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Mary L. Woods Photograph Album, 1918-1922

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Woods, Mary L.
Collection number: 5522-z
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Abstract: Mary L. Woods was an African American woman from Smithfield, Va. The collection is a photograph album belonging to Mary L. Woods containing 69 snapshots of friends and family members, labeled with names, dates, and comments. The images are posed Read more…

John Hughes Papers, 1797-1833

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Hughes, John, fl. 1797-1833.
Collection number: 5512-z
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Abstract: John Hughes was a Patrick County, Va., planter. The collection is chiefly court Read more…

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Collection number: 4572
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Abstract: The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System. The collection contains Read more…

Garber Family Letters, 1901-1936

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Garber family.
Collection number:
5415
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Abstract: Members of the Garber family lived in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Va. J.S. Garber worked on a labor gang and for the United States Corps of Engineers at Read more…

Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Wilson, Norvell Winsboro, 1834-1878.
Collection number
: 2957
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Abstract: Norvell Winsboro Wilson (1834-1878) was a Baptist minister in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Hillsborough, N.C., 1861-1867; Farmville, Va., and Richmond, Va., 1867-1875; and New Orleans, La., 1877-1878. The collection includes the Read more…

Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator name: Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971
Collection number: 173-z
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Abstract: Speeches to Confederate veterans’ groups, recollections of North Carolina and Virginia Read more…

Burwell family papers, 1745-1997.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burwell family.
Collection number: 112
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Abstract: Members of the Burwell family lived in Warren, Vance, and Granville counties, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va., and members of the Williams family lived in Warren County, N.C. Prominent Burwell family members were Armistead (d. Read more…

Boykin family papers, 1748-1932, 2001 (bulk 1830-1862).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Boykin family.
Collection number: 78
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Abstract: The Boykin family of Camden, S.C., included Alexander Hamilton Boykin (1815-1866), cotton planter, state legislator, and Confederate officer. Family, business, and military papers of Boykin family members, chiefly 1830s through Read more…

Slave bill of sale, 1839, ca. 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parker, Weeks, fl. 1839.
Collection number: 842-z
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Abstract: Bill of sale, July 1839, documenting the purchase of a 17-year-old male mulatto slave by John W. Suttle from Weeks Parker in Philadelphia County, Pa. Attached to the bill of sale is a Read more…

Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson papers, 1851-1915.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dawson, Nathaniel Henry Rhodes, 1829-1895.
Collection number: 210
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Abstract: Selma, Ala., lawyer and politician, Confederate officer, and U.S. commissioner of education. Original items, 1861-1876, consist of detailed and almost daily letters exchanged by Dawson and Elodie Todd (1844-1881), sister of Mary Todd Read more…