Ernest Haywood collection of Haywood family papers, 1752-1967.

Creator: Haywood, Ernest, 1860-1946, collector.
Collection number: 1290
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Abstract: The Haywood family of Raleigh, N.C., included such prominent members as John Haywood (1755-1827), state treasurer, 1787-1827, member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina, 1789-1827, and first mayor of Raleigh; his wife Eliza Williams Haywood (b. 1781), member of the Raleigh Female Tract Society; his son George Washington Haywood (1802-1890), state attorney for Wake County, N.C., and plantation owner in Greene County, Ala.; John’s daughter Eliza Eagles Haywood (1798-1877); his son Edmund Burke Haywood (1825-1894), surgeon in the Confederate army; his grandson Ernest Haywood (1860-1946), lawyer in Raleigh; and his nephew by marriage Alfred Williams (fl. 1825-1860), partner in the drugstore firm of Williams & Haywood, Inc., and plantation owner in Marengo County, Ala. Correspondence, business papers, legal documents, medical records, account books, pictures, and other items documenting the lives of members of the Haywood family and their relatives, friends, and associates. Many items relate to the career of John Haywood as North Carolina state treasurer, including much material on banking in the state and on state and national politics, 1790s-1820s. Other items relate to Haywood’s plantation in Edgecombe County, N.C. There are also letters concerning students and various affairs at the University of North Carolina, 1790s-1880s. Personal correspondence especially documents activities of Eliza Williams Haywood, her mother and sisters, and her children, circa 1800-1830. After 1830, many of the papers relate to the plantation and legal affairs of George Washington Haywood and the plantation affairs of his cousin Alfred Williams. A number of papers and volumes relate to Edmund Burke Haywood, including records he kept of Confederate hospitals that he supervised in the Raleigh area. Other volumes include household accounts, plantation journals and accounts, merchant account books, guest registers for the Yarborough House hotel in Raleigh, recipe books, school notebooks, a volume, 1820s, of reflections on the social role of women and related matters, and “The Religion of the Bible and K W County Compared,” by James Reid, 1769.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Series 1 (Correspondence and Related Loose Items, 1752 – 1803) contain slave bills of sale, 1786 – 1789. Series 3 (Correspondence and Related Loose Items, 1860 – 1860) also contain slave bills of sale.┬áThe collection contains documents relating to the valuation of a slave who was accidentally killed while working on Haywood’s house ( 16 and 26 June 1800). There is also a broadside advertising the sale of 112 enslaved African Americans in Linden, Alabama (Folder 1). Microfilm available.