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Bedford Brown Papers, 1779-1906.

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Brown, Bedford, 1795-1870.
Collection number: 92-z
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Abstract: Bedford Brown was a state legislator and United States senator from Caswell County, N.C. The collection includes scattered papers of the family of Bedford Brown and of his son, Livingston Brown, whose wife was a daughter of John Bullock Clark (1802-1885), United States and Confederate congressman of Fayette, Mo. Papers include Brown and Clark family letters, beginning in 1836; political correspondence of Bedford Brown only in 1860, and of Livingston Brown, 1866-1876; and Caswell County deeds and miscellaneous papers.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 3 contains a 12 May 1860 letter from an enslaved man in Arkansas (name unknown) to his Uncle Ned on another plantation. There is also a bill of sale dated 31 August 1863 for an enslaved woman named Lucy.

Robert Treat Paine papers, 1830-1900 (bulk 1830-1858).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Paine, Robert Treat, 1812-1872.
Collection number: 1110
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Abstract: Edenton, N.C., lawyer, state legislator, army officer during the Mexican War, member of the United States and Mexican Claims Commission, and U.S. Representative, Read more…

John Steele papers, 1716-1846.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Steele, John, 1764-1815.
Collection number: 689
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Abstract: John Steele of Rowan County, N.C., was a merchant; planter; banker; influential Federalist; U.S. representative, 1790-1792; state and federal Indian commissioner; U.S. Read more…

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ballard, Rice C. (Rice Carter), d. 1860.
Collection number: 4850
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Abstract: Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had Read more…

Henry Smith Richardson papers, 1811-1999.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Richardson, Henry Smith, 1885-1972.
Collection number: 4283
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Abstract: H. Smith Richardson, born in Greensboro, N.C. In 1907, he became sales manager for the Vick Company (later Richardson-Vicks, Inc.), which his father founded in 1905 to market Vicks Family Remedies. Richardson was Read more…

Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Thompson, Lewis, 1808-1867.
Collection number: 716
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Abstract: Lewis Thompson was the owner of plantations near Woodville (also called Hotel), Bertie County, N.C., and at Bayou Boeuf, near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Thompson was also a Read more…

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
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Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Read more…

Elliott and Gonzales family papers, 1701-1898.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Elliott and Gonzales family.
Collection number: 1009
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Elliott and Gonzales families of Beaufort and Colleton districts, S.C., included William Elliott (1788-1863), planter, state legislator, and writer; Phoebe Read more…

Nicholas Washington Woodfin papers, 1795-1919, 1950.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Woodfin, Nicholas Washington, 1810-1876.
Collection number: 1689
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Abstract: Nicholas Washington Woodfin was born in Buncombe County, N.C., in 1810. In February 1831, he was admitted to practice law in the county courts, and soon after settled in Read more…

Thomas A. Burke account book, 1848-1869.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burke, Thomas A., fl. 1848-1869.
Collection number: 2348-z
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Abstract: Accounts kept by Burke of Rowan County, N.C., as guardian of Joseph D. Cowan, and, presumably, as a general merchant,

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