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Davidson family papers, 1813-1937 (bulk 1835-1856).

October 12, 2009

Creator: Davidson family.
Collection number: 204
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Abstract: The collection includes family and business correspondence, chiefly 1835-1856, account books, ledgers, and day books of the Davidson family of Mecklenburg County, N.C., who lived at Rural Hill Plantation, 1833-1890; Ingleside Plantation, 1867-1875; and Dixon Plantation, Gaston County, N.C., 1872-1893. Among the correspondents are Adam Brevard Davidson (1808-1896); his wife Mary Laura (Springs) Davidson of York County, S.C.; her father, John Springs; John M. W. Davidson, a physician; Robert H. M. Davidson, a lawyer; and William S. M. Davidson. Also included is correspondence with members of the family in Florida. Volumes consist of ledgers and family business records, 1813-1874.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 1 includes letters discussing the high price of slaves in Florida and an investment scheme to purchase North Carolina slaves to resell in Florida (6 November 1836).