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Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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…

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miles, William Porcher, 1822-1899.
Collection number: 508
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Abstract: William Porcher Miles (1822-1899) was a South Carolina educator, mayor of Charleston, S.C. (1855-1857), United States Representative (1857-1860), member of the Read more…

Wallace and Gage family papers, 1846-1901.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Wallace and Gage family papers, 1846-1901.
Collection number: 2567
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Abstract: Chiefly papers of William Henry Wallace (1827-1901) of Union County, S.C., Confederate brigadier general and state legislator, pertaining to the estate of his father, Daniel Wallace (1801-1859), U.S. representative, 1848-1853, Read more…

R. D. W. Connor papers, 1890-1950.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Connor, R. D. W. (Robert Digges Wimberly), 1878-1950.
Collection number: 2427
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Abstract: Educator, historian, secretary of the North Carolina Historical Commission, University of North Carolina professor, first archivist of the United States, and author of Read more…

Caroline Mallett Hooper papers, 1835-1880.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hooper, Caroline Mallett.
Collection number: 3478
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Abstract: Family correspondence of Hooper, including letters from her father, Charles Peter Mallett, of Fayetteville, N.C.; from her fianc? and husband, George DeBerniere Hooper, lawyer, of Read more…

Grimes family papers, 1713-1947.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, North Carolina, married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes, Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons Read more…