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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.

Frank Lowber James papers, 1877-1911.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: James, Frank Lowber, 1841-1907.
Collection number: 1083
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Abstract: German-educated physician, medical editor, and Confederate scientist. Scattered papers of Frank Lowber James, including his diary, 1877-1878, discussing social customs, Read more…

Categories: Arkansas, Race Relations, State

Daniel Augustus Powell papers, 1945-1983 (1950-1981).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Powell, Daniel Augustus, 1911-1983.
Collection number: 4364
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Abstract: Daniel A. Powell was born on 29 July 1911 in Wilson, N.C. In the 1930s Powell worked as a salesman for the American Circulation Company, the Pacific Mutual Life Read more…

Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous).
Collection number: 150-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information Read more…

Southeastern Cooperative League records, 1939-1952.

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Creator: Southeastern Cooperative League.
Collection number: 3597
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Abstract: The Southeastern Cooperative League, an interracial organization established as the Southeastern Cooperative Education Association in 1940, became a federation of cooperatives in Read more…

Shanks family papers, 1801-1923 (bulk 1830-1879).

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Creator: Shanks family.
Collection number: 2090
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Abstract: The William Shanks family and the William A. Moody family were related. Both were chiefly tobacco planters of Granville County, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va. The Royster Read more…

Grandfather's letters, 1852-1889.

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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…

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…

D. Garver letters, 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Garver, D. (Daniel), 1830-1865.
Collection number: 3770
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Abstract: Letters to his family from Garver, a federal soldier with the 9th Iowa Regiment in Missouri and Arkansas, 1861-1862, as a patient in Lawson Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1863, and in Alabama, 1864-1865. The letters concern Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Read more…