Category Archives: Slave Correspondence

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).

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

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 Continue reading Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

Henry Smith Richardson papers, 1811-1999.

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 Continue reading Henry Smith Richardson papers, 1811-1999.

Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

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 Continue reading Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

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 Continue reading Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

Elliott and Gonzales family papers, 1701-1898.

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 Continue reading Elliott and Gonzales family papers, 1701-1898.

Nicholas Washington Woodfin papers, 1795-1919, 1950.

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 Continue reading Nicholas Washington Woodfin papers, 1795-1919, 1950.