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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…

Henry Smith Richardson papers, 1811-1999.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Harding and Jackson family papers, 1819-1911.

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Creator: Harding and Jackson family.
Collection number: 309
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Abstract: John Harding (1777-1865) established the plantation Belle Meade near Nashville, Tenn. His son, William Giles Harding (1806-1886), was a Tennessee militia general, planter, and Read more…

George W. Burwell papers, 1786, 1800-1884.

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Creator: Burwell, George W., d. 1873.
Collection number: 4291
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Abstract: George W. Burwell was a physician, planter, and businessman of Mecklenburg County, Va. He had family and business connections to Henderson, Granville County, N.C., and other locations along the North Carolina-Virginia border, Read more…

Hayes collection, 1694-1874.

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Creator: Hayes Plantation (Edenton, N.C.).
Collection number: 324
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Abstract: Johnston family of Edenton, N.C., including Gabriel Johnston (1699-1752), colonial governor; his brother, Samuel Johnston, Sr., merchant; Samuel Johnston, Jr. (1733-1816), Read more…