Archive for the ‘Slave Correspondence’ Category

Bedford Brown Papers, 1779-1906.

December 7, 2012 Comments off

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.

Brownrigg family papers, 1736-1986.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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, Read more…

David Outlaw papers, 1847-1855; 1866.

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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 Read more…

Grandfather's letters, 1852-1889.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

William Lowndes papers, 1754-1941.

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Creator: Lowndes, William, 1782-1822.
Collection number: 2778
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Abstract: Lawyer, planter, and U.S. representative from South Carolina. Papers of William Lowndes and his family. The collection consists chiefly of Lowndes’s correspondence while in Read more…

Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Archibald Hunter Arrington papers, 1744-1909.

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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 Read more…

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

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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.

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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.

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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…