris family. Foust family.
Collection: 5482
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Abstract: Members of the Harris and Foust families lived in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, and Randolph counties, N.C. Thomas West Harris was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1859. During the Civil War, he served in the 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, after which he studied medicine in Paris and New York and then Read more…

Albert A. Chase Papers, 1865-1866

March 9, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Chase, Albert A., b. 1837.
Collection number: 5394-z
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Abstract: Albert A. Chase served in the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment as acting assistant surgeon from 7 April to 28 June 1865. At the end of the war, Chase was contracted by the Bureau of Refugees, Read more…

Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

February 24, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Streety, John Poynter, 1820-1894.
Collection number: 5478
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Abstract: John Poynter Streety was born in Bladen County, N.C., in 1820. He arrived in the town of Haynesville, Ala., circa 1839, where he became a prosperous businessman. Streety’s plantation was located in Lowndes County, where he was Read more…

Josiah Gorgas papers, 1857-1878.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883.
Collection number: 279-z
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Abstract: U.S. and later Confederate ordnance officer. Diaries, 1857-1864 and 1864-1878, of Josiah Gorgas, describing his life as a U.S. army ordnance officer stationed at Augusta, Me., Charleston, S.C., and Frankford Arsenal, Pa.; as Confederate Chief of Read more…

Manly family papers, 1782-1936 (bulk 1847-1870).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Manly family.
Collection number: 4409
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Abstract: Members of the Manly family of Wake County, N.C., and other locations included Charles Manly, governor of North Carolina, 1849-1851; his son, Basil Charles Manly, a lawyer who Read more…

John Paris papers, 1828-1905.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Paris, John, 1809-1883.
Collection number: 575
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Abstract: John Paris (1809-1883) was a Methodist Episcopal minister of Guilford County, N.C., author of religious works, and a Confederate Army chaplain. The collection includes Read more…

Kean and Prescott family papers, 1779-1881.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Kean and Prescott family.
Collection number: 2851
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Abstract: Scattered personal correspondence of the Hill and Kean families of Caroline County, Va., and the Prescott and Moore families of Louisiana. Topics include the War of 1812, economic conditions in the 1840s, and planting in Read more…

William A. Clement papers, 1930-1998.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Clement, William A., 1912-
Collection number: 4024
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Abstract: William A. Clement (1912-2001) was an executive of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and a business and civic leader in Durham, N.C. Clement was married to Read more…

William P. Hill diary, 1846-1849.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Hill, William P., fl. 1846-1849.
Collection number: 3159
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Abstract: William P. Hill was an itinerant Baptist preacher who travelled through South Carolina in the 1840s. Diary of Hill, recording his constant movement through South Carolina, preaching at Read more…