Category Archives: Religion

Wiliam Henry Wills papers, 1712-1921 (bulk 1803-1882).

Creator: Wills, William Henry, 1809-1889.
Collection number: 792
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Abstract: William H. Wills was a general merchant, Methodist Protestant minister, and cotton planter of Halifax County, N.C. His wife was Anna Wills (1817-1893), and his children included Reverend Richard H. (1836-1891); George Whitaker (1842-1864); Mary (1848-1941); Lucy (b. Continue reading Wiliam Henry Wills papers, 1712-1921 (bulk 1803-1882).

Francis Hanson diary, 1857-1873.

Creator: Hanson, Francis, fl. 1857-1873.
Collection number: 1446-z
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Abstract: Fragments of the diary of Francis Hanson, minister at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Prairieville, Ala., at Demopolis, and at other places in Alabama. Daily entries focus on ministerial services for both blacks and whites. The Continue reading Francis Hanson diary, 1857-1873.

Glenn Hinson collection of gospel music posters, 1984-2004.

Creator: Hinson, Glenn.
Collection number: 20045
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Abstract: Anthropology professor Glenn Hinson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has focused this research on the music, language, and belief systems of African American Continue reading Glenn Hinson collection of gospel music posters, 1984-2004.

James B. Blackford papers, 1822-1879.

Creator: Blackford, James B., collector.
Collection number: 3760-z
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Abstract: Chiefly unrelated 19th-century letters from several different states collected by James Baylor Blackford of Richmond, Va. Topics include politics, military affairs, education, travel, migration within the United States, home life, religion, Continue reading James B. Blackford papers, 1822-1879.

James Spencer Worth papers, 1849-1969 (bulk 1893-1899).

Creator: Worth, James Spencer, 1869-1900.
Collection number: 4325
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Abstract: James Spencer Worth, son of David Gaston Worth and Julia Stickney Worth, was active in the insurance business and other enterprises in Wilmington, N.C. Correspondence, printed Continue reading James Spencer Worth papers, 1849-1969 (bulk 1893-1899).

Calvin Henderson Wiley papers, 1774-1962.

Creator: Wiley, C. H. (Calvin Henderson), 1819-1887.
Collection number: 781
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Abstract: C. H. (Calvin Henderson) Wiley (1819-1887) was born in Guilford County, N.C., and was a lawyer, editor, novelist, legislator, state superintendent of schools (1853-1865), Presbyterian minister, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and agent for the American Bible Society for Continue reading Calvin Henderson Wiley papers, 1774-1962.