Category Archives: Slave Correspondence

Bedford Brown Papers, 1779-1906.

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.

Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

Creator: Neal family.
Collection number: 4370
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Abstract: Members of the Neal family and related Fox and Timberlake families, were planters, businessmen, and farmers in Franklin, N.C.; Fayette and Henderson counties, Tenn.; Tuscaloosa, Continue reading Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

Brownrigg family papers, 1736-1986.

Creator: Brownrigg family.
Collection number: 2226
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Abstract: Brownrigg family of Wicklow County, Ireland; Chowan, Pasquotank, and Hertford counties, N.C.; and Mississippi. Included are Richard Brownrigg (d. 1771) of Ireland; brothers John and Thomas Brownrigg; Thomas’s wife, Ruth; their son, Continue reading Brownrigg family papers, 1736-1986.

David Outlaw papers, 1847-1855; 1866.

Creator: Outlaw, David, 1806-1868.
Collection number: 1534
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Abstract: Whig congressman from Bertie County, N.C. Chiefly correspondence of Outlaw to his wife while he was a member of Congress, 1847-1853. Subjects discussed are state and national Continue reading David Outlaw papers, 1847-1855; 1866.

Grandfather's letters, 1852-1889.

Creator: Allen, John Mebane, 1823-1894.
Collection number: 4118
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Abstract: Letters to John Mebane Allen of Arkansas from friends and relatives in Alamance County, N.C., and extracts from a journal kept by Allen during his move from North Carolina to Arkansas in 1852 Continue reading Grandfather's letters, 1852-1889.

Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939.

Creator: Pettigrew family.
Collection number: 592
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Abstract: Represented are four generations of the Pettigrew family of Washington and Tyrrell counties, N.C. Prominent family members included James Pettigrew (d. 1784), who emigrated Continue reading Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939.

Archibald Hunter Arrington papers, 1744-1909.

Creator: Arrington, Archibald Hunter, 1809-1872.
Collection number: 3240
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Abstract: Archibald Hunter Arrington, son of John Arrington (1764-1844), was a planter of Nash County, N.C., Democratic member of the 27th and 28th U.S. congresses, 1841-1845, and of the first Confederate Congress, 1861. He also served in the North Carolina Secession Continue reading Archibald Hunter Arrington papers, 1744-1909.

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

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