Category Archives: Reconstruction

William A. Graham papers, 1750-1940.

Creator: Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875.
Collection number: 285
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Abstract: William Alexander Graham of Hillsborough, N.C., was a lawyer, legislator, United States senator, Secretary of the Navy, Whig vice-presidential candidate in 1852, Confederate senator, trustee of the Peabody Fund, and member of the board of Continue reading William A. Graham papers, 1750-1940.

Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

Creator: McCollam, Andrew, fl. 1836-1872.
Collection number: 449
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Abstract: Andrew McCollam was a sugar planter, deputy surveyor, and member of the Louisiana Secession Convention of 1861. He married Ellen Elleonori and lived first in Donaldsonville, La., Continue reading Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Continue reading Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

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.

Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931.

Creator: Herbert, Hilary A. (Hilary Abner), 1834-1919.
Collection number: 2481
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Abstract: Alabama and Washington, D.C., lawyer, author, Democratic U. S. representative, 1877-1893, and secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897. Correspondence, writings, speeches, and Continue reading Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931.

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.

William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

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 Continue reading William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

Wallace and Gage family papers, 1846-1901.

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, Continue reading Wallace and Gage family papers, 1846-1901.

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

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